The Gambit is designed to fill the gap between the comfort of the Rogue and the more advanced Anasazi line. The Gambit has low heel tension and a stiff midsole that make it comfortable for long climbs. The perforated Ariaprene tongue keeps your feet cool throughout the day. The Stealth® C4™ outsole makes the Gambit an ideal, all-around shoe. The leather upper is lined with cotton to ensure a comfortable, no-stretch fit. Also available in a lace model.
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|Weight|| 233 g|
Single : 233 g / 8.22 oz (Size 9)
|Sizing Information|| Five-Ten-Shoe-Size-Chart.jpg|
|Best Use (Highest Performance)||
Trad / Crack
|Last Details|| Shape: Flat (comfort)|
|Upper Material||Lined leather upper – Minimal stretch|
|Midsole Material||Molded thermoplastic|
|Sole Material||4.0 mm Stealth® C4™ rubber|
In conclusion, the Five Ten Gambit is a narrow-fitting, comfy, well made, semi-technical rock shoe. Performance is good, but erring more towards support than sensitivity, so I would say they are ideal for a middle to low grade climber - anyone who doesn't need the ultimate performance and crippling pain associated with super technical shoes. That said I'm sure that on the feet of the talented they could climb very hard indeed. Irrespective of the grade, they would also be a good option for climbers looking for a shoe to wear on the long granite routes of the Alps or the USA. At £90, they are fairly priced, too.