For an edging shoe that you can comfortably wear all day, look no further than the Five Ten Stonelands Lace-up Climbing Shoe. The innovative new Stonelands last provides precision edging performance by utilizing the natural flat-toed position of the foot, meaning you get the comfort you've always wanted with the performance technical face climbs demand.
|Weight:||7.7 oz / 219 g|
|Five Ten Stonelands VCS||$109.99 - $140.00|
|Five Ten Anasazi Lace-Up Climbing Shoe||$106.99 - $164.95|
|Five Ten Coyote Lace-Up||$54.72 - $99.95|
The last few years I've been wearing Muiras at the gym and Mythos in the real world, where I mainly do longer easyish multi-pitch trad routes. My Mythos are about done, so I thought I'd try these 5.10 Stonelands. I've had them out a few times now and so far I'm impressed. They're not your go-to technical shoe, but for the easier trad climbs I do, they're great. They edge well for a comfortable shoe and the sole is quite soft, so you get a good feel of the rock, and with the StealthC4 they stick, so they're really good for smearing.I find them really comfortable. They're not super wide, but as I have a slightly wider foot, they're the first 5.10 shoes I've been able to wear. The heel is slightly narrow, but I don't find that an issue. It's worth knowing that they're sized differently to some of the other 5.10 shoes. If you fit an 8.5 in the Anasazi Verde, you'd be looking at 9.0 or even 9.5 in these. I fit a 40.5 in Muiras and Mythos, and I've gone for a 9.5 in these (I could probably have fitted a 9, but comfort was a priority this time around). The only minus I've encountered is that there appears to be a QC issue with the lace loops...at least half of them tore out of the upper on first use. Rather than return the shoes and hope for better luck next time, I just punched holes for the laces with a leather punch, and this arrangement has worked out fine...I probably prefer it to lace loops. Otherwise, the QC seems pretty good.