The hottest thing in climbing since the invention of the first climbing shoe.

Climbers rejoice—the Five Ten Team VXi Climbing Shoe is finally here to keep you from peeling off plastic and other slippery surfaces. This innovative shoe features Five Ten's brand new and highly acclaimed Stealth Mi6 Rubber, the same rubber that was used in the latest Mission Impossible movie for scaling skyscraper windows. This rubber offers unbeatable friction on any surface so whether you're shifting your weight on a slab problem or throwing a hard-to-reach toe hook, the Team VXi will keep your foot where you want it. The synthetic suede upper material molds to your foot so you have no dead space between your toes, and the material is so lightweight that the Team VXi is Five Ten's lightest modern performance shoe. Its hook-and-loop closure system makes the shoe easy to put on and quick to take off.

Thanks to Five Ten's Active Arch Support that provides a glove-like fit, the Team VXi helps you pull your body towards the wall whether you're hooking a ledge or toeing in a small, slippery jib. That, combined with the Fish Hook midsole, allows you to feel the smallest divots on your foot as if you weren't wearing a shoe at all.

  • Synthetic suede upper
  • Hook-and-loop closure
  • Fish Hook (soft) midsole
  • Stealth Mi6 Rubber
  • Active Arch Support
  • High asymmetrical curvature

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1 5


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

These shoes won't last. The rubber is so thin even the gym will eat through them VERY quickly.

Mine lasted a few days on steep to overhanging granite before busting open. Even while feeling them out at the store I was worried, but now my ponderings are correct and I wish I could go back in time. Bummer, money wasted.

How do these compare to the solutions? I...

How do these compare to the solutions? I wear a 40.5 in the solutions and 40 in muria lace.

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Solutions are far more sturdy! Thicker rubber and stronger rand overall so they keep their shape.

The stealth rubber composite breaks down faster and they lose their shape, not to mention you can't edge with the Team, AT ALL!

4 5

Wonderful shoe. Sizing

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

This is a great shoe for the south, and any place you need to smedge. I read from 5.10 that your street shoe would be perfect. I tried them outside and inside and was upset with how baggy they were.

Truth be told get a size down or a little more.

3 5


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

People need to be aware that this shoe is in no way created for an all around shoe. The Five Ten CEO stated that "this shoe is not for edging so don't even try, thats not what its for." THis shoe is great for roof climbing and steep gym climbing. Thats it. I prefer the classic black team shoe. It has very soft rubber but will last a little while more and can handle the occasional edge now and then. Again, people tend to get stoked on new gear and don't realize that this shoe is only specific for polished holds, roof & gym climbing.

4 5

Great and sucks

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

As everyone says, the rubber is super soft. You can mold it to the shape of your hand if your hand is warm. The shoe feels great on. It's the best shoe I've ever worn for toe hooking. I wore the arrowheads for a little while and I think the heel in this shoe is smaller. My regular shoe for the past 2 years has been the testarossa though and these vxi weren't good enough to replace them. The shoes do fine for general climbing. They're excellent for toe hooks. They fail you on the small footwork where you need to place the front of your toes on a small edge; its painful because the rubber is so soft. So I would suggest these as a special project shoe for climbs with hard toe hooks and lack of small point-of-the-toe foot holds. I didn't have a problem with edging on the inside or outside edges or with heels.

I wear 9.5 sperrys, 40 testarossas, 10.5 arrowheads, 10.5 vxi; all the climbing shoes fit me about the same at those sizes.

4 5

Very specialized shoe

This is an interesting slipper but it is very specific in its uses. It's super soft and sensitive. I've had a pair for ~3 months. The fit is true to street size; I wear a 10 street and a 10 in this shoe which makes it very snug but not uncomfortable. I can wear it for long periods of time. You need to get used to taking this on and off; you fold back the heel to get the forefoot in before pulling the heel on. For comparison 10 is a painful fit for me in the Blackwings, so go about a half size smaller than Blackwings/Dragons. It's the same last but the rubber is softer so the fit is more forgiving. The heel is the larger Dragon heel and not the smaller Blackwing heel.

You won't be edging in this shoe. The outer edge especially is basically useless. It's just too soft. The inner edge is usable with "smedging" but not as well as a stiffer shoe. Like the Futura, with this shoe you end up toeing into everything. The Futura offers more toe support, though. This shoe will really work out your big toe. Smearing of course works great in this shoe, as does toeing in, but don't believe the walks-up-glass hype.

There is generous (though very thin) toe rubber and toe hooks are fantastic. Heel hooks are iffy. On tiny, marginal heel hooks this shoe works well. The sticky soft rubber digs into tiny crimp-sized edges. The only catch is the heel fit is a bit baggy. But the heel fit is low profile around the ankle so on bigger hooks you will often find rock digging directly into your achilles tendon quite painfully (for comparison, I don't experience this with the Shamans or Solutions).

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Do you know when you will get more size...

Do you know when you will get more size options in stock? I'm looking at somewhere around a size 7.

First day

First day

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I'm sorry, but if that's from one day's use your footwork is poor. Look how far into the ball you wore the lettering off. I've worn this shoe and you've either got a defective pair or you unreasonably abused them to do that in a day.

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I won't buy shoes from 5.10 anymore. They fall apart FAST and when that happens because of warranty issues the company's customer service is TERRIBLE! It took them over 3 months to send me new shoes the last time I had a pair and I was in Bishop when my Dragons fell apart on a climbing trip. They lasted only a few sessions in truth. Not acceptable for a shoe that tares and rips apart.

Only size 11's? Did the rest sell out?

Only size 11's? Did the rest sell out?

Responded on

Hey there! That is correct, most sizes have already sold out. We do have a back order on these shoes and we hope to have these back in stock early October. It's really hard to estimate a date of arrival so just keep checking back!

Any new information to share about a...

Any new information to share about a shipment of these shoes? I read and was told July to late August would be an approximate in stock time range. I am mostly wondering if the company is still waiting on the arrival of the shoes or has any new information to share on any new possible time ranges we would be able to purchase the shoe

Best Answer Responded on

Hey there, thanks for your question. Unfortunately it's really hard to estimate a time of when this item will be back in stock. We are still waiting on the arrival of the shoes and currently we have a date of middle/end of September. I apologize for the wait, please keep checking the site. Hope this helps.

Do you have any idea when you guys will...

Do you have any idea when you guys will get these in?

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Hey there - thanks for the question!
We do have 2 shipments coming in. The approximate arrival dates are toward the end of July and mid to end of August. Sorry we can't provide more exact info - but they are coming! Keep checking back!