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Five Ten Wall Master
The Wall Master is Five Ten's affordable shoe designed with a level of comfort and support that can appeal to both the expert and the beginner. An extra stiff midsole will satisfy the advanced climber seeking edging ability and all-day support on multipitches and crack climbs, as well as catering for beginners with weaker feet. A symmetric toe box and lower heel tension relaxes the shoe so there are no painful pressure points, and an unlined leather upper is not only the most breathable but the most comfortable and adaptable to your foot shape. Extra stiff and neutral in shape, this is a classic shoe for beginners and multipitch climbers alike.
Also, bear in mind that this upper will stretch up to a full size, so remember to size appropriately. Advanced climbers may seek a performance fit, whereas beginners may prefer a looser, more comfortable shoe.
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0.25 kg (Size 40 EU)
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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.
3 product reviews
This shoe is indeed very stiff and rigid. The volume of this shoe is very low, so it takes a bit more time and effort (a bit of pain) to break it in. The stiff sole should be able to stand beginner's abuse, and the rubber is better and sticker than regular rental shoes.
The downside of the stiff sole was that it took away almost all the sensitivity. I had a Sportiva Tarantulace, which also had a stiff midsole, but Tarantulace was much more sensitive than this shoe. I do not recommend this shoe to intermediate climbers who try to stand on small foot holes, because your toes will not feel the small foot holes at all, which makes it hard to trust your feet.
Tested it on (polished) rock and in the gym. Performed great in both cases, very sticky rubber and good edging.Very comfortable to. The stiffness of the sole and tip needs some getting used to but this was partly the reason to buy this shoe. I'm going to downsize half a size for my next pair. They seem very robust to.Good value for money.
I ordered this shoe in the same size as my Anasazi Lace Pink (thight fit) and HiAngle (very tight fit). It's been comfortable from day one, this will most likely become my shoe for multi pitch climbs. The midsole is quite stiff. The quality seems to be really good.