Five Ten made headlines in 1985 when we invented the first approach shoe (the Five Tennie) with Stealth high-friction rubber. Then we revolutionized climbing by developing special Stealth formulas for rock shoes. Since then, we’ve continually provided innovation through unique rubber compounds.
We love to geek out about stuff like abrasion resistance, durometers, and tensile strength-but the important thing to remember is that Stealth Rubber is the leading high-friction outsole. It has excelled in all outdoor sports, putting people on podiums, summits and deep into the backcountry for 30 years…and we’re just getting started.