A lower-volume, women’s specific version of the legendary Anasazi.
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Five Ten Anasazi LV Climbing Shoe
Nina - Silbergeier - Anasazi
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have low volume feet, high arches and skinny long toes and the Anasazi LVs are just perfect for me. I wear a size 7-7.5/37-38 street shoe size and I currently use two pairs of LVs, one is a size 7 comfort shoe and the other 6.5 for more precise climbs and projects. I've gone thru 4 pairs of these and I just keep returning to this same model even after I've tried other brands. I climb competitively and have also used them on lead comps and they've helped me win a few. I also own a pair of scarpa rockettes size 37 that I use bouldering, la sportiva cobras 35.5 and la sportiva women's miura vs size 36, all good shoes but the Sazis see more action out of the lot. The stealth rubber is by far the stickiest rubber I've ever used. It sticks to the tiniest of holds and works well for smearing. It is amazing even for outdoor climbs with its precise toe and stiff rubber. The rubber is stiff but not too stiff to loose feeling over footholds. These shoes are comfortable and easy to break in, a week or two at the gym does the trick and they feel comfortable right after. If you are searching for a reliable shoe that never fails, pick up the Anasazi LVs. They are worth it!
Love the Anasazis!
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've had my pair for about a year now. I bought my street shoe size and they've been great. Technically, I think I could use a split size as my left foot is tight, but my right is slightly loose. They've held up really well. I've climbed in them for almost a year, 2-3 times per week in the gym with the occasional weekend trip to get on some real rock. They aren't super aggressive, though they are meant to turn your toes down slightly. The toe rubber did round out within a few months and I'm just starting to see the rand on the left foot (now we know where I need to focus my footwork attention), so I'll be sending them to get resoled soon. They are synthetic so I haven't noticed a lot of stretch, but they can start to stink if you don't take care of them. Warm water, a soft bristled toothbrush, and dryer sheet can keep the smell away. I have nothing but love for the Anasazis and C4.
So far so GREAT!
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have high arches, long, skinny toes, and thin feet. I wear an 8.5 street shoe and had to buy these in a 9. The 8.5 forced the knuckles of my toes through the tops of the shoe which was super uncomfortable. I've always worn aggressive shoes but prefer to land on my feet without wincing. The toe box is loose on me but it doesn't seem to affect my climbing. My feet must be abnormally thin because the velcro tabs are so long that they catch on the floor between climbs in the gym. There was a very small amount of stretching after a few 2-3 hour sessions. Good for me because there was a fair amount of rubbing on my big toes. Smearing has been so so but these are my first pair of five tens. I've had them for about 3 months, 3-5 bouldering days a week. All in all, LOVE these shoes!
So Far So Good
Not the best edging shoe (I prefer my shamans), but a great smearing shoe. It is also very sticky for slopy feet. The break in period was pretty painful but about 4-5 solid boulder sessions of 2-3 hours they were golden.
Cute color, easy on/off and a good snug with with no heel lift or room. I am a womens size 8.5(sometimes 9.0) and I ordered the 8.5 which fits perfect.
sheer slab they're sticking to..
oh yes.. new shoes
I started out with evolves.. they were a pretty good general shoe.. but these really take it up a notch.. what i love is that they stick to the wall really well, way more aggressive. pretty comfortable.. i got a a half size bigger than the evolves though.. and also a half size bigger than my street shoe.. definitely give them a try.. :) I pretty much love them..
DKS Photography and the Five Ten Anasazi
This was up in Little Cottonwood Canyon at the white pine bouldering around, here in Salt Lake City, UT. And these shoes are amazing for both bouldering and sport climbing
I bought these in half a size smaller than my street shoes. They stretch slightly but not very much. Great rubber, awesome shoes, pretty color even!
Five Ten Anasazi Women's shoe
I'm a guy
And the regular Anasazi VCS has this really baggy heel. Not only that, but when I get it nice and tight, the top of the shoe digs into my ankle at the sides and back. I get blisters or rashes after a session. I tried these on and they fit great. They still have the edging anasazi's are known for and are a great do-it-all shoe. Those who want a more specific shoe for steep routes, look into the Muira or Solution which fit my feet well too. I suppose I could take a star down for the color, but in the end, who cares as long as they feel great (and at least they're not light purple anymore).
THANK YOU for all the reviews on sizing! I normally wear a 6/36 in everything, except sometimes I wear 5.5 in heels, etc. I sized down .5 because I heard that typically with climbing shoes, you want them a bit tight. But because my left foot is a tiny bit bigger and my toes felt like they were suffering just trying them on, I decided to exchange them for my normal size 6. They still hug my feet really tight and my toes still scrunch a bit but after climbing some time, it does feel like it has gotten a tiny bit bigger to the point where my feet feel pretty comfortable (maybe after I have climbed more and get more advanced, these might feel too big...).
Another note - I am a beginner and yes, these shoes are technically for beginners but when I like a sport, I commit to get better at it and don't want to spend half the price on a piece of crap that I will grow out of quickly and then I will need to replace them with a more pricier pair anyway. With the backcountry sale price, these are not that more pricey than other shoes and these are really worth it and will grow with me as I advance.
Best Pair I've Owned
I've owned a pair of LVs for over 2 years now. I climb indoors about 3 to 5 times a week and climb outdoors about twice a month and they've held up pretty well considering the abuse. The glue that holds the rubber from the rand is slightly showing some wear but other than that everything still works well. The rubber does not ware out too quickly on this pair compared to other shoes of the same category. I've used the Evolv Hera but performancewise it does not compare. I wear a size 7.5-8 U.S./ 37.5-38 eu and bought these at half size small at 7U.S. My break-in period was comfortable all in all-- and the shoes got loose by a bout 1/4 a size after about 3 weeks use. I just ordered a new pair of these in the new Lapis Teal color and got 1 full size smaller at 6.5. It'll be tighter but performance on these babies will be better for sure.
Hell yeah I can send that!
I am in LOVE with these shoes. Edges well, jams well, smears VERY well. The Stealth C4 soles are super grippy and make me feel like I can stick to any surface. I've had both my feet smeared on a smooth face and they feel more secure than my old beginner shoes (La Sportiva Nago) did on little foot holds. Just amazing. They definitely make me a better, harder climber.
My street shoe size is 5.5 and I got the 35. Around my heel and arch they fit like a glove but I have a wide toe box so they are veeery snug in the toe. I thought about going bigger but the bigger sizes still crimped my toes and created dead space in other parts of the shoe. I'm glad I stuck with this one; I just take them off at every belay. It's worth it because they climb like a dream!
Anyone Size up in these? I wear a 6-6.5...
Anyone Size up in these? I wear a 6-6.5 women's got ordered a size 6.5 and they feel tight. I don't consider myself to have wide feet, but they are a little flat. I can't imagine them stretching since they upper is synthetic and lined. At first, when I put them on they aren't too bad, but after a while my toes feel like they are going numb from being packed into tight. I am thinking of ordering a 7 or 7.5.
I don't have a pair of these, but after reading your question I would recommend ordering a 7 since the shoe is so tight. Be sure to keep in mind how aggressive the shoe is. For extremely aggressive shoes, most climbers just put them on for the route/problem and then take them off. Also, the synthetic material won't stretch like leather will so the fit should be pretty good when you try them on. I know this didn't directly answer your question but figured I'd take a shot at it. Hope it helped! Happy Climbing :)
I would recommend you stick with size 6.5. I wear size 7 in Asics running shoes and ordered size 7 in these. They do feel tight and I had to take them off between the climbs at first. But after a few days of climbing, they become more comfortable and I was able to wear them for about 1 hour without too much pain. I think they contoured to my feet rather than stretched out. I'm climbing couple of levels higher with these!
I also have normal-width, flat feet. I'm a size 7.5-8, and I ordered these in a 7.5. After breaking them in, I wish I got a half size smaller. I still can't have them on for more than an hour, but that's to be expected from an aggressive shoe. I also have a pair in 8.5 and I get air pockets in front of my toes on those.
If you want them to fit right, you probably have the right size. If you're going to be climbing easier things and want them to be comfortable, get a larger size or less aggressive pair of shoes.
Stinky feet? more like sticky feet!
The break-in period was surprisingly mild. Great tight fit, but in all the right places. These shoes were made for my feet!
The heel is incredibly snug and secure.
As far as sizing, I ordered my street shoe size...and it works for me. With other shoes I've ordered a bit smaller than my street-shoe, but these are already low-volume...and I don't feel like I'm missing out on a close fit. If I really wanted a tight shoe, I could probably endure a half size smaller...but I don't think there's a real need for that: I still have to take these off in between climbs.
I was clinging to a hole-y pair of Mad Rocks for about a year too long before finally deciding to cough up the moolah for new shoes.
They are super grippy! I'm a boulderer, and my climbing jumped up two levels after slipping these on. Oh the difference a thin piece of rubber between you foot and the wall can make...
And for all of y'all that are complaining about the stink, you must just have smelly feetsies....because my shoes smell like success. (Also, my feet just never stink. I'm blessed with good foot-odor genes.)
Finally, the teal color is pretty. Silly to care too much about looks, but these are seriously pretty shoes.
Buy them. They win.
I am pleased to write that I am in love with these shoes. As my second pair of climbing shoes, I couldn't be happier. I started out with Evolvs and blew threw them pretty fast. I was wearing at 5.5 in Evolvs but ended up having to order a 6 in the Anasazi. (I wear a size 6 in regular/non-climbing shoes) Most of my climbing friends order half size to a entire size lower their than shoe size but I think the 5.10s run pretty small being a low volume shoe. They were pretty tight at first and took me a few wears to really get a good feel. Don't get me wrong, they're still pretty tight but not enough to the point where I'd be uncomfortable climbing with them for a few hours. I've climbed with these shoes inside and outside and they work well in both areas.