For the last 18 years Sang Lee [owner] worked with 5.10, Sang Lee owned the production facility and took care of all R&D and production for 5.10
Unparallel shoes was started by Sang Lee in 2017. Sang Lee is close friends with the founder of Five Ten, Lee handled development and production of Five Ten rock-climbing and bike shoes up until Adidas closed the Five Ten Redlands outlet in 2017 and ceased partnership with Lee’s Fullerton-based factory.
After parting ways with Five Ten, Lee started UP and brought along former employees for production in California and for new a UP gym in Redlands where Five Ten headquarters were.
About the Shoes
The high-performance Up Link mountain biking shoe is the versatility you need for long days in the saddle or very short, very fast race days. Constructed of breathable synthetic TPU leather, your feet will feel energized all day long and the patented “virtually damping” rubber sole will absorb energy and vibration during your ride. With the lacing and velcro-combined system, you’ll get exceptional performance and confidence, even on the most demanding trails. Clip-in, turn-on, tune-out. Available in Black/Charcoal Grey or Charcoal Grey.
Outsole and Upper
Compound RH outsole perimeter / “4.0” mm THICKNESS / “75-80” Durometer
Compound VD outsole center tread / “3.5” thickness / “45-50” durometer
Cleat plate internal mounting
Stainless steel hardware
Midsole 55 asker c
Cleat plate firm
Fit: low volume
Low cut upper height
Lace cover Velcro strap
The UP link low cut is a clipless compatible shoe designed for all mountain use. Working with Shimano, Crankbrothers, Time and Mavic cleats and pedal systems, the UP Link outsole is designed with a few unique features for all mountain madness.
Constructed with a dual compound outsole using higher durometer RH compound for the outer perimeter and softer, vibration absorbing VD compound for the center tread.
Cleat fasteners are internally mounted keeping the bolt head protected. No more hassling with stripped and mangled cleat bolts. Our goal was to make cleat adjustment quick and hassle free.