This shoe is built for punk rock downhillers like Chris Kovarik who like to pin it in all conditions. The Five Ten Karver provides mid-height ankle support with moderate padding for comfort and control. The supportive action leather uppers and lace covers offer protection from the elements, and the Stealth® S1™ outsoles are maybe the stickiest interface between pedals and feet available.
Stealth® originally set out to develop a rubber that would actually improve climbing by increasing the amount of body weight rubber could bear before its bond broke away from steep rock faces. After several years of research and experimentation, Stealth® rubber was born. Stealth’s® unparalleled success in the climbing world made other athletes take note. The demand for other Stealth® sport applications was so high that Charles Cole returned to the lab to develop additional sport-specific formulas. The development of a new formula involves years of field-testing, with some of the worlds’ best athletes using these sport-specific compounds in applications from water and snow to rock and trail. Each of the rubbers in the Stealth® family is specially formulated to excel in specific conditions, but they all share Stealth’s® unique blend of high friction and shock absorption. The difference between Stealth® and other brands on the market is obvious. Quite simply, Stealth® maybe provides the best friction on earth.
Stealth® S1 is the ideal compound for hiking and mountain biking shoes because it absorbs far more shock than traditional rubber outsoles. The high friction rubber is also designed for durability.
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