2019 Five Ten Dragon Lace – there’s a reason this shoe is named after such an aggressive beast. Updated for 2019, the “ultimate bouldering shoe” is back! It keeps the same last but with some improvements and new features. It now has a split sole. The same thickness and stiffness in the front but with a soft midsole and thinner rubber in the heel. Combined with an updated heel shape. This gives more flexibility and therefore better fitting into the arch.
The Dragon Lace has an extreme asymmetry combined with a thin layer of 3.5 mm Stealth® HF™ rubber giving it expert precision, a high level of sensitivity, and a grip that will make you feel like you’re hooking with the dragon’s claws. The HF™ (high-friction) rubber compound has been specially developed for overhanging and steep problems where you are unable to exert as much downforce on a hold – i.e., this rubber grips harder with less effort required by you to make it stick. This is a highly aggressive, highly high-performance climbing shoe, not designed for the faint of feet.