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 The Apache 5 is not imported to the US. Sadly, this shoe is not available in the US and we have limited ability to track where else in the world it's sold (sorry!). When we know more info, we'll post it here.

Climbers in Europe can buy the <a href="" title="to the Andrea Boldrini Apache 5 shoe page" alt="to the Andrea Boldrini Apache 5 shoe page" target="_blank"> Apache 5</a> directly from Andrea Boldrini site.

Andrea Boldrini Apache 5 Climbing Shoe
  • Andrea Boldrini Apache 5 Climbing Shoe
  • Andrea Boldrini Apache 5 Climbing Shoe
  • Andrea Boldrini Apache 5 Climbing Shoe

Apache 5


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New cutting edge technology for 2010. Based on the design of Apache Talisman and associated with the innovative systems present on the previous version, it belongs to the highest quality range compared to the current scratch closure shoes.
A padded elastane tongue gives comfort while allowing the foot to breathe. The different tensions of the Apache Talisman rubber paired with those of the X-Tension placed on the forefoot, reinforce support at the level of the metatarsus when toe-hooking.
The look is similar to the previous model with a hint of Apache Talisman, designed on pure and technical lines; a killer for demanding climbers.
Powerful heel tension, slightly stronger than the rest of the range due to new manufacturing technique.
Lateral and heel rubber made of a new formula including aluminium particles, thus improving support when stretching, lightness and consequently reduced thickness.
Sole only in F.C.S. version (“Full Contact Sole”) as it provides more technical capacities and increases its life due to a wider coverage surface; rubber: Formula Rubber Tractor (4.5 mm).

Retail price

US$ 177.98
Price is a static conversion from
Weight 460 g

Size 41 (EUR) single : 235 g / 8.1 oz
Size 41 (EUR) pair : 460 g / 16.2 oz
(we converted grams to ounces)

Closure Type Zig Zag strap 1 Velcro closure
Gender Unisex
Volume ­
Sizing Information European sizes 32-48, including half sizes

Changing for one or two sizes above won’t make a big difference. If you don’t want to have squashed toes, choose a model with a moderate pressure at the heel or an appropriate lacing to maintain the foot laterally.
Even with a wider slipper, the heel blocking tension will anyway strain the foot to compression at the tip. The slipper having an unbalanced volume, the big toe will consequently bear the most of the load.

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Best Use (Highest Performance) Trad / Crack
Sport / Face
Asymmetry ­
Tongue Details not provided by the brand
Last Details Shape: Downturned (performance)
Construction: not provided by the brand
not provided by the brand
Upper Material not provided by the brand  Micro fiber
Midsole Material not provided by the brand
Sole Material 4.5 mm  Formula Rubber Tractor
Rand: not provided by the brand
Footbed Lining


Formula Rubber Tractor Technology

Formula Rubber Tractor

Formula with an excellent grip and held of the edge on low and high temperatures. Since its development this formula has proved its performances to the best climbers in the world.
Full Contact Sole Technology

Full Contact Sole

The “Full Contact Sole” innovation provides new sensations, a new concept that will revolutionize the world of climbing.
X-tension Technology


The X-tension rubber maximizes edging on thin foot holds.
Other Shoe Versions male female

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Apache 5 Shoe