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
At high levels, downhill mountain biking is one long controlled crash. Have no fear — the Dust Up has you covered. 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. Available in three two-tone colors: Black/Black, Grey/Grey and Grey/Turquoise.
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
Midsole stiffness medium
Fit: low volume
Low cut upper height
Lace cover Velcro strap
The Dust Up low cut is a flat pedal shoe designed for all terrain use. 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.
Using an EVA midsole, this shoe excels with all day comfort for epic rides and long downhill shuttles. Instep Velcro strap keeps laces tucked in and tangle free. Perforated tongue for ventilation and breathability.