Designed specifically for deep and narrows slots.
The Five Ten Men's Canyoneer 3 Shoes' hydrophobic upper, quick-draining design, and ultra-sticky soles make them a solid choice for canyoneering. A combination of mesh, welded rubber, and TPU help these shoes battle water when you have to wade through the cold and smelly remains of flash-floods, and the Stealth S1 rubber soles provide the Shoes with the traction you need when stemming narrow slots. New to the Canyoneer 3 is an asymmetric lace closure system with mesh pocket which is simple and dependable in canyons. Although Five Ten made these shoes for technical canyoneering, the shoes have also found a solid following with both rafters and whitewater kayakers.
- Mesh upper with welded rubber overlays
- Bonded TPU heel cup
- Lace closure with tuckaway pocket
- Compression molded EVA midsole
- Stealth S1 rubber sole
- Item #FVT001F
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I start to use them a two monts ago, all weekends and they star to fall apart, compare to the first two models this are the worst investment for canyoneering. The only part I like is the good grip in wet canyons, but bad support for the ankle than the first two. They let some little pebbles get inside easily because the material, you need to clean them often when you are using them. I have some pics if you want to see what I m saying.
Used for fly fishing..
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I haven't worn them for canyoneering yet, but took them in the river a few times over fishing waders. They're super light-weight and comfortable, so seemingly so far so good. Grips well on wet rock.
Peeling soles after 5 trips.
These shoes are less than a week old.
Don't waste your money.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
Stealth rubber soles have very good grip (but not as good as the older Canyoneer 2)
As a canyoning guide I put a lot of miles on my shoes in a short time. I've had many pairs of every generation of the Fiveten Canyoneers, and they have always had durability issues. Peeling soles, breaking buckles, material wearing through at the ball of the foot...they just don't last very long. The new version, in addition to retaining all the same durability issues (except now you have lace loops breaking instead of buckles) is less comfortable, has less grip on wet rock, and most annoyingly, the top of the shoe no longer closes tightly around the ankle, so it basically acts a funnel for any sand or gravel that you walk through. Enjoy lots of stones in your shoes? Great, buy these.
In the past, I've dealt with the durability issues because there was no other option, no other shoes had the same grip. Now, however, Adidas have purchased Fiveten, so they now have access to Stealth rubber for their own shoes. While the Adidas Hydro shoes have some issues as well, they seem to be far ahead of the Fivetens in durability, and now they are even or perhaps better in the grip department.
Please don't encourage Fiveten to keep producing this terrible product by wasting your hard earned money on it.
Is there a reason backcountry.com doesn't sell the smaller size (size 7) of this shoe? Women like canyoneering too!
Yes, Backcountry is doing you a favor by keeping you from buying this shoe. Evidently they like people with small feet more than people with big feet.