Guide Tennie 04-05


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Guide Tennie 04-05
Manufacturer Five Ten
Page By STW
Page Type Aug 16, 2005 / Aug 16, 2005
Object ID 1394
Hits 3386
Redesigned for 2004

From the manufacturer:

By popular demand we’ve brought back a low top Guide Tennie. This shoe can hike 10 miles into a climb, then ascend a 5.13 route (or better yet, a thousand feet of fourth-classing). We’ve studied previous versions of our classic “Guide shoes,” and have created a new GT that’s better fitting, better performing and better looking than ever. The new last has a rocker, which makes walking efficient and comfortable.



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lad - Sep 26, 2005 4:01 pm - Voted 4/5

Untitled Review
This is my third a pair. I purposely purchase 1/2 size over street - so I could use a set of gel arch and heel inserts to make a better all around fit. The gel inserts are superior to the very poor stock insert. I'm use to this kind of shoe for moderate 5th class climbing - they're on par with previous versions I've purchase over the years, and better than the 5.10's mountain master boot. They're lite on my feet, and suspect the uppers won't hold up to very much crack climbing abuse. Suggest gel or ortho inserts, and nikwax to protect and try and prolong the useful life of the leather uppers.

slowpoke - Jan 20, 2007 3:26 am - Hasn't voted

Get new inserts
You will need to replace the insoles as the previous review stated. The stock ones are terrible and will kill your feet. Other than that these shoes are great even for multiday approahces and long climbing days like the Grand.

ZachStone - Dec 14, 2008 5:39 pm - Voted 3/5

Good Performance, Poor Construction
This is my Linville Gorge/All Day shoe. It hikes well, climbs moderate trad well, and I thought it fit well. On the downside the glue job on mine sucked and the toe caps started peeling the first week of use. I wish it had a slightly stiffer edge though. Oh well I give it 3 out of 5

Brian C - Dec 14, 2010 8:50 pm - Voted 5/5

Happy but...
... I'm not sure how hard I would climb in this shoe. I've used it on a ton of harder scrambling routes but have yet to commit to it on anything harder. The toe rand is starting to come off but only after heavy use. I really enjoy the shoe and it fits my foot very well.

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