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Five Ten Galileo Review

   

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Overall avg rating 4.2 of 5 based on 3 reviews. Most recent review: March 7, 2012
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Pros:  Great edging, sticky rubber.
Cons:  Expensive, not the most sensitive.
Best Uses:  Technical face climbs.
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Recommendations:  100% of reviewers (2/2) recommend this product
Manufacturer:   Five Ten
Review by: Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief, OutdoorGearLab ⋅ April 27, 2010  
Overview
This is a stiff and supportive, high performance shoe with a similar pointed toe design as the Five Ten Anasazi VCS (Velcro) model. It offers very precise front point edging that translates to great performance in small pockets and micro edges. It is stiff and precise.

However, that awesome edging comes from a stiffness that makes them a little less sensitive than the Five Ten Anasazi VCS. Overall we like the Anasazi VCS a little better and it's cheaper. But if you really want super precise edging, this shoe is hard to beat. Another shoe to compare it against is the La Sportiva Miura VS.

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OutdoorGearLab Editors' Hands-on Review

Likes
The Five Ten Galileo excels at edging on little, precise front point edges. We also like the heel fit that seems to be better than the Five Ten Anasazi VCS. It has nice beefy and durable Velcro straps.

Dislikes
These are a little stiff at first and not as sensitive as other climbing shoes. That is the tradeoff for them being such great edging shoes.

Best Application
These excel at steep edging on sport climbs and bouldering. For example, the Buttermilks in Bishop where precise edging is often much more important than sensitivity and smearing.

Value
These are not cheap. But they are some of the more durable Velcro shoes we have used.

Chris McNamara and Chris Summit

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Most recent review: March 7, 2012
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100% of 2 reviewers recommend it
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3 Total Ratings
5 star: 33%  (1)
4 star: 67%  (2)
3 star: 0%  (0)
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1 star: 0%  (0)
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   Mar 7, 2012 - 12:54pm
This is my go to shoe for Smith Rock. I wear a size 13/14 in street shoes (depending on mfg). I bought a size 13 in these shoes and I love em, I can climb 100 foot routes and I don't have to immediately take my shoes off. These are not sensitive shoes, which is nice when you are standing in 1/4" holds (and smaller!) you forget how small the holds are for your feet and you can can concentrate on the moves ahead!

If you need a shoe for vertical-techy routes this is the shoe for you, anything steeper you'll want something more aggressive like the Arrowhead or Miura VCS, anything slabbier and you should go with the Anasazi VCS or Miura Laceup.

For me this is a shoe that works best for one thing: vertical routes with small footholds.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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   Aug 10, 2010 - 03:36pm
climboard · Climber · Clifton, VA
The Anasazi velcros used to be my favorites but I gave them up after trying this shoe. They climb very much like the Anasazis but edge a good bit better. I have not noticed a loss of sensitivity compared to the Anasazis.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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