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Five Ten
Niad VCS Climbing Shoe

4.472222222222222 out of 5 stars
36 Reviews
Current price: $120.00 Original price: $150.00
20% off
Color:Mesa/Core Black/Ftwr White


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Why We Like The Niad VCS Climbing Shoe

If our route has more than three pitches, we strap on Five Ten's Niad VCS Climbing Shoe to keep our feet happy for a day on the wall. The unlined upper lets our feet breathe while providing weather-resistance, durability, and buttery smooth softness no matter how cold it gets at the crag. Since the microfiber upper doesn't deform with age like leather, we easily get three resoles out of every pair.


  • Beginner climbers' one-quiver shoe or cragsmen's multipitch shoe
  • Flat with low curvature for all-day comfort on the wall
  • Stealth C4 rubber is Five Ten's classic compound for optimal grip
  • Medium-stiff midsole gives support even when not strapped on tight
  • Unlined synthetic upper feels soft like leather but stretches less
  • Item runs small, so we recommend sizing up for best fit
  • Item #FVTZ12Q
Upper Material
Lyliane microfiber
2 hook-and-loop straps
full-length Bontex (2mm)
Stealth C4 (3.5mm)
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
Asymmetrical Curvature

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 36 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 5 reviews
5 Stars - 26 reviews

Fits Small

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1 out of 5 stars

January 20, 2024

Do not buy these

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The most uncomfortable climbing shoes I have ever worn. The sizing is completely wrong too - you need to buy 1.0 sizes above your size for them to even fit, I’m a 9.5 and the 10 are unbearable


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5 out of 5 stars

January 13, 2024

Great shoe

Sizes small but don’t mind a tighter fit. After a couple times wearing the shoe it was fine


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5 out of 5 stars

November 29, 2023

My size 9.5, only 12.5 fit, Not true to size

Order 3 sizes bigger. Very comfortable. I’d suggest to anyone


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5 out of 5 stars

November 18, 2023

I am very happy with this purchase

This was a very good purchase, was a little small so I had to get a bigger size than normal.


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4 out of 5 stars

August 7, 2023

Still a classic

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Fits true to size, seems like a tall toe box so it's best if you're toes are slightly curled.


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5 out of 5 stars

July 12, 2023

Really enjoyed them

First time were a little bit hard than I expected after the second day they felt amazing!


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3 out of 5 stars

July 7, 2023


Very smaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall!


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5 out of 5 stars

May 2, 2023

Really impressed with these shoes

Really impressed with these shoes for indoor bouldering. Very comfortable after a few sessions to break them in. No shoe will do everything, but this one allows me edge and smear with high trust in my feet. The rubber is great, stiff enough to stand on small chips, but still sticky enough for volumes and smearing. They even performed well on overhang. I feel like they just keep getting better as they break in.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 27, 2023

Great shoes. They run large! Size down.

(This review was collected as part of a promotion.) Awesome shoes, they just fit significantly larger than other Five Ten climbing shoes I've used. Specifically they run about a half size larger than the Five Ten NIAD moccasins. I wear a 10 in the moccs and the 10 in these was nowhere near fitting, had to size down to a 9.5.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 24, 2023

Great moderate climbing shoes

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Love them, size up a little if you want a more comfortable fit. You'll know that if you're a climber, these are my try not so hard shoes for the gym.


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