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Garmont Sticky Spin

rated 3.5 of 5 stars

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photo: Garmont Sticky Spin approach shoe

They are fine as a hiker, but not nearly as good on rock as the 5.10 camp 4.

Overall an average approach shoe. Pros - nicely padded midsole for longer approaches, vibram sole is fairly sticky (though miles behind FiveTen's Stealth), and the lacing stretches towards the toe for a nice fit.

Cons - POOR durability throughout. After half a season the rubber rand surrounding the toebox started to separate. After a full season (late May thru late summer) the shoe was trash, huge separation on the rands, holes in the leather, and the vibram sole was separating from the midsole. The arches had collapsed.

Granted I wore these almost everyday but shit, it's a 100 dollar shoe, it should last more than a season. Even my previous FiveTen Mountain Masters outlasted these. Again, it was a decent shoe while it lasted but it just didn't last. I am looking into the FiveTen Insight for my next approach shoe.

Price Paid: $95

Way cool.

Stiff base give this shoe tons of support.

Not the best for shock, but it's not a running shoe. The sole is the best in the business.

Good shoe for fast tracking and jumping rocks, but not trail running.

They look pretty good also.

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