CGR takes a quick look at the new range of climbing shoes from Five Ten – available any time now.
Legendary American climbing shoe company Five Ten have been busy lately, just in case you thought they’d dropped off the scene. A new range for the Autumn; a revamped Anasazi together with a new Anasazi Guide shoe and a great looking Guide Tennie approach shoe due out in the Spring of 2014, we’re sure there will be something for everyone. CGR takes a quick look at what’s coming to a climbing shop near you this autumn. We’re definitely looking forward to testing the new Mi6 rubber!
The new STEALTH Mi6 Rubber establishes highest friction available with lowest possible forces, on rough rock or polished surfaces. We’ve paired MI6 with our new Team VXi design providing 360 degrees of friction and giving climbers all options to use their feet. The soft compound clings to the foot like a sock, providing unprecedented sensitivity. Our Active Arch Support System cradles the foot for perfect support and reduces spinning. Comfort is complete with our premium Clarino upper that stretches slightly while maintaining its characteristic s and form pitch after pitch. With only 5.10 ounces per shoe the Team VXi is the lightest-weight climbing shoe available built on our high-performance downturned Dragon last.
CGR: We’re liking the look of that heel cup!
Check this video of Carlo Traversi sending Reflecting Pool in Red Rocks to see them in action.
Our easy-on – easy-off heel loops seem to be made for indoor climbing and bouldering. And of course it´s nice to have for all climbers as it makes the dress-undress procedure way easier. The closure based on two velcros allows for individual, precise and quick adjustments and ensures the powerful but yet comfortable fit of the Rogue.
CGR: a good looking comfort shoe based on the Anasazi LV last.
Of course our easy-on – easy-off heel loop system is not missing with the Rogue Lace-Up either! When it comes to precision and force fit, laces are the ones to go with. The individual fit will convince you, especially when it comes to harder routes or boulders.