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Five Ten has made their most-famous technical climbing shoe even better with its introduction of the Anasazi V2 Climbing Shoe.

Five Ten has upgraded the incredibly popular Anasazi VCS with Stealth Onyxx Rubber and a close-fitting heel to reveal the better-then-ever Anasazi V2 Climbing Shoe. Apparently making a shoe that climbs 5.15, V15, and countless cutting-edge sport climbs and boulder problems isn't enough for Five Ten. The Anasazi V2 blurs the lines between a stiff edging shoe and a soft smearing shoe to give you technical performance on every foothold of your project.

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Can anyone tell me how these fit in...

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Can anyone tell me how these fit in comparison to the La Sportiva Miuras?

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It's really hard to compare the shoes since they are slightly different in shape, but my experience is that I have always been able to do down in size for Sportivas against 5.10. I have always felt comfortable in 5.10, especially the Anasazis about a half size smaller than my running shoes. Gun to my head I would say go about a half to full size up from your Miuras.

5 5

Best All-Round Shoe in the Market

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These shoes have been my go to shoe for close to a decade, they have made some small alterations over the years that have really increased the longevity of the shoe. These shoes are really well fitted and should accommodate just about everyone foot as the upper molds really well. With their sharp edges, and their moderately thick soul these shoes perform well, last a while, and are super comfortable. If you are looking for a shoe that will bump you up to the next level then give these a try.

Best All-Round Shoe in the Market
5 5

Cant go wrong with Anasazis

Amazing shoes for anything and I often find myself using them over my lace-up muiras. I use the anasazis for both indoor and outdoor and they perform well in both settings. These are definitely more stiff than the muiras and the stealth onyxx rubber has held up well for the past 6 month and there is barely in flex in the shoe (3-4 days of climbing a week in these). That being said I've seen great results standing on granite micro edges in these shoes and this is a good for smearing as well. They have no down turn at all so they're very comfortable but still offer a slightly pointed toe which helps me if i ever use these on overhanging routes. The straps allow for easy on and off and if you size these right (im an 8.5 and got 8s) they'll fit great. Not much stretch so far so try to size these too small.

I would say my only complaints about this shoe are the lining and the heel isn't that incredible. Most climbing shoes are smelly but these one got pretty bad for me, just don't leave them in your car like I stupidly did after 3 hour climbing sessions, the muiras i wear for the same amount of time and they dont leave much of an odor. The heel is kind of funky and i find myself slipping out of it when my feet get a little too sweaty, still gives me decent heel hooks but dont expect anything amazing. Same can be said if you try to toe hook anything. Compared to the muira its a toss up, I like the five tens because of the durablity and most of the time its easier to find them on sale.

5 5

Love @ First Bite.

I absolutely love my Anasazis. These shoes are probably the best sport climbing shoes I've ever used. Super stiff under the balls of the foot and in the toe for superior edge hold and precise placement. I wouldn't recommend these tho for long, multi pitch climbs as the aggressive curve and stiffness of the last don't make these the most comfortable of shoes (that doesn't mean that they're UNcomfortable though).
The leather uppers of the shoe definitely has some flex, once they warm up, so I would say that they fit decently true to size. While the heel isn't aggressive as some out there, they still master heel hooks with ease. If I had to choose just one pair of climbing shoes to take with me on a trip, these would be the ones.

5 5

Edge masters

These things can edge like no other, Sometimes I can't believe the tiny tiny footholds that they will stick to. Overall very happy, I went a half size down and they have broken in nicely

5 5

Durable and sticky.

5 months in. I got them tight and they stretched just about a third of a size or so to the perfect tightness. After a few months they developed a hell of a deathstench, and to rectify this I've thrown them in the washing machine. They're back! They fit my feet very well. I plan to wear them for another month and get them resoled.

5 5

great shoes

i�ve had a couple of pairs of these. and they are great climbing shoe. i think that they are not as good as miuras, but most of the times you can get them cheapear than them. the fit is excellent. no hot spots like with my evolv kaos II.
would recomend anyone to buy them for sport cimbing

4 5

Love em

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Just finished a full season in these and absolutely love them. Great in pretty much any situation. They do edging and pockets super well and really performed in cracks. Heel cup is really deep and my heel does not fit all the way in but it has not affected heel hooking. I sized down a full size from my street shoe but would have been fine a half size down for comfort.

Love em
5 5

Excellent shoes

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are the best climbing shoes I've ever worn. They fit my fairly narrow feet perfectly. The toes are absolutely beautiful for edging, pockets, and tiny cracks. The rubber is stiff, yet sticky, and the uppers are very breathable. The only real shortcomings of these shoes is the lack of rubber on the top of the toe for toe hooks, and the color of the lining shows just how nasty your feet really are. I would recommend these shoes to anyone with a narrow foot.

EDIT: I just sent mine in for a resole. With climbing about four days a week, these shoes have lasted about seven months of gym climbing on top of a few outdoor trips. They edged very well up until the bitter end.

5 5

Great shoe

Great shoe, sticky rubber. Does not stretch much. I got my street shoe size and it fits snug.

4 5

Stick like Super Glue!

I just picked up a pair of these at my local shop and its the first, high end, high performance shoe Ive ever owned. Im really stoked on these shoes right now and really glad I spent the extra money. Ive used them in the gym a handful of times and they make standing on dime edges a breeze. The only complaint I had was the heel cup is really deep. My heel doesn't completely fill it but the extra space doesn't really effect the heel hooking performance so I dont really care. Overall though I'm really satisfied with these and can't wait to slay some Tensleep limestone pockets this summer when I go back home!

Looking to replace an old pair of anasazi's...

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Looking to replace an old pair of anasazi's which i loved and wondering whether to try the new sharmans by evolv. Anybody have any comparisons? Plan to use for bouldering and sport.

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They both fit a wide foot pretty well, the shamans are a little more aggressive, and have a much shallower heel cup. I'd just try both and go with whichever fits your foot better.

How well do these shoes preform in cracks?...

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How well do these shoes preform in cracks? Finger, hand, and offwidth. Im looking for a well rounded trad and outdoor shoe that will preform well on both thin faces and cracks.

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My favorite shoe, long multi pitch routes are a no go for these as they are rather aggressive and your feet will need a break but if you're going to be doing single pitch routes this your shoe. It climbs cracks, boulders and tiny face holds. Padded tongue does help with foot jams, It will stretch a little. Great shoe! But I still take them off as soon as I'm on the ground

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I have these and a pair of supermoccs and the moccs work tons better in cracks. These dont have alot of rubber on the top of the shoe so you really have to crank on them in cracks to get them to stick.

Some 5.11d in Red Rock

Some 5.11d in Red Rock

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Awesome grip, my most used climbing shoes. I may stop climbing if FiveTen stops making these. Na not really, but they are always on my feet when I'm on the wall, unless I'm sending crack.

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Sticky Icky...

Lets just say that the stick is the shit. Onyx has a certain something to it that whether the rock be limestone or granite, you're sure that the tiny, some-what-of-a-rail, will hold. With toe and heel hooks in the mix, these shoes never gave way to slippage and there is always the occasional slab of a route in which you must smear/use what you can, to continue the ascent. With that being said, the edging of this shoe is phenomenal. Having sized the shoe one full size down from my Converse (from 12-11 US) the shoe was tight at first but relaxed and conformed to my foot within a month, as if it were a second layer of skin. The FiveTen Anasazi's look great, wont leave your foot stained a bazaar color when worn new, and perform above and beyond what their price range entails. From a non-professional, blue collared climber, i highly recommend these shoes for any type of rock or climbing style, as well as any experience level or age group. Peace. Love. Rocks.

2 5

Alright shoe, but the heel is unforgiveably terrible

The fit, feel, etc. of the shoe from the arch to the toe was great and performed well for its price, but the crazy-deep pocket of a heel was awful. There was about 0.75 cm of compression before my heel touched rubber every time I attempted a heel hook. Unless you have abnormally pointy heels, stay away from this design.

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Run Small and narrow

I really wanna like these. I do mostly gym and trad cruisers--not a super ambitious climber. I wear a 9 US for street shoes. Pretty average dogs,--not too wide, not too narrow, no odd protrusions. Got these in 8.5 US and could barely get them on. Replaced them with a 9 and they are still very tight (after about 20 trips to gym), with a painful pressure point at big toe 'knuckle'. As others have said, they are a bit 'baggy' in heel, too.

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