STEALTH rubber made a difference. In the 1980s, when climbers thought they'd reached their technical limits, STEALTH rubber's unprecedented friction allowed climbers to stick their feet to rough surfaces. Previous to starting Five Ten, Charles Cole, Five Ten Founder and presidet, had chalked up plenty of impressive climbing exploits, earning a reputation for first ascents of runout faces and friction routes.
>The combination of STEALTH Rubber's state-of-the-art research and development department and Five Ten's extensive professional athlete test team has led to more than a quarter decade of cutting edge rubber compounds
5.10 appear to have cutting edge rubber since 2011. All previous rubbers were shoddy.
In reply to UKC Gear: Just bought a pair of Guide Tennies, must say i'm really impressed with the Stealth rubber. Gripped pretty well on everything i put it through on the Cuillin today (damp rock, properly wet rock and finally dry stuff). Edges really well too.
Convinced me to get a pair of 5.10 rock boots when my Jokers give up.
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