Five Ten Footwear
Five Ten is a German manufacturer of outdoor and athletic footwear. Founded in California in 1985 by Charles Cole, Five Ten is one of the top-selling climbing shoe manufacturers worldwide. The company's headquarters are located in Herzogenaurach, Germany. In November 2011, Adidas purchased the company for $25 million USD in cash.
|Charles Cole, Founder|
Five Ten actively sponsors events and athletes.
Five Ten has a number of professional athletes and teams to focus attention on their products. Five Ten has signed top athletes such as professional rock climbers Dave Graham, Janja Garnbret, Sasha DiGiulian, Tyler Landman, and Ammon McNeely as well as mountain bikers Sam Hill and Nathan Rennie in addition to top athletes in other sports.
Five Ten also sponsors events related to the specific sports for which their products are made.
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