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Five Ten Guide Tennie Approach Shoe - Men's

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Guide Tennie Approach Shoe

While some approaches barely involve an approach at all, should you encounter a multi-mile hike out to your chosen crag, the Five Ten Guide Tennie is a worthy choice. 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 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.

  • Stay comfortable as you approach in this durable shoe
  • Rubber toe enhances performance on inclined surfaces
  • Water-resistant leather defends against wet trails
  • Stiff midsole provides stability and control on mixed terrain
  • Mesh lining keeps air circulating for temperature control
  • Lace closure dials in a secure, personalized fit
  • Item #FVT004C

Upper Material
split-suede leather
Stealth C4 rubber
Recommended Use
bouldering, sport climbing, trad climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Love These BadBoys!

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
5` 11"
235 lbs

At a recent trip to Moab, realized the "approach" shoes I brought were entirely inadequate; so I ordered a pair of these. FWIW: I wear a size 11 in everything and size 11 in these fits perfectly. These shoes are robust and feel great. I guess they need a little breaking in, but they worked fine for me right out of the box. I did yank the generic insoles out and replaced them with upgraded insoles with arches, and find they feel better underfoot for walking more than a short distance. Obviously I can't comment on their durability; but I don't abuse any of my gear and thus have never had a product "fail" on me. Highly recommend these shoes to you!

>Rating: 4

Great Approach/Hiking shoes

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
1 lbs

I love these. They did take a while to break in and they are a bit on the stiffer side. That being said, they've been my favorite approach shoes i've had so far. After about a year of intense use they're now falling apart. I'm not mad, it's to be expected. I have had friends complain about these not being durable though. Namely w/ the rubber becoming unglued and the stitching coming apart. I didn't have those problems though.

>Rating: 1

Horrible New Design

Horrible compared to the old Tennies. However, what is even more horrible is the customer service from Backcountry! They have a horrible return policy and are as big of a corporate business as REI, but REI actually has great customer service and policies. Save your time and money and shop at REI!

I have been doing business with Backcountry constantly for the past 3 years and have never, repeat NEVER had a problem with the customer service team there.

You work for R.E.I. Susan?

I have had only great experiences with their customer service.

>Rating: 5

Best Approach Shoes

I've put it through the wringer
Runs small
Size Bought
5` 7"
154 lbs

My third pair of Tennies, but this new version runs way smaller than previous versions. I was wearing a 9.5 for previous pairs - had to return and upgrade to 10.5 for this one.

>Rating: 5


I already have a pair size 11. A little snug, but great for more technical approaches or warm-up routes up to 5.9. So I ordered 11.5 and the shoes are smaller than the 11’s. Makes no sense. I would like to try a larger size but of course now they’re out of stock. Not sure how to rate the newer shoes (durability and performance)Based on my older pair..

>Rating: 3

fit and design has changed

Size Bought
11 med
5` 10"
145 lbs

Seems to me they've shifted the design and fit more toward a hiker and less toward a climber. I've owned several pairs of Guide Tennies over the years. This latest model does not fit me as well as previous ones. I ordered a size 11 and it fits like a 10.5. The heel and cuff are now more padded, like a skate shoe, and the toe box is roomier. Wide feet may like these changes. My low-volume ones do not. I am returning them so won't be able to try them on the rock but my sense is they will not climb as well. I guess I'll try to resole my old ones...