Named after the brightest star in the constellation of Lyra, the harp played by the legendary Greek musician Orpheus. It’s said that when Orpheus played this harp, neither god nor mortal could turn away. The Unparallel Vega is not only beautiful but an outstanding all around shoe with an aggressive downturned toe. These are the ideal shoe for bouldering and hard sport routes on limestone, granite or sandstone; your high performing shoe to crack out where nothing else will suffice. Despite this UP have managed to make the Vega easy to put on, and comfortable to wear out of the box, with a lined, synthetic, durable yet lightweight upper, which will give minimum stretch. They feature an elastic, dual-flap closure. The full super sticky 3.5mm Real Supreme rubber sole and medium stiffness midsole provide the perfect balance of friction, sensitivity, and stiffness while the painted on rubber over the toe area gives added friction for toe hooks without sacrificing comfort in the toe box. The heel is molded with a high tension Achilles band for excellent power distribution and awesome heel hooking. With this much rubber on the shoe it allows you to use all parts, even in the strangest upside-down positions and odd angled footholds. The V shaped Velcro closure system allows quick adjustability and power, and easy on/off. Annihilate everything in these UP Vega shoes.
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**Tech specs **
* UPPER MATERIAL: Synthetic
* FLEX: Medium
* CLOSURE TYPE: Laces
* SIZING AND FIT: Narrow Foot * LAST: Modewrate Asymmetry
* SOLE MATERIAL Real Supreme®™
* SOLE THICKNESS: 3.5mm
* PROFILE: Aggressive
* LINING: Lined
Unparallel shoes was started 2017 by a close friend of the founder of Five Ten when Adidas closed it's base in California and moved production to China and Germany for operations. Despite the fact that UP is new, their knowledge and expertise is not; the company boasts over 20 years experience in the industry, it has at it's helm the head of Five Ten development and production and several ex-employees. UP say they aim to honour Charles Cole, the founder of Five Ten, and an innovating climber who had an enormous influence on the climbing industry as a whole, to make shoes that perform better, and they have done just that. You might recognise many of the favourite Five Ten models in their range, but rest assured that many of the things you didn't quite love about your old shoes have been updated and the rubber has been transformed. They are also handmade so some of the quality issues that Five Ten shoes had have been ironed out too. For years UP made rubber for Five Ten and So ILL, now they have a range of their own compounds that are super sticky and engineered and processed in North America. One of two compounds offered is RS, a super soft rubber that comes only in a 3.5 mm thickness; this stuff is extremely sensitive and conforms to just about any surface. The other is RH, a medium hardness compound that is an excellent all-around rubber offered in 3.5 mm and 4.2 mm thicknesses.