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Five Ten Dragon

Weight159 g

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Five Ten Dragon
4.8 out of 5 based on 8 user reviews.

Cred: 141
Review by philchai on Jun. 20, 2012
The Dragons are truly a high end, powerful bouldering shoe. Like all its 5.10 predecessors, it is covered in tacky Stealth leather, and has a thin sole making the shoes incredibly sensitive to the touch. The Dragons have an incredibly aggressive downturn that forces your toes in the compact, but comfortable toe box, and places all the power onto the tips and edges of the shoes. The heel is very deep, and the shoe itself sucks the sole of your foot in like a glove; that being said, the heel is phenomenal and more than apt at being able to hook on most any holds. Despite being a low volume shoe, I managed to cram my wide feet in, so they may not be as narrow as you think. They run about a half a size to even with street shoe sizes; I typically wear a 39.5 - 41 EU, but I sized up to a 42 in these.
* Powerful, downturn shoe for overhung bouldering
* Heel is deep and extremely comfortable; great heel hooking ability
* Thin sole; uber sensitive; great edging
* Toe box is incredibly aggressive and powerful
With the good comes the bad. The Dragons are awesome shoes, and the flaws I've highlighted here are simply knit-picky issues and not deal-breakers by any means. No shoe is perfect, but these are right there; my favorite shoe(s) is (are) my Five Ten V10s ( or possibly La Sportiva Solutions).
* Extremely long break-in period; looking at around 3-4 weeks
* Downturn can become incredibly painful
* Relatively expensive
* Not meant for anything slabby
* Lacing becomes problematic; velcro / slip-ons are definitely my favorite
As an alternative to these, I would recommend: La Sportiva Solutions / Futura / Testarossas / Muiras, Scarpa Boosters, or Five Ten Team Shoes.

Cred: 14
Review by pullzilla on Mar. 15, 2011
amazing toe box and aggressive heel rand lead to amazing performance, great on pockets edges and overhangs. although its a tad soft for mirco edges though
its a really low volume shoe if your feet are wide, pass. if you dont like the laces which i personally love, get the black-wing its the same thing with a different rubber and velcro
black wing, hornet, solution, testerosa, mirra VS, 5.10 Arrow Head

Cred: 312
Review by alexhileman on Mar. 04, 2011
Great shoe, great rubber, great company
I bought a pair of 9s, which is what I typically wear in climbing shoes, and they were way to tight. Definitely size up a half size when buying them.

Cred: 102
Review by Delta V on Sep. 25, 2008
I have resoled these shoes 3 times! They are the best shoe I have ever worn
Five Ten stopped making them

Cred: 496
Review by chadcummings on Mar. 04, 2009
alittle more comfy over v10
take longer to get off than v10s

Cred: 3
Review by aberspam on Mar. 15, 2011
great shoe 4 bouldering
takes a bit 2 break in
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Review by chadtchris on Mar. 18, 2011
super aggressive

Cred: 36
Review by wild country on Mar. 22, 2008
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