Just got a chance to test drive the new Five Ten® Rogue climbing shoe. The website describes the Rogue as an "affordable performance shoe designed to take climbers from the gym to the rocks...perforated upper for excellent breathablity. This shoe is all about climbing better...increased comfort and control with a precise fit and performance materials. The Rogue will take you to the next level."
What an apt description! This all-arounder, with my favorite Stealth® C4™ rubber, will be a great workhorse that won't break the budget. After one wearing, they are already breaking in nicely and performance-wise, they aren't far off from the widely-loved Anasazi Velcro models.