Five Ten Prima Slipper
Materials: Stretch uppers
Use: Bouldering, gym climbing
Break-in Period: almost none
Price Paid: $30
This is a great shoe. The Prima, despite its scant appearance, is a great performer, comfortable out of the box, and I have no problems whatsoever keeping it on my foot. Since it was cheap, initially I just bought it to be a "gym shoe" so I wouldn't tear up my Sportiva Miuras (also a great shoe) indoors at the gym, but the Primas have become my go-to shoe for bouldering, because they are so easy to get on and off.
I bought a 1/2 size smaller than my street shoes, and they fit great. I'm going to stockpile these so I can keep wearing them after FiveTen no longer has them in stock.
Break-in Period: Broke in after a few uses
Price Paid: $40-rep
WOW! I have to say I was super skeptical when I first saw someone wearing these. I thought, "How the heck is THAT going to stay on your foot?" Well, surprisingly well! There was a Five Ten rep at a comp I was at, so I thought I'd test them out. I boulder and do a lot of heel hooking, and I NEVER thought these would be as sweet as they are. They're super light, very flexible and comfortable, and somehow they don't slip off my heels even when digging in on a thin edge! Great! I love 'em. Buy a pair! You won't regret it! I DO feel like a precise little ballerina in these!
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Free Shipping. Five Ten Women's Prima Slipper Climbing Shoe - Vegan (Spring 2006) DECENT FEATURES of the Five Ten Women's Prima Slipper Climbing Vegan Shoe Stealth C4 soles Side exit heel seam Dual pull-on loops Asym toe Slingshot heel Built on our female-specific last
CLOSEOUTS . Five Ten Prima climbing shoes are impressively lightweight and offer the amazing traction of a Stealth C4 outsole to keep you glued to the rock face. Ballet slipper style climbing shoe built on a female-specific last Soft synthetic suede upper Tinosan(R) anti-odor treatment Asymmetrical toe Dual pull-on loops Stealth C4 rubber sole Weight: 9 oz. pr. CLOSEOUTS . USA, components Korea. Climbing and other related activities are inherently dangerous; anyone purchasing or using equipment for this purpose is personally responsible for getting proper instruction on its correct and safe use.
- Sierra Trading Post
Ballerinas are no slouch athletes. Designed on the principle of a ballet slipper, the Prima is feminine and powerful. At just 9 ounces a pair, the Prima proves that less is more. Comfortable Syndrella upper and Stealth C-4 soles - the world's highest friction rubber.
- Altrec Outdoors