The Five Ten Verdon VCS is an extremely interesting climbing shoe, which combines facets of a number of other Five Ten rock shoe models with a last currently exclusive to this boot.
On the face of it the Verdon VCS has the look and feel of a Dragon combined with an Anasazi, yet peer a little deeper and you'll see there's much more going on. Perhaps the most striking feature of this model is the stiff thermoplastic and EVA midsole aloft around 6mm of Stealth C4, providing, for the first time since the demise of the Galileo and White, Five Ten a shoe with true edging performance. The toe box is wide with plenty of volume in the forefoot, asymmetrically tapering to quite a pointy front end- presumably designed with limestone solution pockets in mind. The leather upper in conjunction with a perforated foam tongue allows for good breathability in the heat, whilst a generous entrance point makes for easy on-off. The Verdon is lined with Clarino, a synthetic micro fibre, used to help hold the shape of the shoe over its lifespan. Finally, the heel is similar in shape to that of the Dragon, yet with a little more volume throughout.
In summary, due to a unique last shape this climbing shoe may not fit all users, however those who do get to 'go to the ball' will be provided with precision edging performance, which is particularly effective on vertical to steeper terrain.
If you require some assistance with sizing this shoe to your particular needs click here: Rock Shoe Sizing Guide