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
- Q & A
Warning: 2017 fit is WAY smaller
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 10.5
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 160lbs
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.