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Five Ten Guide Tennie Mid Approach Shoe - Men's

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    For the long haul.

    More than 30 years in production, the Five Ten Men's Guide Tennie Mid Approach Shoe hits the new season with extra support. Five Ten crafted its upper out of durable leather with the traditional stitching that the Guide is know for. The shoe's sole features the same Stealth C4 rubber that climbers use to smear their ways up to the tops of slippery slabs, so you know you can trust it on the approach to said slab. The compression-molded EVA midsole ensures that long-lasting cush that hikers look for. 

    • Leather upper
    • Compression-molded EVA midsole
    • Stealth C4 rubber sole
    • Item #FVT000Q

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    leather
    Closure
    lace
    Midsole
    compression-molded EVA
    Sole
    Stealth C4 rubber
    Claimed Weight
    [size 9] 15.9 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Do Not Buy These Shoes!!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    I decided to give this shoe a try because I have had good experiences with Five Ten's climbing shoes. I thought if they made good climbing shoes that the hiking/approach shoes would be good too. Man I was wrong.

    I purchased this shoe in April and stopped wearing them mid June (thats 3 months). That may seem like a short amount of time but I've hiked nearly 300 miles in this shoe and 200 of them were in the Eastern Sierra Mountains. Whatever discomforts and problems I've experienced with this shoes is from poor design and manufacturing.

    First of all the manufacturing quality of this shoe is poor. Its only been a few months and the soles have started to separate from the shoe. Out of the box they look great but once you start putting miles in these shoes they will start to disintegrate. I've had sub $100 trail runners that have lasted years and have withstood hundreds of more miles then these. For a shoe at this price range the poor quality is unacceptable.

    My main issue with this shoe though is that they are extremely uncomfortable. They take a very long time to break in. In fact mine never got broken in, they just always hurt my feet. I never experienced discomfort like this in any other shoe. Usually when I get a new pair of shoes I wear them for a couple weeks and expect some minor blistering while they break-in. After a couple weeks this is resolved and all is right in the world. Unfortunately for my feet this was not the case. The blistering never stopped. But hey, I was putting in a lot of miles so I expected some additional blistering and I can live with that. What I can't live with though is the mid high ankle support design on this shoe. For some reason the ankle support would just rub my achilles in such away that it felt like the shoe was slowly and methodically cutting my achilles in half. After several hours of hiking it would become extremely painful. I'm not talking about blisters here, this was internal swelling and pain and it happened repeatedly. I've never experienced anything like this in another shoe or boot.

    It looks like some buyers have had good experiences in this shoe but I can't imagine it. If you're going to be putting in some serious miles on the trail don't buy these shoes! Buy anything else, you'll thank me later.

    Awesome

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    These shoes are awesome! They make me look like I'm actually a real rock climber, the stealth rubber is great for scrambling, and they fit true to size! I wear an 11 in most every shoe I've ever had and the 11, while fitting slightly on the larger side, fits well.

    I have heard people say that they have had issues with the durability of these. So far no issues, but if I have problems I will update my review!

    Proven in Afghanistan.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    I had the shoes shipped to Afghanistan a few months ago, weird fit for the first few days but man they do form to your feet. I forget I'm wearing shoes most of the time when I wear these bad boys. Does really well when it comes to ventilation which was one of my worries. I love the ankle support. Will buy again once these shoes run up their mileage.

    Proven in Afghanistan.

    Great shoe until they fall apart

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Its tough to give these a rating. They are great approach shoes until they fall apart. They work quite well for scrambling, approaches and climbing. My first pair made it probably 5 months before I had to glue the soles back onto both shoes. That held them for another 6 months or so at least, but I don't think I should be having to glue the sole back onto a $160 pair of shoes. What finally did these in was a large crack showing up between the sole and the rand on the side of the shoe.



    Bought a new pair, and the same split happened withing 3 months. If this happened only once I would think mayyybe I caught it on something ungodly sharp somehow. But it has happened twice, in almost the same spot. Backcountry is exchanging them for a new pair, which is great. But it seems like 5.10 could figure out a way to make the soles a little more durable for the cost of these shoes. After this replacement pair comes it will probably be my last pair of 5.10's unless they new pair bucks the trend and doesn't start falling apart withing a few months of moderate wear.

    Great shoe until they fall apart

    Good shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11
    • Height: 6'
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I've had these for about two years and they are the most comfortable shoe I have. The leather stretched a decent amount and really formed to my foot. It was only after about a year and a half that the sole started to come off, which didnt bother me too much because I had hundreds of days of use out of them, and I also just put them back together with shoe goo which is still holding up.

    They work well for easy climbs (I haven't tried to do anything more than a 5.8 in them), but they really shine for scrambling and day hikes. I also used these for a couple hundred miles of single track in Moab, surprisingly they work very well for biking.

    I like to think of these as the closest thing to a go anywhere do anything type shoe. Just remember you'll have to mend the sole...

    Great Shoe! Sole detached for me also

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 195lbs

    Really comfortable. Awesome grip for approaches up LCC. Only negative is that the sole started to separate from the shoe after 4 months of 1-2 times a week climbing. On the positive side backcountry was super helpful with an exchange and worked through all my issues. Hope this new pair lasts cause they are a great shoe!

    Not all good, but not all bad....

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11.5 U.S.
    • Height: 6'3"
    • Weight: 230lbs

    Ordering, shipping, and comfort are all good. Now I bought these Jan. 22 2015 and already the sole has begun to detach itself from the rest of the shoe along with some of the other rubber. I have not worn them everyday and expected, for around $140.00 these would last at least 3 months, not one month. After closer inspection I also discovered they were from China. My mistake. I bought these because a friend recommended them. I will not buy these or this brand again. On another note thank you to Back Country for your good service.

    Not all good, but not all bad....

    Bummer Jared, 5.10 has an excellent group of staff that will make things right for their customers. I've blown the rubber off my Tennies from the tough approaches around YNP. Five Ten sent me a replacement pair ASAP. The Guide Tennies are rad! Sorry yours aren't working out for ya

    You must have got the runt of the litter. I've killed these shoes in Yosemite and Zion. I've done 30 some canyons, several killer adventures, and 5.11 climbing in these shoes. I've very much enjoyed my pair. They're ugly as sin now, but they've inspired 5 other friends to try the guides and well all adore them. Sorry for the rotten luck Jared...