Five Ten Guide Tennie



Got these in the Yosemite mountain shop and walked…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $95


Got these in the Yosemite mountain shop and walked around the valley for two days taking pictures. A little scrambling to get in position for some shots of climbers on El Cap and walking the roads of the valley to get around. The salesman talked me into getting my regular size because I wasn't planning on doing any technical climbing and I'm glad he did.

I strolled around and put probably ten miles on them in two days. It was a warm November 1st and 2nd (70 degrees daytime) and with summer weight wool socks my feet had absolutely no problems.


  • Outstandingly sticky rubber
  • Comfortable, stable on all kinds of terrain
  • Lacing to toe gets the fit I need for all conditions


  • At the heel the sole came unglued and flopped around a week into wearing
  • Stitching on the side of shoe unraveled about a month into ownership
  • Soles so sticky that they picked up small gravel and dirt and became slippery

I grew up in Missouri and when I moved out west realized that I needed different gear to go with the new terrain I encountered. Hiking in the Sierras, San Gabriel Mtns, and Joshua Tree was rocky and steep. I wanted shoes that were sticky and stable. These shoes were it for day hikes and approaches. The midsole was stiff enough to carry a decent load for afternoons (10-20 pounds). 

After owning them for a month or so I had to cut about an inch of sole off the heel of both shoes because they had come unglued and were flopping around. Also the side stitching on both shoes had started to unravel. This doesn't effect anything about the way the shoe performs, it's just cosmetic. I did replace the insoles to something thicker and softer.

The only other problem I had I found out about while doing a day hike in JTNP. While hiking on trail to some petroglyphs the soles were picking up little bb sized stones that made the soles very slick. This is also a constant problem on dirt trails. I learned very quickly to do a little stutter step where rain the sole of the shoe down the inside of my leg from knee to ankle. 

I've had these shoes for 6 years now and wear them in the woods and around town. They are really comfy and assuredly have a look. They do need to be resoled, but now that I live back in the Midwest it's not vital that I do so. 

I definitely recommed these to anyone in need of an approach shoe or hiking shoe for rocky environments.


I have never had a shoe like this. I was surprised…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new


I have never had a shoe like this. I was surprised when I got them, not only do they look good and feel good, I feel like a mountain goat when I go rock hopping.


  • Grip
  • Comfort
  • Looks
  • Weight

I grabbed these because I like to rock hop and run the rocks where I am. So I grabbed a pair of these because I had seen them a lot before I bought them. I didn't expect to like them or to find them comfortable.

I was wrong. I love them! Nice and grippy, very well made. I wouldn't expect the tread to last long for daily wear on hard surfaces as they seem to be made of a soft compound.




tracker clayton are still going strong no issues at all.If I wore them daily I'm sure the tread would be gone but out on the rocks I stick to them like a gecko.The soft compound would definitely wear quick under daily use but if you use them as they are ment to be used and limited around town wear they will last awhile.

18 days ago

Best shoes for canyon hikers and canyoneering! On…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100


Best shoes for canyon hikers and canyoneering!


  • Super sticky sole (even when wet)
  • Leather uppers
  • Lace up for adjusting
  • Durable


  • Poor arch support

On my fourth pair, I never consider going into a canyon without them. I do admit they have poor arch support out of the box, but this can be fixed with inserts of your choice. I prefer Superfeet.

I've used them for scrambling, bouldering, canyoneering, lightweight hiking into an approach, although I suggest no pack loads over 15 lbs. I also recommend wearing lightweight socks, or even none, when canyon hiking as your feet tend to swell.

There are two drawbacks to the shoe.

  1. Poor arch support
  2. The uppers, for me, always tear on my left foot after 9 months. But I mostly hike over volcanic and limestone rock type, which is very coarse. The uppers are pretty durable, some of my friends only have to replace the soles, something that Five 10 offers for $30.

I honestly don't care about heating issues or ankle support—these shoes are great for me. I use them because the type of hiking I do can be dangerous and when I have these on, I feel safe and secure, even when the shoe is wet.


I must admit, I fell for the sales pitch on these…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Price Paid: too much

I must admit, I fell for the sales pitch on these shoes. It sounded nice - technical. The shoes looked attractive too...but after a few hikes, two in fact, they don't look so good now. These are some things you need to know:

If this shoe gets wet, the sole begins to fall of...after spending $95 on these shoes I am sick of having to glue them back together. I wanted these shoes to last a reasonable time - not less than a week.

The rubber is sooo sticky, every thing sticks to it. You end up sliding every where.

Even if you don't have wads of muck caked to this shoe, the rubber does not grip at all well on wet stone surfaces.

The leather is of such a poor quality that it begins to tear around the rubber toe cap....I think it would have been stronger if they used paper.

I just don't get it...why market a shoe for a particular terrain but give it such a piss poor manufacture. The shoe comes is made in China and the sole is stuck on in America I think. as far as I am concerned both suck, shoe included!!


This is a lightweight, comfortable, well made approach…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new


This is a lightweight, comfortable, well made approach shoe that climbs extremely well. While great for approaches and descents, it also serves as a light hiker.


  • Lightweight
  • Climbs well
  • Comfortable


  • Medium durability
  • Not padded enough to completely sub for a hiking boot

I use this shoe as it was designed to be used: as an approach shoe for technical rock climbing. I've used it in sport, trad, and wilderness climbing areas with great success. As an example, I climbed the East Buttress of Middle Cathedral in Yosemite and they worked great, but by the end of the walk off my feet felt a bit pounded.


When I first purchased this shoe I thought it might…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars

When I first purchased this shoe I thought it might be a bit stiff in the sole, but it has loosened up beautifully: not too soft/sloppy, not too stiff. I also had some doubts about its performance on loose slopes and leaf cover, but they have performed admirably off-trail.  

I recently did two days in the Organ Mountains in NM, and was quite impressed. They not only perform, but are comfortable.  

I do have some questions about the durability of the uppers — I noticed a small nick/peeling of them yesterday.  That said I have taken them through some extremely abrasive rocky slopes.

All-in-all a fantastic performing/fitting shoe for me.


Son zapatillas extraordinarias en muchos sentidos…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: 90 euros

Son zapatillas extraordinarias en muchos sentidos pero.... muchos peros...

- Se rompen todos siempre por los laterales al mínimo roce... y quedan feos e inservibles.

Deberían tener refuerzos de goma en los laterales y serían más duraderos e impermeables.

- Se despega la goma de la punta y del talón con facilidad

- Deberían ser un poquito más rígidos en la punta-

- La goma de la punta debería ser de mayor grosor porque se desgasta rápidamente.

- No se pueden pisar los charcos. Te mojas los pies. Esto con la goma se solucionaría.

- Son caras de cojones


Great shoe. A little too nice for rugged climbing…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Materials: Leather
Use: Approach/climbing
Break-in Period: short
Weight: 1.15lbs
Price Paid: $95

Great shoe. A little too nice for rugged climbing but its nice to have them on in case you feel the need to climb and you're not carrying your regular climbing shoes.

Great fit and finish although I must say that the Stealth soles are the same as Five Ten's regular climbing shoes - they leave marks so if you happen to wear them for casual wear - you need to remind yourself so you won't mark up the tile or wood flooring. A+.


Overall I was very impressed with these shoes. I wear…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $90

Overall I was very impressed with these shoes. I wear them as daily shoes as well as for outdoor adventures. They have taken me to Granite Peak in Montana twice. I hiked with them in the ten or so miles with a forty pound pack and ascended the peak with them. They performed great.

The only issue I've had is the sole coming apart, but it's nothing a little super glue can't fix. Xool styling plus high usability make these shoes winners in my book.


This is a great shoe. I'm on my fourth pair and I…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $100

This is a great shoe. I'm on my fourth pair and I use them hard: work, climb, hike, play. Very comfortable, great fit, super sticky rubber. Sole does tend to peal off at the toe but this is easily and permanently solved by pealing it back a little further and resticking with super glue.