Five Ten Stonelands Slipper

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A great, comfortable, yet stiff slipper. Great for…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $80

Summary

A great, comfortable, yet stiff slipper. Great for cracks and slabs! Not for overhangs.

Pros

  • Sticky rubber
  • Comfortable foot jamming/crack climbing
  • Durability

Cons

  • Overhangs

Back story: Well, my La Sportiva Barracudas finally bit the dust. I searched desperately for a new crack climbing shoe, namely, one with rubber over the toes. To my dismay, most shoes with rubber over the toes are aggressive and downturned, not ideal candidates for a crack climbing shoe.

The decision came down to the Five Ten MocAssym (a favorite of many crack climbers) or the Five Ten Stonelands Slipper, a new addition to the Five Ten family. Apart from key words like “thin crack,” “Firsten Last,” and “lined leather,” it was difficult to otherwise characterize the shoe. With no stores nearby that carried them, I called Five Ten to get their take on sizing and then purchased the shoes.

Fit: If you climb in and enjoy the Five Ten Anasazi, you will likely be pleased with this shoe. The major difference is in the toe box. It is boxier which allows your smaller toes to lie flat. The only toe which is bent is the big toe. The shoes fit comfortably now that they’ve been broken in. I am a street size 11/11.5, wear my Anasazis at 10.5, and the Stonelands at 10.5. The Stonelands are now significantly more comfortable than the Anasazis but fit well, the goal of a crack climbing shoe.

My recommendation would be to size the Stonelands the same as your Anasazis for crack climbing applications.

Why the Stonelands over the MocAssym? Because there was more rubber over the top of the toe.

My first trip out with these shoes proved to be a success. I onsighted my first 5.11a, Gunsoke, in Long Canyon near Moab, UT. This particular climb goes through a myriad of crack sizes from big hands down to fingers layback.

Performance: Sticky C4 rubber. They come with a great edge (until you wear it down). These shoes also double as a great slab climbing shoe. They stuck well until the sun came out on a 5.11a slab (Punany) in Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT.

You will have problems with back-stepping small edges (compared to the Anasazi). But most importantly, these shoes become socks at anything over 10 degrees overhanging. Small pockets and edges which need to be pulled in to with your feet will prove to be a difficult task. Also, I found my feet slipping off of holds instead of staying firmly planted.

Durability: After using these for a number of months and several trips to Indian Creek, they are indeed durable. I wanted to switch to a slipper to avoid laces and lace wear on crack climbs. These have outperformed the Barracudas by a long shot.

Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Great review of your climbing shoes, Lawrence. Thanks for sharing it and welcome to Trailspace!


17 days ago

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With the Stonelands Slipper in your quiver, plan on adventure and exploration like never before. This performance slipper has a natural, relaxed foot position, with none of the shoe-spin common to ordinary slippers. Weve added a supportive midsole for edge control and lateral stability. Designed to reward performance without robbing comfort, the Stonelands Slipper is for climbers who want a performance slipper for indoor training, outdoor bouldering and narrow cracks.

- CampSaver.com

The Five Ten Stonelands Slipper Climbing Shoe is a performance slipper for indoor training, outdoor bouldering, and narrow crack climbing. Its split grain leather upper material feels more comfortable than synthetic in order to provide a more relaxed jam in cracks, but it can stretch up to a full size after you've worn it for some time, so keep that in mind when you're choosing sizes. Five Ten added a supportive midsole for edge control and lateral stability so you'll feel more confident when you edge through a sticky situation on a boulder. Also helping you edge better is Five Ten's classic Stealth C4 rubber, which offers high friction so you don't peel off the slabby section of your trad climb. The Stonelands Slipper has a natural, relaxed foot position that helps your foot stay comfortable on all-day crack climbs. Despite its foot position, this slipper has a moderate downturn profile so you can still climb faces well even though this shoe was designed for cracks. The moderate asymmetrical curvature means you'll be able to tackle indoor or sport routes with ease as well as cracks, and its elastic closure makes the Stonelands easy to slip on and off.

- Backcountry.com

Discover world-class performance without sacrificing comfort with the Stonelands Slipper from Five Ten. Whether you are training indoors, or out racing up your favorite alpine route this performance slipper will provide unmatched midsole support and edge control, while maintaining your natural relaxed foot position. Natural leather uppers are ideal for sensitivity, performance and feel when training or charging up outdoor boulders and narrow cracks.

- Mountain Gear

With the Stonelands Slipper in your quiver plan on adventure and exploration like neverbefore This performance slipper has a natural relaxed foot position with none of the shoespincommon to ordinary slippers Weve added a supportive midsole for edge control andlateral stability Designed to reward performance without robbing comfort the StonelandsSlipper is for climbers who want a performance slipper for indoor training outdoor boulderingand narrow cracks

- Bentgate.com

Free Shipping. Five Ten Men's Stonelands Slipper Climbing Shoe FEATURES of the Five Ten Men's Stonelands Slipper Climbing Shoe This performance slipper has a natural, relaxed foot position, with none of the shoe-spin common to ordinary slippers Supportive midsole for edge control and lateral stability Designed to reward performance without robbing comfort, the Stonelands Slipper is for climbers who want a performance slipper for indoor training, outdoor bouldering and narrow cracks SPECIFICATIONS of the Five Ten Men's Stonelands Slipper Climbing Shoe Weight: 8.12 oz / 231 g Upper Material: Split Grain Leather Closure: Slipper

- Moosejaw