Five Ten Verdon Lace
The Five Ten Verdon Lace is named and coloured after the Verdon Gorge, but luckily that's where the similarities end. This climbing shoe is designed for one thing: edging. Actually, two things; the Verdon Lace uses a cushioning inner foam to support the foot, making them absorbent and foot-friendly. If you're going to be climbing limestone routes with lots of edges or longer face routes, the Verdon Lace might just give you the edge that you need. Ça marche.
Performance-wise, the stiff, thermoplastic midsole, and asymmetric toe box will provide maximum foot support whilst not being too uncomfortable to wear for extended periods. Comfort has been a key design element of this shoe, and aside from the breathable leather upper and perforated tongue, the Verdon Lace features impact-absorbent and cushioning EVA foam that moulds to the shape of your foot, aiding in muscle and bone structure support - i.e., a more homogenous power exertion. This level of comfort makes the shoe feel much less aggressive, and it will feel right at home on long multipitch climbs in the sun.
The Verdon Lace has been built with a lined leather upper, so expect it to stretch about a half size.
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0.52 kg (Größe 40 EU)
Asymmetric Toe Box
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Stealth C4 Rubber
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Stealth® C4™ Rubber
A high-friction rubber used on the majority of Five Ten’s shoes due of its all-round performance and versatility. Five Ten first debuted this rubber on the original approach shoe, the Five Tennie, in 1985, and since then Stealth rubber has always been developed by Five Ten themselves in direct conjunction with their shoes, unlike other shoe manufacturers who outsource their rubber. The result is a rubber that works with your shoe harmoniously.
EVA is a special type of foam padding that cushions your feet and moulds to the shape of your foot, filling dead space inside the shoe and supporting bone and muscle structure. Climbing shoes can be harsh on feet and cause certain problems later in life, so it's always a good idea to think about your anatomy and mechanics wherever possible.