Who should buy the Five Ten Dragon

The Five Ten Dragon is a decent climbing companion, all thanks to its collection of send-worthy strengths. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a climbing shoe that is designed to provide climbing precision on steep routes.
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that gives wearers more flexibility around the arch.
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that allows wearers to heel hook with enhanced efficiency.

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Excellent surface traction

A company-exclusive outsole in the name of Stealth HF is where the Five Ten Dragon’s provision of surface traction comes from. It is made of rubber with an overall thickness of 4.2 mm. Its engineering makes it a sensitive component, especially on edges.

Five Ten Dragon outsole

Excellent underfoot support and comfort

The Dragon’s source of underfoot support is its dual-density midsole unit. Its cushioned, medium-soft construction offers sufficient comfort where needed.

Five Ten Dragon midsole

Offers abrasion protection and additional grip on tricky edges

Shielding the foot from the direct assaults of the terrain (whether natural or man-made) is the Five Ten Dragon’s low-top upper made of microfiber. It comes built with a liner. A rubber rand covers its lower perimeter, which includes the heel region, for extra abrasion protection and additional grip on tricky edges. For improved toe hooks, on the other hand, 5.10 designers furnished its toe box with a laser-etched rubber rand.

Five Ten Dragon upper

Easy to wear

The Dragon has triple the pull tabs to make on and off a swift affair. A set of reinforced eyelets and a synthetic lace make up its lace-up closure.

Five Ten Dragon easy to wear

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 205g
Closure: Lace-up
Fit: Performance fit
Downturn: Aggressive
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Synthetic
Lining: Lined

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.