Finally, shoes designed specifically for your hardest days in the deep and narrow—the Five Ten Canyoneer Shoes.
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
The first time I tried out these shoes, I was absolutely blown away! They are incredibly sticky. INCREDIBLY! I found myself wandering around Zion walking up things that would make a mountain goat think twice! I wore them guiding canyons and had to constantly remind myself that normal shoes can't go where these shoes go. From slick wet sandstone to mossy boulders; you name it, these shoes will stick to it.
Also, these bad boys can take a beating! Canyon after canyon, scree slope after scree slope, they just keep on tickin'. I have had to replace the insoles and re-glue one of the toe pieces, but after all that they've been through, they're holding up pretty dang well. They also work great for wading boots.
They run pretty true to size, but I would recommend getting at least a size bigger to accommodate neoprene socks.
These aren't just great shoes for canyoneering, they're the BEST shoes for canyoneering. Period!
When will more sizes other than 8 and 10.5...
When will more sizes other than 8 and 10.5 be available? I want a size 12 and don't want to have to order from someone else.
It doesn't look like we will be getting any of these restocked in the foreseeable future.
If you are interested in those then check these out:
Will you be getting more sizes in the near...
Will you be getting more sizes in the near future? I would like to get a size 6 or 7 for my girlfriend...
We will be getting more sizes in, but unfortunately the smallest size we will be carrying is a size 8.
Great Canyoneering Shoe
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
This shoe works great when your digging your heals into the smallest of cracks. The grip on these shoes is reason alone to buy them. When your 50ft off the ground with your back on one wall and your feet planted on the other wall it's nice when you can trust your shoes not to slip. These soles work just as good if not better when they're wet too. Another great feature about these is the heel. They designed these to take one hell of a beating. The heel is wrapped about halfway up the back of the shoes in a hard rubber of sorts. So when your walking through the small cracks jamming your heel in so you don't slip and fall these shoes won't fall apart after a couple canyons.
Five Ten Canyoneer Shoe - Men's
Excels at what it's made for
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I'm a geomorphologist who works in a lot of high gradient bedrock streams, so I need to be able to keep a good footing while taking measurements or climb up/rappel down the occasional waterfall. I have been using approach shoes, but these seem to be much more tailored for river work. They drain very well and the rubber on these is exactly what I expect from c4: superb stickiness. The neoprene uppers won't dry fast, but that's obviously to be expected. The footbed that comes with the shoe is perforated, so that drains nicely. I wear these with some 3mm neoprene socks and did not have to change from my usual street shoe size (13). They are a bit stiffer than I usually like for my approach shoes, but that's a reasonable tradeoff for reducing a lot of the foot fatigue that usually accompanies walking on cobbles all day. The straps are very stiff, making them a bit tough to get tight, but that's really not an issue for me. I wear them a bit loose and have not experienced any hot spots yet. The upside of the heavy straps is that I feel they will take some serious abuse, along with almost any other part of this very well made shoe.
the only canyoning shoe...
these shoes are brilliant for what they are designed to be...fine for approach hike, stick like the proverbial to rocks, wet or dry - the soles on these shoes have no equal...the boot is heavy tho - just look at the amount of rubber and rear lug/heal support (remember these are a canyoning boot!), so not optimal for long hikes ie. 5+ miles...BUT as a fully functioning water shoe...i don't think they have an equal...with neoprene socks, there's not too much water that can stop them. Used throughout WWR/canyoning season in Japan - flawless. highly recommend. Fit is high volume, so if a narrower less arched foot, suggest a half size smaller, even if planning on neoprene socks to accompany.
These are basically the best shoe available for canyoneering, but have some flaws. They are bulky, and are definitely designed for those with high volume feet. Sizing can be tricky, especially if you plan to not always wear neoprene socks. I recently did a trip through Death Hollow in Utah, going through basically everything except snow (timber, sand, wet and dry canyon, etc.) and only wore the Canyoneers. They are a little heavy if you are doing high miles, but for sticking to wet or dry canyon walls or stream beds, they are perfect. I had to punch new holes in the straps since my feet aren't high volume, but the straps worked well overall.
Been Using these for Years!
I've been using these shoes for the past 3 years and I love them! I use them while Hiking, Rappelling down waterfalls, Canyoneering in wet and dry canyons, and Rafting! I wear a pair of 5mm neoprene socks that keep my feet warm and also protect against blisters! There is a lot of room in there so it you have narrow feet they will most likely slid around inside, but that really doesn't bother me too much.
Best Water Shoes Ever
I have bough six pairs of water shoes (Teva and Columbia) prior to stumble upon the Five Ten Canyoneering 2 shoes on one of my trips. The leader of the trip also is a member of local search and rescue and this is what the pros wore.
When I got home, I read up all reviews and found out these are the shoes people rent on Zion Subway trips. I also read that you need to wear a neoprene socks with this (preferable the 5MM thickness).
I wear size 10.5 and bought a pair that is 10.5, however, after the 5MM neoprene socks, it was too tight and exchanged it for size 11. Now it is comfortable with the 5MM neoprene socks.
Today I went on an 11-mile hike with a total of 16 water crossings. These shoes performed more than I can hope for. It is worth every penny. When in the water, these shoes had a great gripping power even over the slippery rocks. When on trail, with the 5mm neoprene socks, it became a comfortable hiking boots. Lots of ankle support and gripping power when scrambling over rocks. No worries about blasters in wet socks. I would highly recommend these shoes for anyone go on a trip need water crossing and hiking without have to change shoes after each crossing.
Best Canyoneering Shoe Period
What can I say but Wow. This is by far and away the best Canyoneering shoe ever made. The sole is super sticky. The show is built bomber. Water drains quickly and the show dries quickly also. You will be wearing these with neoprene socks, so try them on with them. I have combed 5.9 in them and they where the next best thing to a climbing shoe. I would advise trying them with a 2mm pair and a 5mm. It is a good combo because you will be covered for weather water and colder water.
Best Canyoneering Shoe Period
What can I say but Wow. This is by far and away the best Canyoneering shoe ever made. The sole is super sticky. The show is built bomber. Water drains quickly and the show dries quickly also. You will be wearing these with neoprene socks, so try them on with them. I would advise trying them with a 2mm pair and a 5mm. It is a good combo because you will be covered for weather water and colder water.
Maybe not for women?
I am 5'9, and I wear a 42.5 shoe. That is a man's 9.5 or a womans's 11. The 11/9.5 was slightly short, and a bit wide. I wouldn't risk it as I'd end up with toe trauma. The 43 was OK in the length but the boot was too wide. On the tightest buckle, my foot was still moving in the boot. I had to send them back.
I am planning a 15 day (50mile) hike up a...
I am planning a 15 day (50mile) hike up a heavily bouldered and wooded river and considering the optimum footware to use. The hike will be nested between 70 mile kayak trips in to and out from the river. I wonder if these type of shoes are feasible day after day for 15 consecutive days - how problematic would it be have you shoe rubbing in a wet boot for so long a period? Thanks in advance. The river is the Susan in Labrador Canada.
I am originally from Labrador, and have spent a lot of time prancing around the woods there. I have also done multi day canoe trips over rugged and rocky terrain. I have a couple points for you.
1. You should always have two pairs of footwear, when you can. One wet one dry. you would be surprised how much better you feel with dry feet.
2. You are going to want something with a solid bottom also. The last thing you need is a foot strain when you are 7 days in. It is easy to do, I did it last year
Would this shoe be functional in a race...
Would this shoe be functional in a race where there's a combination of running + Swimming + climbing? I'm doing the Tough Mudder and I'm not sure if these will hold up for 13 miles when it may be lots of running up and down hills.
I would say no. These are heavier than what you'd want in a running shoe, swimming with them is only to get from A to B (in a canyon) and there are better climbing/approach shoes that you could run in. These are primarily for canyoneering where you need traction and stability and can make the other sacrifices. Check out this shoe, which has the same (or very similar) traction, but is much lighter and easier on the feet for running. http://www.backcountry.com/five-ten-guide-tennie-approach-shoe-mens
Great shoe, just not for me
This shoe looked very sturdy and well made. Great sole and I liked the materials used on the upper. Plus it just looks cool. However, I am a girl, and this is definitely a man's shoe. Even with a thick sock, the shoe was impossibly wide for me. Also, I was unable to tighten the top of the shoe securely enough around my ankle to prevent my foot from flopping around. Overall, way to big for a female foot/leg. Because there are apparently no water- canyoneering shoes in women's sizes, at least not that I could find, I ended up going with the men's Keen gorge boot. Still pretty wide in the toe box, but at least I am able to tighten the top enough that I think it'll work. Haven't had a chance to backpack with them yet, but am looking forward to trying!
Five Ten Canyoneer
The Five Ten Men's Canyoneer is a premier wet water canyoning shoe that friends also use for river hiking, kayaking/padalling, etc. My only complaint is narrow feet do not fit well. You can help fill out the space wearing thick 5mm wetsuit socks.
The Best Wet Canyoneering Shoe Ever!
The Canyoneer 2 Shoe has not changed for a few years because how change you change something that is already the best! Excellent grip, heel cage and added ankle support in the neoprene upper help keep those ankles from rolling, double layer mesh to let water in and out without letting sand in. I wear a 5mm neoprene sock with this shoe so be sure to get a half size bigger so you don't squish those dogs!
Mandatory for Zion
There's a reason 9 out of 10 canyoneers in Zion wear these boots. They rock. Rubber that's sticky, but still wears well, enough holes to drain but not pick up sand and gunk and enough support for the hike in.