I made a routine shoe order a couple weeks ago, getting the usual suspects: A pair of Dragons and some hiking shoes, but to my surprise, along with the boots I had ordered I pulled out a pair of awesome looking purple climbing shoes. I thought to myself, “what is the deal with these things? They look amazing.” I immediately made a call to Five Ten to get the low down on this climbing shoe. This is what they told me.
Bret Johnston Tries out the New Quantums
The shoe is called the “Quantum.” It is a slightly down-turned version of the Anasazi lace-up. First of all, I love the Anasazi lace-ups. Giving it a slight down-turn makes it one of the most versatile shoes I have ever worn. I have already fallen in love with this shoe and I can tell that it will always be in my quiver of go-to shoes when I have something serious to climb. This shoe does everything from precise edging to overhanging mega, not to mention the color. Purple is always a fashion forward choice. I have been here at the Red River Gorge for two weeks now and I have basically been wearing this shoe exclusively. It’s hard to beat.