The Galileo Climbing Shoe by Five Ten is a lightweight climbing shoe developed by Five Ten's European R and D team, and then perfected in their Red lands testing facility. It is designed as a high-performance shoe for high-level climbing. This is a stiff shoe and very supportive.
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I have almost 6 months on my Galileo's now and they're still holding up great. I use them indoor and climb 3-4 days a week and I'm surprised by how well they've worn. They did stretch a little bit more than I was expecting, but that's no fault of the shoe - just the buyer! I would still recommend them as a great edging shoe with a downturned (but not overly agressive) toe
"Great shoe, but smells awful pretty quick"
I got a pair of 5.10s grandstones last summer and loved them. Great trad shoe. Bought these for bouldering and shorter routes. And honestly they're great. Superb edging. Snug fit. Nice heels. Everything about the performance of the shoe is terrific. But I can't believe how bad they stink already. Moved away from evolvs because of this same issue. Honestly, I know it has a lot to do with my own stinky feet, but these synthetic uppers really just don't breathe well. If that matters to you, consider something leather, for example the la sportiva mythos, my go to shoe for years. But even with the stench, the performance of this shoe more than makes up for it.
"If you have longer toes, this is no good"
I feel that this shoe doesn't have much toe space as the downturned shoes. Sportiva accommodates this much more. I tried to downsize and my toes were just cramping too much. I got into the Miura vs and they are a dream and better on the small foot holds
These shoes are great for beginner climbing! They are not very aggressive, but the feel of them and the tight fit to my foot is fantastic. If you order the right size, then these shoes are going to feel snug against your feet. They are very durable and should last quite a long time if you are using them a couple times a week.
This will be my second pair of gallileo's. The way they feel while climbing has yet to be defeated by another shoe. The other shoes I have used were Sportiva Katana's and FiveTen Moccs and they don't really compare. The velcro allows them to slip on and off very quick which is nice, and because there is velcro you can cinch them down really tight when needed for climbing rock that has smaller features. I primarily use these shoes for face climbing but I have stuffed them in a crack a handful of times without trouble. Although, If you're looking for specific crack climbing shoes I think I would avoid these because the metal on the side of the velcro.
"Those micro edges don't stand a chance."
These are the stiffest shoes I have owned. These are possibly the most comfy shoes I own as well. The microfiber split tongue makes these shoes a peach to wear for multi-pitch climbs or an afternoon at the gym. They will edge all day, although not agressive at all for overhung boudlering. They do not stretch even a little, but are pretty true to size. I have an extremely low volume foot and they still fit extremely well when ordered true size.Overall, a fantastic shoe.
So far I have had the Galileos for about 3 months now, and It has been a great trad shoes for me. Its an all day shoe, that doesn't kill your feet. The rubber and flat footing really helps with granite and slab climbing. Street Show I wear 9.5-10 (depending on the Brand) got a size 10.5 in these for all day. Minimal Stretch. Very please with the shoe. It still has the weird 5.10 heel cup though.
Totally solid climbing shoe that can help bring your climbing to new levels. I got these shoes for sport climbing at the New but then moved out to Wyoming and have been super happy with them bouldering and on trad here. I had just started climbing 11's when I got these and they really helped me improve my climbing- especially bouldering.Incredible and precise toe with super sticky rubber. I know this is designed as a technical shoe but I would recommend it to beginners because I think the stiffness of this shoe may give them more confidence and help them learn to balance on their toe sooner.
I have only had this shoe for about two weeks now, so I'm sure it'll still getting broken in. But so far I am happy with my purchase. Here's what I've gathered so far:Pros: Great for edging and an awesome rubber that will stick to anything. Velcro is great for easy on/off. Heel hooks feel secure in it.Cons: Velcro shapes do not get nearly as tight/snug as lace ups. Since its built with a stiffer plate, the shoe isn't as great for smearing.Sizing: I wear a size 10.5 street shoe. My last pair of shoes (Evolv Bandit) was a 10, so I ordered the Galileo in size 10. Seem to fit alright...although I am still breaking them in.
"Not the best shoe for smearing watch the fit"
If you looking for a good introduction shoe this shoe is not a bad place to start. Consider where are you going to climb before you pick this shoe. If you plan on smearing or just technical slab I would look into a different style. The mid-sole is very stiff and the give is not really existent. Also, the stiffness if the rubber can deaden the transmission of rock information through your feet. Try these shoes on before you buy them. The sizing is a bit funky and the ankle stiffness may be too much for you.If this shoe fits it's a great place to start.Great for boulders and great for single pitch edgingNot so great for slab and not so great for long hauls