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Unparallel Up Rise VCS

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All climbing shoe models fit differently. We put together our 'shoeculator' to help you find the right size in a new model, compared to your old climbing shoes or street shoes.
Choose from the options below to find your size in the Unparallel Up Rise VCS
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This sizing advice is based on two pairs of brand new shoes. Leather shoes tend to stretch more than synthetic shoes. When switching from synthetic to leather you may want to select a smaller size.
As Cyprus Hill said "Cause what goes up must come down, so we gotta rise up to the Higher ground". The Up Rise VCS is the Unparallel all-round shoe, perfect for high level sport climbing, trad and bouldering, as well as training. It has a flat profile and a full sole made from 4.2 mm Unparallel Real Honor rubber, which is a medium stiff compound making it great for supporting your foot on longer climbs and edging on tiny holds, suiting the Up Rise to slabs and technical faces. It has a two velcro strap closure to hold your foot in place, allowing quick and easy adjustments to fit for easy on/off comfort and a rubber toe patch of softer Unparallel Virtual Demping rubber making it supple enough to not create hot spots on your toe knuckles, giving extra protection for crack climbing and malleable contact rubber for toe hooking. The heel is form molded with a high tension achilles band for precision fit. It has a breathable padded tongue and a lined synthetic upper for comfort and very minimal stretch, this shoe should give excellent durability.

Built on a last that is almost identical to the Five Ten Anasazi VCS with an updated molded heel mechanism and Unparallel rubber.

**technical Specifications**


- FLEX: Medium stiff


- SIZING AND FIT: Medium Foot

- LAST: Slight asymmetry

- SOLE MATERIAL Real Honor®™



- LINING: Lined

- TOE PATCH: Virtual Demping

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.
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