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V-Mile (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.80/5 Average Rating : 3.80/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Good All-Day Shoe 4 out of 5 stars

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.

Half Dome Helmet (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 3.35/5 Average Rating : 3.35/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Helmets

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: epoch, 2006-07-12

Simple, lightweight, bomber.

Three words to sum it up.

Galileo Climbing Shoe popular Average Rating = 4.66/5 Average Rating : 4.66/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: epoch, 2006-07-12

Great stickey schnikies Batman. These shoes perform great. I waited about a year after release to get these shoes. As Five Ten puts it "was meant to be the replacement for the Newtons..", I love the fit and the secure feel they have on the rock.

Newton Climbing Shoes (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.58/5 Average Rating : 3.58/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: epoch, 2006-07-12

As a person who has gone through 2 pairs (One with a resole 2 times), it's a shame that Five Ten has discontinued the line. These shose excell in all day crack climbing. The lacing to the toe is what sold me on them by having the ability to tune the shoe where it is needed most.

Stingma Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00/5

In: Gear: Archive

Review 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: epoch, 2006-07-12

I found these shoes to be not all that they added up to be. The rubber wears fast, and after 5 months of constant use the rand was almost blown through. The fit is comfortable and conforms to your feet after about 2 days of use, but stretched well beyond my duck feet over time. I would say that they are alright in the line of shoes, but they are not my first reccomendation.