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Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Coyote

Manufacturer: Five Ten

Your Opinion: 
 - 6 Votes


Page By: Alan Ellis

Created/Edited: Apr 8, 2005 / Jan 20, 2007

Object ID: 1314

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With all leather uppers and Stealth® C4™ soles packed into this entry-level priced shoe, the Coyote Lace-Up, like the VCS is sure to meet consumer demand. These entry-level shoes are great for all-around climbing.

- Semi-flexed, slip-lasted design offers all-around performance; low-cut profile allows ankle mobility.
- Stealth® C4 ultra-sticky rubber outsoles and rands offer exceptional grip and durable wear.
- Full-wrap rands and deep heel cups give extra traction for cracks, edges and smears.
- Unlined split-leather uppers offer breathable comfort against the skin; unlined leather may stretch between a half and whole size.



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Alan EllisUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

This is billed as a "beginner" shoe. I've tried both "beginner" and "expert" shoes, and frankly, that's just a way to sell shoes. Literally, if the shoe fits, wear it, and don't worry what the company or salesperson says the shoe is for. These shoes may be "beginner" but they do just fine on expert terrain. In fact, they fit and climb better than my Mythos which were $60 more. They are very comfortable and edge and smeer very well. Finally, the price is great.
Posted Apr 8, 2005 9:52 pm

tommiUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Very good climbing shoes for alpine routes and beginners. Very comfortable and a good grip
Posted Mar 7, 2007 5:56 pm

Katy YFit like a glove

Hasn't voted

Agree w/ Ellis's review re: price. Love the fact they lace down to the toes for XLNT custom fitting. It's almost like being barefoot but with really sticky feet. Heel cap doesn't dig like others.
Posted Feb 15, 2008 10:10 pm

Augie MedinaGreat Back-Up Shoe

Hasn't voted

I bought these shoes as a second pair and specifically to wear when I need to keep my shoes on for long periods of time such as recently on the Palisades Traverse in California's Sierra Nevada. Comfort is their strong suit. The general word is that this is a beginner shoe but it has performed well for me=plenty of grip from that Stealth sole. The price is excellent especially since you can usually but it for below its advertised retail price.
Posted Aug 9, 2008 12:31 pm

asaking11Good for Long Routes

Voted 4/5

This shoe is awesome for long routes. I always use this shoe for long easier climbs. I always take this when I know that I am going to be wearing my shoes for long periods of time because they are pretty comfortable.
Posted Jun 28, 2009 9:43 pm

BascuelaFor the price... great beginner.

Voted 5/5

Got this shoe during the REI labor day sale for like $55. Good shoe.
Posted Sep 16, 2009 4:17 pm

nartrebI have the velcro variant

Voted 5/5

The Coyote "VCS" are easier to put on and adjust -- though I don't know how necessary that is since this is a very comfortable shoe once broken in. They don't pinch or otherwise hurt my toes even on a multi-pitch trad climb, though they don't offer much support either.
I must have weirdly-shaped feet because the shoes that are the right length for me require me to tighten the straps so much that I had to shorten them.
These shoes are not quite as comfortable as the La Sportiva Cliffs, but close, and they are better for edge and toe work. So far they seem to be holding up well to wear & tear (unlike my last pair of Cliffs).
Posted Oct 7, 2010 4:11 pm

PeakBeggarFirst shoe

Hasn't voted

This is (soon to be was) my first shoe. I've had them for 9 months and have enjoyed them, however the right shoe never did fit quite right. I'm thinking my right foot is just a bit longer than the left. Not sure if its related, but I have created a hole in the shoe on my right big toe, the exact spot where i feel pressure from the shoe not fitting quite right. That being said, i thrashed these shoes pretty hard, swam across a few rivers, got them dirty as hell. THey took it well. I'd recommend this shoe to anyone unsure of what they want. My opinion may change over the next few shoes i own, but for now... great shoe
Posted Oct 26, 2010 6:13 pm

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