Five Ten Project
3 out of 5 based on 4 user reviews.
|Good heel hooking. |
Good for very steep climbs.
|Not very comfortable--seems to fit different than other FiveTen shoes.|
Thin inside/outside edging is hard to do in this shoe---it seems more suited for front point style climbing.
The poor smearing ability makes these very specialized shoes; thus I rarely use them.
|I bought a pair of Projects and a pair of Prisms when I first got my membership at the local gym. The projects have a pretty aggressive, cave-dwelling design and have been awesome for overhangs and tricky boulder problems. They are easy on, easy off with single velcro strap, and really stretched to fit my feet after a couple weeks. I have had them for about 3 months now and they fit like wonderful little gloves on my feet, with the exception of my heel. The rubber is super soft (2mm), which can be great for some boulder problems that need that extra sense and for a little foot wrap around a hold.|
|The super soft soles are a blessing and a curse. I forgot my big wall shoes one day at the gym and did a few routes in these, and some of the sharper foot holds were pretty painful to use. My feet were aching afterwards. The heel feet leaves a bit to be desired... the entire rest of the shoe conformed to my feet perfectly after a couple weeks, but 3 months later, my heel still comes up a little when walking around the gym in these or when I am going tip-toed on a hold (resulting in that wonderful farting sound when my heels go back down). |
The sizing is also a bit funky, as is expected when you are going for more aggressive shoes. My 5.10 Prisms are 9.5 US (as is my street size... I had heard that 5.10 does their best to size true-to-street), however, I ended up needing these in 10.5, and they still were a painful for a couple weeks. So if you are looking to size down on these, try your street size FIRST, because these guys are teeny.
|After using these, I Think my next aggressive bouldering shoe will be La Sportiva Solutions or Miura VS. The heel on these is just a bit too deep for my feet, and it seems that La Sportiva heels fit my foot shape more accurately. I also might go for the 5.10 Anasazis for the extra velcro strap and improved heel + slightly thicker soles.|
|These shoes were super agresssive.|
|The right toe wore through within 44 days, and I had to return them. The heel never seemed to fit right and always had a bubble in them|
|Go with the Boreal Krypto's. The heel is is so much better, and the soles are thicker.|
Technical Sport Climbing
|Wears out quickly|
Super narrow front fit