All the greatness of the Anasazi, built just for women.
Created specifically for women, the Five Ten Women's Anasazi LV Climbing Shoe specializes in narrower feet and still holds Anasazi's standards for high friction and technical climbing. With the longer toe box, lower instep, higher arch, and lower-volume heel cup modifications, this Anasazi snugly encloses the narrower foot. With such solid, foot-hugging support, you'll stay comfortable whether you edge through techy routes, work on that new boulder problem in the gym, or smear your way up an all-day slab-fest.
- Synthetic Cowdura reduces stretch potential, but expect the shoe to still stretch a half size over time
- Women-specific alterations include low instep, high arch, low volume heel cup, and a longer and skinnier toe box
- Hook-and-loop closure lets you quickly remove or put on your shoe no matter where you are on the wall
- Stealth C4 rubber makes the sole stiff and sticky, which allows excellent edging and high friction
- Low to moderate asymmetrical curvature makes this shoe ideal for vertical and slab climbing
- Fits street shoe size (keep minimal stretch in mind)
- Item #FVT2024
What do you think about this product?
March 31, 2019
Edgy Vert and Trad Shoe
I have a narrow foot and love these. Great for edgy techy vert or trad climbing. I sized super down in these and they fit super tight and stretched a little in the leather, sacrificing comfort for aggression. They fit super tight and perform excellently, super impressed on slab!!
February 22, 2019
Every size is wayyyyy too narrow for me.
I really wanted these to work as my new multi pitch shoes, but sadly they aren’t meant for me. Every size I’ve tried is problematic for my feet, which are wide and have long, bony toes. I’ll try the men’s version I guess. Or save up some money and buy another pair of TC Pros !!
June 6, 2018
Like a glove
These took a while to break in, they were really hard around my ankles but after a few climbs they were perfect and they fit great :)
January 19, 2017
Not just for the ladies
I have a fairly flat foot coupled with a low volume arch and a ton of shoes have an ill-fitting heel. I tried the women's Anasazi Velcros on a whim, and I noticed that they work fairly well. They edge and smear well, the heel cup feels amazing for heel hooking, and they are extremely comfy. I used the Anasazi VCS previously, but ditched them after they changed the design of the shoe in 2014 (C4 -> Onyxx rubber, different straps) and they no longer worked well for my feet. Furthermore, they look fly as hell! Other shoe sizes just to give everyone an idea of other shoes I've tried: - Street shoe size: 10 men's us - La sportiva otaki men's 41.5 eu - La sportiva tc pros 40.5 eu - Five ten moc 8.5 men's us - Five ten Blancos 9 men's us - Five ten Anasazi LV women's - us10 - Five ten Anasazi VCS mens us 10 - Scarpa vapor v lime men's 41 eu - Evolv Shaman 2016 men's us 10 - Tenaya Ra men's us 8.5 - Tenaya Masai men's us 9
January 4, 2017
Learning to Love
Debated heavily on the size, since they aren't leather and won't stretch as much, with a friend's advise I went half a size larger than my street shoe. They have worked out really well. I've been climbing in them for a month now and they are working into a perfect fit. Love the shoes stick and aggressive level. I mostly sport climb but and working into bouldering more and the shoes crosses over well.
December 14, 2016
Seems comfy but ankle hits a nerve
This is a review of the fit of these shoes, not their performance. I got these for my daughter but no go. First we tried 10.5 but that was too tight all around. Bumping up to 11.0, it fit perfectly, except there is a minor seam in the ankle that helps pull in the heel...that seam jabbed exactly into a nerve in my daughter's ankle. This made it too painful to stand in, let alone climb. It *might* have relaxed after a few pitches, but she couldn't keep the shoe on for more than a few seconds! Luckily thanks to backcountry's great return policy, we'll be sending these back and trying a different brand.
May 26, 2016
Best all-around shoe
I love these because they're built comfortable, but climb aggressive. The rubber is SUPER sticky and the shoe is very sensitive, so you get a lot of feedback from the rock (which helps me trust bad foot holds!). They're definitely best for slabby walls with tiny to non-existent feet, but they get the job done in all situations. I'll climb with them on steep overhung routes too, but I prefer something a little more aggressive. I've used these extensively in the gym and outdoors. As for sizing, they were a BIT tight when I first got them. They don't stretch that much because of the synthetic leather, but they molded to fit my feet perfectly after a time. I wear a size 6 street shoe, sized down for a performance fit. I think ordering at your true size would be fine though, I don't know if the "performance fit" is really necessary with these.
November 26, 2015
Super comfy, strong performance
Overall i really like these shoes Notes 1) comfortable - this is priceless! 2) good for edging and smearing, pretty much solid on everything except for overhangs - i found jamming my toes not as precise in these, vs more turned down shoes (i am not that good, so i need all the help i can get!) 3) would be a great choice for multi pitch days as a comfy all-rounder 4) irrelevant, but really cute color! Sizing: i am a 6-6.5US; 36-36.5 European and i have the Anasazi in a 6.5. I could have sized down to a 6 with some pain... I have Sportiva Miuras in 35.5 and mythos in 35; Scarpa vapor v in 36.5 in for cross reference. Photo: boulder practice
November 12, 2015
I have a very low volume foot and finding a shoe has been a bit difficult for me. These work great and have a nice narrow heel. I typically wear a 10 street shoe and I went with the size 9 since these stretch a bit. I have been climbing in these for a few months and they have broken in well. They have been a great sport climbing shoe for me.
November 11, 2015
Favorite climbing shoes
These were my first climbing shoes and I'm still loving them! I've been climbing in them for 9 months now. I wasn't brave enough in the beginning of my climbing career to buy the correct size so I went a size...and a half up lol. I'm normally a size 6 but I went for the 7.5, but I have no regrets. I could not fight through the pain of building enough callous and pain tolerance during my first few months of climbing. These shoes will stretch a full size so definitely go for your street size. You'll get that slight downturn in the shoe so that you can hang onto the holds better. If you size up too much, you won't get that downturn, but fear not, I can definitely still stand on those plastic micro footholds indoor. But I do have issues doing so outdoors though since my shoes are too big. The shoes fit great for those with narrow heels like me! This is very important for the heel hooks! Btw these shoes smell like death, buy a shoe deodorant spray.
September 4, 2015
Stick to Everything
July 12, 2015
One shoe to rule them all!!!
This is my third pair of Anasazis, I love these shoes! These are the perfect all around shoe for any level climber. I do switch out my shoes depending on the style of climbing, but if I had to only bring 1 pair wherever I went I would bring these. I've climbed overhung, slab, crack, multi pitch, and 24 hours straight in these shoes. My favorite part of the shoe is the heel. Heel hooks all day, everyday. If you want your shoes to be snug go with your exact street size. If you're looking for a comfy all day/multi pitch shoe go a half size up.
May 4, 2015
Love My New Shoes!
I'm just getting into climbing and these shoes have changed everything! Super sticky and fit like a glove...making it easier to trust my feet :) I went with my street shoe size and I think it was the right decision.
April 25, 2015
awesome shoes but runs small
Super sticky but runs small. I am going to return and size up. I recommend going true to your street shoe size.
April 2, 2015
Sticky and comfortable.
I been using these for about 3 months. I tried a few sizes. I'm a size 8.5-9.0, but closer to a 9.0, typically. I settled on, 8.5. I have a low volume foot, with an average width. These have been working well, for me and I feel very confident in their performance. I've been on tiny feet, and they are solid as the rock. I am not a beginner, I just wanted a functional, reliable shoe, that I could wear for longer than 2 minutes, without screaming from the pain. These have been all that. I haven't used them for much heel hooking, but I also didn't intend too. I wanted this for more vertical slab bouldering, or routes. I'll have to update this review later, once I know how long the rubber lasts.
March 30, 2015
Like a glove
I am obsessed with these shoes! Every other shoe that I've tried on was always too big in the heel but these are perfect. They definitely run small, though. I'm between an 8.5 and 9 street shoe but I like my climbing shoes to fit pretty snug so I had ordered these in a 8.5 hoping they would stretch a bit. If I wear them regularly (2-3x/week) they're still kind of painful but manageable if I don't walk around in them. The product description says that the arch is high, but I have pretty flat feet and they still fit really nicely so don't let that scare you away. I climb mostly vertical and slightly overhanging sport routes and I haven't had an issue with them being too flat.
March 25, 2015
size up one whole size
I brought these in my normal EU size of 40 1/2 but they were very painful so I sized up a full size to EU 42. I find EU sizes to be the most consist when buying shoes. My normal street shoes are 81/2 US or 9 and I needed up with 10 1/2. Bearing in mind I bought these shoes to prevent toe cramming that was starting to deform my toes. I love these shoes in the larger size as they are comfortable for all day outdoor climbing and still fit my narrow foot despite moving a size up. Performance wise I can say that I climbed a lot better in the larger size because I was not in pain. Grippy rubber :)
December 12, 2014
These shoes will stick to anything. They climb as well as a super agressive shoe but with none of the crushing toe pain. They are comfortable and sticky and I feel like I can climb anything in these. I love them!
October 25, 2014
Momentum, SLC, UT
October 25, 2014
Great entry-level climbing shoe
This was my first pair of climbing shoes, so they hold a special place in my heart. They treated me well. I, however, was not as kind to them. My many months of slab climbing and toe-dragging caused their poor, innocent rubbers to deteriorate away, resulting in a gapping hole in both toes. The rubber on these shoes is known to go fast. But honestly, as an entry level shoe, by the time that happens it's probably time to up your game to a slightly more aggressive shoe. This shoe is pretty flat - making it SUPER comfortable but not as functional on steeper walls and smaller holds. Would definitely recommend these shoes to any lady wanting to get serious about climbing, but not sure where to start. I found them to run small, so size up!
December 12, 2018
The description states these are "moderate" shoes. They, however, look/feel flat with no downturns. Which is it? I am between 8 and 8.5 in street/sneaker size. I previously tried on a size 9 and thought it was both tight (lengthwise) and loose (below my the arch and above forefoot. The heel feels great though, should I go up to 9.5, or is that just the result of the shoes being flat as supposed to downturn? Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions you can provide!
December 16, 2018
Hey Judy, the moderate asymmetrical curvature is actually in reference to the lateral curve of the shoe which is designed to fit closer to an anatomical fit. With regards to the sizing, sticking with the size 9 would likely be ideal as going up to the 9.5 could add extra room to the shoe laterally which would prevent the shoes from maintaining a more snug, stable fit. So long as you dont have toe curl, being a flat oriented shoe, sticking with the size 9 will yield more reliable performance than the 9.5.
October 17, 2013
How do these compare to Five Ten Moccs in...
How do these compare to Five Ten Moccs in terms of fit and sizing? I have small feet that are a bit wider at the toes, and I got the Moccs in a 36 (M4.5, W6). They're very comfy, maybe a teensy bit loose after lots of wear and a resole. My street shoe is a solid 36, somewhere between W5.5-6. I have narrow heels, but I'm concerned the LVs will be too narrow in the toe.
February 3, 2014
Hey Mailee My foot shape is really similar to yours. I have a wide last width and a really high arch and narrow heels, these fit really well. However these do not fit anything like the Moccs do. The Anasazi do run small so get a size up from your street shoe size. I am 5.5-6 as well and I got the size 7 and they fit perfectly and like I said in my review they are ready to use out of the box and have little to no break in time. If you do get these shoes I hope you enjoy them and if you have any questions please get a hold of me through our live chat feature. My name is Jane H. and I'm on during Mon,Wed and Fri afternoons till 10pm MST. CLIMB ON!