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Five Ten Guide Tennie Approach Shoe - Men's

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    The choice of professional guides and dirtbag climbers worldwide.

    If your idea of a relaxing weekend is a ten-mile approach to a thousand-foot fourth-class ridge climb, then the Five Ten Guide Tennie is definitely the approach shoe for you. This low-profile, lightweight shoe has a Stealth C4 sole–the same ultra-sticky rubber that's found on Five Ten climbing shoes. This shoe's incredible friction will make the approach slabs to Half Dome or a few pitches of 5.6 a walk in the park. Whether you're making a quick run up another North Cascades ridge climb or slacklining in Camp 4, your feet will be happy in the Guide Tennie.
    • Item #FVT0005

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    suede, synthetic
    Closure
    lace
    Midsole
    compression-molded EVA
    Sole
    Stealth C4 rubber
    Claimed Weight
    13.2oz
    Recommended Use
    bouldering, casual, hiking, trad climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

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    Good, Not Great

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 8.5
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    Ive had these shoes for about two months now and have worn them daily for work and for climbing approach. The fabric on the inside of the heel is already starting to wear down and will be a hole soon. The rubber on the bottom has held up so far and sticks well on approaches.

    I usually wear a size 9-9.5 and ended up with an 8.5. These shoes run large.

    Solid Approach Shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 129lbs

    High quality and heavy duty approach shoe. This shoe has lasted one season and I believe it'll last many more. It has great grip for those fun LCC approaches.

    Nice Shoes, Brah!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    They fit snug, have super grip, and provide the comfort and stability you need for an easy day on the rocks. I sized a half size down.

    Runs large

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large

    Size down, I'm wearing the same size in this shoe as I am in tight 5.10 climbing shoes...If you own a pair of 5.10 climbing shoes sized tight, that will be a comfortable fit for these

    Pretty Good

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11.5
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    The rubber is awesome, they look cool but that is about it. The laces are not the best, the toe is not that great and my heel swims in the shoe. I've talked to a few others and they said the same thing (I tried and 11 and 11.5 and my heel swam in both but the toes were too tight for an approach shoe in the 11).

    In terms of climbing, they dont inspire confidence. After leading some Cascade alpine trad in them, they were kinda scary.

    In terms of walking they are ok it is pretty user preference at that point.



    After using them for 11 months almost everyday, (walking to class, climbing, hiking, walking on some snow fields before switching to mountaineering boots, standing on ladders) they have held up pretty good but are starting to fall apart and the leather is almost done.

    Pretty Good

    Taking you to new places!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large

    These shoes are great, they grip well and feel nice and sturdy. Shoes do fit about a half size large! Took them on a long distance backpacking trip through Granddaddy Basin here in the Unitas in Utah and they preformed really well. They are soft on the bottom so will feel sharper rocks as you hike/walk. Over all really great.



    I also plan to use these for bike packing, haven't had a chance yet to test them on the bike. Will be back with feedback

    Taking you to new places!

    Another solid shoe from 5.10!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 43

    Bought these for my husband. May run large if you're a climber. For every day multiuse (walk, bicycle, longboard, discgolf, hike, ect...), he says they fit true to size like the other 5.10 shoes he has had (Sam hill impact, barons, freerider, aescent) He wears them almost every day and they preform as expected. The Stealth rubber has awesome grip on just about every surface. They are extremely comfortable and seem to be well built. Zero complaints as long as the soles don't need to be glued back together. We've owned multiple 5.10 shoes and these are another that I'd buy again.

    Size Down

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 9
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    I'm a true size 9, slightly wide foot. The size 9 in these way to long, and a little wide. this is definitely a good shoe for someone with a wide foot, but make sure to size down a half or full size.

    UPDATE

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    5.10 stealth rubber is definitely one of my favorites and after moving on from my Scarpa approach shoes I'll say that statement isn't unfounded. These stiff approach shoes are very resilient. There's generous cushioning inside and plenty of rand to protect the piglets from getting bruised. I did get a heel blister during the break-in period but it was minor. The Tennies are legendary for a reason and my favorite part is that the tongue stays where I want it and doesn't drift. Too early to speak on durability but they've held up to intense hiking, scrambling and cragging.

    EDIT: I initially gave these shoes a 5-star rating however after less than 3 months of use on mixed terrain they are delaminating in a hard way. Everything about these shoes is amazing but I can't recommend them until Five-Ten can fix this issue. It breaks my little heart to say so because I'm such a huge fan of Five-Ten and Stealth Rubber but this seems to be a recurring issue with the new Tennies.

    UPDATE

    Great all around shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 9.5
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    Can't say how much I love these approach shoes. Comfortable and supportive enough for a spontaneous 10 mile run in Sinks Canyon, Wyoming, enough grip to comfortably lead moderate routes when you're too lazy or your feet hurt to much to put on your climbing shoes, and the durability to withstand repeated jamming in splitter cracks. They do seem to fit a bit large however with a thicker pair of socks they are just perfect. Be careful wearing them in places where black streaks on the ground from the rubber are unwanted e.g. Your parents kitchen floor.

    Great MTB Shoe!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10.5
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    I may be using these for other than original intent/design, but love them with my flat pedals mountain biking. They are stiffer than the Freerider by 5.10 and offer more toe protection.
    The materials are very rugged and clean-up well from the forest gravy. Hope you give them a shot.
    There can be some variation in the size. I've had several pair and they've been slightly diff. though all 10.5's
    Cheers

    Great Approach Shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These shoes are great for getting to the base. With 5.10 rubber on the bottom for sticking to the rock and a solid toe rand for making the jamming moves on the approach. The sole can be a little stiff at first but give them time and they will be one of your most comfortable shoes you wear to the crag.

    Way better than others and great value

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 8
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 158lbs

    Five ten makes awesome rubber. I am indifferent toward the style, but all approach shoes are lacking in that category. It is extremely comfortable and useful for everything but snow and sludge. Doubles as a hiker. Supple but firm as any shoe I've owned. Very confident walking down slabs in this shoe. I've been pretty amazed at the stickiness on the decent! Have owned for a while and shows little to no wear.

    Terrible Quality

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

    I've had these shoes for roughly four months now, and they've just about disintegrated. Five Ten has been incredibly inconsistent lately with construction (more than usual due to Adidas changing things around?). I will admit I am quite hard on approach shoes since I use them for everything from routesetting to long alpine approaches, but within these four months the bottom of the sole has peeled from the tip of the toe to the ball of my foot (both shoes have the peeling issue but the left is the worst) and a sizable hole in the right upper. The peeling started about two weeks into owning the pair and I was constantly repairing the sole and trying any sort of glue that work. This did not only happen to my pair as well, I work for a company that gets a great deal on Five Ten and the same issue has happened to my coworkers as well.

    To be fair, they do climb very well. But that's the only reason I'm giving them two stars. Also, the rubber on the bottom of the shoes did not wear down too fast, which is nice if you wear your approach shoes a lot.

    If all you want is to look like a rock climber and wear some approach shoes to the bar, by all means get these. They're comfortable and look good. But if you truly put your shoes "through the wringer" do your self a favor and get something else (my Scarpa Crux lasted about 18 months of incredibly hard use and are still going)

    Love/hate

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 8.5
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    My absolute favorite pair of climbing shoes are Five Ten Blackwings. I wear a 10.0 in them, and that's a very tight, bouldering fit. They're insanely durable, although they took quite a bit of breaking in.

    The tennies are... the opposite? I'm an 8.5 (!!) and probably could still go down a half size, they're comfortable as all hell but they have more or less disintegrated in the ~40 days I've worn them. They were AWESOME on true 4th class climbing (South ridge of Superior here in the Wasatch) and they're confidence inspiring in terms of grip. I guess if I did a lot of leading 5.easy trad routes these would see more use.

    Sizing is bizarre - even compared to other Five Ten products - and they aren't super durable. But otherwise they're awesome. I'd like to keep a pair in the shoe quiver for 4th class / easy 5th class stuff... but for the price it's a tough sell.

    Edit: I have the leather, not the canvas.

    RUNS LARGE

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large

    This is the first size 10 shoe or boot that was too big for me. Definitely runs large. I think Five-Ten and or Backcountry should make this more evident. Of course they didn't have it in a half size smaller so I had to look elsewhere.

    Runs large

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs large

    Bought it for my boyfriend for christmas because I've heard awesome things about them. Got them in his street shoe size but they seemed maybe a half size too big. Have to return them but there are no more in a smaller size. Bummer

    Who has experience with different versions of the Guide Tennie?
    There seem to be about 3 versions of the Guide Tennie: (1) the older version with dot rubber all the way to the toe and a "5" on the side of the heel, (2) the newer version with a smooth "climbing zone" toe area and "5.10" on the side of the heel, and (3) a canvas version. Does anyone have experience with these versions and their differences in sizing, durability, and climbing/hiking performance?

    I haven't used the older version. However, the difference between the 2 newer versions is that the canvas model is way more breathable but less durable whereas the non-canvas tennie is not as breathable but a bit more durable. All the Guide Tennies have super sticky rubber, but as with all gear there are trade offs. Sticky rubber that provides the best traction will wear down more quickly than harder rubber soles. Some rocks/terrain will wear them down sooner than others. E.g. my boyfriend's Guide Tennies are coming with us to Squamish, where I know that scrambling on granite will be much rougher on the shoes than our local limestone or hiking.



    Hit me up directly if you have any more questions!

    Unanswered Question

    I wear a size 11 in the Anasazi VCS and they fit like a glove, anyone have an idea of what size I should be looking at?
    Thanks

    Unanswered Question

    I wear an 11.5 in Pearl Izumi running shoes, 11 in Hoka's. How is the sizing on these? Thinking 11.5 but also thinking 11.

    Can you mountain bike in this shoe? They seem to be a good all around outdoor shoe.

    Hey,

    you could do that however as it is a nice stiff shoe so you will have good transfer to the pedal. My hesitation would be the toe has a large smooth surface for smearing on rock that might be relatively slick on a flat pedal. If you are interested in trying a pair I would be happy to set up an order with a free return label, and if they don't work we can get you into a better shoe. Hit me up at the info below if you have other questions or would like to get an order going.

    Dan Gates

    Expert Gearhead

    Office: 800-409-4502 ext. 4491

    dgates@backcountry.com

    I wear an 11.5 in my Brooks Cascadias. Should I go with an 11.5 in FiveTen?



    Also. Is the juice worth the squeeze? $130 is steep, pun intended.

    I went out on a limb and ordered an 11 in the Guide Tennie Mid and they fit perfectly. Been using the heck outta these bad boys for the last few months and the juice is definitely worth the squeeze. Handles up to 5.7 without any issue. Personally I didn't feel comfortable pushing them past that. Also, I'll just say that when the rock is wet, nothing sticks.

    if i were to wear this shoe as a everyday shoe would it be uncomfortable?

    Hey Kyle! No these shoes are made to be worn till they're dust. Friends and me wear the Tennies EVERY DAY here in Yosemite Valley. Where you can bike to the El Cap meadow for a pick nick and awesome view, then decide to scramble up the East Ledges or hop on the Big Wall! But like Angus stated, the sticky Stealth Rubber soles are created and designed for rock scrambling or a heinous approach. Life on city streets might cause premature wear, but they're really bomber shoes!

    Hey Kyle! No these shoes are made to be worn till they're dust. Friends and me wear the Tennies EVERY DAY here in Yosemite Valley.  Where you can bike to the El Cap meadow for a pick nick and awesome view, then decide to scramble up the East Ledges or hop on the Big Wall! But like Angus stated, the sticky Stealth Rubber soles are created and designed for rock scrambling or a heinous approach. Life on city streets might cause premature wear, but they're really bomber shoes!

    Will these fit wider feet? My feet are...

    Will these fit wider feet? My feet are pretty damn wide compared to most so I'm looking to stay away from sportiva which general is more narrow. anybody know how well these might fit?

    I'm a teenager with a size five foot. Does...

    I'm a teenager with a size five foot. Does 5-10 make these in my size. I'm dying to get a pair.

    I had a pair of Guide Almighties a few...

    I had a pair of Guide Almighties a few years ago, i liked the shoe but the sole really marked up the floor. They would leave scuff marks and if wet, a black residue. Any idea of this is still the case? These had the c4 sole as well.

    I've had no problems with these Five ten Guide approach shoes marking up the floors. I've had mine for a year or two, can't remember. I bought them when they were in their 2nd iteration. I love them for basic climbing, but also as a work shoe. I'm a project manager and go up on pitched roofs, climb trees, and climb multistage scaffolding to inspect, direct, etc in my work world, and these are just awesome. At home I have white Travertine marble flooring in the entries & exits, and the kitchen and bathrooms, and light oak flooring in my office. The house also has pale gray carpet, and I have never had a bit of problem with marks on any of the floor coverings.

    Unanswered Question

    Write your question here...I am a E - EE....

    Write your question here...I am a E - EE. Will this shoe work for me?