Wednesday, November 23, 2011

FIVE TEN® BRAND OF THE BRAVE/Spring 2012 Climbing/Approach/Free Riders

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

FIVE TEN® is at the top of the heap of climbing/approach shoes-reputation wise---with its proprietary Stealth® rubber compound family that provides high friction, durable, superior traction in different conditions---nine options in all-including the latest-conjured up for Tom Cruise in the next Mission Impossible. (Reviewed prior).

COYOTE all around performer with a canvas upper-women's specific last


For Spring 2012-there's a lot that's new-including a new mothership-as ADIDAS has bought this California based company. Hopefully, they don't mess with success.

Shoewise-we admired these ATLAS PAMPLONA-designed for running the bulls in Spain---
ultra stable and light weight to run fast

channel your inner matador yearnings

ATLAS-ow profile, non-marking Stealth® Phantom™ rubber co-moulded with Stealth® S1™

Guide Tennie Canvas-rugged all terrain footwear-with a durable breathable cotton canvas upper and grippy Stealth® C4™ Dotty Tread. Vegan friendly too!

Popular approach shoe-internal rocker for a natural stride-here in henna for women

Chase -women---trail runner that doubles as an all day kicker-free-running and Parkour perfect-Stealth® Mystique™

Five Tennie™ Approach shoes-low profile toe built for climbing, all day casual performance from road to rock-in a retro style

DOME MID-trail running shoe -a breathable all-leather upper-nubuck leather that is supportive and supple, a light compression molded EVA midsole for cushioning


Del Mar-flip flop with high friction Stealth® rubber-anti-bacterial footbed-boat and floor friendly-men's

THE KING OF THE SLACK LIFE-THE NEW ANDY LEWIS-FREESTYLE BIKER-Old School high top-ankle support, supple leather upper-cool kicks

FIVE TEN Enforcer series have the military covered in a lightweight -high friction boot

Enforcer, Five Ten Valor, Pursuit top-bottom

Water Tennie-designed for the Navy Seals -guys who do it all-synthetic mesh and neoprene upper has excellent arch support, drainage holes, and a protective rubber toe cap

Danny MacAskill signature model-with a TPU toecap, TPR external heel cup, leather upper, stiff sole, dense foam cushioning under the ankle cuff-free riders for BMX stunts with lots of urban style. Nice.

Stealth® outsoles

VALOR-in camo- parachute cord laces

non-marking Stealth® rubber soles IMHO these need to be in camo too for the ultimate in blending into the scenery