Five Ten Dome
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Red Rock Rendezvous (Mountain Gear))
This low, approach-type hiking shoe with 5-10's proprietary Stealth rubber sole performs very well for day hiking on and off trial and, especially, for rock scrambling and climbing approaches. It's very lightweight; has a more aggressive tread than the 5-10 Camp 4, but not the same stiffness. I use both models, but this has become my "go to" hiking shoe.
- super grippy Stealth rubber soles
- durable, all-leather uppers
- difficuly lacing system
- extra-wide exterior sole in mid-foot
Five-Ten correctly describes this shoe as: "essentially a hiking shoe on a trail running last."
I am an advanced-level day hiker / scrambler and use my shoes once or twice a week in Red Rock Canyon (winter) and the Spring Mountains (summer). I have narrow, low-volume feet and find they fit just right. (I use Green Superfeet in lieu of provided insoles.)
The shoes are comfortable, needed no break-in, and have proven very durable on the sharp limestone on the Spring Mountains. I've had mine for about six months and with 100+ miles, they are still like new. They have super traction on the sandstone in Red Rock Canyon and provide adequate support for rock scrambling — especially, given their light weight and trail runner-based design. They are not as stiff as my 5-10 Camp 4s, but not as heavy, either.
These shoes are not water-resistant, but I treated mine with Nikwax and am happy with the result. With no Gortex-type membrane, they run fairly cool — a good thing here in the desert surrounding Las Vegas.
Two minor gripes: the lacing system and the extra-wide sole in the mid-foot area. The lacing system uses small alloy cylinders as lace guides (in lieu of traditional grommets) and these make tightening a bit of a challenge due to the friction. But, once tight, they stay tight.
The wide outsole is probably designed to fight pronation — remember, these are semi-trail running shoes — but when scrambling, it interferes with edging by creating too much offset from the rock.
All and all, these are my "go to" hiking shoes this year.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The best things in life happen at least ten miles into a trail, and the Five Ten 5/10 Dome High Hiking Boot ensures that you can cruise comfortably through the entire fifty-mile loop. Like an all-terrain sports car, this mid-cut boot provides the comfort and speed of a trail running shoe with the backpacking and trekking support of a boot. That makes your weekend missions all the more enjoyable and successful since you can take longer, rougher trails into the empty wilderness.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Five Ten Men's Dome Mid Shoe DECENT FEATURES of the Five Ten Men's Dome Mid Shoe Essentially a hiking shoe on a trail running last Designed for multiple days on the trail Can handle anything from running to fast packing to hiking with a heavy pack Features include a breathable, supple and supportive upper A compression-molded EVA midsole to maximize lightness and cushioning Designed for fast and light Alpine-style adventure The SPECS of the Five Ten Men's Dome Mid Shoe Upper: Nubuck Leather Closure: Lace
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Five Ten Dome Hiking Boots - 5/10 Dome Hiking Shoes by Five Ten are designed for multiple days on the trail and can handle anything from running to fast packing to hiking with a heavy pack. The burliest low-cut trail shoe available, the 5/10 Dome is a true hybridâ??a hiking shoe upper built on a running shoe last. This shoe features a breathable, supple and supportive upper and a compression-molded midsole to maximize lightness and cushioning. A water-resistant Nubuck leather upper and Stealth toe rand provide lasting performance for trail and technical routes. Made with an S1 Stealth rubber outsole, the ideal compound for hiking and mountain biking shoes because it absorbs far more shock than traditional rubber outsoles and the high friction rubber is designed for durability. For your next adventure in the great outdoors do not forget your 5/10 Dome Hiking Shoes by Five Ten.
- Outdoorplay refers to the men's version
Tough like a hiking boot and fast as the spots on a cheetah, the 5/10 Dome trail running shoes from Five Ten are built for serious alpine running. Breathable, all-leather uppers and a compression-molded EVA midsole keep your feet happy, mile after long mile. The Stealth rubber outsole grips where other soles slip.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version