Five Ten technology and adidas
It was in 1985 that Five Ten came up with Stealth® high-friction Rubber. Since then, Five Ten continually provided innovation through unique rubber compounds. In 2011, adidas brought this technology to the World – Stealth® Rubber has excelled in our favourite outdoor sports, helping to put people on podiums, summits and deep into the backcountry.
Five Ten & adidas
Stealth Rubber Sports
Stick to the wall, Stealth® Rubber takes you higher.
With neutral to aggressive shapes combined with our high-friction rubber, these shoes get you up that wall. In search of grip, traction and durability, our range of climbing shoes offers a solution for all levels of performance.
All terrain footwear to get to your favourite crag. Every step is a challenge but can be easily met with Stealth® Rubber to provide sure-footed grip.
Five Ten invented the approach shoes category over 30 years ago with the original Five Tennie. Now, they are trusted by those who want to move fast and light in the mountains, thanks to quality, sure-footed safety and comfort.
Versatility and all-condition components are key. Stealth® Rubber provides unbeatable grip on the pedal no matter how tough the ride.
Grippy outsoles provide that extra margin of confidence and safety on the pedal and are just as at home in the streets as they are on the terrain.
The different components of Stealth® Rubber
Mi6’s superior cushioning properties combined with unmatched friction on smooth surfaces make this one of the most climbing-friendly rubbers we make.
Advantages: Excellent interlock, Low-force friction, Vibration damping
Throughout the advancement of boulder and sport climbing, Stealth HF has helped unlock the steepest of climbs by conforming to even the smallest edges and crystals, allowing athletes to pull with their feet in ways never before possible.
Advantages: Edging - Excellent interlock - Low-force friction - Sensitive
Tried and true C4 allows climbers to stick to barely there edges, lock into smears on microscopic nubbins, and cruise up technical terrain with unparalleled confidence in their footwork. Stealth C4 is featured on our Guide Tennies, Anasazi Guides and Rogue shoes.
Advantages: Edging - Excellent interlock -Vibration damping - Hard friction
Our most versatile compound: it is used throughout our entire footwear line. S1 sticks to all surfaces whether they are wet or dry. This makes S1 ideal for all conditions. Stealth S1 exhibits an extraordinary balance of high friction and durability with an ample amount of cushioning.
Advantages: Edging - Vibration damping - Good interlock
Stealth Phantom is our colored, non-marking rubber compound-originally developed for the military and Special Ops-available to anyone who needs to move quietly without a trace. It also provides bomber traction and power transfer when planted on the bike pedals.
Advantages: Non-Marking - High friction - Available in colors
Five Ten’s co-molded dual compound outsole combines two Stealth Rubber compounds seamlessly to keep it sticky where you want it and durable where you need it.
Micro-dotty outsoles have smaller dots to provide a secure connection on the bike, skateboard or sidewalk.
Our innovative treadless design, the Contact Outsole™ under the ball of the foot allows for quick, on-the-fly adjustments without lug interference.
The Dotty™ is one of our most popular outsoles. Combining sticky Stealth Rubber with our embedded dots provide the ultimate sticky surface for your feet and pedals.
The Guide Tennie raised Dotty pattern digs into the dirt without compromising grip while climbing. A hand-ground beveled climbing toe delivers precision edging power.
The asymmetric shape of the last moves the longest part of the shoe over the big toe for increased edging power while climbing
The classic lace-up system enables a fine tuned fit of the shoe.
A Velcro closure is as simple as practical and makes taking the shoe on and off fast and easy
A reel and a steel lace cable system to crank shoes Made by Boa Technology. Get a perfect fit with the simple turn of a dial. Boa Technology guarantees the Boa Closure System reel and laces for the lifetime of the product.
The Velcro strap gives directional support and provides a more fixed closure for the heel to prevent heel lift with stiffer shoes. Underneath the strap laces can be tucked away safely.
An elastic lace tuck makes it easy to securely stow your laces.