FIVE TEN DRAGON VCS MEN'S CLIMBING SHOE
FIVE TEN DRAGON VCS MEN'S CLIMBING SHOE
Climbing shoes built for power and precision on demanding routes
Take on steep climbs with power and friction. These shoes are built for sensitivity and a snug fit for technical routes. An aggressive downturn and asymmetrical toe box maximize power for routes with demanding edging. The shoes have a Stealth® HF rubber outsole that maintains high friction for smears and hooks. The hook-and-loop closure allows for easy entry.
- Material: TEXTILE/RUBBER
- Benefit: Stealth
- Weight: 7.6 oz (215 gm)
- Regular fit
- Asymmetrical hook-and-loop closure system
- Microfiber upper with minimal stretch
- Textile lining; Stealth® HF rubber outsole for unbeatable grip
- Soft midsole
- Extended toe rand
FIVE TEN DRAGON VCS MEN'S CLIMBING SHOE is rated out of 5 by 18.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Karlton from Huge letdown I have 4 pairs of teams, several pairs of Dragons and Hiangles. These are NOTHING like dragons or teams. If you match up the soles these have a wider toebox than the Hiangle an it's somehow more rounded/bulbous. There is wayyy more volume than the Teams and the heel is way less aggressive than any of the aforementioned shoes. Also the metal buckle for the strap is super high up near the ankle bone and digs into the ankle. The tongue is way too tall/long and bunches up a lot. These are more like a velcro Quantum than any of the old Five Ten shoes.
Date published: 2019-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by Busted Crimper from Good shoe, but not quite a Dragon I've taken these on granite and plastic now, and they're not bad. They bear a lot more resemblance to the Quantum VCS than to the original dragon. Pros: Very stiff last, good for powerful edging. Pretty comfortable. Cons: Not too sensitive; the sole seems a good bit thicker than dragons, but I don't have an old pair for comparison anymore. The heel is not as tight as older dragons, but they lack the pointy heel that left empty space in the originals. Overall, these aren't the shoe for me, but they're not bad shoes. If you have a narrow foot and a bigger heel, they might be great for you.
Date published: 2019-10-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by Riley334 from Solid shoe, had to modify for comfort Got these around two weeks ago and went out to a local boulder to try them out. Shoe is very solid, heels feel nice and tight and the edging is fantastic. Only problem is the buckle for the top strap really digs into your ankle when you flex your foot up at all. Solved this problem by cutting the piece attached to the buckle a little bit so the buckle could slide down further and not be so close to the ankle. After this the shoes have no problems, just wish this would have been discovered and fixed during testing.
Date published: 2019-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dakota from A comfortable, aggressive shoe After only a couple days of using the shoes, I really like them.The rubber might be a little too thick/stiff for me, but I am hoping with time they will soften. Other reviews stating the buckle digs into your ankle are overblown. If you move the tongue of the shoe to the side, you'll have zero issues. The heel fits my foot well and I like it more than the old dragons which were too narrow. Overall, a great shoe if you like thick/stiff rubber. Don't buy these with the assumption they are similar to the old dragons, they aren't.
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by waitedtoolong from Delaminating, FAIL. The "new dragon" release. Poorly made, no quality control. One shoe delaminating after a few uses. The old dragons never had such issues.
Date published: 2019-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by JMW1973 from So far so good These shoes are tight. I haven’t bought a new pair of aggressive shoes in years and the sizing has definitely changed. I wear an 11 in a street shoe and usually wear around a 9 1/2 in an aggressive climbing shoe. My last pair were 5.10 Jet 7’s. Before that I wore Rock Socks and all were size 9 1/2. I got these Dragons in a 10 1/2 after reading about sizing and they are still pretty tight. Have only used them once and they seem pretty good so far. Just need to break them in a little and see how it feels when there isn’t so much pain in my outer toes.
Date published: 2020-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by mikeclimbs from Fresh Dragons Big fan of the older 5.10 dragons and excited to feel that these climb have a very similar feel. Heel cup is the most noticeable difference, and in a positive way. Sizing - these look/feel about 1/2 size bigger than the old lace-ups. I'd suggest sizing 1/2 size down if you are looking to match.
Date published: 2019-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by Josephcaceres from Almost perfect shoe! I have climbed in most of the five ten line, and have eagerly anticipated the release of this shoe for over a year now. I used to climb in the Blackwings, and the Dragon VCS does an excellent job of improving it. The toe rubber and new heel hook design are welcome additions that frankly should have happened a long time ago. As with the blackwing, the asymmetry of the Dragon cranks the feet toward the big toe, and puts the foot in pretty powerful position. When I slide the shoe on, I actually have to press on the inside of the toe to wiggle my foot into place. I can't give this shoe 5 stars because of two reasons. The Velcro straps are absurdly long, and dangle on the sides of the foot like dog ears. To remedy this, one might consider taking scissors to em, but I'd frankly rather not. Secondly, and this is the big one, when velcroing the shoes closed, the tongue bunches up at the ankle, creating a very uncomfortable spot. It's bearable, and I will be climbing through the discomfort, but the split tongue design of the blackwing was much better in my opinion. Neither of these issues effect performance, and I am excited to have an HF shoe that isn't the overly soft and extremely uncomfortable Teams. This season my quiver will be the Dragon VCS and the Anasazi Pro. I got a glovelike performance fit at US 9 in the dragons. For reference, I wear Blackwing 9, Hiangle 9, Team 9, Quantum lace 9, Anasazi Pro 8.5, Here in VCS 8.
Date published: 2019-08-15
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