Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Sapphire
Manufacturer Five Ten
Page By bewencher
Page Type Aug 25, 2005 / Aug 25, 2005
Object ID 1398
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"The Sapphire is Five Ten’s latest women’s climbing shoe model, and is incredibly comfortable. Designed to fit the female foot with a low-volume instep, narrower heel and higher arch. The S-fit lacing system lengthens the adjustment area, making for a custom fit. The Sapphire shines everywhere: long desert tower routes, climbing gyms, or your backyard crag." (


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bewencher - Aug 25, 2005 11:39 am - Voted 5/5

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I'm still working on breaking them in, but I have tried on more climbing shoes than I could ever hope to keep track of and these were by far my favorite lace-ups. The heel pocket is just the right size for most women's feet and the s-shape lacing makes it really adjustable (from loose to really tight). And the Stealth C4 rubber is well known and performs really well. I know several women at the gym that I climb at that have a pair of these and we all love them.

horalka - Jan 23, 2006 4:58 pm - Voted 5/5

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I totally love these. I have 4 pairs. I first bought this shoe, because it was on sale, but it definitely makes difference that is made for a female foot. The second I put them on they felt like I wore them a month. They lasted very long – about 3months of very hard climbing and especially bouldering. They are very sticky and very sensitive at the same time. I went and bought pare ½ size smaller to get a better performance. The heel is still little to big for me, but I have a really narrow feet. Those took a little while to break and even now I still have to take them off after a climb. It is a shame that EMS is not caring them anymore. I bought last two pairs on sale in fall.

lisae - Jan 23, 2007 7:27 pm - Voted 2/5

5.10's Sapphire
I bought a pair of these shoes because they seem to fit well, like the 5.10 Black Diamond. However, the Sapphires are too soft and don't edge that well. My feet hurt every time I wore them. Now I only use them as an alternative shoe, when my other shoes are being resoled.

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