Closeouts. Grip-hungry Stealth rubber sole is the crowning glory of Five Ten's D'Aescent approach shoes, a seamless hybrid of climbing and hiking footwear with a lightweight, quick-drying and easily compressible upper.
Reviewed by Ilana gold from Oakland, CA on Monday, May 20, 2013
Other reviews are dead on about sizing. However, these shoes do stretch a LOT and quickly. If you're using them as casual kicks go a full size up. If you're using them as intended with bare feet or thin socks for slabby approaches or bouldering only go up a half size or they'll likely get sloshy real quick. Trust me, they WILL stretch by the end of the first or second use.
Bought these for approaches at the Leap and Yosemite and have since just used them for bumming around. Great fit with bare feet. Super sticky on concrete and rock. I hung around in them at the gym just to see how they' do and had no problem flashing up to V3 on bouldering problems. They are *super* soft and sensitive so mashing onto tiny toe holds was fine. Totally recommend them as a great shoe to mess around in if you get em with a snug fit. They are also incredibly light. Lightest shoes I've ever put on. Looking forward to using them for multi-pitch approaches this Spring!
Quality wise Im bummed b/c I've worn them a total four times and the sole is already peeling away a bit from the leather up around the big toe. Five Ten is still having all around quality issues. Gah! Really stinks b/c the shoe is discontinued, so a warrantied replacement is not an option. Other reviews have a good year on them before fail so I'm pretty bummed to be having to do preventive maintenance on them already with the tube of shoe goo :/ Other than that, they are sick sick shoes and I love them.