If it's possible for a shoe to be a sandbagger, then the Five.Ten Stonelands VCS is definitely guilty. These climbing shoes look fairly unassuming and feel ridiculously comfortable, but you'll be absolutely amazed at how well they jam, edge, and smear. Built using the new for 2013 Firsten last, designed to reward performance without robbing comfort: Firsten last fills the shoe with the foot, rather than forcing the foot to fit an arbitrary shape The top of the last is ground down to reduce volume and encourage a flat toed position Non cylindrical design reduces shoe spin, which means the shoe will stay in place even when torqued into tortuous positions Firsten last is thinner and wider than traditional lasts, making it easier for the shoe to conform to your foot. Lined split grain leather upper provides comfort and durability conforms to your foot like a second skin. Stealth C4 rubber outsole offers high friction and excellent edging abilities. Two Velcro straps offer a customizable fit and quick and easy onoff. Note: When selecting a size, keep in mind that these shoes are lined and will not stretch as much as an unlined shoe.