All about dat techy vert.
The Five Ten Men's Verdon Lace-Up Climbing Shoe thrives on technical, vertical, limestone crags like Ten Sleep, Virgin River Gorge, and the shoe's namesake in France. Its stiff midsole, made of thermoplastic and cushy EVA, lets you comfortably stand on micro-nubbins like they were flat ledges. Five Ten designed this shoe with an asymmetric toe box combined with a slight curve to help you edge, smear, and step in smaller pockets, even when the route steepens. Stealth C4 rubber gives this shoe superior grip on limestone's slippery surfaces.
- Lined leather upper stretches up to a half size
- Lace closure
- Molded thermoplastic midsole with EVA fill
- Stealth C4 rubber
- Q & A
great shoe, true fit. Durable and good on the wall.
High Volume, but still searching...
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 12
I'm a C4 addict and my mocs (10.5) are just a little too aggressive for spending a day at the standing belays. So I've been shopping around for wider climbing shoes. I tried the stoneland VCS in 11.5, and they were too small to even put on. Tried these in 12, and they were waaay too big in some regards, and still too small in others. My big toes still curled up front even 3 sizes up from the mocs, yet with the high arch and narrow sole they felt a bit flimsy and the flexed too much for my liking. I guess I'll be trying shamans, TC pros, and pinks/blancos soon :/ On with the search!
New favorite shoes
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 10
So I got these recently and I can't praise these shoes enough. I used to wear the anasazi VCS and I liked them a lot but that particular shoe didn't quite fit my foot properly. I love the anasazi for it's edging capability and I think that Stealth rubber is the best on the market. These shoes address all the sizing issues I have had with other 5.10's. I have a wider foot and the more high volume fit of these is perfect. I wear a street shoe size 11.5 and I have a 10 in the verdons which is perfect for me there is a slight curl in all my toes giving me a snug fit without being painful while wearing for longer pitches. The problems I had with the heel on the other 5.10 shoes I've owed(the anasazi VCS and the team 5.10) have been fixed on the verdons. On other 5.10 shoes I've tried I felt that the heel was too high volume and when trying to pull on heel hooks the heel of the shoe felt squishy and insecure. The heel on these feels great without too much dead space and since the rand isn't as highly tensioned as other 5.10's it doesn't dig into the achilles and cause discomfort. The stiff sole of the verdons make them Incredible for edging on even the tiniest little nubbins and lets me trust even the smallest foothold. If you want a supper sensitive shoe these won't be great choice. The C4 rubber is the bomb it's wicked sticky indoors and outside. If you like face, slab, and slightly overhung climbs that demand technical footwork on edges and pockets these shoes should definitely be taken into serious consideration. The only gripe I have is the laces are way way too long so I just cut them to the desired length and burned the ends.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
This shoe is made for people with high arches. I ordered my street size, and they were tight at first. After climbing the first session with these shoes they broke in well.
High volume fit
I love my Pinks and Moccs, and I wanted to like this shoe. Trying them on, the fit is very different, and seems to be designed for a higher volume foot - the kind with tall bone structure and a high arch - not my flat, narrow feet with horizontal bone structure. There was just too much dead space and the lacing was not enough to make a good fit. Length-wise, similar to Pinks. If you have a high volume foot, check these out!
Did this replace the quantum? How will it fit compared to the quantum and dragon?