Five Ten Hiangle Climbing Shoe
The new Five Ten Hiangle (which won't give you the infamous "smurf feet" like the previous versions) is described as "the most comfortable" of Five Ten's downturned shoes, with an all-round performance that is relaxed enough for all day climbing, yet aggressive enough to tackle steep, overhanging routes.
The Hiangle utilises Five Ten's Stealth® C4™ rubber, a thicker application than many of their downturned shoes (4.2mm) which give it the stiffest profile and a supportive feel of the foot, whilst still maintaining an aggressive line, perfect for the versatile climber who wants a shoe that will perform on a variety of different mediums with a balance between comfort and performance. The unlined leather upper will stretch about a half-size and the single Velcro closure is designed for comfortability and ease of access. C4™ performs well both indoors and outdoors by blending friction and durability, and has exceptional edging performance.
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Grey / Aqua
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Stealth C4 Rubber
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Stealth® C4™ Rubber
A high-friction rubber used on the majority of Five Ten’s shoes due of its all-round performance and versatility. Five Ten first debuted this rubber on the original approach shoe, the Five Tennie, in 1985, and since then Stealth rubber has always been developed by Five Ten themselves in direct conjunction with their shoes, unlike other shoe manufacturers who outsource their rubber. The result is a rubber that works with your shoe harmoniously.
9 product reviews
Hiangles are a great shoe for bouldering and also sport climbing - indoor and outdoor. The agressive downturn of the shoe makes your step precise and accurate on small, crimpy holds, edges, you name it! They can handle it. A verry stiff C4 rubber makes the shoe harder to wear out during long sessions in the gym, and thats why they are also good training shoe. Even though the rubber does not mold to the holds, like other, softer types of rubber, it still can be used for a solid foot placement.
The shoe itself is a slipper-style shoe, that can be really tight if not taken the right size. For the sizing I do reconmennd the same size as your street-shoe size or a size bigger. This varies mostly on the type of foot you have (narrow or wide). The model of the shoe is designed in a such way, that serve more narrow type of feet. If you have a wider type of foot, like me, consider buying a size or half a size bigger shoe.
Overall is a great shoe, verry robust and will last a long time, but be carefull with the sizing!
Comfort? Got it (though not as much of an all-day wear as claimed)
Precision? Got it.
Stiffness? Got it
Need to smear? Probably not the best but still great.
Heel hooks? So easy!
Toe hooks? Even easier.
Incredible all around shoe that fits every type of climb and excels at almost all of them!
I bought 1/3 shoe size down and felt really tight at first and really hard to get into but after the elastic band below the velcro gave in, it fit perfectly.
The toe section of the shoe doest give in at all, meaning the precision will be there whenever you need it!
Having Solutions in size 42.5, the size 44 is a snug fit which took a few runs to break in. Now that the initial pain has subsided I'm really starting to dig the shoe. These are my first 5.10s and the C4 rubber is super sticky. This combined with the really downturned shape makes these great for mean edges and micro holds. For smearing I'd probably go with something a little less stiff
Due to the rubber I'm a true fan of 5.10 and I've tried a lot of their models. Mostly I fought a bit with their shapes and heels. I have to say, finally, Hiangles are the best I've ever tried. Now i have the third pair in a row.
As a slippers are more stiff, but overall I would appreciate it as moderate stiffness.
They will stretch quite soon. I have a normal size of 42 and I wear 41 hiangle. The first impression is that they are very tight but really stretch and shape nicely according to the foot.
Precise for leg work. Soon they are comfortable.
C4 Rubber sticks perfectly but quickly disappears. This is the first handicap.
The second handicap I see a shorter Velcro tape.
Anyway, in my opinion, they are an excellent universal climbing shoes for bouldering, sport climbing, multi-pitches but also indoor.
For years I have always carried two pairs of shoes with me: usually one par of Sportivas and one pair of 5.10s. I kind of had my favorite "toehooking" shoe and my favorite "heelhooking" shoe or my favorite "steep" shoe and my favorite "vertical/slab" shoe. There was always a compromise. With this pair of shoes things have changed: no need for two pair of shoes! Hiangles have everything I need, all in one! Plus, with this version you don't get bue feet -- perhaps the only (valid?) complaint I've heard so far.