Thursday, August 27, 2009

FIVE TEN®: TECHNICAL KICKERS AND NEW APPAREL FOR SPRING 2010


FREERIDER


Words, Judith Ecochard

Images from website and J. Ecochard

OUTDOOR RETAILER, SLC-UTAH S/S 2010


We didn’t have much time at the Five Ten® but what we cruised through, we really liked.

CLAIM TO FAME: The Climbing Shoes…Five Ten® has many “Vertical Meters” selections designed by climbing legends like Fred Nicole and Dave Graham. Different rocks and MOs of climbing/bouldering require different shoes…and Five Ten’s® proprietary technology (like the ground-breaking Prehensile™) gets a grip like no other.

New for S/S 2010 is the men’s Team 5.10® ($144.95) with ultra thin Mystique™ for bouldering and sport climbing…




(the Women’s Daescent shares the same thin toe plus mesh breathability). The dual Velcro closured Rogue, a value priced ped that works indoor on walls and outdoors on rocks=== also debuts.
















"Vertical Mileage" shoes go the distance and the new Grandstone , a high top traditional shoe, has leather uppers for support, and a supportive midsole and durable Stealth® C4™ rubber .

What really grabbed us, no sticky rubber required- are the eye catching free riding (skate board, mountain biking), free running, and versatile outdoor action (category busting out)shoes.



The Freerider has the Stealth® rubber outsoles and is for skate boarders who ride anything.(Pictured above and below)














For gals, the new Karver is the tough flat metal mountain biking shoe with mid height ankle support and Stealth® S1™ outsoles that keep feet to the pedal.















The Sam Hill does likewise for guys….and is named for the World Champion.















For running the trails or the concrete women have the Freerunner that performs with comfort and the new Camp Four that sports a molded PU external heel cage that supports/stabilizes from heel to toe.






































Another multisport winner is the new Insight with breathable uppers, co-molded Stealth® rubber outsole for maximum traction.

















And fashion forward women will love the Test Pilot---a lifestyle kicker that can fill in for jaunts in urban jungles.

















NEW YOSEMITE DENIM:
Five Ten® has tees ($24.95)






and tanks…but the athletic denim is spot on trend wise...as everyone wears jeans. With 1% spandex for a give to bust moves- the rest is cotton-these pants are ideal for active types. Cool looking Yosemite Half Dome stitching on back pockets are inspired by Five Ten®’s climbing roots. ($79)

INFO: FIVE TEN