For the redevelopment of the classic Quantum, we worked with the Huber brothers, Alex and Thomas, to develop an all-around performance shoe for any climbing setting. We started with a Stealth® C4™ outsole, the Hubers tackle a diverse range of climbs with many different angles and rock textures and C4™ is our most versatile compound. The shoe has a stiff midsole and lined Clarino synthetic upper, so it stays comfortable for extended periods of wear. The tongue is a perforated ariaprene, which conforms to the foot and provides unmatched breathability. The Quantum is built on a new last; it is slightly downturned and a bit wider than our traditional downturned lasts allowing your foot to sit in a more natural position.
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|Weight|| 234 g|
Single : 234 g / 8.3 oz
US sizes : 4-11UK sizes : 3-10EUR sizes: 35.5-44.5|
|Best Use (Highest Performance)||
|Last Details|| Shape: Arched (technical)|
|Upper Material||Synthetic Clarino Upper|
|Sole Material||4.2 mm Stealth® C4™|
|Footbed Lining|| |
Hear the story of why they were created and what makes them different as a 5.10 rep goes over all the features.
This video showcases 19 of the climbing shoes coming to the U.S. in 2016 from Boreal, Butora, Climb X, Evolv, Five Ten, La Sportiva, Red Chili, Scarpa, and Tenaya.
Hear Dave, the 5.10 Rock Climbing Category Manager explain the new upgrades to the Quantum shoe. And there's a few more close-ups too.
Overall, the new Five Ten Quantum works quite well as an all-arounder, though it’s probably best to think of it as a high-achieving, all-day granite shoe. Climbs that range from slab to vertical granite with lots of edging play to the strengths of the Quantum. For Indian Creek splitters where you are often going straight in on difficult cracks, I personally prefer a flatter last and lower-profile toe box than the Quantum offers, but bigger routes on granite walls are almost universally much more varied than the offerings in the desert, and the Quantum works very well for that more diverse style of climbing.
The shoes proved themselves admirably on slabs that day. So I took them to the glass-smooth vertical walls outside of Denver, called East Quarry, to the unrelenting finger- and hand-size splitter cracks at Turkey Rocks in South Platte, and the hard edging routes in Boulder Canyon and Eldorado Canyon. They conformed like slippers on thin to hand-sized cracks, were aggressive like the Evolv Shaman for the steeps and provided much-needed support on micro edges and small pockets.
A versatile all-day multi-pitch or single pitch shoe that performs well on all types of rock while maintaining a very soft and comfortable feel. The only downside to the shoe is a stitched seam over the toes that may be uncomfortable depending on how pronounced it is and the fit of the shoe on your foot, it’s well worth testing them out by standing on an edge in the store to see if it will bother you or not.
A high-performance lace-up for every climbing excursion, but especially long days and trad. Primo comfort and a fully lined interior to soak up your sweat make them perfect for lengthy multi-pitches.