The Unparallel TN Pro is a high performance, signature model; completely designed, projected and tested by Tomoa Narasaki.
Tomoa Narasaki is one of the world's best competition climbers. Having won two World Cups, one World Championship and flashed 8B+ by the age of 23, he brought his significant experience in climbing hard to bear on the design of the TN Pro - his signature climbing shoe.
In our view the TN Pro is essentially an improved version of the Unparallel Regulus (and Five Ten Hiangle), featuring a more refined, super comfy upper, super precise fit and 4.2MM RH rubber outsole - which will give you all the friction you need to stand on micro edges in steep angled roofs. The midsole is relatively (for this kind of shoe) stiff giving you lots of power through your toes, while the upper is unlined synthetic 'leather' which has a little but not much stretch so you don't have to worry about the shoes bagging out. If you looking for a stiffish, downturned performance shoe, honed for support, toe hooking and heel hooking then look no further.
Whilst you mightn't have heard of Unparallel shoes, they are far from new to the climbing shoe game. Based out of their Redlands factory in Fullerton, California, Unparallel rose from the ashes of Five Ten's US manufacturing headquarters, all of which relocated to China as part of the brand's assimilation into the Adidas family. Run by longterm Five Ten development and manufacturing associate Sang Lee, along with members of the original design team (who brought you many of Five Ten's most iconic models), Unparallel continues to go from strength to strength in both the rock climbing and mountain biking shoe categories.
Unparallel use rubbers based on the original Stealth compounds, all of which are sourced from the same factory which has long produced Five Ten's iconic rubber.