Five Ten’s roots trace back to Yosemite and Joshua Tree National Parks and was started in 1985 by a footloose, 30-year-old climbing bum whose motto was “one with the dirt”. Often contemplating why existing climbing rubber was inadequate, Five Ten Worked with some of California’s leading scientists and started developing Stealth high-friction rubber. Five Ten’s first rubber compound, Stealth S1, revolutionized climbing due to its tenacious grip and durability.
"Five Ten, the Brand of the Brave, is a leader in performance, high-friction footwear. From downhill mountain bike racing to rock climbing, from wing suit flying to kayaking, Five Ten makes footwear for the world's most dangerous sports. The Redlands, California-based company has been producing cutting-edge designs and proprietary Stealth rubber soles for nearly 30 years. With the help of top national and international athletes and guides, combined with a world-class rubber-testing and R&D facility, Five Ten is the shoe brand of choice for the world's most exciting athletes."