The Five Ten DAescent have been discontinued. Check out a similar new version with dot tread and more support, the Five Ten AEscent. Or better yet, see our more recent Approach Shoe Shoetout.
This is our favorite shoe for multi-pitch climbs because it is so light when clipped to the side of your harness or put in your pack. Because it looks good, it can double as a street shoe — something we can't say about many other approach shoes. The Five Ten Guide Tennie and La Sportiva Ganda climb much better (especially edging) but the DAescent has solid friction on slabs. Compared to the Five Ten Camp Four, the DAescent is much lighter but not nearly as durable or as good on long hikes (it edges equally well). It is also nice to wear around town if you like featherweight shoes that breathe well and go on and off quickly — a few non-climbing friends have bought them after seeing mine.Also check out our complete climbing approach shoe review.