Precise, versatile, and a best seller – the Vapor V opens 5.15 performance to the masses, with an asymmetric and slightly downturned fit and Bi-Tension randing. Rather than jam toes forward, the rand connects beneath the toes and pulls backwards to the heel structure, the opposite of slingshot randing. The result? Power and precision, married to a stretch-gusseted airmesh tongue for comfort and Vibram XS Edge rubber. Sticky, energized, comfortable shoes for anything steep, indoors or out.
Vibram XS Edge
Developed to provide maximum edging support, the VIBRAM XS Edge compound delivers excellent pure grip while adding improved firmness for the most challenging edging moves. Thanks to an improved resistance to plastic distortion, it keeps its shape even after hours of use, maintains consistent feel in both hot and cold temperatures, and is formulated for improved durability.
Basically, a reverse slingshot rand that's anchored under the critical toe area and connects directly to the heel rand, only there's nothing basic about it. The patent-pending system actively pulls power from the toes, rather than cramming your toes painfully forward, giving immediate performance with less tension. And that means less rubber, making your shoes lighter, more sensitive and more reactive.