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Five Ten Quantum Climbing Shoe
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My vote: None ( 5.7 avg )


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.

Retail price

US$ 170.00
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Weight 468 g

Single : 234 g / 8.3 oz
Pair : 468 g / 16.6 oz

Closure Type Lace
Gender Unisex
Volume Average
Sizing Information US sizes: 4-11 UK sizes: 3-10 EUR sizes: 35.5-44.5
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Best Use (Highest Performance) All-around
Asymmetry Aggressive
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  Synthetic Clarino Upper
Midsole Material not provided by the brand
Sole Material 4.2 mm  Stealth® C4™
Rand: not provided by the brand
Footbed Lining


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.
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( 5.5 avg )
( 6 avg )

My all-day sport shoe

So Comfortable
Good amount of downturn
Good heel
Fairly High Volume
Wore through the rubber super fast
I’ve used it a ton

These shoes are my go-to all day sport shoe. They are super comfortable despite being downturned, and they're quite sensitive. The heel is great for hooking, and these are the shoes I pull out of my bag about 90% of the time.

They did run out of rubber quite fast (mine wore out in about 3 months, as opposed to all of my sportiva shoes that have lasted over a year each), and mine currently need to be resoled. They also aren't great for low volume feet, and I have to lace mine as tight as they'll go. That being said, I still love them dearly, and would highly suggest them to anyone.

( 5 avg )

shoe mates

I’ve used it a ton

The Quantums were my first pair of shoes. after a couple months of renting I bought a pair. They were an aggressive pair that were great for overhanging bouldering and climbing steep granite faces. Their slim design makes them a beauty on crack climbs.

Over the years I've other shoes but these are my favorite.

Outdoor Gear Lab Gear Review rating 4/5

If you're tired of climbing in stiff, insensitive shoes, and your toes of steel think they can handle something softer and more sensitive for all-day rock climbing action, check out the Quantum. Wide footed climbers will find this versatile shoe incredibly comfortable. Climbers on the lookout for a more supportive shoe should consider the Scarpa Vapor V, a narrower, stiffer shoe that excels in cracks. We couldn't help but think about the Huber Brothers raging up El cap while we wore them. If they're good enough for the Huber Brothers, they're good enough for us.

Blister Gear Review no rating given just a review

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.

Alpinist Gear Review rating 5/5

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.

The Alpine Start Gear Review no rating given just a review

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.

Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

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.

Quantum Details

Hear the story of why they were created and what makes them different as a 5.10 rep goes over all the features.

2016 Climbing Shoes - A Collection

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.

More Details of the Quantum

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.

Quantum Shoe Review
Five Ten Quantum presented by Thomas Huber