Five Ten Newton

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



Comfortable and decent performance Not a real aggressive…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $118


Comfortable and decent performance


  • Comfortable
  • Decent price
  • Solid forefoot


  • Not very aggressize

Not a real aggressive shoe, but comfortable enough to make standing around not a painful experience. I like the heavier sole at the front; provides decent support when going straight in, and good for edging. The only climbing shoe I've found that doesn't torture my frostbitten toes.

The 's' lacing lets you get a real nice fit all the way down, and allows compensation for a higher arch or a wider foot. I've always likedĀ  Five Ten's rubber, and this is no exception. The smearing isn't great, but it works well enough on most surfaces.

Like the previous poster, I had to go a size large! Tried an 11, my usual street size, and had to bump up to a size 12.


A very nice shoe for all but the most radical climbs!

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: "cowdura" a fake leather (won't stretch)
Use: high-level technical rock climbing
Break-in Period: short
Weight: less than a pound?
Price Paid: $139

A very nice shoe for all but the most radical climbs! They are primarily great edging shoes, yet they do not have the toe-down, radical shape that you see in shoes designed for the most modern sport climbs.

They fit my feet really well. They are not so uncomfortable that I can't wear them for longer climbs. The chisel toe works well in thin cracks and pockets. Five Ten Stealth C4 rubber is simply the best. These puppies stick to everything well. I climb primarily trad style up to 5.11 or so - usually on granite and schist (New England). These have become my trusted partners on all my harder climbs except smearing slabs. I have also used them indoors and for bouldering. They really do edge extremely well. They make standing around on dime edges a much more tenable proposition.

They offer decent sensitivity but are certainly not world-class in that department. I feel that sensitivity has improved with break-in; or it could be that I'm just now totally used to them and feel confident in them.

The upper is made from a faux leather that Five Ten calls 'Cowdura'. This is great in that it has good feel and doesn't stretch.

Sizing: my street shoe size is 8.5. My Newtons are a size 9. I was surprised at this. Usually I have to size down from my street shoe size.

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Manufacturer's Description

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Five Ten's Newton is their stiffest shoe with a supportive midsole and sole designed for cracks, slabs and all-day routes.


When you're half way up 15 pitches of granite, you'll be happy that you began the route by lacing up the comfortable, high-performance Five Ten Newton Climbing Shoes. Thanks to an S-Lacing closure, these shoes leave no room for slop so you can bear down on the smallest edges with confidence. Five Ten also included a stiff midsole for extra support on the long stuff.


True dress connoisseurs know that excellence happens when fabric, shape and fit alchemize. Made from a lusciously slubbed blend of Tencel, organic cotton and spandex, the Oolong definitely encourages a slight sway of the hips. Slightly Asian, asymmetric crossover neckline and darts at the bust and back give curve-loving shape. Sleeves are bra-friendly and the triple banded, raw-edged bottom hem looks just as great with boots as it does with sandals.

- RockCreek

CLOSEOUTS . Super stiff and comfortable, Five Ten's Newton climbing shoes are designed to defy the law of gravity all day long. The supportive midsole and outsole offer the edging power and support you need for long routes. Available Colors: ORANGE. Sizes: 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 14, 13.5, 15.

- Sierra Trading Post