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Joseph B.

Joseph B.

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Joseph B.

Joseph B.wrote a review of on October 24, 2012

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love the durability of this shoe. I am very hard on shoes and these have held together great after a year. They are not that comfortable on long approaches when carrying a lot of gear.

But my biggest complain is that while they are extremely grippy when dry, they are so slick when wet. I can't count the number of times that I've slipped on a rock because the sole was wet from the ground. The sole has very small flat tread that just isn't good when wet.

If 5.10 could change that and add a comfy insert these shoes would get 5 stars.




Joseph B.

Joseph B.wrote a review of on September 27, 2011

4 5

I've had a pair for close to a year now. I wear them for everything. Serious scrambling, biking, multi-day hiking, approaches, kayaking, work. You name it, I grab these shoes first. While they aren't waterproof, they do a decent job of repelling water when I'm getting in and out of my kayak or in light rain. Even water they have great traction on the rocks; this is what I love about them the most. They are pretty tough too. I destroyed a pair of Merrells in a single day hike and a pair of TNF hikers on a weekend trip, but these have held up to all the abuse I could throw at it for the last year.

The only thing I can knock it for is long-term comfort. They are comfortable for most events, but by mile 18 of a hike, my feet are a little sore in these. However, I haven't owned a shoe that I could hike more than 8 miles without my feet hurting. I think I'm going to try some inserts.

If you are on the fence about this shoe, get it. You will be happy.