Flagship

red point/white chalk

(6 customer reviews)

$169.95

The new Flagship is all-encompassing, from pinpoint precision work on high, outdoor sport routes, to low-percentage toe hooks in competition finals. The Flagship features a toe cap made of durable high-friction rubber and a simple, yet durable, one-strap closure system that provides a secure fit. The outsole is made from RS and RH rubber and split into two pieces. By separating the outsole, we achieved the maximum stiffness/rigidity and power to the toe whilst maintaining sensitivity with the rest of the foot, allowing for micro adjustments without transferring movement to the toe. It’s the shoe you want to have when ‘sending it’ is on the line.

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Description

FEATURES

  • 3.5 mm RS (front) and 4.2 mm RH (rear) split rubber sole
  • VD molded toe rubber
  • Midsole stiffness: Hard
  • Lined synthetic upper
  • Vegan

DATA

  • Approx. weight: 474 g (per pair)
  • Size: US 4-14 / EU 35.5-48.5
  • Fit: Aggressive downturn

COMPOSITION

  • Upper: Micro Synthetic
  • Insole: Micro Synthetic
  • Tongue:  Elastic
  • Strap: Synthetic Leather + Webbing
  • Rubber: RS rubber/RH rubber

CLOSURE

  • Single Velcro strap

UP RH / REAL HONOR

SHORE A76-80
[HARDNESS]
RESILIENCE13%
(REBOUND)
DIN ABRASION290
TOLERANCE+/- 5%
COMPOUND MIXINGCA, USA
CALENDAR/SHEETUSA
PRESSED OUTSOLEASIA
UNBEATABLE COMBINATION FOR PRECISION FOR EDGING AND STICKINESS FOR FRICTION.

UP RS / REAL SUPREME

SHORE A65-70
[HARDNESS]
RESILIENCE11%
(REBOUND)
DIN ABRASION285
TOLERANCE+/- 5%
COMPOUND MIXINGCA, USA
CALENDAR ROLLUSA
SUPERIOR TECHNICAL RUBBER COMPOUND DESIGNED FOR STEEP ROCKS/HOLD AND ALLOWS TO PULL IN WITH THEIR FEET.
SUPERIOR FRICTION, IT CONFORMS TO THE MICRO EDGES AND CRYSTALS.

Additional information

Weight 16.7 oz
Dimensions 12.5 × 5.8 × 3.7 in
US size

4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 14

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6 reviews for Flagship

  1. mike (verified owner)

    Cool new addition – toebox is stiff and sticky, heel fit is suctioned in. Comfortable out of the box and more high-volume than the TN Pro/Regulus, with a unique colorway and silhouette.

  2. TG (verified owner)

    Have had this shoe for a little while now and all I can say is this is REALLY good shoe. First shoe I’ve had in years that I feel like can do everything. The rubber is sticky, the shoe feels precise and accurate, and most of all it’s comfortable, even when sized correctly. Rubber is not too soft and not too stiff, it’s just right for the balance they were advertising this shoe to have. The toe hook rubber is pretty thick but soft, feels really solid when hooking. The heel is solid, does everything a heel should and does it very well. The heel has plenty of tension so that it won’t just slide off your foot on a really hard heel hook. Overall it just does everything right, I can’t find any cons. This is THE shoe for everything.

    Went with my street shoe for sizing and they fit perfect. Toe box feels pretty high volume while the heel feels tight, with no dead space. They broke in about 2 – 3 decently long sessions.

  3. Mickey Esparza

    If you’ve worn teal Hiangles or the Regulus, I would suggest going down a half size from what you wear in those. The reason for this is the midsole fit baggy on me and the heel felt loose after the shoe was fully warm. The toes and overall performance are still great, however.

  4. clarksafely

    First off, I really wanted to like this shoe. The newtro laces and the Vegas have been some of my favorite shoes, but dear god what were you guys thinking with this heel… it manages to be soft and floppy while also being hard and insensitive. The toe box is okay, I personally favor the Vega toe, but I understand how this toe works. It edges pretty well and is great for smeary volumes. Not to bad on the steep stuff either. But the heel is so bad that I cannot instill any confidence in any heel hooks. Totally ruins the shoe for steep sport climbing and bouldering. Try it on to see if it works for you, but if you like the newtro/Vega/Sirius heel, chances are this isn’t a shoe you’d like. Sized the same as the Vegas (1.5 down from SS)

  5. mcdoodledeedo (verified owner)

    I have been climbing in these shoes for about 3 month now and they’re performing quite well for edging and toe hooking. However, the durability of the shoe so far is alright? My left shoe stitching is good as new but stitching on my right shoe is falling apart. I don’t know if it’s normal but the seams on the elastic around the shoe opening are separating from the upper. I climb about two times (2hours) a week and wear the shoe at SS (comfort fit). I can easily slip the shoe on and off without any effort. I don’t know if it’s normal wear and tear for the elastic band to separate from the upper.

  6. Alek (verified owner)

    Awesome shoe! Bought these when they came out back in February and have climbed a great deal in them both outside and inside. The Flagship is currently my go-to shoe for almost everything in the gym, and functions as my go-to soft shoe for outdoor climbing (the Regulus LV is currently my favorite edging shoe). I particularly like them on rounded sandstone features.

    Structure and Function:
    Overall, I would describe the shoe as very soft, except for beneath the forefoot and behind the heel. You can fold the shoe up and put it in your pocket but at the same time the sole of the shoe does not bulge outward if you squeeze the shoe widthwise. I personally think this design is excellent, because it allows for full foot dexterity while still creating an excellent edging platform. The soft VD toehooking rubber stretches around your foot and provides excellent padding and grip for toehooks. The heel is similar to the Up Mocc, but with a great deal more tension. If you fit the shoe tight enough, then the tensioned slingshot rand will be fully engaged and the heel will not be baggy. The stiffer RH heel rubber allows you to crank on small features as well as smeary heelhooks. This is rarely a problem for me, but due to the flexibility of the split sole, the heel can roll off of holds if you are pressing off a heelhook with the outside of your foot. The moderately soft RS sole rubber provides excellent grip, and when combined with the stiff midsole (aka the stiff material between the rubber and the upper) it also allows for reasonably good edging.

    Fit:
    I would say that the Flagship caters to a narrower, higher volume foot with a high arch. This is peculiar because I happen to have a wider, lower volume foot. I feel like I still fit well in the shoe because the soft upper stretches around my foot nicely. My feet bulge past the edge of the sole rubber, but this personally does not bother me (in fact I prefer it). The higher volume toebox also allows for me to get my toes very curled without having too much pressure over top of them. I have a relatively low volume heel (though that might be changing due to cramming my feet in climbing shoes for so long now) and I still seem to fill out the entire heel cup. My high arch and low-volume mid-foot means I have to crank down the strap to pull the upper around my mid-foot. I ended up cutting the strap shorter because of this.

    Sizing:
    I wear a 7 USM street shoe, a 7 USM in the Sirius LV (6.5 USM for a tight fit), 6 USM in the Regulus LV for a tight fit, and a 5 USM in the Up Mocc for a tight fit. In the Flagship I wear a 5.5 USM. Held up to my foot, the Flagships end at about the base of my big toe (~1 inch shorter than my foot). They are very tight but not uncomfortable. I can wear them for about 20-30 minutes before my feet are pretty much numb. I assume this sizing and type of fit best suites the design of the shoe.

    Stretch:
    These have stretched probably about a quarter size. The main differences post break-in are that the upper softens up significantly, and the heel tensioning becomes more supple and flexible. When I first got them, I needed to put a plastic bag over my entire foot to get them on, now I don’t need a bag whatsoever because the heel has loosened up nicely.

    Quality:
    So far these have had the least issues of any pair of UPs I have owned. Pull tabs are currently in good condition, and overall, the shoe has only a few minor areas of delamination around the heel rubber and toe area. The stitching attaching the elastic to the synthetic upper is coming undone but this is not a huge performance problem.

    At the moment, these are my favorite shoes on the softer end of the climbing shoe spectrum! Thanks UP!

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