Why We Like The UnParallel Flagship Shoe
From plastic to rock, UnParallel's Flagship Shoe helps us conquer the overhang. The aggressive profile and stiff midsole give us power and bite on micro feet, while the split sole enhances feel and offers reliable smears once we pull out onto the face. With a high-friction rubber toe cap and a softer heel rubber, this shoe keeps our hooks solid for steady tension while horizontal.
- Send-ready climbing shoe for steep routes and problems
- Downturned with aggressive curvature for power and precision
- Split sole with stiff midsole balances sensitivity and support
- Stiff, hardwearing RS forefoot rubber for edging performance
- Versatile RH heel rubber balances grip and flexibility
- High-friction rubber toe cap for secure toe hooking
- Lined synthetic upper will stretch up to a half size
- Elastic tongue and hook-and-loop strap for an easy on-off
- Item #UNP0005
- Upper Material
- micro synthetic
- micro synthetic
- 1 hook-and-loop strap
- [front] 3.5mm RS, [rear] 4.2mm RH, [toe] VD molded rubber
- Manufacturer Warranty
- limited 1 year
- bouldering, sport climbing
- Claimed Weight
- [single] 8.4oz
- Asymmetrical Curvature
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February 21, 2023
Interesting Combination Of Features
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Size Bought:
- 5' 11"
I got curious about these shoes after seeing more and more people Bouldering in them at my local gym; and hearing the Staff there rave about them. Be forewarned: The entrance to these shoes is SMALL, and could trick you into thinking you need to size up. Better to force your way in and then decide if you have on the correct size. I think you will notice 3 separate features of these shows: First, the forefoot offers nice concavity, sending force over to your big toe. And the forefoot is pretty rigid, offering you better edging than you might have expected. Kind of like the Skwama; but the Flagship seems a bit more rigid up front, IMO. Second, the midfoot is pretty flexible = a surprise behind such a stable forefoot. Some people might not like how flexible this shoe is in the middle; other people might find this feature especially attractive. Your option! And finally, the heel is quite robust. I do not have these super-tight, so the heel slid a micro-cm, then LOCKED onto my heel. If you get them in a "performance" fit, you need not worry about your heel hooks. My other shoes are all super stiff, so these a a departure for me. But I have to tell you, they are a delight to climb and Boulder in, and perform above what I/you might expect before actually slipping into them. With other shoes now North of $200, the price point of these is also a pleasant respite.
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