I've been wearing these shoes almost daily for the past 8 months and am quite happy with them. The fit and quality are great. They get a fair amount of compliments on their style. They make a great every-day shoe as well as a perfect hiking shoe. There is no arch support so I use some inserts by goodfeet and they make all the difference. The stealth rubber sole is tacky and grips well on everything...however, this is the one byproduct that is a downside, they will leave black scuff marks on everything. Just be careful where you're putting your feet around your mother's house...you've been warned. Apparently from 5.10 you can purchase replacement soles, though I'm not sure if that would be something a cobbler would be required to do or if that is a kitchen table job...good to know seeing as though the sole will wear much faster than other types of rubber. After seeing my pair a friend in a fit of jealous rage went and bought the leather model. I recommend them highly.
I bought the guide tennies to wear for my first big wall. Recieved them the week before the route and by the time I hiked the approach trail they were broken in and fit like a glove. Spent 3 days on the wall (aid climbing) in them and was very comfortable. Because they are so light they are not extreamly durable (ripped a small hole on the approach trail) but they still seem like they are going to last a long time. Would definitely recommend them to anyone. 5.10 makes quality products. Ive never been dissapointed.
The sizing on these shoes is slightly different from any other 5.10's ive had. Typically wear a 7.5 (US) climbing shoe for a snug comfortable edging fit. The guide tennies I ended up getting a 7 and they were still slightly bigger than I would have liked but probably is for the better with feet swelling slightly during climbing.
I use this shoe for low-grade climbing (class 4 - low class 5) where a full hiking boot is either suboptimal or dangerous. They're light, super sticky and were wonderful on everything I threw at them with the exception of a long gravelly slope (pebbles get inside low-tops). The wrap-around solid, sticky rubber toe piece is key. I highly recommend these to anyone who doesn't truly need a climbing shoe (slipper) for the ascent at hand. Climbing shoes have their place, but they really aren't pleasant to wear. In contrast, I could wear an approach shoe like this every day (but I don't so as to save them for terrain where I really need them to work their magic).
Super light, comfortable, and Vegan!
I've been wearing the 5.10 Camp Four approach shoe for years. My wife thinks they look clunky. I prefer vegan shoes. The canvas Guide Tennie had the same 'out-of-the-box' comfort, style, and performance features, minus the gore-tex/leather. I'm too old to bother when things get really wet anyway, so I opted for these. They are incredibly light, super comfortable, and my wife thinks they're super cute on me. I may end up with another pair of Camp Four's anyway..
The soles are sticky, but pretty then/flat/featureless. I love sticky rubber on water shoes, but will have to wait and see how long they last on these.
I use these shoes to gain traction on the steel structures I climb to rig for sound and lighting that hang from high places at venues. The stickiness of the sole is perfect and long lasting. These are my third pair and seem to be the best. The canvas has been upgraded to be more durable and the rubber toe is strong enough to jamb between beams to climb vertically. Although they are stiff at first, it seems they will loosen up. They offer plenty of support and are very comfortable.
The Guide Tennie is an awesome shoe. I've had a pair of the normal style for a year now as my every day shoe and they are super comfortable and have shown no wear. I bought the Canvas version for my wife as a mountain bike shoe and she loves them, too. I just got some of the Canvas style for me and can say that they are stiffer than the other upper option, but they also breathe better.
Love this shoe. I got it because it looked like a cool kick-around shoe, but then I happened to go to Joshua Tree for a campout and wore these rock climbing...totally sticky, I felt like spider man. My only downside is that the sole looks pretty thin, so I am not sure how long they will last. Other than that they are great.
Some of the best ever made
My last pair of these lasted 4 years. I used them to bike 5 miles to work each way, go cragging on the weekends, various approaches, working on roofs and ladders. They are the toughest shoes I've ever owned, and seems like even though they aren't water tight, that my feet were always warm in them.
Bought these for my husband. He lives them. He is very picky about his shoes because he is on his feet all day as a land surveyor. He swears one of his feet is bigger than the other so he always has one shoe that is uncomfortable but I haven't heard any complaints from him.
Great and comfortable
I love the shoes, they are comfortable and seem to be high quality (I've only had them a few weeks). I've worn them hiking and just for general use and love them. Only downside to the sticky rubber is that it marks on wood floors, but they are hiking shoes, not indoor shoes.