The right shoe for the hardest pitches.
- Lined synthetic upper keeps stretch to a minimum
- Incredibly sticky Stealth Onyxx rubber works on the smallest, worst footholds
- Full-length laces ensure a precise fit for ultra-technical pitches
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If I had to bring one pair of shoes on a climbing trip, it would probably be these. Here's why:
These shoes are super comfy, durable, versatile on all kinds of rock, steepness. i've even worn these bouldering. the relatively flat sole has stayed stiff through many wears, and hasn't lost its camber. the rubber seems durable and stiff, which i tend to prefer in most applications. - if you like stiff shoes, you will probably like this.
these are definitely my go-to for trad climbing, i'm not a crack master but have done a few in these with good impressions.
one of the reviewers said they didn't seem to last long, which hasn't been my experience at all. some of the rand has come undone from the cowdura, but as far as i can tell that doesn't affect performance at all.
some minor drawbacks:
- price. $160, really? i got lucky and got these for $75 on sale, but i don't think i'd be able to plunk down $160.
- SO. STINKY. i have never owned such a stinky pair of shoes. i need to find a way around this if i want to keep my climbing partners.
- lacing system is somewhat tedious. These definitely take a long time to take off, I usually have to pull the laces through completely. I bought these in a "comfy" fit, i.e., they were not uncomfrotable when I first bought them and they have only stretched a little. That said, I find them comfortable enough and technical enough that I never really feel like I have to tear them off as soon as I finish a pitch, but part of that is probably also because they take so long to take on and off.
- with a flat sole, these probably won't be as good as some of the ridiculously downturned shoes that are popular these days, so if you're primarily a boulderer or love overhangs, you might want to consider something else. of course, these still are great on overhangs, they just won't be the talons that will grab onto anything as you wildly swing around.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I usually climb Sportivas and now I know why. I love the verde and it climbs super well but doesn't last too long. It's probably been about 2 months and the shoe is starting to fall apart. Great shoe but wouldn't recommend it. The Muira would be a better choice i think.
How does this shoe fit in comparison to the Anasazi?
How well will these shoes crack climb? Fingers, hands, or offwidth. I'm in search for an excellent trad and out door shoe that will preform well in cracks and on super thin faces.
If you think this shoe isnt appropriate, please share your suggestions!
These are generally the shoes that strike the perfect balance between smearability and edgeability. The La Sportiva mythos and the Anasazi moccasyms are great for cracks.
Good quality shoe. I am on my second pair now. When I first started climbing I had the original Anasazi verde and I didn't realize how great they were. After having climbed la Sportiva and a bunch of cheap Evolv's I am glad to be back in 5.10's. They are simply better.
The rubber is great. Very sticky and long lasting. I use the Verde's for trad and sport warm ups. Not a shoe for bouldering or steep projects.
Get them and enjoy!
I got a new pair (not from backcountry) and I found that the shoe looks different from my old pair and the various pictures of the shoe online (even on Five Ten's own website). So I posted a picture for comparison. The left-most picture shows the new logo design on the side of the shoe. The middle picture shows the way that the "stealth onyxx" rubber is written, compared to the orange onyxx lettering found on my old pair and online. The third shows the old design and is the one I have seen online. So the question is, did they redesign the verde at some point or did I get a counterfeit shoe??? :) If they redesigned it, does it still fit the same?
Often the photos are taken right before production runs. Often as they make more, the colors change. Its the same with skis and the decals. Not sure why it happens. Also the photos are provided from the manufacturer, not of the products on hand.
How does the sizing compare to the hornets? I wear a 9.5-10 street shoe and have a wide forefoot. I had to get the hornets in a 10 and they were painfully tight.
Love these shoes, i've probably climbed close to 100+ days on them and they are still going strong. I like my shoes very tight, i am a 10.5-11 street shoes and got a 8.5 in these. can stand on anything thing with them, smears great, jams great, best shoe i've ever owned. The break in period was pretty ruff sense i bought them so tight, after one route my toes would feel like they were about to break, but after a few days in them they started to form my feet and are pretty comfy now. Highly Recommended.
These shoes are great. they edge great which is crucial for a lot of the Smith Rocks climbing I do. The rubber is super sticky (so stick that if you climb a lot the soles wear out pretty quickly). Just don't bust through the rand and get 'em resoled. The heel fits great and sticks to heel hooks super well. They do lose their stiffness over time but i notice that my feet have gotten stronger from these shoes cause i just bought my second pair and can stick to just about anything!
I can only say good things about the verdes. The edge lasts forever! plus i like lace ups. Great shoe no doubt. i sized down a half size from 9 to 81/2.
Love it, but more heel room than I wanted, took a little to break in and I climb quite a bit. Overall great shoe but super agro boulder problem heal hooks cn pull it off the heel enough to raise the heart rate. Otherwise excellent shoe.
These shoes have a mid-wide last that is good for my wider feet. The run pretty close to my street shoe size, I think I only went down half a size from my running shoes and gained a lot of control.
The rubber on these is unreal. Smearing becomes a full blown foot hold.
These shoes are just killer. I just returned from a climbing trip in the Black Hills of South Dakota (unbelievable world-class climbing of all types, by the way), and got the chance to wield these (after breaking in). On technical granite face, these things didn't slip up once. They edged on the smallest of crystals, and stuck to everything. The rubber (typical 5.10 greatness) is simply a minor miracle. They are super stiff at first (although not quite as stiff as the blancos), but softened up with only a couple days of wearing. I can't say anything for durability yet, but they seem to be just bomber. You want to get the sizing right on these, however. My street shoe is an 11 no matter what brand, so I purchased a 10.5 in these, hoping for a comfortable all-day, yet performance (oxymoron?) fit. They were definitely tight, and at the end of long routes (even just 2 or 3 shorter pitches), my toes were hating me. I went up a half to 11, my street shoe size, and they are great for all day, and being so stiff, they don't need to be painfully tight to perform. Just fyi, I have a ridiculously high arch which makes fitting shoes interesting.
All in all, these are just trucker for vertical technical routes. I can't speak for them on overhanging stuff, however, I could see them working. If you are looking for a shoe to climb overhung rock, then these probably aren't at the top of your list anyway as they are not extremely aggressive, at least in the camber.
How does the sizing compare to the five ten Galileo?
I got both in the same size and they were very similar fit, but the Verdes did stretch a small amount where as the Galileos have yet to stretch at all.
These are my go to shoes for trad and all day moderate climbing. They're very comfortable without sacrificing performance. Not my shoe of choice for hard boulder problems or for steep stuff but I know other people who climb exclusively in these shoes.
Oh Anasazis, you are the best
With you on my feet on dime edges I rest
In fact I can stand on a tenth of a dime
I'll love you Verdes until the end of all time
While others struggle I calmly stand up
So to you precious Verdes, I raise my cup!
Your my secret weapon for ultra tech gnar
Nobody else's rubber is even close to on par
So if you want to edge on invisible feet
Five Ten Verdes are impossible to beat!