AMGA 2011 Industry Award to Five Ten

Part One of my "catch the blog up" to the last three weeks is one of my highlights from the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show 2011.  Betsy Winter, the AMGA Executive Director, awarded Five Ten with our annual Industry Award for their support.  Five Ten has been an industry supporter of the AMGA since its creation.

Personally, I keep using Five Ten shoes because the fit tends to be spot-on:  my size 10.5 foot fits most Five Ten makes right out of the box.  And the foot box seems to be a bit wider than other brands - a must for my feet, especially in shoes I have to wear all day.  Finally, the shoes wear well.  Oh - and Five Ten's Customer Service rocks - they have bent over backwards to get my shoe orders shipped not only to the Post Office in Yosemite, but in 2006 they managed to get a pair of shoes to me in El Potrero Chico, Monterey, Mexico.  I'm brand loyal - once I find something that works for me its hard to get me to switch.  Five Ten is my climbing and approach shoe of choice.