The Five Ten Stonelands Slipper Climbing Shoe is a performance slipper for indoor training, outdoor bouldering, and narrow crack climbing. Its split grain leather upper material feels more comfortable than synthetic in order to provide a more relaxed jam in cracks, but it can stretch up to a full size after you've worn it for some time, so keep that in mind when you're choosing sizes. Five Ten added a supportive midsole for edge control and lateral stability so you'll feel more confident when you edge through a sticky situation on a boulder. Also helping you edge better is Five Ten's classic Stealth C4 rubber, which offers high friction so you don't peel off the slabby section of your trad climb.
The Stonelands Slipper has a natural, relaxed foot position that helps your foot stay comfortable on all-day crack climbs. Despite its foot position, this slipper has a moderate downturn profile so you can still climb faces well even though this shoe was designed for cracks. The moderate asymmetrical curvature means you'll be able to tackle indoor or sport routes with ease as well as cracks, and its elastic closure makes the Stonelands easy to slip on and off.
With the men's Five Ten Stonelands Slipper in your quiver, plan on adventure and exploration like never before. This performance slipper has a natural, relaxed foot position, with none of the shoe-spin common to ordinary slippers. Five Ten's designers have added a supportive midsole for edge control and lateral stability. Designed to reward performance without robbing comfort, the Stonelands Slipper is for climbers who want a performance slipper for indoor training, outdoor bouldering and narrow cracks.
|Shoe Profile:||Moderate Profile|
|Shoe Sole:||Stealth C4 Rubber Tread|
|Shoe Upper:||Split-Grain Leather|
|Upper Material:||Split Grain Leather|
|Weight:||(Size 9) 8.12 oz/ 230.3 g Each|
The Stonelands slipper is a good alternative to the classic Moccasym for desert crack climbing, offering more midsole support, less sloppy edging, and a deeper heel cup. The Stonelands is sized significantly smaller than its counterpart though. I wear a street shoe 10.5 (EU 44), Mythos 43, Miuras 42.5, Anasazi 10, and Moccasym 9.5. I couldn't even come close to fitting my foot in the 9.5 Stonelands though and a size 10 is still wicked tight fitting to put on due to the smaller opening and heel cup shape, though it climbs fingers-hands cracks just right (flat toed) after the break-in period. Overall, this is a nice shoe that offers more overall performance than the Moccasym but the sizing is challenging.
I got a pair of Stonelands Slippers for the gym. After a while I found myself using them for everything from narrow cracks to face climbs and from gym or random cragging to long multi-pitch routes.
Stonelands Slipper vs Anasazi VCS quick comparison. Those owning Anasazi-VCS-shaped-feet will find them to be of almost the same size and shape. They are a bit more stiff and precise then Anasazi VCS, a bit less sensitive and feel a bit less secure when heel hooking.
They are good comfy all-around shoes (if your feet are of "Anasazi shape").
I got them a half size smaller than my other 5.10 pair, which is all synthetic and symmetric. Initially, the fit was a bit too tight, but after about a dozen climbs they are great. Getting them on is still a little tricky because of the deep heel cup.
Nice all-round pair, solid on small footholds. Good build quality too.
Ordered a 10 1/2, same as my Anasazi Moccs. Barely got my foot into the shoe. Returning for an 11.