Who should buy the Five Ten Gym Master

The Five Ten Gym Master is a decent climbing companion, especially for those who are new to the sport. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a climbing shoe that is built for wearers who prefer to send projects indoors.
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that is opted to give the Gym Master a stiff midsole to provide climbers with as much mounting support as possible.
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that is specifically engineered for boulder-type pursuits.

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The Five Ten Gym Master's profile

Downturn. The Gym Master is a neutral rock climbing shoe. Its toe zone virtually has no downward camber, which allows users to smear and get into slots with relative ease. Downturn-less kicks like the Gym Master offer lasting comfiness on extended multi-pitch climbs.

Applications. This beginner-friendly climb-centric shoe is specifically engineered for boulder-type pursuits. It is primarily designed for indoor (gym) use.

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Size and fit

The Gym Master from Five Ten is a low-top rock climbing shoe for men. Its washable upper promises no stretch. The foot can lie flat within its straight (non-asymmetric) confines. Climbing enthusiasts can get a personalized lockdown in it courtesy of the shoe’s Velcro strapping system.

Five Ten Gym Master sizes 1

Maintains grip on a variety of surfaces

This neutral climbing shoe from 5.10 produces and maintains grip on a variety of surfaces with its Stealth Marathon rubber outsole. Senders can expect to complete projects on it without leaving a mark on the wall, thanks to its non-marking construction.

Five Ten Gym Master outsole

Lightweight and highly resilient

The Five Ten Gym Master comes with a stiff midsole for extra support. It is made of a lightweight and highly resilient material called thermoplastic.

Five Ten Gym Master midsole

Washer-friendly canvas

Concealing the foot from plain sight in the Five Ten Gym Master is a below-the-ankle upper made of washer-friendly canvas. It comes built with a textile liner for added cushioning.

Five Ten Gym Master upper

Easy to wear

Access to and from its plush interior is made quick and easy with the shoe’s split tongue and synthetic heel pull loops. Five Ten designers coated its lower perimeter with hard-wearing rubber, granting climbers multi-directional surface adherence as a result.

Five Ten Gym Master easy to wear

The Gym Master’s upper comes full circle with its Velcro closure. This fit management system uses a pair of straps made highly adjustable with hook-and-loop fasteners.

Nice to know

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 248g
Closure: Velcro
Downturn: Neutral
Environment: Indoor
Material: Synthetic
Lining: Lined
Last Shape: Straight

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Author
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.