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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
- Q & A
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 11âs. Makes no sense. I would like to try a larger size but of course now theyâre out of stock. Not sure how to rate the newer shoes (durability and performance)Based on my older pair..
fit and design has changed
- Size Bought: 11 med
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 145lbs
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...