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Five Ten Quantum VCS Climbing Shoe
  • Five Ten Quantum VCS Climbing Shoe
  • Five Ten Quantum VCS Climbing Shoe
  • Five Ten Quantum VCS Climbing Shoe

Quantum VCS


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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. The Hubers tackle a diverse range of climbs with many different angles and rock textures, so Stealth® C4™ (our most versatile climbing compound) was a natural choice for the outsole. The shoe has a stiff midsole and a fully synthetic Clarino upper, so it stays comfortable for extended periods of wear. The tongue is constructed out of perforated Ariaprene which conforms to the foot and provides unmatched breathability. Built on an entirely new last, the Quantum has a wider fit than our other downturned models which allows your foot to sit in a more natural position.

Retail price

US$ 170.00
Weight 480 g

Single : 240 g / 8.5 oz
Pair : 480 g / 16.9 oz 

Closure Type 2 Velcro closures
Gender Unisex
Volume High Wide
Sizing Information US sizes 4-13, including half sizes
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Best Use (Highest Performance) All-around
Asymmetry Aggressive
Tongue Details Perforated Ariaprene Tongue
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 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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Black Sheep Adventure Sports logo no rating given just a review

Overall I was happy with the performance of the shoe. It excels at vertical to steep face climbing but it’s not my first pick for the gym or a friction climbing. The stiff midsole made edging awesome. I didn’t find them very good for smearing but maybe I fitted them to tight.

Gear Junkie Review no rating given just a review

These shoes are ideal for climbers with a classic “duck foot” who play on slightly to moderately steep terrain that demands powerful edging. And with the Quantum VCS, they can do it all day in comfort.

Epic TV Gear Review no rating given just a review

At first, I hated the Quantum VCS. The fit was simply wrong, it was too wide at the front; I felt like I haul at the straps to make them fit snugly. They felt clumpy and over built. They just weren't for me. But then something weird happened…they became my number one shoe.

Five Ten Quantum VCS climbing shoe
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