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Five Ten - Quantum Climbing Shoe

Five Ten Quantum Climbing Shoe

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$73.98 Original price:$184.95
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Item #FVT001V




Tech Specs

Upper Material:
Clarino synthetic
[tongue] Ariaprene
Stealth C4
aggressive downturn
Asymmetrical Curvature:
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Quantum Climbing Shoe

The Five Ten Men's Quantum Climbing Shoe defies gravity when you're climbing steep sport routes and bouldering overhung problems. It has an aggressive downturn, sharp curvature, and stiff midsole to ensure the highest performance you can muster. Five Ten's famous Stealth C4 rubber gives this shoe good grip on microscopic edges, small smears, and technical terrain. Five Ten redesigned this shoe with a wider last for more comfort on long climbing sessions. Expect limited stretch out of the synthetic Clarino upper, and a lot of comfort out of the padded Ariaprene tongue.

  • Aggressive climbing shoe for steep routes and overhung boulders
  • Stiff midsole with sharp asymmetrical curvature
  • Stealth C4 rubber sole sticks to small smears and microscopic edges
  • Synthetic Clarino upper reduces stretching
  • Padded Ariaprene tongue enhances comfort and ventilation

Beware Sizing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

Great shoes. However, depending on origin of manufacture (USA vs. China) the european sizing is different. While I wear a EU.40 for the USA-manufactured shoes they are about 1cm too short on the Chinese origin shoes (at the same EU40 size). I.e., in American sizing, a USA 7.0 ~= China 7.5

Great, but....

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

These shoes are awesome, but I’ve had 2 pairs now blow out on the toe of the right shoe, was annoyed after the first time, and backcountry replaced it, and then it happened again. To be fair I climb very aggressively and twist around to adjust my feet a lot so I get that it wears, but I’ve never had this happen on other shoes. Oh well, they climb good tho

Try a pair of La Sportiva Miura Lace shoes instead.

5.10 Quantum

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 12.5

I own Evolv generals, TC Pro, and these for trad. I'll grab these every time. I have a wider foot, and while my TC are bearable, after a day of foot jamming I'm done. I can climb hard all day in the quantum and they jam, smear, and toe into small holds on the vertical plates around here exceptionally well. In love. Initial pair I ordered I used my TC pro size as a guide but sized up a half size and it was way too tight. Went with my street shoe size and it's perfect balance between all day comfort and performance. A half size down would be beneficial if I was bouldering, but for me the minuscule less performance is a great trade off for happy feet

Quantums are great shoes

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Wish this model (blue) had rubber covering the top of the toe.

Switched It Up!!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Long time La Sportiva Miura and Solution person now converted to these. I wear 10 in almost all street shoes and climb in and 8.5 and 9 in these shoes. My 8.5's are snug and perfect for really technical foot holds. My 9's still perform well but are very comfortable and can be worn for multiple hours. Overall, I recommend trying these on before buying and/or ordering a range of sizes and then returning some. Great shoe! On my 4th pair.

Great climbing shoe...comfortable too

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

My first (semi) aggressive climbing shoe. Fairly stiff mid sole and toe. Great improvement over my previous shoes in those areas. Stealth C4 rubber soles work really well. All these attributes really inspire confidence when climbing. Sizing in climbing shoes is always an individual preference. I prefer shoes that I can climb in all day. If I have to take off my shoes after each route climbed because of the pain, personally that just isn't for me. I understand others may want to squeeze every last oz of performance out of their shoes. I try to balance it all. My street shoes are size 9 and fairly wide. My Quantums are size 10.5. I tried on a size 9 and a size 10.5 and settled for the 10.5. The 10.5's are snug and borderline tight. They are however very comfortable. I can spend all day at the crag and really enjoy the performance these shoes provide...and not on the pain my shoes are causing me. Try on a pair, dial in the size, and go for it. You won't regret it.

Great climbing shoe...comfortable too

a full 1.5 size bigger than your street shoe? Now I'm concerned as I just returned a 12.5 for being tight and got the 13. I wear 12.5-13 for street shoes... I hope the 13 fits. (couldn't even get one of the 12.5 on all the way even with toes curled over)

a full 1.5 size bigger than your street shoe? Now I'm concerned as I just returned a 12.5 for being tight and got the 13.  I wear 12.5-13 for street shoes... I hope the 13 fits. (couldn't even get one of the 12.5 on all the way even with toes curled over)

That Sticky Icky

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have been a long time convert to the TC Pro / Katana Lace Combo. I am sure i am not alone in this combo - I use my Tc Pro's for moderate multipitch and trad, and my Katana Lace's for more technical and aggressive lines.

The Quantum fits right in here. Except it has the added benefit of sticky Stealth. This shoe is pretty stiff in the midsole, but has a precise downturn to it that gives it stability and performance. It fits my wide foot great! I am a 9.5 and I bought the 9.5 and it fits great!

If you are like me and needed something stickier and a bit more precise - the quantum is leaps and bounds in the right direction. I give it 5 stars as it has allowed me to climb somethings i was previously scared of climbing before, small footholds with runouts.

Quantum Love

    Definitely a little different from the previous model, but still love these. They are great for Salt Lakes granite.

    Great shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11

    This is an awesome shoe and can be used for a variety of purposes depending on how you size it. The combination of a moderate downturn and lots of stiffness works really well. They stretch just a little each session after you sweat and get them warm but tend to shrink right back to the original size after they dry out. The inner lining and tongue are super comfy. I was worried about the stink from the synthetic material but they don't smell any worse than my leather shoes. I wear a size 11 street shoe, size 10.5 guide tennie and bought these in a size 11. They fit quite tight but are bearable enough for a pitch or two.

    Good shoe!

      This is my first more aggressive shoe and so far it has been nice! It took a while for them to break in but after about a month they started to feel a lot better! Most of my use is in the gym especially now that it's getting colder but they have held together well and I love using them! I only wish they were Velcro.

      Five Ten

      Adult Footwear
      4 5 36 3.5 8.7
      4.5 5.5 36.7 4 8.9
      5 6 37.3 4.5 9
      5.5 6.5 38 5 9.2
      6 7 38.7 5.5 9.4
      6.5 7.5 39.3 6 9.5
      7 8 40 6.5 9.7
      7.5 8.5 40.7 7 9.8
      8 9 41.3 7.5 10
      8.5 9.5 42 8 10.2
      9 10 42.7 8.5 10.4
      9.5 10.5 43.3 9 10.5
      10 11 44 9.5 10.7
      10.5 11.5 44.7 10 10.9
      11 12 45.3 10.5 11
      11.5 12.5 46 11 11.2
      12 13 46.7 11.5 11.3
      12.5 13.5 47.3 12 11.5
      13 14 48 12.5 11.7
      How to Measure:
      Step 1:
      Place a piece of paper on a hard floor with one end against the wall. Place your foot on the piece of paper with your heel against the wall.
      Step 2:
      Mark the piece of paper where your toes end with a pencil for both feet.
      Step 3:
      Measure your marking from your heel to the longest toe for both feet. Take the highest value and compare to size chart.