Good All-Day Shoe
Review by: epoch, 2008-07-21
Well, you can read what is above about stats and performance for these shoes. I have been a fan of Five-Ten for 10 years, and have owned and climbed in everything from Red Chili, Boreal, Montreal, Scarpa, Evolve, MadRock, and LaSportiva. I have, however, always come back to Five-Ten due to what I consider the best climbing shoe company around. So when I ordered my V-Miles a few weeks ago I was super excited to get a new shoe.
These shoes fit well out of the box. There wasn't that uncomfortable toe-cramming feeling that the toe box wasn't wide enough for my duck feet. I was surprised to see that the tongue was attached only on one side of the shoe. They climb well, the Onyx rubber is super sticky and this being my second shoe with Onyx I wasn't the least bit concerned about rubber performance.
The thing I didn't like about these shoes is that instant comfort fit. I can see these shoes becoming a bit sloppy in the coming years as they get past that ever familiar break in point. These shoes are definitely not high-performance shoes, but shoes to wear all day.
The EVA cushioned heel is super comfortable and gives enough support that you don't feel every rock you walk on. In a pinch you could easily walk off a long climb in these and know that you won't be as sore as your partner.