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 Men's 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 traction 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.
- Durable, comfortable approach shoe for your next climb
- Extra rubber on toe adds protection on the incline
- Water-resistant leather upper keeps light moisture out
- Compression-molded midsole provides long lasting comfort
- Mesh lining keeps air circulating for temperature control
- Item #FVT002Y
What do you think about this product?
April 7, 2019
Sticky but Durability Isn't Great
This is the stickiest approach shoe I've owned (compare to Sportiva, Scarpa, and the old Patagonia Cragmaster), but I've struggled to put as many miles on them as other options on the market. I've warrantied two consecutive pairs (which they gladly replaced) due to the bottom rubber delaminating from the toe piece, which has left a gaping hole in the front of the shoe. When the shoe is new and intact, these are super sticky and inspire confidence on technical terrain.
January 4, 2019
Great canyoneering shoe
Whenever i'm going into a dry canyon in Southern Utah I grab these. They are comfortable enough for long approaches and give tons of grip for stemming, climbing and down climbing. They have help up to dozens of canyons which it more than I can say about all the other shoes I have ever used in canyons.
September 16, 2018
I've owned a few different pairs of Five Ten and lLa Sportiva approach shoes. The guid tennie takes home gold. not only are the very comfortable they can also climb very well. I did a 5.10 in them and felt super solid through the crux. the hold an edge very well. The one big downside is the size. They're super bulky. the actual sizing is fine, i wear an eleven street shoe and an eleven in the guid tennie. its just that they look a bit like you're wearing a brick on your foot. otherwise it's a great shoe and i would highly recommend
June 8, 2018
I've actually never written a review but these shoes are so bad that the experience has spurred me to start typing. Based on my short time with the 2018 Guide Tennies, I presume that basically every climber who used to work at 5.10 has quit and now their shoes are designed by skaters. No pros to list so here are the cons: 1. De-laminated after a few weeks! One trip up Royal Arches and already the sole is peeling off! 2. SUPER bulky: Not only do they look foolish (it looks like I'm wearing clown shoes when I have them on) but it's also super sketchy to try and do any mild crack climbing with these. 3. Heel cushioning has already collapsed. Honestly I didn't think it was possible to get so many aspects of a shoe wrong. It's like they tried to make a terrible shoe. 4. Sizing. As some other reviews mention, the sizing makes no sense. I normally wear a US 10 for approach shoes so I can be a bit more confident with mild 5th class, but I had to go up to 11.5 in these. YIKES! STAY AWAY! I guess I'll look for older versions or switch to La Sportiva...
May 14, 2018
These shoes are awesome. Super comfortable, very versatile, very sticky rubber, plus they look good!
March 1, 2018
Great shoe. Incredibly comfortable. Very sticky rubber for those slabby approaches
November 30, 2017
Warning: 2017 fit is WAY smaller
I bought my first pair of Guide Tennies in 2016, and instantly fell in love. Posted 'em to Instagram and wore the sole off them in 1.5 yrs, hiking, mountain biking, and daily wear (even to the office -- they stayed cleanish for a long time). Some of the most comfortable and useful shoes I've ever owned. A few weeks ago, I ordered the 2017 in the same size. When they arrived, I was stunned: way too small. Returned them for a half-size larger, and, after waiting for those to arrive was *once again* disappointed: still too small. I wasn't willing to risk ordering a full size up from my normal size, so I ordered a leftover pair from 2016 at a discount. Just received them, and the fit is identical. I'm set for one more year... but then what? Five Ten, you made me so happy -- and then, very sad.