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    63 Reviews

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    Size Down

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 9

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    Lightweight and looks good too!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 8.5

    I like this shoe although I have seen that they have had mixed reviews here. I've used it as my approach shoe for the last year for ski mountaineering missions and have enjoyed how light they are and they offer enough waterproofness for most days in the mountains. The biggest plus for my is how light they are. I hate traveling with heavy, bulky shoes. These are neither. They also look decent if you want to wear them around town. Another plus if you're like me and you don't always want to rock your mountain gear all over the place. For people using these in wetter regions, I recommend the mid-GTX because these will get your feet wet after hours in the rain or in slush. Also, they fit a little bit bigger than their true size. I've had no issues with the sole of these shoes yet. The only reason these shoes don't receive a 5 is that they don't track that well on snow or slippery rocks. They work adequately but not amazingly.

    Lightweight and looks good too!

    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

    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

    First Impressions

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large

    They say first impressions are important. (My way of telling myself my review is worth something.)



    Anyways, picked these up because I was tired of falling on my butt on descent trails and freaking out on exposed slabs. I was a little skeptical about approach shoes going into this purchase and thought they might be just a clever marketing tactic to sell more stuff to people with too much money.



    I grabbed a pair size 12 (I am normally size 12.5 running shoe) and they fit pretty good. I have narrow feet and getting them tight enough requires a lot of cinching. Right out of the box they feel super comfortable and fit with a little room in the toe box like my normal street or hiking shoes. I think I would prefer them a half size smaller though for aid climbing.



    I took them out to Yosemite last weekend to give them a try and I was blown away with how well they climbed! They stick to granite almost too well. We had to hike a descent through a really loose and steep gully and not once did I slip or have to worry about my feet!



    I really like the design of this shoe and even though it is still new to me and I don't have much to compare to, I can vouch for every other review that these shoes climb really well!



    Sizing can differ a little based on what you want out of it. A little smaller if you want a good aiding shoe or a better climbing shoe. A little bigger if you want a shoe good for more hiking than climbing. Also if you have narrow feet like me and don't mind less room in the toe box, dropping a half size might help.



    Overall I am really happy with these shoes and looking forward to many trips of not falling on my butt or freaking out on those exposed slabs.

    First Impressions

    A redesigned classic

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

    Fiveten has redesigned the classic tennie. It now sports a more supportive heel, and instead of classic dot rubber they now have stealth rubber soles with an edging section on the big toe. Still a classic in my opion!

    Yosemite's Shoe

    Everyone and their mother wear Five Ten shoes in the Valley, and for good reason! Nothing sticks like STEALTH, gives great protection, and takes the abuse from the outdoor world like these shoes!



    Left to Right- Aescent- Guide Tennie- Guide Tennie Mid GTX.. chillin at the base of Generator Crack- Yosemite Valley

    Yosemite's Shoe

    Everything Shoe!

    Landon practicing his aid game. Guide Tennie's work great for several reasons:

    -Their stiff soles make standing in ladders all day much easier on the feet.

    -The super sticky STEALTH rubber and edging power give more confidence to you when making those 5.8 mandatory free moves.

    -Lightweight, saving you the burden from clunkers attached to your harness.

    Everything Shoe!

    Guide Tennie

    Stealth rubber making tracks on Red Rock sandstone... definitely the favorite among friends!



    I noticed there wasn't a Tech Specs listed, so here are some product specs off FiveTen.com



    Upper Material: Nubuck Leather

    Closure: Laces

    Last: ErgoNomic

    Midsole: Compression-molded EVA

    Sole: STEALTH C4 rubber

    Weight: (size 9) 14.43oz- 407g each, but Caribbean/Grey is slightly heaver at 15.9oz- 450g

    Recommended Use: Climbing, Hiking.

    Guide Tennie

    great but don't last

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 10.5

    These shoes are great and stick to any approach you can imagine, but I've only had mine for 5 months and the soles are de-laminating. I only use them when I go climbing so I cannot figure out why the rubber is falling apart so fast. Overall great for involved approaches, but not built for long at all.

    Awesome

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I haven't pushed the Tennies to their limit on 5th class approaches yet but they definitely feel like they can handle it. Great grip, comfortable and stiff enough to confidently edge on, without compromising in-town walk-ability. Very true to size.

    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!

    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.