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TC pro clone is being made by 5.10


Niccolo Gallio · · mainly Italy · Joined May 2019 · Points: 0

Anybody has news about the new grandstones?
No mention of them in the Adidas-Fiveten site and they are not in any online store..

I was kind of intrigued..

Rennie Putnam · · Albuquerque, NM · Joined Nov 2011 · Points: 7
Niccolo Gallio · · mainly Italy · Joined May 2019 · Points: 0
Rennie Putnam wrote: mountainproject.com/forum/t…

I hope you didn't buy from that website, it's so sketchy that Safari doesn't even let me open it...

Tim Opsahl · · SF, CA · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 10

Ran into Kevin Jorgeson last weekend and he showed them to me, he seemed really stoked on their edging. They're more downturned than TC Pros, seems like a cool shoe. Didn't seem like a TC pro clone just cause they have tall ankles.

Cole D · · Los Angeles · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 15

Basically no one knows anything on the status of these shoes, and Fiveten/Adidas wont reply to inquires.

Meanwhile LaSportiva keeps raking in $700 (or whatever they go for now) per pair of TC Pros.

Thats a big market. HURRY UP FIVEDOTTEN

All of the gym climbers who saw Free Solo and want a pair of TC Pros = LOTS O MONEY
Trad climbers that currently have two choices (Evolv Generals or TC Pros) = LESS MONEY, but probably not bad

Nick Niebuhr · · Asheville · Joined Aug 2013 · Points: 465

I heard through the grapevine from a photographer photographing a couple 5.10 sponsored climbers this spring in the desert (probably can't guess who) that the Grandstones are awful. There's a pic of one of them through an offwidth crack where the shoe is basically folding over on itself. That's about all I know though. And I don't think they're gonna say anything bad about them since they're sponsored.

Cole D · · Los Angeles · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 15

I wondered if Pete and Tom were just wearing them in all their video posts this last year, and then turning off the camera and putting on proper shoes.

Or maybe if you get 10 free pairs they aren't that bad.

I NEED A NEW SHOE TO HELP ME CLIMB BETTER! TRAINING AND TECHNIQUE/SKILL WORK IS TOO SLOW

Rennie Putnam · · Albuquerque, NM · Joined Nov 2011 · Points: 7

I inquired recently to Adidas, and was told they'll be available on 9/18.

Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 212
Cole D wrote: I wondered if Pete and Tom were just wearing them in all their video posts this last year, and then turning off the camera and putting on proper shoes.

Or maybe if you get 10 free pairs they aren't that bad.

I NEED A NEW SHOE TO HELP ME CLIMB BETTER! TRAINING AND TECHNIQUE/SKILL WORK IS TOO SLOW

Have they been wearing them?  I haven’t seen it.  Both are normally die-hard Anasazi wearers, and Pete’s been rocking the Pros lately while Tom the Pinks.

Niccolo Gallio · · mainly Italy · Joined May 2019 · Points: 0
https://www.adidas.be/en/five-ten-grandstone-shoes/BC0866.html
not present in US store, confirmed in Belgium and Italian Store
Cole D · · Los Angeles · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 15


Ted Pinson wrote:

Have they been wearing them?  I haven’t seen it.  Both are normally die-hard Anasazi wearers, and Pete’s been rocking the Pros lately while Tom the Pinks.

This magnus video comes to mind

Also the Utah trip they did this year, around the time of the black mamba send, there were videos posted with them wearing those shoes

Matt N · · Santa Barbara, CA · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 384
Cole D wrote: Basically no one knows anything on the status of these shoes, and Fiveten/Adidas wont reply to inquires.

Meanwhile LaSportiva keeps raking in $700 (or whatever they go for now) per pair of TC Pros.

Thats a big market. HURRY UP FIVEDOTTEN

All of the gym climbers who saw Free Solo and want a pair of TC Pros = LOTS O MONEY
Trad climbers that currently have two choices (Evolv Generals or TC Pros) = LESS MONEY, but probably not bad

or Butora Altura 

A month ago were $90 or less at Campsaver on sale/coupon combo. I scored a like new pair off ebay for $50 - crazy stiff, need to see if they break in. Street shoe or up for sizing (read reviews). Seem very well constructed. Both the Generals and Alturas seem to have that in common vs the TC Pros, based on reviews. 
Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,352
Matt N wrote:

or Butora Altura 

Well built shoes, but not good for low-volume feet, as the toe-box is too tall and so it is sloppy for people like me with small bones in the foot.

Lon Harter · · Reno · Joined May 2018 · Points: 219
Buck Rogers                 ·         Dec 13, 2018        ·                    Germany                             · Joined Nov 2018            · Points: 130               Not to highjack the thread too badly (but I probably am) but now that I am back climbing after 15 years I really miss my kaukulator shoes.  

What's the closest thing to them out there now?  Are the TC Pros pretty close?
I would think the BOREAL BALLET would fit that bill. mtntools.com/cat/rclimb/rsh…   Although it is a board lasted shoe I don't remember if the kaukulator were or not.
Jon Browher · · Wolfeboro, NH · Joined Jul 2018 · Points: 50
Lon Harter wrote: I would think the BOREAL BALLET would fit that bill.  https://www.mtntools.com/cat/rclimb/rshoes/BorealBalletGold.htm  Although it is a board lasted shoe I don't remember if the kaukulator were or not.

These look like an homage --

https://www.tulsontolf.com/store/california
selma nunes · · Falls Church VA · Joined May 2014 · Points: 10

i contacted FiveTen and they said mid sept they will be online. 

Scott Fagen · · Unknown Hometown · Joined 8 days ago · Points: 0

I’m amazed that people still find 5.10 shoes appealing, you all must have some super bulbous heels to be able to fill in the ridiculous heel cups on their shoes.

xcrag-corex · · The Mighty Granite State · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 30

I just wish they would bring back the Anasazi Hightops. One of my all time favorite shoes.

Kevin Mokracek · · Burbank · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 290
Scott Fagen wrote: I’m amazed that people still find 5.10 shoes appealing, you all must have some super bulbous heels to be able to fill in the ridiculous heel cups on their shoes.

They are one of the only shoes that fit me.  

Alan Coon · · Longmont, CO · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 175

I’ll wait for them to go on close out for $39 and buy 5 pair 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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