...According to Josh Haynes they are. Here's his review:
"So I am going to take some time here and talk about a new shoe that Five Ten has come out with... the “BlackWings”
They are basically a new version of the old velcro® dragons we all loved so much. You may be asking yourself, “If we loved them so much, then why did they stop making them?” Unfortunately, being so aggressive as well as so expensive, the Dragons were ahead of their time. Through the years, the aggressive shoe movement has come along way. Five Ten brought back the Dragon in a lace form, which is arguably one of the best shoes ever made. However, many people including myself missed the velcro® from the original dragons. Our prayers have been answered.