Trust your feet with the 5.10 Guide Tennie
May 21, 2018 | Posted in: JHMG
By Senior Guide Aimee Barnes
One thing every guide will tell you, is if you can’t trust your feet then you cannot move effectively in the mountains. Your approach shoe is key to successful footwork and summits. Features you should look for in an approach shoe are, sticky rubber, durability and a good fit.
For decades the Five Ten Guide Tennie has be a staple approach shoe. Now Five Ten is a part of the Adidas family. The shoe has seen slight changes which include a structured heel cup and more durable construction. The Guide Tennie still sports the incomparable “dot Five Ten ” rubber that has always out performed any other sticky rubber on the market. The Guide Tennie is the go to shoe for guides at all our locations. The “Dot” rubber is a durable high performer on
all easy 5th class climbing and steep trails. The tongue and heel cup are padded making the shoe fit smoothly and securely. The fit is
comfortable and the base structure close fitting for sensitivity. A leather upper makes the shoe durable and light weight.
The Five Ten Guide Tennie is a good match for rock and alpine season. It is durable, sticky and light weight. It hikes like a hiking shoe and climbs like a climbing shoe. After all these years the Five Ten Guide Tennie with dot rubber is still the approach shoe that will take you from the flats to the vertical.