Review by: tallnik, 2006-08-20
It's a kick-ass shoe design that's been around for a long time, and 5.10's got the best rubber in the market. The only thing is that the manufacturing quality BLOWS when compared to La Sportiva, Boreal, or Triop (the other companies from who I have shoes: Katana, Ace and Twist). The 5.10 shoe is definitely the worst-made. One week out of the box, and the heel cup is tearing off from the shoe. This seems to be a result from using the inner-pull tab. BUT, if you can't use them then what are they there for?!?
I sized the shoe down a full street shoe size and find that although I don't leave them on for the whole route on anything bigger than two-pitches, comfort is not a problem. The heel cups fits with my long and narrow foot, and the last is perfect for someone with a foot shaped like mine. The heel is baggy though.near the bottom, although this has not been a problem for heel hooking yet.
Climbing in these shoes kicks ass. You can really stand on almost anything. Smearing is possible as well, and the rubber is the best.
Next time though, I'm keeping my money for the La Sportiva Miuras (and an eventual resole with 5.10 rubber)