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Five Ten Dragon VCS Climbing Shoe

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Dragon VCS Climbing Shoe

Five Ten originally designed the Dragon VCS Climbing Shoe with input from some of the strongest, most imaginative boulderers around, and now it's back for new seasons of challenging projects and first ascents. This climbing shoe's downturn is more aggressive than most of Five Ten's climbing shoes, and its combination of a stiff toe and forgiving heel provides a stable, supportive platform for steep to overhung terrain. The Stealth HF rubber sole optimizes grip on the same terrain. Five Ten made the upper out of soft microfiber for reduced stretching, and the extended toe rand excels at toe hooking.
  • Aggressive climbing shoe designed for bouldering
  • Sharp downturn feels still at toe and soft at arch and heel
  • Stealth HF rubber optimizes grip on steep terrain
  • Microfiber upper with extended rand offers minimal stretch
  • Asymmetric hook-and-loop closure gives quick-and-easy entry
  • Item #FVT004H

Upper Material
microfiber
Lining
unlined
Closure
hook-and-loop
Midsole
soft
Rubber
Stealth HF
Profile
downturned
Asymmetrical Curvature
aggressive
Claimed Weight
7.6oz
Recommended Use
bouldering, sport climbing, trad climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 5

Great steep edger

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
9
Height
5` 10"
Weight
160 lbs

Super good steep bouldering shoe, also nice for steeper limestone and such.. similar to the lace up, but feels a bit stiffer to me, with a stronger edge. Really easy off n on, and comfy for such a high performance shoe. Great heel hooker, like the lace, without the hassle. Again, microfiber is awesome.

>Rating: 5

Bomber

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

I love these bouldering/sport climbing here in SLC and in the gym as well! They really won't stretch once you get them. I am usually an 8.5 street shoe, and got an 8.5 in these as well. They fit tight for sure, but I love the close fit. I feel like I can edge on anything now.

>Rating: 5

Savage Performance Shoe

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Not exactly the same as the previous dragons, but a similar toebox feel and a much deeper heel. Still very pointy, soft, and sticky. Sizing is approx 1/2 size bigger than the original lace-ups - i.e. size 9.5 Dragon VCS = size 10 Dragon Pre-2019. These have become my go-to shoe for general gym climbing, the moonboard, Rifle, Joe's Valley - feel great on everything!

I'm assuming the advice to size down 1/2 size would also apply for someone coming from a Blackwing or Anasazi VCS? The Blackwing was roughly the former velcro version of the Dragon.