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Dragon Climbing Shoe (Men's) New

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Designed by climbing legends Fred Nicole and Dave Graham as the ultimate bouldering shoe, the men's Five Ten Dragon Climbing Shoe has Firmly established itself as the foot-tool of choice for The World’s Greatest Athletes. Five Ten's acclaimed Stealth HF rubber is super-sticky for pulling up under overhangs or throwing a heel hook.

Features

  • Designed by climbing legends Fred Nicole and Dave Graham as the ultimate bouldering shoe
  • Dragon Midsole Stiffiner
  • Hard midsole stiffness
  • Stealth HF Rubber

Gender: Men's
Weight: (Size 9) 6.5 oz/ 184.27 g Each
Material: Cowdura
Shoe Upper: Cowdura
Shoe Sole: Stealth HF Rubber
Season: F13
Vendor ProductId: 5002
Review ProductId: 12658

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Five TenDragon Climbing Shoe
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (8)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Aggressive (5)
  • Sticky rubber (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bouldering (13)
    • Outdoors (8)
    • Indoor (6)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        53% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (13 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    Great Shoe

    By NC Climber

    from North Carolina

    About Me Competitive Climber

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Sensitivetechnical Shoe

    Cons

    • Lace up
    • Runs small
    • Tough Break In

    Best Uses

    • Anything Technical
    • Bouldering
    • Steep sport

    Comments about Five Ten Dragon Climbing Shoe:

    Great high end shoe if you do not mind laces which I really don't. Everyone would say these do not perform well on slab but they do well enough if you know how to use/trust your feet.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    The toe fits great, but the heel...

    By Guy

    from Prescott, AZ

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Five Ten Dragon Climbing Shoe:

          I didn't climb in these shoes. I bought them for aggressive bouldering and since the heel didn't fit I had to return them. The toe fit great though. I never did more than try them on while sitting in my apartment

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          lean mean sending machine

          By brother nature

          from Ellicott City, MD

          About Me Avid Climber

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Edges well
          • Lightweight
          • Sticky
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bouldering
            • Outdoor
            • Real rock

            Comments about Five Ten Dragon Climbing Shoe:

            i LOVE this shoe. sweet sticky rubber (not good tasting), razor sharp edges (not for shaving), and an awesome toe box (to keep your piggies in line). the down turn style can be a bit much at first, but you quickly see the AWESOME-NESS it provides.

            i suggest you try them since you are already looking at them.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            lean mean sending machine

            By brother nature

            from Ellicott City, MD

            About Me Avid Climber

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Edges well
            • Lightweight
            • Sticky
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Agressive climbs
            • Bouldering
            • Outdoor
            • Real rock

            Comments about Five Ten Dragon Climbing Shoe:

            i mainly climb boulders, so i can not shed light on whether these are decent for long climbs. but i love them to pieces. great edge. awesome toe box, and the rubber is definitely sticky. they take a bit to get used to if you haven't worn a shoe with a significant down turn before. so take that into consideration and definitely get as small a size as you can, you will understand once you DON"T PEEL OFF THAT MICRO-LEDGE. other than that i have nothing more to say. will be getting another pair when i get to that bridge.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            This shoe climbs a v15, so no excuses.

            By Wutang

            from Providence, RI

            About Me Avid Climber

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Aggresive
            • Sticky rubber

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Bouldering

            Comments about Five Ten Dragon Climbing Shoe:

            Great for sending your project. Heel hooks and toe hooks like a dream. Edges awesomely as well. Doesn't smear too well if you get it sized aggressively and because of the downturn shape. Stealth rubber is sticky as it gets.

            If you boulder, these shoes are bombtastic

            Also, not too comfortable if you like to wear your shoes tight. I take my off between climbs.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            With great pain, comes great gripability

            By Crushie Mcgee

            from Toronto, Ontario

            About Me Avid Climber

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Aggressive
            • Amazing rubber
            • Lace up

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Bouldering

            Comments about Five Ten Dragon Climbing Shoe:

            I bought a pair of these because they were on sale at Rock/Creek. I really didn't need them as I had a pair of Arrowheads that were serving me quite well as my bouldering and sport climbing shoe. Yet being the gearhead that I am, I couldn't resist buying a pair.

            From the get-go, I can certainly say that breaking in these shoes was among the more painful of break-ins I've experienced in my climbing career to date. I purchased a pair equivalent to my US shoe size of 10.5 and couldn't even climb in them out of the box. It took about 5 lounge wears before I could start climbing in them.

            However, after about a month of light climbing and continual lounging break-in sessions, I've managed to get these to be comfortable enough to use for serious project and onsight attempts. The HF Stealth rubber is quite good but I can't really say that I personally am capable of noticing much of a difference over the Onyxx/Mystique rubber. For the most part, I have found that my feet seem pasted to the rock or plastic and inspires a bit of confidence.

            The last is quite aggressive and so I found it difficult to find these shoes useful in any application other than steep terrain. I've tried slabby and vertical climbs and simply found that the massive downturn was more of hinderance than benefit. This may also be attributed to how the shoe is sized to MY feet so that is not universal to everyone (though the Dragons were really never design for slab anyway!). However on the steeps these shoes performed admirably as I found my feet staying on in positions that my feet might normally slip off or cut out. Maintaining body tension seemed a bit easier especially on those big open stance moves. While not the most sensitive shoe I've owned, the toe has a very unique shape that allows for very precise placement and sort of act like talons. If you've trained your feet with more sensitive shoes, then these shoes have the potential have transforming your feet into a second pair of hands.

            The heel doesn't fit me perfectly but I've never really had a pair of rock shoes that had a perfect heel. On that note, I've never had an issue with heel hooks at all. While there is rubber on the toe for good hooking, the Dragons to me are not the best toe-hooking shoe on the market (see the Teams). The laces are great for adjusting fit and most of the time, I seldom do my laces up anyway because the fit is so tight.

            I can comfortably say that the hype around these shoes are well warranted but due to limited applications I found for these shoes, I really only reccommend a pair of these for someone with specific needs in the bouldering/sport climbing discipline. Beginners really need not apply as the break-in requires quite a bit of patience and fortitude, the aggressive last is not for everyone and the HF rubber isn't as durable as say C4 rubber. However, for those who are serious about their climbing, consider a pair of these for your hardest steeps!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            the shoe that keeps on giving

            By Koan

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Avid Climber

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Keeps form
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bouldering
              • Indoor
              • Outdoor

              Comments about Five Ten Dragon Climbing Shoe:

              Dragons are simply the gold standard of high-performance bouldering / sport shoes. There's a reason so many experienced climbers use this as their sending shoe: they are the top of all notches!! Yes, the Team 5.10 might be slightly more precise / sensitive... but it can also be painful and hard to put on / take off. The dragons can be fit super-tight, and still worn for a few hours. Stealth rubber is not overhyped, it is truly superior. The downturn on these shoes will keep its form for the life of the shoe. Not for slab climbing, per se... but I've done that too. Buy these if you want to up your game on the pebbles.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sticky awesomeness!

              By Just the Facts

              from Central Florida

              About Me Avid Climber

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Super sticky rubber

              Cons

              • Break-in a little tough

              Best Uses

              • Bouldering
              • Hard steep climbs

              Comments about Five Ten Dragon Climbing Shoe:

              These are my go-to shoes for hard steep sport climbs. The rubber is phenomenal. You place your foot and it doesn't move.

              The fit is amazing once they're broken in. They don't stretch much since they're synthetic, but they do form to your feet. I've never had a shoe that fit my heel so perfectly. They literally fit like a second skin. Slipper-like except the laces let you adjust the fit. The only drawback is that the break-in period is a little rough, but definitely worth it.

              The other thing to be careful with is the sizing. They run small, at least they did for me. I ended up with the 5.5 (37.5) and I fit women's street shoe 7. In retrospect, I probably should have gone a half size larger and then maybe the break-in wouldn't have been as bad. Friends with the same street shoe size as me have tried my shoes and can't get them on, so I think they run at least a size small. I have wide feet btw.

              Just for reference, I wear in 35.5 Women's Sportiva Miuras (lace-ups) and 37 in Scarpa Rockettes.

              I'd say the Dragons are more aggressive than the Miura but not as downturned as the Rockettes.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels full size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              The best climbing shoe ever

              By Eduardo

              from Brasil

              About Me Avid Climber

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Aggressive
              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Precise

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bouldering
                • Indoor
                • Outdoor
                • Sprint Climbs

                Comments about Five Ten Dragon Climbing Shoe:

                I bought the Team 5.10 climbing shoe size 9 from rock/creek but it dosen't fit my left foot and as I live in Brazil it would be very difficult to change for another size so I changed with a friend for the Dragon size 9 which I could try first. the result was awesome. I used the Team a couple of times before the change and for me they are the same shoe, but with more rubber to Team which make it an unbreakable shoe.
                In my first climbing trip with the Dragon shoe, I did an 7A+ which needs a very firm toe hook and precision on crimpy feet. Without the Dragon I couldn't do this move.
                One of the reasons that makes me like so much this shoe is the heel hook with the rubber strip which fits everywhere.
                In simple words: The best climbing shoe ever with perfect simmetry.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Superb shoe

                By ClimbingNarc

                from WI

                About Me Avid Climber

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Aggressive
                • Lightweight
                • Sticky rubber
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bouldering
                  • Indoor
                  • Outdoor
                  • Sport Climbs

                  Comments about Five Ten Dragon Climbing Shoe:

                  After climbing in these shoes for the past 5 years I can unequivocally state that they are among the best shoes I've ever worn. They are aggressive without being uncomfortable and shine on a wide variety of terrain/rock.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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