Five Ten Verdon VCS Climbing Shoe - Men's

Get vertical.

Not so different than your high school art class, the Five Ten Men's Verdon VCS Climbing Shoe fills the void with its precision-oriented construction and out-of-the-box comfort. Built to thrive on technical single and multiple pitch climbs, the Verdon VCS is equipped with a slightly downturned toe, medium heel tension, and gently asymmetric profile that when combined encourages confident edging on even the most sheer or shrimpy micro-nubbins. And thanks to the Verdon VCS' Stealth C4 rubber sole, you won't think twice when given the opportunity to cruise up slippery, "no feet," limestone. The stiff, molded thermoplastic and EVA midsole ensure there's no room for negative space (or attitudes, for that matter) while the breathable perforated tongue and leather upper assure a comfortable microclimate for your feet throughout your climb. 

  • Lined leather upper stretches up to a half size
  • Hook-and-loop closure
  • Molded thermoplastic midsole with EVA fill
  • Stiff
  • Stealth C4 rubber
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Quality is suspect

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Size Bought: 10

I only used these for 5 weeks indoor, doing both bouldering and lead climbing. The left toe has a half inch hole already, and other parts of the edging looks to be coming off, as well. Great performance and comfort. I wear a size 11 street shoe, but the 10 was perfect after wearing them in. I wish they would hold up better and they'd be great! Now I'm working on returning them, if still possible.

Favorite Outdoor Shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 8

These shoes quickly became my favorites for outdoor use. They are less aggressive and more comfortable than the arrowheads but still perform well. I have found that 5.10 and Evolv are the only shoes that fit my feet, and I own multiple pairs of both. I use the Evolv Shamans in the gym, and the 5.10 Verdon's for outdoor use on single pitch sport routes and multipitch climbing. If you are looking for something more aggressive, go with the Arrowheads or even the Shamans. If you want something to wear all day outside that still gives confidence on the wall, try the Verdon's. Sizing was different than my other 5.10's (for reference, I wear a 8.5 arrowhead, 8 Verdon, 8 Shaman, and 8.5 evolv spark).

Unanswered Question

i wear a 10.5 in the blackwings . should I buy the same in the verdon VCS's or drop a size