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Last Updated: 05/26/2019

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  #1

Mad Rock Men's Drifter Climbing Shoe

Model: Drifter-M   |   Asin: B004RF6O0E

Don't let this shoe's looks fool you. Having climbed grades up to V15, the Drifter proves an astonishingly great value. By steering clear of some of Mad Rock's more technical features, this wallet friendly classic puts competition on it's wake.

Features

  • Color: Grey
  • Heel Traditional Heel
  • Upper Material Premium Leather
  • Closure 2-strap Velcor
  • Weight (US M 9) 223g or 7.86oz
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Brand: Mad Rock   |   Manufacturer: Mad Rock

Item Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 13 inches (10.2 x 15.2 x 33.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 8 x 12 inches (10.2 x 20.3 x 30.5 cm)

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  #2

Butora Endeavor Tight Fit Climbing Shoe - Women's

Model: ENDTIGHT-LAV-5.5   |   Asin: B01C7KFRSK

The sister of the Endeavor, with a lower cut on the heel and ankle area to suit women. The Endeavor gives you power and precision where you want it. The slightly asymmetrical toe shape comfortably follows the natural line of the foot, and the shoe has an innovative triple fork webbing system for custom fitting. With its unique features and super solid construction, the Endeavor will meet and exceed your high expectations as a great all-around climbing shoe.

Features

  • Fully lined with 100% organic hemp fabric to minimize stretch while resisting odor development
  • Moisture-wicking split-leather foot bed for comfort and custom fit to your toes
  • 3D injection molded full lengths variable thickness polyurethane midsole for torsion rigidity and precision edging.
  • Super sticky 100% butyl Butora F5 rubber sole.
  • Size up half-size for a tight, aggressive fit, or full-size for more comfortable fit.
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Brand: Butora   |   Manufacturer: Butora

Item Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 13 inches (10.2 x 15.2 x 33.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 13 inches (10.2 x 15.2 x 33.0 cm)

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  #3

Five Ten Women's Rogue VCS Climbing Shoe

Model: WOMENS ROGUE VCS-W   |   Asin: B00CY8PR1I

Five Ten, the Brand of the Brave, is a leader in performance, high-friction footwear. From downhill mountain bike racing to rock climbing, from wing suit flying to kayaking, Five Ten makes footwear for the world's most dangerous sports. The Redlands, California-based company has been producing cutting-edge designs and proprietary Stealth rubber soles for nearly 30 years. With the help of top national and international athletes and guides, combined with a world-class rubber-testing and R&D facility, Five Ten is the shoe brand of choice for the world's most exciting athletes.

Features

  • 3.5mm Stealth C4 Rubber
  • Closure: Velcro brand strap / elastic
  • Weight: (Size 9) 7.9oz /224g each
  • Upper Material: Split Grain Leather
  • Midsole: N/A
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Brand: Five Ten   |   Manufacturer: Five Ten

Item Dimensions: 4 x 7 x 13 inches (10.2 x 17.8 x 33.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 8 x 12 inches (10.2 x 20.3 x 30.5 cm)

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  #4

La Sportiva Women's TarantuLace Performance Rock Climbing Shoe

Model: 10Q   |    Mpn: 10Q-Turq-Parent   |    PartNumber: 10Q-Turq-Parent   |   Asin: B07CFWRHSV

The La Sportiva TarantuLace is the super-comfortable, high-performance solution for any climber looking for one shoe to do it all. Designed for intermediate climbers, the TarantuLace features a rugged rubber heel rand, grippy FriXion RS rubber soles, and a low- asymmetry RN45 shoe shape, lending plenty of grip, support, and sensitivity. Refusing to sacrifice comfort for technical performance, the synthetic leather overlay lacing harness adds great support for beginner to mid level climbers, and the unlined leather upper and breathable lined tongue are comfy and soft. Whether hitting your local gym wall or an expert-level pitch, this one-quiver climbing shoe will keep you moving up.

Features

  • FAST LACING SYSTEM - Quick-pull lacing harness allows for precise regulation of inner volumes; Wrapping the foot snugly for excellent support, fit, and comfort
  • ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE - Designed to help intermediate climbers smear, hook, and edge like pros; The aggressive rubber heel rand, sticky FriXion RS rubber soles, and low-asymmetry RN45 build let climbers find purchase on edges with great sensitivity and without pain or cramping
  • CLIMB IN COMFORT - From the gym to the crags, the classic unlined leather upper is soft and comfortable; Lined tongue controls moisture and enhances breathability; Synthetic leather overlay adds just the right level of support
  • BUILT TO LAST - This indoor/outdoor climbing shoe is constructed from high quality materials; 1.8mm LaspoFlex at the midsole and 5mm FriXion RS at the sole make the TarantuLace as stable as it is durable
  • TIPS FOR BUYING - Rock climbing shoes are designed to fit differently than other footwear; Be sure to reference the La Sportiva size chart in the product images for more accurate sizing; The fit should be tight, but not painful, and without pressure points
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Brand: La Sportiva   |   Manufacturer: La Sportiva

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  #5

La Sportiva Tarantula Women's Climbing Shoe

Model: 10K-301301-34   |    Mpn: 10K   |    PartNumber: 10K   |   Asin: B01NAGDMKV

This comfortable shoe is easy to use and easy to get on and off in a flash. The unlined upper is excellent for moisture management and super comfortable on your foot all day. The shape is round and higher volume for the climber not looking to mangle their feet yet aggressive enough to perform when needed. The highly adjustable closure system adapts to multiple foot types and shapes.

Features

  • Comfortable unlined leather upper provides all day comfort
  • Long lasting sticky FriXion rubber sticks to plastic and rock equally as well
  • Highly adjustable closure system adapts to various foot types
  • Asymmetrical shape helps beginning climbers push the grades at a faster pace
  • Excellent all around hook and loop closure entry-level shoe that excels at gym climbing, cragging and is slightly more aggressive than the traditional beginner shoe
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Brand: La Sportiva   |   Manufacturer: La Sportiva

Item Dimensions: 5 x 6 x 14 inches (12.7 x 15.2 x 35.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 5 x 6 x 14 inches (12.7 x 15.2 x 35.6 cm)

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  #6

Evolv Skyhawk Climbing Shoe - Women's

Model: EVL0335-105   |    Mpn: EVL0335   |    PartNumber: EVL0335   |   Asin: B077VYYLVM

Evolv's latest and greatest all-rounder. The Evolv Skyhawk is built on an updated last that fits all climbers from beginners to advanced.

Features

  • Improved fit
  • New high quality material
  • Treated with a new anti-microbial mesh material to eliminate odor
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Brand: Evolv   |   Manufacturer: Evolv

Item Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 14 inches (10.2 x 15.2 x 35.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 14 inches (10.2 x 15.2 x 35.6 cm)

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  #7

Evolv Elektra Climbing Shoe (2014) - Women's

 PartNumber: EVL0188   |   Asin: B07CQSZ8RQ

Redesigned for 2014 in two colorways, the Elektra is the top selling women's shoe in the USA. It offers an amazing combination of comfort, performance and value. This shoe is ideal for beginning to advanced climbers and performs in both the gym and on the rock. For women and men with low-volume feet. Plush, bedroom slipper comfort. Hook and loop closure system. Perforated synthetic upper.TRAX Rubber TRAX XT high friction rubber is formulated to be the highest performing rubber on the market. TRAX XT has a perfect balance of high friction and edging power on different types of rock and plastic holds while performing consistently over a wide range of temperatures. evolv continually works towards being environmentally conscientious and sustainable. We realize that due to the nature of manufacturing we can never be fully green, but we strive to do our best to minimize harm to the environment. With this goal in mind, evolv and TRAX Rubber have developed eco-TRAX, a recycled content high friction rubber compound and started using it on products beginning Fall 2008, making evolv the first climbing shoe company to use a more environmentally friendly rubber on climbing shoes. The technology comes from decomposing selective pre & post consumer rubber waste and then reprocessing it to make a useable compound. Currently, 30% of the eco-TRAX compound used on select parts of outsoles is recycled material, however we plan to use a higher recycled percent compound on other applications that don't require maximum friction.VTR3D With VTR3D, the high wear zone of the rand is thicker, while low wear areas are kept thin to reduce pressure points and hot spots around your foot.

Features

  • Profile: Asymmetrical
  • Upper: Synthetic (perforated Synthratek upper); Lining: Nylon (comfortable and plush)
  • Midsole: MX-P: 1mm sensitive half-length
  • Rand: VTR rand (thick front toe area)
  • Sole: 4.2mm TRAX high friction rubber
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Brand: Evolv   |   Manufacturer: Evolv

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  #8

Evolv Raven Climbing Shoe - Women's

Model: EVL0250-WNE-4   |   Asin: B019ZYSLXY

Built on a new low-volume, semi-asymmetric last and high quality unlined leather that stretches slightly and molds to your foot, the Raven provides a comfortable performance fit for all-around climbing. The split tongue with non-stretch Exo-skeletal overlay wraps the foot and helps maintain the fit and accommodates narrow to average volume feet.

Features

  • Profile: Asymmetrical
  • Sole: 4.2 mm TRAX high friction rubber
  • Rand: VTR rand (thicker at toe)
  • Upper: Leather
  • Midsole: MX-P: 0.6 mm half-length midsole
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Brand: Evolv   |   Manufacturer: Evolv

Item Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 14 inches (10.2 x 15.2 x 35.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 14 inches (10.2 x 15.2 x 35.6 cm)

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  #9

So iLL Runner Climbing Shoe

Model: RUN-95   |   Asin: B07C4V9RM7

Inspired by a retro running shoe, the Runner embodies simple aspects of classic footwear while retaining the functionality of a high-performance climbing shoe. The Runner comes in Low Volume and Regular Volume to accommodate the differentiating widths of a climber's foot. We suggest guys order a half size up from street shoe size for a tight and functional fit and ladies order one size down for a tight, functional fit.

Features

  • Fishhook Thin Midsole
  • Thick Padded Tongue
  • Three Point Closure System
  • Dark Matter Rubber
  • Downturned Toe
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Brand: So iLL   |   Manufacturer: So iLL

Item Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 13 inches (10.2 x 15.2 x 33.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 13 inches (10.2 x 15.2 x 33.0 cm)

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  #10

Scarpa Women's Vapor V Climbing Shoe

Model: VAPOR V-W   |    Mpn: 70034/002TUR   |    PartNumber: 70034/002TUR   |   Asin: B00S1GWTCW

A proven classic that combines a curved, technical profile with a super-comfortable upper to bridge the gap between downturned performance and flat-lasted comfort, the Vapor V helps the advancing climber push into more demanding terrain and offers all-day comfort to the quiver of an experienced climber.

Features

  • New split sole allows for more flexibility
  • Lower tension on the achilles offers all-day comfort
  • Bi-Tension active randing system provides maximum toepower
  • Dual powerstrap closure allows adjustable fit
  • Vibram XS edge provides incredible grip and durability
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Brand: SCARPA   |   Manufacturer: Scarpa

Item Dimensions: 5 x 7 x 13 inches (12.7 x 17.8 x 33.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 5 x 7 x 13 inches (12.7 x 17.8 x 33.0 cm)

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  #11

Evolv Elektra Climbing Shoe - Women's

Model: EVL0290-SP-95   |   Asin: B01MT15431

The classic Evolv Elektra gets a major upgrade for 2017. Not only does it have a fresh new look, but features an improved, more anatomical fit. The new high quality upper material, Synthratek VX, offers a soft but secure fit and is treated with a new anti-microbial mesh material to eliminate odor and the build up of bacteria.

Features

  • A major upgrade to Evolv's best selling women's shoe
  • New anti microbial mesh to eliminate odor
  • Improved fit
  • New upper material, Synthratek VX, for a soft feel and secure fit
  • Fresh new look
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Brand: Evolv   |   Manufacturer: Evolv

Item Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 13 inches (10.2 x 15.2 x 33.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 13 inches (10.2 x 15.2 x 33.0 cm)

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  #12

Black Diamond Women's Momentum Climbing Shoes

Model: BD570106MERL1051   |    Mpn: BD570106-Parent   |    PartNumber: BD570106-Parent   |   Asin: B077SNRB5G

Designed to provide unparalleled comfort for all day cragging and gym sessions, the Momentum is a two-strap Velcro shoe built with a women's specific last and combines innovative technology with a classic, flat-last design to create an entry-level shoe that excels in performance. With an upper fabric that consists entirely of our Engineered Knit Technology, the Momentum provides stretch where you need it, support where it matters and all around exceptional breathability. We've also added a micro-fiber liner to the front of the shoe to minimize stretch and maximize comfort. The Momentum's durable, NeoFriction rubber is unique in that it's molded-inspired by the way we forge our carabiners-versus cut from one sheet of rubber. This is our engineered solution to optimize our shoe's rubber and rands for weight, consistency and comfort. Built for all-day comfort on moderate routes, boulders or gym sessions, the Momentum features a soft-flex midsole for sensitivity and is the perfect entry level climbing shoe.

Features

  • Neutral, flat last for vertical climbing or all-day comfort. Women's specific last provides customized fit. Engineered Knit Technology upper provides exceptional breathability and comfort.
  • 4.3mm NeoFriction rubber is built for durability and molded for optimal comfort, consistency and weight. Soft-flex midsole for added sensitivity and all day comfort. Two Velcro straps for fit adjustability.
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Brand: Black Diamond   |   Manufacturer: BLACK DIAMOND

Item Dimensions: 5 x 7 x 13 inches (12.7 x 17.8 x 33.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 5 x 7 x 13 inches (12.7 x 17.8 x 33.0 cm)

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  #13

Mad Rock Agama Climbing Shoe

Model: 446115   |   Asin: B07CMQ2NJB

The Agama gives you the almost symmetrical toe box for a comfort fit. Built with premium leather and durable straps, this model will be the go to for all day climbing shoe when worn comfortably but can still give you great performance when downsized properly.

Features

  • Classification: All Around Performance
  • Closure: 2-strap
  • Stiffness: 3
  • Shape: Asysmetric
  • Upper Material: Syn Flex/Premium Leather
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Brand: Mad Rock   |   Manufacturer: Mad Rock

Item Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 13 inches (10.2 x 15.2 x 33.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 13 inches (10.2 x 15.2 x 33.0 cm)

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  #14

SCARPA Women's Force V WMN Climbing Shoe, Ice Fall/Mandarin Red, 40.5 EU/8 2/3 M US

Model: 70018/002   |    Mpn: 70018/002   |    Ean: 0666898643172   |    PartNumber: 70018/002   |   Asin: B01HTP41Z8

Bringing high-performance features to a flat, less aggressive last, the redesigned force v features a softer, more compact construction that strikes the perfect balance between all-day comfort and climbing performance

Features

  • Low-charged V-Tension Active Randing conserves energy for all day efficiency
  • Vibram XS Edge provides incredible grip and durability
  • Technical flat-lasted construction delivers all-day comfort and performance
  • Snug heel cup and padded mesh tongue ensures day long cushioning
  • Dual power strap closure allows maximum adjustability
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Brand: SCARPA   |   Manufacturer: Scarpa

Item Dimensions: 5 x 7 x 13 inches (12.7 x 17.8 x 33.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4.4 x 6.7 x 12.7 inches (11.2 x 17.0 x 32.3 cm)

First Available: 2017-02-20

Amazon Price: $101.11 | as of 05/26/2019(2:13am pst)
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List Price: $130.00

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  #15

SCARPA Women's Origin Wmn Climbing Shoe

Model: 70025/002   |   Asin: B07S325JNR

The starting point in our climbing career is of fundamental importance. It gives rise to the genetic building blocks that shape our climbing lives. The origin offers a lush leather upper, giving a feeling of padded luxury that is rarely found in a shoe aimed at encouraging people to start climbing. The flat profile and relatively relaxed randing ease the climber's feet into a cocoon of comfort. The hook-and-loop closure keeps the foot snug and well positioned during use. The origin introduces scarpa's vision rubber, a proprietary compound that is both sticky and resilient to all the conditions that new climbers feet with experience.

Features

  • Passive randing offers classic performance
  • SCARPA's proprietary Vision rubber
  • Flat lasted construction delivers all-day comfort and performance
  • Dual strap closure allows for maximum adjustability
  • Women's specific last
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Brand: SCARPA   |   Manufacturer: Scarpa

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  #16

Ocun Strike LU Climbing Shoes - SS19

 PartNumber: 02431   |   Asin: B07QLVSLD6

Ocun Strike LU Climbing Shoes Strike is a typical all-round climbing shoe. Its slight asymmetry gives it a sport climbing shoe character, while its other characteristics offer convenient comfort. It is suitable for those who need sufficient performance and at the same time need to wear climbing shoes all day long. Microfibre Upper Constructed using a microfibre leather upper, the Ocun Strike LU Climbing Shoes are worthy of any outdoor adventure. Designed to provide the right amount of flexibility and support, the upper conforms to the shape of the foot yet, retains its elasticity for a better, more supportive fit. The microfibre upper ensures the shoes hold their shape for long that other leather equivalents plus, its soft on the skin for complete comfort. A perforated tongue sits comfortably against the skin and allows cool air to circulate throughout the shoe so you can remain cool, dry and comfortable at all times. An extended toe rand runs around the edge of the shoe to provide added protection from loose debris and terrain plus, it increases toe hooking for a more efficient climb. Completing the upper is a lacing system which runs down the centre of the upper to ensure a perfect, stay-put fit. 2D Fit Middle Midsole The midsole of the Ocun Strike LU Climbing Shoes is low in profile to save on weight and increase underfoot feel. The 2D fit middle midsole strikes a perfect balance between sensitivity and hardness so you can increase underfoot feel and have the confidence to tackle tough climbs at the same time. The construction of the midsole increases toe support and helps to direct toe force vectors into one spot for ultimate comfort when climbing. A twill fabric insole has also been used on the midsole for added comfort, twill fabric is well known for its softness and durability. CAT Rubber 1.1 Developed using CAT 1.1 Rubber, the Ocun Strike LU Climbing Shoes provide a perfect balance of durability and traction. This highly resistant rubber has und

Features

  • Microfibre Leather Upper - Ensures flexibility and support.
  • Perforated Tongue - Increases ventilation.
  • Extended Toe Rand - Supports secure toe hooking.
  • Lacing System - Provides a tighter, snugger fit.
  • 2D Fit Middle - Strikes a balance between sensitivity and durability.
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Brand: Ocun   |   Manufacturer: Ocun

Item Dimensions: 4.72 x 5.12 x 12.99 inches (12.0 x 13.0 x 33.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4.72 x 5.12 x 12.99 inches (12.0 x 13.0 x 33.0 cm)

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New Releases

  1. SCARPA Women's Origin Wmn Climbing Shoe
  2. Ocun Strike LU Climbing Shoes - SS19

Most Wished For

  1. La Sportiva Women's TarantuLace Performance Rock Climbing Shoe
  2. Mad Rock Men's Drifter Climbing Shoe
  3. Evolv Elektra Climbing Shoe - Women's
  4. Evolv Skyhawk Climbing Shoe - Women's
  5. Butora Endeavor Tight Fit Climbing Shoe - Women's
  6. Evolv Elektra Climbing Shoe (2014) - Women's
  7. Black Diamond Women's Momentum Climbing Shoes
  8. La Sportiva Tarantula Women's Climbing Shoe
  9. Five Ten Women's Rogue VCS Climbing Shoe
  10. Mad Rock Agama Climbing Shoe

Most Gifted

  1. La Sportiva Women's TarantuLace Performance Rock Climbing Shoe
  2. Evolv Raven Climbing Shoe - Women's
  3. Mad Rock Men's Drifter Climbing Shoe
  4. Evolv Elektra Climbing Shoe (2014) - Women's
  5. La Sportiva Tarantula Women's Climbing Shoe
  6. Evolv Elektra Climbing Shoe - Women's
  7. SCARPA Women's Force V WMN Climbing Shoe, Ice Fall/Mandarin Red, 40.5 EU/8 2/3 M US
  8. So iLL Runner Climbing Shoe
  9. Black Diamond Women's Momentum Climbing Shoes

Top Selling

  1. Mad Rock Men's Drifter Climbing Shoe
  2. Butora Endeavor Tight Fit Climbing Shoe - Women's
  3. Five Ten Women's Rogue VCS Climbing Shoe
  4. La Sportiva Women's TarantuLace Performance Rock Climbing Shoe
  5. La Sportiva Tarantula Women's Climbing Shoe
  6. Evolv Skyhawk Climbing Shoe - Women's
  7. Evolv Elektra Climbing Shoe (2014) - Women's
  8. Evolv Raven Climbing Shoe - Women's
  9. So iLL Runner Climbing Shoe
  10. Scarpa Women's Vapor V Climbing Shoe



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