Five Ten Aleon Climbing Shoe

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An aggressive shoe designed for hard boulder problems with really small footholds. It's one of the first shoes designed by Five Ten's new shoe designer, Fred Nicole, as well as one of the first to use Adidas' Primeknit fabric. Show more >
RRP: 170,00 €
114,20 €
9 in stock

Five Ten Aleon Climbing Shoe

The Five Ten Aleon is an aggressive shoe designed for hard boulder problems with really small footholds. It's a powerful, extremely precise shoe which, thanks to Adidas' plethora of resources, features new materials and new manufacturing processes to improve its comfort, fit, and performance.

Traditionally, Five Ten's climbing shoes have been designed with a rounded toe-box. However, Five Ten's new shoe designer, Fred Nicole, a Swiss cobbler with years of experience repairing and dissecting Five Ten's climbing shoes, has designed the Aleon with a pointier toe and wider forefoot to really direct the shoe's precision towards the big toe. Nicole has also implemented a high arch and strong heel-toe tension to amplify the the big toe's power, making the Aleon extremely precise and powerful on edges and small footholds.

One of the main tools Five Ten have borrowed from Adidas' toolbox is Primeknit, a four-way stretch material that's digitally-knitted into the shoe. This allows Five Ten to fine-tune the amount of flexibility and support of the tongue. The result is a very tight-fitting tongue which, thanks to the extra flexibility, is still easy to take on and off.

Tech specs

Upper material
Closure type
Sole material
Stealth C4 Rubber


Aleon Climbing Shoe


• Stealth C4 rubber for the greatest versatility on all rock types
• Rubber's concaved edge provides a solid edging platform
• Midsole with diamond-shaped increases flex but maintains edging support
• Seamless inner reduces painful hotspots and improves overall comfort
• Precision laser-edged rands are more malleable, will fit a greater range of foot shapes, and relieve pressure on the heel
• Lined microfibre upper won't stretch to maintain the shoe's aggressive shape

Aleon Climbing Shoe

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.

10 product reviews

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Aleon Climbing Shoe
Based on 10 ratings
Not very impressive

I wore through 3 pairs of Aleons, and after going around and trying other shoes, I have come to realize that they are the definition of meh.

Pros: Super nice upper with the 4 way knit. Heel is suctioned down tight. Looks cool. Edging is solid, as are heels hooks. Stiff midsole means longer climbs wont wreck your feet.
Cons: Clunky and loose toebox, low sensitivity, extremely painful break in. Rubber feels far too glassy and stiff for hard boulders. Smears are garbage. Toe hooks are garbage. Volumes are slippery.

5.10 has them listed at 180$, these shoes are worth 100-110, nothing more. Too painful of a break in for the new climber, too weak at anything important for the advanced crusher.

Ok shoe with crappy builtquality

I've bought these since i loved the old hiangle and needed a new "hard" shoe. However the "getting used to time" was quite longer in this one. Now i would say it's not a bad shoe for edgeing but not as intuitive as the old hiangle.
The heel is super tight and kind of vacuums onto the foot, i never had that - great!
Now the big downside: builtquality of this one is total crap!
I've only broken in the shoe and start to feel comfortable in it and the heelstrap is already peeling of. Why wouldn't 5.10 glue it under the heel stabilizing strap thingie as everyone else? I mean, that's no rocket science!
This didn't happen with the old team but also with the hiangle. Are they using cheaper glue? I can't tell.
Now i have a just broken in shoe, that won't heelhook anymore - shit!

Master of none

A shoe that doesn't excel at any one trait, but does everything just "OK". It's a fairly soft, yet insensitive shoe. It is supposed to edge well, but I didn't feel comfortable standing on small holds. The sock-like upper was comfortable, but it also felt like it didn't provide a lot of support. Overall it's a decent shoe, but I wouldn't say it's worth the price.

Simple, honest, review

First of all it is the best shoe for me, and i tried some shoes going from la sportive solution/python, five ten teams, evolv agro. I prefer the aleon now.
-If you have a wide foot, this is a good option
-I’m am a heavier climber (80 kg), I need more support from my shoes, so a stiffer shoe is the way to go
The neo texture of the shoe, is like a second skin, really easy to put on.
-Breaking in was ok, not to painfull, took 3-4 session’s
I took them in 9,5uk and my street shoes is 10,5uk. But taking them the same street shoe size, would be ok.
-the edge is very good, more pointy than de hiangle
-heel cup, very good, had to break in a little bit before is felt perfect, now it is.
-If you want a high end performance shoe, test these bad boy’s
-PS : Fred Nicole built them, this guy is the mother****** goat of climbing, trust his skills.

Love them!!!

I have to say I love this shoe. the only problem i have with them is that my foot shape doesn´t fit perfectly. I have 'greek' feet so they get pretty painful after a while. I guess if you have 'egyptian' feet they´re perfect!!! I wear them in my street shoe size which is perfect...

have fun with them

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