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Five Ten Niad Lace Men Climbing Shoe

Niad Lace Men


My vote: None ( 5.5 avg )


Face or crack. Granite or sandstone. The adidas Five Ten Niad is a time-tested and all-around classic climbing shoe. Versatile Stealth® C4™ rubber edges, grips and smears across all surfaces, indoors and out. The form fit heel and stiff midsole provide a positive feel. Lined uppers enhance comfort out of the box.

Retail price

US$ 150.00

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Weight unknown
Closure Type Lace
Gender Men
Volume ­
Sizing Information UK sizes : 5-14.5, including half sizes
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Best Use (Highest Performance) All-around
Asymmetry Moderate
Tongue Details not provided by the brand
Last Details Shape: Arched (technical)
Construction: not provided by the brand
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Upper Material not provided by the brand  Polyester
Midsole Material not provided by the brand
Sole Material not provided by the brand  Stealth® C4™
Rand: not provided by the brand
Footbed Lining not provided by the brand
STEALTH® C4™ Technology

STEALTH® C4™ Technology

The world's hardest rock climbs were made possible with STEALTH® C4™ and its still the favorite of many top climbers. C4™ provides high friction and excellent edging.
Other Shoe Versions male female

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Climbing Shoe Review logo no rating given just a review

After my first day of testing, it became immediately obvious that there are some big differences to this shoe. The NIAD Lace has a far superior heel cup, which doesn’t just make heel hooking significantly more secure, but also allows for greater precision and better power transfer to the toe box. The new padded tongue is made of a breathable mesh that offers additional comfort whilst helping keep the shoe breathable. A toe patch has also been added to help NIAD Lace to tackle the nuances of modern sport routes. I have also found that the handmade build quality of the new Five Ten shoes is brilliant too.

UK Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

Five Ten have tried to bring the Anasazi range into the modern era with the NIAD Lace. Have they succeeded? Kind of, although the answer is more nuanced and in reality, it's a different shoe. A more streamlined heel will appease long-time critics of the shoe but disappoint others. The toe rubber is a welcome addition for some purposes, although it's not designed for rigorous toe hooking. I think the NIAD Lace is certainly more comfortable than its predecessor (though everyone's feet are different, so that's subjective) but the higher volume in the top of the shoe is irritating. In a versatile like the NIAD Lace there are always going to be compromises to performance, but it remains a great all-rounder and something I will always keep in my climbing bag. It's versatile on both edges and smears, and manages to maintain degree of comfort, so as a jack of all trades it's a strong contender.

Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

The NIAD Lace is a great technical all-rounder, especially for climbers with long, narrow feet. It fills a niche for high-end trad and face climbing, multi-pitch performance + comfort, and thin edging. I appreciated its reliable stability and precision toe, and would use it at most granite venues and on tech-9 climbing like you find at Smith Rock, the Fins, or Ten Sleep. It’s always nice when classic shoes come back better than ever—like running into an old friend.

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