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 The Blackwing Men is technically retired but it's still sold online.The Blackwing Men is no longer produced by Five Ten. We're showing it as "available" on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.

Five Ten Blackwing Men Climbing Shoe
  • Five Ten Blackwing Men Climbing Shoe
  • Five Ten Blackwing Men Climbing Shoe
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Blackwing Men

Five Ten


My vote: None ( 4.4 avg )


Think Dragon with a Velcro® closure. Our top competitive climbers swear by the Blackwing’s precision and power. Yet you don’t have to be racking up 5.14s to appreciate the Blackwing’s exquisite blend of support and comfort. The padded tongue has a super-soft, fleecy microfiber lining that wicks sweat to prevent hot spots. The gently downturned outsole helps you pull into the rock, like a monkey uses its feet. The Blackwing has a superior fit with easy entry.

Retail price

US$ 175.00

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Weight 203 g

Single : 203 g / 7.16 oz (Size 9)
Pair : 406 g / 14.32 oz (Size 9)
(we converted grams to ounces)

Closure Type Velcro
Gender Men
Volume ­
Sizing Information US sizes : 5-13UK sizes : 4-12
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Best Use (Highest Performance) Sport / Face
Asymmetry Aggressive
Last Details Shape: Downturned (performance)
Upper Material ­Cowdura (man-made synthetic suede)
Midsole Material ­
Sole Material ­Stealth® HF™­
Footbed Lining ­
STEALTH HF™ Technology


Many modern rock climbs and boulder problems involve over-hanging rock. We designed HF™ rubber to enable climbers to pull in with their feet. HF™ is super sticky and conforms to the smallest edges and crystals.
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Rock and Run Gear Review no rating given just a review

Blackwings are a soft shoe. Nowhere near as extreme as hornets, but noticeably softer than dragons, giving more sensitivity and better feedback on rugosities and small positive features. This lets you wrap your feet around features better on overhanging rock. The MK2 Blackwings feel slightly stiffer than the original versions; maintaining the sensitivity which sets them apart but with slightly better edging capabilities. Considering that general opinion was that they were too soft, this should improve their mass appeal.

Rock and Ice Gear Review rating 4/5

For all intents and purposes, the Blackwing fits like the Dragon lace-up with one crucial improvement. The Blackwing's heel is lower volume, and doesn't feel as baggy as the Dragon lace-up. Based on the same design used in the Five Ten Team shoe, the Blackwing's heel has less rubber than the Dragon, allowing you to feel your foot better on the rock, improving heel-hooking performance. That said, I think the shoe's heel could be even lower volume, for my foot at least, and have a thinner application of rubber -- there was still a pocket of air here.