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Five Ten Prism


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Five Ten Prism
4.6 out of 5 based on 5 user reviews.


Cred: 18
Review by TCPlank on Aug. 02, 2011
Super comfy and stretchy uppers (only, it's a semi-temporary stretch - I sized these down 1/2 a size, and they still just as well as the day I got them). I definitely read mixed reviews regarding the stretching of these guys... not sure what else to say, mine barely stretched and I have been using them 3-4 times a week for 2 months, bouldering and top roping.

Great smearing (think 5.10 Pitons with a more aggressive toe) and yes, the outside edge is pretty damn sweet, though, I can probably count the times I have outside edged on one hand (mostly gym climbing for me, thus far). I also own a pair of 5.10 Projects and noticed that my heel fits into these a heck of a lot better than my Projects. It seems to be a bit more shallow, which suited my foot better.
The lack of stretch is both a good and a bad for me... I can put in about an hour or so on these, even after having owned them for 2 months, and then they still get a bit painful right on the tips of my toes. Nothing worth complaining about, however... glad they still fit well.

My only complaint, thus far, is the smell resulting from the synthetic uppers... first few weeks they seemed to be just fine and I thought I had gotten lucky, but soon enough they started to get that weird, funky, rubbery-foot smell (not exactly the same as straight up nasty foot smell... kinda weirder). Other than that, these have been great and really are holding up well, I foresee them lasting me quite awhile longer.
If you don't need the outside edge and the aggressive toe, grab the Pitons. These shoes are great, but the outside edge technology seems a bit overhyped... you don't really need it. I would buy another pair of these tomorrow if they came out with a leather version.


Cred: 279
Review by nihiladrem on Mar. 22, 2010
The edge in these is phenomenal, and the smearing is not to be underestimated. As long as I am on my toes these shoes work better than any other I've worn.
I found that these shoes although they have a synthetic upper do stretch quite a bit. The heal is a strange shape and I have a hard time getting good heal hooks with them. Also what makes them great for small edges hurts on steep walls as they don't have a downturned last.


Cred: 5
Review by tucsonclimber on Dec. 05, 2008
This shoe is great for edging in the gym. Its very comfortable and the synthetic upper does not stretch so the fit you buy when new you can count on to remain. I wear a 12 1/2 size running shoe and wear these ones in 11 1/2. Aggressive enough for any application in the rock gym I recommend these over the Galileos.
Even though the laces provide you with a "custom" fit nothing beats velcro for getting in and out of them, but these shoes are so great I don't mind the extra few seconds to lace them.
The only alternative to these are the Galileos made by Five Ten, but these are far superior for those looking for a tight, high-performance, but yet ultimately more comfortable climbing shoe.


Cred: 5
Review by bjusik on Mar. 25, 2011
good fit, great in the gym, looks great.
Had to buy 2 sizes larger than my street shoes, laces are long.


Cred: 5
Review by TPaxify on Oct. 13, 2011
I love these shoes! They edge really well without cutting off circulation to my toes! Awesome!
They aren't quite as cambered as I would have liked, but they are still an awesome pair of shoes!
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