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Slab climbing is a special form of suffering that few really enjoy, but it's a crucial technique if you ever want to scale Yosemite's impressive granite. Your calves might be burning from what feels like hours of standing on your tiptoes, and you may feel like you're going to cheese-grate past the last bolt you clipped, but at least your feet are sticking with tons of help from Five Ten's comfy Stonelands VCS Climbing Shoe. That's because this popular shoe boasts Five-Ten's grippy Stealth C4 rubber sole for reliable traction on the slipperiest slabs. This shoe's stiff midsole conserves your foot strength for all-day climbs--it can't do anything about your calves though--and it's a practical choice for learning how to climb in the gym.
Features of the Five Ten Men's Stonelands VCS Climbing Shoe Stealth C4 Rubber - Provides High friction and excellent edging Supportive Midsole Synthetic Upper Moisture-wicking terrycloth lining
If it's possible for a shoe to be a sandbagger, then the Five.Ten Stonelands VCS is definitely guilty. These climbing shoes look fairly unassuming and feel ridiculously comfortable, but you'll be absolutely amazed at how well they jam, edge, and smear. Built using the new-for-2013 Firsten last, designed to reward performance without robbing comfort:~ Firsten last fills the shoe with the foot, rather than forcing the foot to fit an arbitrary shape~ The top of the last is ground down to reduce volume and encourage a flat-toed position~ Non-cylindrical design reduces shoe spin, which means the shoe will stay in place even when torqued into tortuous positions~ Firsten last is thinner and wider than traditional lasts, making it easier for the shoe to conform to your foot. Lined split grain leather upper provides comfort and durability; conforms to your foot like a second skin. Stealth C4 rubber outsole offers high friction and excellent edging abilities. Two Velcro straps offer a customizable fit and quick and easy on/off. Note: When selecting a size, keep in mind that these shoes are lined and will not stretch as much as an unlined shoe.
Five Ten has designed the Stonelands for those who aren't mainstream climbers. Built on an all-new last, the Stonelands has a notoriously comfortable fit that belies its inner strength, just like the climbing legends of the past and present. The split-grain leather upper conforms to the foot like a second skin. Inside is Five Ten's secret performance weapon, our new Western Heel Cup and Midsole stiffner.
Designed to take you from gym climbing to the crag, Five Ten's Stonelands VCS Rock Shoe delivers high performance edging and all day comfort. A completely new shoe shape cradles the foot in a flat-toed position for power that doesn't cause pain. A Split grain leather upper with a synthetic sock liner wicks sweat away from your foot and prevents hot spots.
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