Who should buy the Five Ten Rogue VCS 

This camber-less rock shoe is engineered for sport-type ascents, bouldering, and trad climbing. It may be used both on rock (outdoors) and in the gym (indoors).

Who should not buy the Five Ten Rogue VCS 

The Rogue VCS from 5.10 is a neutral rock shoe. The absence of any meaningful camber in this gear translates to comfortable multi-pitch ascents. Kicks of this type are ideal for smearing on slabs and like surfaces. If you are looking for a climbing shoe that is an all-around performer and means business in terms of surface traction and comfort, you might want to check out the So iLL Momoa Pro.

Five Ten Rogue VCS notable features

  • The Five Ten Rogue VCS is a simplistic rock shoe built with the beginner climber in mind. Its engineering and design philosophy revolves around improving the user’s foot strength in long gym sessions.
  • A proprietary outsole is what promises surefootedness in the Rogue VCS. The way it almost seamlessly transitions to the shoe’s rand gives the Rogue VCS a somewhat slim profile.

Fit

A low-cut Five Ten climbing shoe for men and women is the Rogue VCS. The foot can lie flat in it (without forcing the forefoot to bend inward) as it is built on a straight last. Its partially lined upper is expected to stretch up to half a size with regular use. Wearers can achieve a secure lockdown in it using the shoe’s Velcro strapping system

Five Ten Rogue VCS's superb sticking power

The Rogue VCS’ supply of sticking power comes from its Stealth C4 outsole. It is made entirely of rubber with a thickness of 4.2 mm.

Sufficient underfoot support

This climb-oriented piece comes with a medium-stiff midsole for sufficient underfoot support. Its makers designed it with extra sensitivity in mind.

Supplies ample protection against scratches and climbing security

The Five Ten Rogue VCS envelops the foot in its low-top upper made of split-grain leather. It comes with a partial liner. Virtually every inch of its bottom section is randed, giving the shoe ample protection against scratches and the wearer extra climbing security. 

Provides additional surface traction during toe-hooking maneuvers

The rand around its forefoot has a toe box extension, which provides additional surface traction during toe-hooking maneuvers. At the opposite end of the shoe—its heel—is a pull loop for easier on and off.

Adjustable Velcro closure

Rounding out all things upper in the Rogue VCS is the climbing shoe’s Velcro closure. It consists of a pair of straps, both of which are engineered with hook-and-loop fasteners for adjustability.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 242g / Women 194g
Construction: Slip lasted
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Comfort fit
Downturn: Neutral
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Leather

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.