We put three models from the climbing shoe manufacturer Unparallel through their paces for you. We climbed the plastic and drove to Switzerland's sunniest area, Ticino. The focus was on the Flagship, Lyra and Leopard II models.
About two weeks ago we got you the Flagship presented in an article. But we not only tested the flagship from Unparallel on the rock for you, but also the two models Lyra and Leopard II. Which model is suitable for which climbing and in which size you should buy the shoes, you will find out in the latest product test by Action Talk TV.
Unparallel climbing shoes tested at Gear Talk
About the climbing shoe manufacturer Unparallel
In 2003, Sang Lee, a trained mechanical engineer, began making climbing shoes for Five Ten. Due to his expertise in the mixing and processing of rubber, his passion and his constant drive for improvement, it was not long before he also took over the entire development and production of the Californian brand.
But in 2011 the premature end came: The family company Five Ten was taken over by Adidas. Six years after the takeover, Adidas decided to close the branch in Redlands - and thus to end the cooperation with Sang Lee.
But the ambitious Schumacher didn't want to give up: So Sang Lee decided to continue the production of climbing shoes in Southern California together with a small team. The Unparallel brand was born. Due to decades of experience in development and production as well as the networking in the climbing industry, it didn't take long for Unparallel to make a name for itself - and the climbing shoes to gain popularity in the scene.
Of course, Sang Lee and his team remain true to their philosophy: While other brands buy their soles and relocate production abroad, Unparallel continues to manufacture their shoes in Sang Lee's factory in Fullerton, California. All production steps are carried out at the California headquarters.