Who is Unparallel Shoes [UP]
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
No matter what the trail throws your way, the West Ridge has what you need to tackle what’s ahead. Constructed of high-grade leather and featuring high friction outsoles, this shoe is a complete BMX, base, slack and/or skate package.
Outsole and Upper
compound RH outsole perimeter / “3.7” mm THICKNESS / “75-80” Durometer
compound VC outsole center tread / “4.2” thickness / “58-63” durometer / non-marking
Midsole stiffness: medium soft
Fit: low volume
Mid-cut upper height
Velcro instep cover
Lock down TPU heel strap
The West Ridge mid-cut is a flat pedal shoe designed for all terrain use. Constructed with a dual compound outsole using higher durometer RH for the outer perimeter and softer, vibration absorbing VC compound for the center tread.
A higher durometer compound at the perimeter makes for an overall more durable and consistently fitting shoe. The low rebound properties of the VC compound center tread is superior at absorbing vibration and eliminating pedal feedback.
With our lock-down TPU heel strap and mid-cut collar height construction, overall fit is comfortably snug. Velcro instep cover to keep laces tucked in and dirt out.