Five Ten Guide Tennie (Base Green)

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UK 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 13 14 15
US Mens             6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 14 15 16
US Womens 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10                      
Euro             38 38.5 39 40 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 46 46.5 47 48.5 49.5 51


NB: The UK size is used as the primary reference point in this table, other sizes are included at the point where they sync up with the British system.

Base Green
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The Five Ten Guide Tennie is a legendary approach shoe which has long been the cragging footwear of choice for climbers the world over. This version has had a major re-design, with some excellent changes which should see it hold on to its throne as the king of approach shoes for a while longer yet.

The most obvious change is to the sole, which is now a specially moulded affair with a much deeper and more widely spaced tread than the old versions. This should be a significant improvement for typical British use, which tends to involve wet grass and mud on crag approaches, rather than arid terrain of California for which the previous version was designed. Climbing performance has not been hampered though; a 'smedging zone' around the toe of the shoe maximises grip on small footholds.

The rubber rand has now been extended further around either side of the shoe to increase durability at what is a high wear area. A moulded plastic heel counter completes the changes and helps to stabilise the foot, particularly whilst carrying a pack.

This version of the Guide Tennie seems to be about half a size bigger than the previous versions. For a standard 'trainer' type fit we would recommend wearing them at half a size down from your usual shoe size. For a rock boot type fit you will probably want to down-size by 1 whole UK size (or possibly 1.5 sizes if you mainly want to climb in them).

  • Agegroup: Adult
  • Colour navigationmenu: Green
  • Footwear lining: MIcrofibre
  • Footwear midsole: EVA
  • Footwear outsole: Stealth C4
  • Footwear upper: Nubuck Leather
  • Gender: Male
  • Last: Approach Precision
  • Manufacturer: Five Ten
  • Size chart: shoesizeconversion
  • Weight: 826g (UK8)

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rob m.
United Kingdom

Five Ten Guide Tennie Approach Shoe

Very clunky with limited feel for climbing. Not in the same league as the originals . They have ruined them for the Climber !!

James G.

Excellent service

Excellent service

Peter R.

Well built and a good

Well built and a good balance between comfort and technical features. The last is stiffer than most approach shoes but Five Ten rubber is still the best.

Simon M.

The new guide tennies are

The new guide tennies are stiffer then the old version and the new speed laces make getting a precise fit much harder. This combined to give a lot of heel lift out of the box. With the insertion of a pair of insoles from some old ski boots they now fit like a glove. The're great for mooching about in and stick like glue flat peddles

Mike L.

Arrived in good time. Very

Arrived in good time. Very happy with the product!