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Anasazi Velcro
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Anasazi Velcro


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Anasazi Velcro

Manufacturer: Five Ten

Your Opinion: 
 - 7 Votes


Page By: NYC007

Created/Edited: Jan 14, 2003 / Jan 14, 2003

Object ID: 621

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Equally sensitive indoors and outdoors, this has quickly become the shoe of choice for climbers all over the world. Noted for a precise fit and unmatched sensitivity, the lined Cowdura synthetic upper will not stretch or alter fit over time. The side exit seam doesn't have a traditional tongue that can wrinkle or pinch when the Velcro straps are tightened. Always a great tool for standing on slight incuts or dimples in the rock, as well as tiny edges or narrow pockets.


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bigwallyUntitled Review

Voted 3/5

A Fine Shoe, no doubt, however I much more enjoy the lace-up version of this model. The lace-up aspect makes this Precise shoe, even MORE PRECISE, and more comfortable. Try on both styles in your local shop, and I do believe that you will come to the same conclusion !!!!!
Posted Jan 29, 2003 11:53 am

Martin CashUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I tried both the velcro and lace up model on and thought this one fit me better. It is easier to get on and off, and the lace up version rubbed into the top of my foot.

This is an incredibly precise shoe. The edging and smearing performance is vastly superior to the Spire. I got mine sized on the small size, so it is not comfortable to wear for long durations. I like using this shoe at the gym and crag, but I wouldn't use it for alpine rock. I can climb about one grade harder of a route with this shoe than the Spire.

The downside is the price. Madrock shoes offer stickier rubber with high precision for well under $100.
Posted Feb 18, 2003 6:46 pm

NYC007Untitled Review

Voted 4/5

I love this shoe cuz it fits my foot the best of all I have used, I wish the mad rock shoes fit this well.. But overall great shoe, not too sticky but smears nice on granite and balsalt..
Posted Feb 23, 2003 8:56 pm

Andy KennedyUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

Ive owned these shoes for 4 months now and ive got to say im pretty impressed. The "Stealth" rubber really is super sticky and I would even go as far as to say they have given me more confidence in my climbing. The result of that being im climbing better and harder.

They are very supple around the feet giving great feel for the rock and I have no trouble using them for smearing and edging.

However, I have found that this performance comes at a price, that price being pain!

Usually when climbing they are fine, I just get on with it, but wearing them for any length of time results in very sore toes! They are not so hot for walking around the crag in all day and I have found that I need to loosen them off on belay stances when multi-pitching. The sole does not offer the greatest support for the middle of the foot but thats not what these shoes are designed for, these are technical boots not really designed with the beginner in mind.

Posted Apr 23, 2003 9:27 am

Dan BakerLove this Shoe

Voted 5/5

LOVE this shoe. I have the ones with the confidence-inspiring Onyxx (spelling?) rubber. Smear great, edge great, plenty of toe power, very comfortable while still remaining firm fitting. I feel comfortable putting my foot on just about anything knowing these bad boys will hold. I climbed in the 5.10 ascents for a long time before the anasazi's... i think i'm going to love the shoes just as much as my old ascents. Hats off to 5.10 for making such a great shoe. (5.10 rocks!)
Posted Sep 7, 2007 12:59 am

Brian CBetter than the Moccaysm

Voted 3/5

These are very nice shoes and I really do enjoy them. Although they feel better on my feet than the Moccaysm, they still really hurt my feet. These do stretch out and get more comfy, but the break in period......
Posted Aug 6, 2013 9:03 am

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