a3ng25 wrote a review of Five Ten Team VXi Climbing Shoe on March 15, 2014
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.