Five Ten Hornet Climbing Shoe
Lace up the Five Ten Hornet Climbing Shoe when you're ready to get aggressive on an elusive project. Five Ten's proprietary Mystique outsole sticks to even the most reluctant features whether you're balancing your way up a slabby sequence or pumping out on an overhang. A revolutionary low-volume last complements a downturned toe for a design that offers a precision feel and fit.
- Ultra-sticky Stealth Mystique rubber to give you friction on the smallest holds
- Cowdura synthetic upper maintains comfort and breathability
- Traditional lacing provides custom fit
- Polytechnic coating adds upper durability for shoe longevity
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had to go three sizes up
July 25, 2012
First let me say that these are an amazing shoe with phenomenal grip and feel. I've been climbing with them since they first came out and I love them.
The only real issue I had with them is exactly what everyone else is saying. The sizing seems to be way off. I, like almost everyone else likes their climbing shoe a size or two small but these shoes are ridiculous. I bought my first pair off steep and cheap and after reading the complaints I decided to to with a size 9 1/2 because I usually go with a 9.
I got the shoes, they were way too small, so I returned them and tried for a size 10. (with no questions asked and no issues from back country) I got the 10's and they were still way too small! Fortunately for me, I live in Salt Lake so I was able to drive to Back country to try them on. I ended up trying on every size until a size 12 finally fit me, and that was still considerably tight on me.
I have multiple pairs of 5.10 climbing and approach shoes and I have never had an issue with sizing until these Hornets. Like I said, these are the best shoes I have climbed in but it took a lot of work to get the right set.
as far as the shoe itself goes, I give it four stars. But for the fitment, I have a hard time giving it one star.
I recently tried on and like the 5.10 Anasazi and was curious
I recently tried on and like the 5.10 Anasazi and was curious if any could help me compare these in fit, feel and performance. I am pretty sure i was told the anisazis would not stretch, can i expect similar from the hornets?
May 2, 2012
Synthetic Leather, should stretch a bit.
By: James Jenden
May 2, 2012
Everything I expect out of a climbing shoe
July 11, 2012
These are awesome shoes! Don't let gripes about sizing fool you!
I tried these shoes at a local store before purchasing them. Every climbing shoe brand has a different fit, and even within brands, shoes will all fit differently and you will hardly ever wear the same size in different shoes. My foot is a size 8.5, and I normally wear a size 9 street shoe. For me, a size 9 Hornet feels pretty good. It's a tight "performance" fit and took a few weeks to break in, but I have incredible control due to the curvature. I could probably sacrifice a little performance and go up .5 size for some extra comfort, but honestly- street shoe size is the way to go.
But, I digress...
I have had these shoes for a little over a year and I am still impressed by how I can stick on overhanging routes yet smear delicately on the slick Little Cottonwood Canyon granite. The rubber has also already outlasted my other shoes. My girlfriend has a pair of La Sportiva Katana shoes that she bought a few weeks after I bought my Hornets and she already needs to get them re-soled. Stealth rubber is hands down the best, and that's why so many companies use it to re-sole other shoes- it just keeps on going and going...
The laces go down to the toes so I can dial in the best, most secure fit. The shoe laces aren't long enough to tie, so I let friction do its thing and simply string the laces through the holes.
The profile of this shoe is relatively wide(compared to La Sportiva and Scarpa) so it fits my foot a whole lot better. My second toe is also just as long as my big toe(Mortons?) and the rounded tip of the Hornets accommodates nicely.
In the end, it comes down to how your feet fit into these shoes. Maybe they're right for you, maybe they're not- But if you do fit into them, be sure to expect a long and loving relationship with one of the best shoes on the market.
If I wear a size 11 street shoe what size of this shoe would
If I wear a size 11 street shoe what size of this shoe would I want to wear?
March 17, 2012
I wear a 10.5 in street shoes and the size 10.5 5.10s did not even come close to fitting me. I am exchanging and going up a full size.
By: Mark E. Hengst II
June 5, 2012
In general, 5.10 runs the same size as your street shoe. I have the 5.10 Team, which is highly aggressive like these, and I wear the same size as my street shoe. They fit suuuper tight and take a while to get used to (aka wear them for more than 30 minutes). Go 11 if you can handle some pain, or go 11.5 if you dont mind sacrificing some precision for comfort
By: Connor B
March 18, 2012
Great overhang shoe but the sizing is a mess
June 20, 2012
I have a small collection of climbing shoes. My favorite all around shoe are my 5.10 5 anasazi blanco/ Lace-up V2. I own those in a Men's 10 and they are great but they are starting to wear out and need a second shoe to use when I send them to get resoled.
I tried a 11 in these and they are a bit to small on my left foot, I thought sizing up a full size would make sure they would fit but they are just too tight. I really liked how they hooked the holds in the overhang section in the gym but on more vertical walls they are too uncomfortable. I would definitely size up around a 1 full size. I am going to order a few other 5.10's and evolvs to see how they compare because there isn't an 11.5 in stock
great shoes but sizing them is a pain
June 3, 2012
another review complaining about sizing a rock shoe on the interwebs...
let me defend myself: 1) five ten's sizing has been wildly inconsistent recently both model to model and years past to present. 2) i tried a size 10 which is what ive been wearing in five tens my last two pairs and they were at least A FULL SIZE too small. 3) i went up to an 11 (a half size larger than street shoe) and they are still borderline too small. 4) the heel of this shoe is extremely narrow and deep. I cannot get my heel down to the bottom of the shoe creating a small pocket of dead space meaning that if i heel hooked hard enough, i think i could pull these off (and rip my hamstring in the process).
id try them on as they are really sensitive, great rubber, and pretty cool looking. if they fit then go for them... if they fit.
April 5, 2012
I have climbed in the Dragons for a while now, and saw these on sale so I got a pair. They are awesome. They size the same as the Dragons, and I think they fit even better. I have really wide feet and the asymmetrical lacing makes it really easy for these to fit me like a glove. They are also remarkably thin and sensitive. I haven't climbed in them long enough to comment on the durability of the thinner sole, but I really like the sensitivity.