Unparallel TN Pro Climbing Shoe
Tomoa Narasaki is one of the best competition climbers in the world, he has already won 2 World Cups and one World Championship, he's even flashed 8B+ all at the age of 23, and luck would have it, that he helped design the TN Pro Climbing Shoe, it's actually his signature shoe. It has 4.2MM RH rubber it will give you all the friction you need to stand on micro edges. The Midsole is quite stiff giving you lots of power through your toes when standing on small edges whether that's on a slabs or overhangs. The upper is unlined synthetic which has a little but not much stretch so you don't have to worry about the shoe bagging out. So if you looking for a downturned stiff performance shoe that is great at edging, toe hooking and heel hooking then look no further.
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> 4.2mm RH rubber
> Harder Stifness Midsole and hardest downturn performance shoes
> Unlined Synthetic Upper
4 product reviews
Very similar to old version 5.10 Hiangle (made in US), but with better heel and more sticky rubber. Midsole is stiffer, after break-in fits like Hiangles and they are very comfortable for agressive, performance shoes. I wear a size 9,5 UK/44 EU street shoes, 9 UK/43 EU Hiangle and 9 UK/43 EU TN Pro - the size is the same. I loved old version 5.10 Hiangle, for me best all-round shoes and Unparallel TN Pro are even better.
Excels at everything really. While it feels stiffer than solution/skwama it stills perform really well on volumes indoor. 3-4 sessions to break in. The heel rand is quite stiff and it took me almost 3 months to put them on without a struggle. Only drawback for me is that they color my foot blue after use.
For sizing I wear these in eur 42. Same as I would regulus. Other references: Solution 40, skwama 39, python 39,5 and theory 39,5.
Fits and climbs like the Hiangle, but stiffer and more brightly colored.
The TN Pros are excellent performance shoes. I got the same size as my Regulus (41 EUR / 8 US) and the fit is mostly similar. There is a bit of space under my right heel but nothing that really affects performance. I prefer stiff shoes and these feel stiffer than the Regulus which I like as it gives good support when using those really tiny edges. They are also quite comfortable for performance shoes plus the inside lining is soft. The rubber is excellent, as is the norm for Unparallel shoes.
For sizing reference, I also own/have owned the following shoes:
- La Sportiva Cobra/Skwama - 38 EUR (Performance Fit)
- Unparallel Sirius Lace/Regulus - 41 EUR (Performance Fit)
- Unparallel Up Rise VCS - 39.5 EUR (Comfort Fit could go half a size or full size down)