Thursday, April 21, 2011

Get Ready for Summer with FIVE TEN!


A little history about Five Ten...

A family-owned company, founded by Charles Cole in 1985. Five Ten is dedicated to making top-rated outdoor sports footwear. Cole had finished his MBA from the University of Michigan and was hanging out in Yosemite putting up spectacular first ascent aid routes—many times solo. After a slip while descending El Cap, Cole decided that climbers not only needed high-friction rubber on their climbing shoes, but also on their walking shoes.

With the support of his parents, Mary and Charles Sr., he began distributing his new line of approach and climbing shoes with the new Stealth rubber soles, thus making Climbing that much easier. Since the soles actually stuck better to the rock surfaces, climbers could ascent routes that had previously been unattainable. Charles Cole, Five Ten and Stealth rubber helped to open climbing to a new generation of athletes.

Now the Redlands, California based company makes shoes with Stealth rubber for a variety of outdoor sports. Five Ten climbing shoes are depended upon by the world’s top climbers, even climbers who are paid to wear shoes by other companies resole with Stealth. Stealth Rubber resole kits make up 99.9 percent of resole sales world wide. Five Ten multi-sport shoes are now favorite footwear of downhill mountain bikers, BMX riders, paddlers, hikers, trail runners and climbers. From elite world class athletes to every day outdoor enthusiasts, people understand Five Ten is the most authentic footwear brand available. As Cole found out on El Cap and athletes find out everyday, friction does make a difference. Add that to the unique comfort, durability and technological advances of Five Ten, and you have the best footwear in the world. 

Some top Five Ten products...

Five Ten Line King Scorched Earth Black Freeride BMX Shoes are designed for slacking, BMX tricks and urban bike free riding. This shoe is the perfect choice for people who live their life outdoors and on the edge. They're excellent for the skate park or for flat-pedal riding. The high top style offers top-rated ankle support and protection and the one piece molded Stealth outsole provides the best in gription. 

The Five Ten Chase - Women's BMX Shoes combine the spring and support demanded by free runners with a classic street-smart upper design. The Chase is the shoe of choice for Parkour and Freerunning experts and has been designed specifically for women and adapted for BMX and free riding as well. A great shoe with Five Tens Stealth outsoles for top-rated traction on pedals and paths, or anywhere else you may need to go. 

The Five Ten Spitfire Freeride BMX Shoes is a classic skate styled shoe with a mid top design for added ankle support and protection. These protective BMX shoes are made for dirt, pavement, ramps, and have a one piece molded Stealth outsole for top-rated traction.  This high quality product is made from high quality split-grain leather with reinforced stitching. 

The bottom line... 

Five Ten offers the best in outdoor footwear protection. From skate, to BMX, to flat-pedal riding, this brand will provide you with the best coverage, durability, protection, comfort, and style. Grab a pair of Five Tens and head outside this summer in confidence!