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Five Ten Daescent

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Five Ten Daescent
4.3 out of 5 based on 4 user reviews.

Cred: 195
Review by toclimb on Oct. 22, 2008
great shoe. when I first purchased this shoe the guys at bentgate couldn't really describe a niche. I bought it feeling a little buyers remorse. at first I just kept it to cragging locally(sport crags). later during the summer I was up doing a route on the diamond and saw josh worton kicking in these. of course that immediately changed my mind as to what these shoes could handle. I then proceeded to use them for fairly strenuous approaches with a heavy pack and the handled like a dream. I used them on back to back days in the desert to approach castleton and then back to the rectory the following day.there nice enough that the shoe folds up to put in a small pack for the descent. and they climb easy fifth class cracks and ramps.
definitely have had to stop and get pebbles and rocks out of the shoe.
the only shoe that I can remember to date that fits this category was made by Nike called the switchback. had the same features and was awesome. of course like everything great they discontinued it. I did purchase Mad rocks switchback approach shoe(don't waste your money). the shoe is heavy clunky.
overall this shoe rocks!

Cred: 468
Review by yjenerator on Sep. 01, 2011
Super sticky Stealth Mystique rubber can even handle climbs. I'm serious, I led a 5.6 in these. Very comfortable, and definitely minimize slipping on approaches. Super breathable too, so your feet don't get all sweaty and gross.
The laces have a mind of their own, I swear. Double knot these or you'll be tripping on them. Also, I wore them barefoot once and the bottom of my feet were orange afterwards. Not really a bad thing, just a little weird.

Cred: 24
Review by greenezo on May. 31, 2010
Light, breathable, comfortable and super grip. I wear one pair around and keep a second for bouldering and the rock wall. Sized like a climbing shoe, order at least a size up if you intend to do any walking in them.
Padding is minimal for longer hikes, lack of support puts a lot of strain on your calves.

Cred: 5
Review by ezodis on Apr. 18, 2012
Soft sticky rubber, perfect for 3-4th class scrambling and easy technical terrain. Even good for moderate technical terrain while new. Actually quite impressive on friction slabs. Light and compact.
1. Stretch over time and tend to slip off the foot on technical climbs. Still good for what it's designed for though.
2. Shoelaces tend to untie
3. No traction on snow
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