The Women's performance shoe.
Five Ten's Blackwing Women's Climbing Shoe blends an aggressive profile with a tough-as-nails design that's well-suited for both sport climbing and bouldering. Thanks to a formed heel cup, the Blackwing has an extra snug fit, and its rugged Stealth HF rubber offers maximum friction on overhanging problems and routes. Don't sweat it if your project takes a few tries; a microfiber lining delivers plenty of moisture management as well as a comfortable, fleecy feel when you're hanging off a jug-haul 40 feet up.
- Cowdura upper
- Stealth HF rubber
- Microfiber lining
- Hook and loop closure
- Gently downturned outsole
- Item #FVT001H
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 9.0
If you live to be hangin' like a bat in a cave, this shoe is for you. It's toe is turned down hard, so you won't loose your toeing, even if all you've got to move off of is a tiny jib.
It's heal is fully covered in rubber, so you can twist and turn on your heel hooks, and they will not slid off.
Also, these have 5.10's stellar Stealth Rubber, so friction will be 100% on your side. Also, from my experience, Stealth rubber also doesn't get polished over time. So, you're solid on your feet, until you blow through the rubber completely.
For sizing, go with your street size, or maybe even half a size up.
I only did four stars, because the heel box is wider than most other climbing shoes. This is great for some people, but won't work for everyone. Make sure the heel works for you, and your foot doesn't slide up when you're trying to heel-hook, before sticking with these shoes.
Are the sizes for this shoe the same as other five ten shoes, or are they women's sizes? I am a male and I am wondering if I order these should I order them larger than I would other five ten shoes, or the same size?