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Anasazi Lace-up Climbing Shoe

The Five Ten Anasazi Lace-up Climbing Shoe handles dime edges and technical climbs with powerful precision, and its pink color lets you send in style. Five Ten made this Anasazi's upper out of Cowdura to fit your foot like a glove, and the synthetic midsole reduces stretching for excellent longevity. Super hard Stealth C4 rubber sticks to imaginary edges so you can smear without a problem, and its strength means you won't have to get a resole for a long time. Five Ten also updated this shoe with a rubber toe rand for an increased lifetime and a narrower heel to fit the female foot better. Its flat profile makes this shoe perfect for vertical and very technical routes.

  • Cowdura upper
  • Narrower heel
  • Synthetic midsole
  • Rubber toe rand
  • Stealth C4 rubber
  • Item #FVT000F

Upper Material
polyester
Lining
synthetic
Closure
lace
Rubber
Stealth C4 (4.2mm)
Asymmetrical Curvature
moderate
Claimed Weight
8.6oz
Recommended Use
bouldering, sport climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 4

Pink Anasazi 5.10

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small

Bought these shoes in hopes of using them for trad, sport, and more mellow bouldering (tired of cramming my feet into aggressive shoes). I wear a 12.5 street shoe and bought an 11.5. The shoes arrived and were wearable, but pretty tight. Will return and order a 12.5. Still have high hopes for these bad boys. Will post a follow up once I receive a pair of 12.5s.

>Rating: 5

SO many awesome reviews

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I demo'd the Anasazi pro's and fell in love, but the aggressiveness of that shoe is a little much for a beginner climber so i gravitated towards these. They fit pretty similar to the black diamond lineup that i really like and i actually sized up a full size from my street shoe for these and i'm wearing a 8.5. I have a touch of extra room in the heel cup but my toes and mid-foot fit like a glove. The photos match the way these shoes look in person, bright pink is not my favorite color but i'll make that sacrifice for a comfortable climbing shoe. My favorite part of this shoe is really the performance, they just work well and i don't haft to overthink it or wince in pain as i go for a hold.

>Rating: 5

Favorite Gym Shoe

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

When I’m not out trying to climb a 70 degree overhang or flash a V16 Boulder, my new Anasazi Pinks are what I go for first. I can climb in these all day in the gym and never feel uncomfortable. Great edging and fairly stiff sole that makes for powerful toes on tiny footholds. Plus the color standing out is a great bonus!

>Rating: 4

Comfy and Grippy

A go-to shoe for performance and comfort. I can spent all day climbing without feeling like I'm amputating my feet. the stiff soul makes for precise edging, and the rubber helps you inch your way to the top. You can't go wrong with Five Ten.

>Rating: 5

My Go To's

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I have been reaching for the pinks every day this spring season because this is such a versatile shoe. I will choose comfort on long climbs any day, and with the pinks, you get a combo of comfort and performance that I haven't seen in any other shoes in my closet. Really good for edging and slab climbing, and I could wear them all day long. If I am bouldering or trying to get the most out of a sport climb I might leave them at home, but for most cracks and long days, they are my go to's!

>Rating: 5

Heck of a shoe

I have loved the Pinkies for some years now. If you are climbing on a lot of low angle granite slabs similar to little cottonwood canyon out here is SLC, the pinkies stick and smear with the best of them. They are also amazingly comfortable for long days on the wall and you don't have the option to pop your shoes off. I got these in 8.5 when I would usually be a 9 in most shoes after some time they stretch and now fit perfectly.

>Rating: 5

THE PINKS!!!!!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I adore these shoes. Was lucky enough to try them out on some granite slab and crack and that is where they shine! Comfortable enough to climb all day in, yet they can still smear and jam like champions (and they look good doing it too). If you're looking to climb all day on some slab or crack, these are the shoes to do it in.

>Rating: 5

I highly enjoyed these

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I demos these shoes and used them in the San Rafael Swell. They stick to the wall beautifully. My normal street shoe size is a 7.5, I wear a 38.5 in la sportiva Otakis (for a performance fit), and I found that I fit into these in a 7.0 for a more relaxed fit, and 6.5 for a performance fit. I like the lace up aspect which allows you to have a more customized fit to your foot. The laces are very long however which made me a bit nervous so I knotted the, a few times to make sure they wouldn't come undone and mess me up on the wall.

Hi Chloe - I wanted to ask if you are referring to women's or men's sizing (I think this site is in men's sizing). I wear a 7/7.5 in women's so it seems like backcountry might not have sizing that would fit.

>Rating: 5

super comfortable

These are great gym shoes. I don't feel the need to remove these between climbs, which is saving my feet from some questionable gym floors. These are fantastic beginner shoes- very grippy and confidence building.

>Rating: 5

Awesome Climbing Shoes

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

The Anasazi Lace Up's are a great shoe. First off, they are really comfortable and being lace ups you can get a really good fit; ie. no dead spaces, no hot spots. They do great smearing on Little Cottonwood's granite as well as edging out small holds on anything vertical to overhanging. The Laces are really long I usually end up triple knotting them or making strange knots in attempt to eat up the excess of lace. I've bouldered and sport climbed in them and they haven't stretched. In regards to sizing, I would reccomend getting a half size down from you street size. I wear an 11 street shoe or 45 european. And I got a 10.5 in these and they fit great. Tight but not so much that I can't keep them on between climbs.

>Rating: 5

Old school meets performance

This is my 3rd pair of these. Old school style, flat and fairly stiff but fits well and performs great on slab, edges well and good for vertical sport....stuff us old “old school” climbers actually climb. Runs small but every climbing shoe fits every climber differently . Yup my daughter wouldn’t wear ‘em , she likes those asymmetrical curved down point toe shoes..but for old “trad dad” they are perfect.

>Rating: 4

Mortons

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Great shoes for slab. Careful with sizing though. I bought these in my street size and my toes get pretty scrunched, I do have Morton's toe so that could be my issue. I am in search of a new shoe for crack climbing because I've been climbing in these since Feb 2015 and i can't go through another season of crack with these. But they will stay in my quiver for slab and vert. They really shine on technical slab. I've found myself standing on some pretty tiny stuff with confidence.

>Rating: 2

Not durable

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

In less than 20 pitches, I put holes through the fabric on both shoes near the knuckles and ripped the fabric above the heel rand. Terrible lace design for cracks and a terrible Indian Creek shoe. Rubber is actually very good for granite edging. Materials do not equate to a $160 shoe. Returned.

>Rating: 5

Great Shoes!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
10

These are a great shoe for anything from slab to slightly over vertical climbing. They're decently but not overly stiff, which when combined with the C4 rubber gives a great balance between edging ability, smearing, and sensitivity. They won't hold a dime edge quite like a Katana Lace or TC Pro, but my feet feel a lot less likely to slip with C4 than XS Edge. The entire rand on the shoe is made of C4 rubber, which is super great for technical rand smearing, particularly in cracks. The synthetic upper on these shoes does not stretch a whole lot, maybe a half size over the life of the shoe. The rand rubber itself stretched a bit more than I expected, probably due to being made of C4. I did find that they got stinkier with age than my leather shoes, but not too terrible. One thing to consider is that the upper is relatively thin and soft, so if you're climbing lots of cracks with painful foot jamming, you might be better off with something more protected such as TC Pros or Butora high tops. That said, the Pinks have a narrower, stickier, and softer toe box than those shoes, making them work far better in thin splitters. Pick your poison. One issue I did encounter with these shoe was a "core shot" shoelace on my first day wearing them, but I attribute that more to thrashing up a coarse fist crack than a problem with the laces. For comparison, my size 10 Pinks are approximately the same size as my Sportiva Katana Laces and TC Pros in eu43

These

I had the same issue with the laces. Tore through them in 20-30 pitches. Replaced them with some flat laces that I picked up for $4.95 and have not had an issue since.

>Rating: 4

My transition shoes

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
10.5
Height
5` 11"
Weight
175 lbs

I was a die hard Muira guy for about four years until recently. Last year I bought a new pair of Muiras and within almost two months the rubber around the toe just started delaminating, not the kind of ripping and tearing from poor footwork, but rather the glue or whatever just stopped working and the toe started peeling back. Unfortunately I'm not the only one who's had this problem recently, a friend had it happen on a pair of muiras and a pair of Katanas, and another friend had it happen to his solutions and his muiras. All of these shoes were bought around the same time and I don't know if it was a small manufacturing error for just that time frame of shoes being produced or if it's still an ongoing problem for people, but after I saw it happening so often I called it quits on Sportive for a while and started looking around. The first pair or Muira alternatives, you could say, that I was interested in were the pinks and they have been a great shoe. I sized a half size down from my street shoe and they fit snug without any air pockets, they're a little tight in the toe, but my street shoe size had too many air pockets for my liking so I feel this is how they are intended to fit, for performance. They edge and smear fantastically, if I had less ingrown toenail problems I might even say they were painless. I like that they are flat last and stiff which makes edging even better compared to Muiras which I believe are just a bit softer and more aggressive. I've done a lot of crack climbing at Lumpy in these and they haven't been my favorite, good purchase on the slabs for sure, but really painful in cracks due to thinish uppers and a tight fit. Tried them at Indian creek as well where the cracks tend to be a little less painful for feet compared to lumpy, but I still found myself wincing in tight jams. My go to crack shoe is still the Moccasym, worn with a pair of socks, and I've never had much trouble. Either way, the pinks excel at what they're intended use is and I love having them in my quiver. Great Eldorado canyon shoes.

>Rating: 4

Great shoe, Blew them out immediately.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
11
Height
6` 00"
Weight
145 lbs

I love the feel of these shoes, they are stiff but comfortable. Plus the color is on point. They obviously are not aggressive shoes but I used them to boulder and sport climb as well as trad climbing. I climbed in cold weather and they fit wool socks pretty nicely. I bought these thanksgiving 2015 and right before winter break (about 2 months) both toes completely blew out. At that time I was a pretty sloppy climber at that point so I unless you are experienced with foot placement you shouldn't drop $180 for shoes. Get the 5.10 Rogue or La sportiva mythos for good trad shoes. The other thing is that I like the highrise type shoes so I do not cut my ankles. So recently I purchased La Sportiva TC Pros. At the same time, it should be said that even after I blew them out, I still used the shoes for splitter cracks. Toeing in on anything was impossible once the shoe is blown out but they still worked great for shoving your feet in cracks. EXPECT TO BUY NEW LACES. One you start to toe jam with these shoes the laces will explode. The laces are WAY too long and poor material. I enjoyed these shoes. I just wished that I didn't blow them out so early.

>Rating: 5

Great shoe - size properly though!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
9.5
Height
5` 10"
Weight
175 lbs

I live in PA - land of the slab climbing and these are great. I sized down a size and a half and wish I would have only done one full size. They still work great, but would have been better just a bit bigger to help my feet flex a bit more for slab climbing. I thought they would stretch just a bit more than they did.

>Rating: 5

Great for face climbing

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
9.5
Height
6` 00"
Weight
200 lbs

So I've had the Pinks for about a month now, and think it's safe to say I'm loving them. So I'll start with the fit: street shoe size for me. I wear 9.5 for most shoes, and these are no exception. I have a pair of the VCS's that I sized at 9, those are a bit tight, and do great for single pitch, but way too uncomfortable for multi pitch or all day use. . When I first tried them on, they were just a bit tight in the toe - not curling or anything, just barely tight and my big toe was a bit uncomfortable. But after about two weeks of use, the toe box conformed and the fit is great. The heel is solid, and the rest if I don't lace it too tight has just a bit of play, which works well when I count in for swelling. But if you want a really high performance fit, you could probably try a half size smaller than street. But again, won't stretch, just the toe box will conform some. As for performance, been extremely pleased. I'm not the strongest climber, but 5.6 at Seneca/Gunks is pretty much well within my skill level, up to like 5.9 following (mostly trad for me), but did excellent. Haven't had the chance to do any good foot jams, but the toe jams have been bomber. Outdoors have gotten to take them to Pilot Mountain and Moores Wall in NC and Great Falls, VA, performed excellent in both spots. And no surprise, edging and smearing is a dream. I don't usually boulder outside, but bouldering at my local gym, they've done great at v4 including heel and toe hooks (pretty harsh grading at my local gym compared to others I've been to, I usually go at least a grade higher when hitting up other places, and I'm ebbing into v5 territory at local gym). Great sensitivity too, have done great on feeling for the texture on vertical slabs. For down sides, the laces really are oddly long. Not sure why. They're just, really long. And they're not aggressive, so I definitely have to pay a bit more attention in some spots to my footwork. Especially for toe hooks, might give your core a bit of an extra work out on big roofs if you don't want to lose your feet. And back to the laces, they do seem to take a bit longer to get on/off than other shoes - I tried a pair of Mythos before these, and they just don't go on as quickly. Not too big of a deal, and so far I think the fit is worth it. Considering the downsides have been minor, and the upsides have been excellent, great shoe. Looking to keep these for a very long time.

>Rating: 5

Perfect for long days and multi pitches

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
8.0

These shows are amazing when it comes to all day climbing and multi pitch routes. I have been using them several days a week for a couple of months now and I have to say they stick to everything and can do everything, provided the fit is right. There are a lot of reviews on these shoes already and I have to agree with all of them. I sized the shoes 0.5 down from street. They are snug and a tiny bit uncomfortable to stand on, but I wanted a little more performance out of them than pure comfort. I climb mostly in Logan canyon and have not found anything that I cannot tackle with these shoes. I do agree with an earlier post that the laces are very long, I ended up cutting mine shorter to prevent them from getting in my way. Overall the best shoes I have used, however if you’re doing really steep sustained climbs I would go with a more aggressive shoe.

>Rating: 5

The One!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
11
Height
5` 9"
Weight
150 lbs

I've pretty much done it all in these shoes. Cracks, slabs, vertical climbs, overhangs, you name it and the Pinks perform well. Great edging, smearing, and above all comfort! I can wear these things all day, pretty much true to size although I actually size up slightly (10.5 street for most brands, I wear 11 in these and the Moccs). If you are looking for one shoe for your quiver, these are a mighty fine candidate. I am pretty much sold on them and will always have a pair around. One suggestion, if you have skinny feet you may want to buy a pair of shorter laces, I have to tie mine pretty tight and with the laces that come with the shoes I was left with a BUNCH of extra.

>Rating:

Just to confirm (answer below said they weren’t sure) are these US Men sizes or Women? When I’ve seen Pinks elsewhere they are listed Men but something in the description made me unsure. My other question is how do these compare to the Blanco? I really wanted to get a pair of Blanco but missed out. I’m looking for a stiff & sticky shoe specifically for slab climbing and felt the Blanco were the best. Other reviews elsewhere implied that these are more all-round vs as focused as the Blanco. Thanks for your help!

>Rating:

How much will they break-in? They say no-stretch but unfortunately i am in between sizes, smaller is somewhat tight and painful while larger is nice but on heel hooks my heel slips just a tiny bit. Any suggestions? Thanks!

>Rating:

Has the fit/sizing changed at all since the blanco's???? What upgrades were made, other than being a pepto bismol color?

Hey Colin, The fit should be similar on the Anasazi Lace-ups to the old Blancos and according to Five Ten these are the upgrades: STEALTH C4 toe rand, new heel construction, and a lined Cowdura™ synthetic upper that fits like a glove. Feel free to shoot me any additional questions directly.

>Rating:

Are the sizes listed mens sizes? Thanks!

Hey-Oh! Yes if I'm not mistaken, the Pinks are sized in Mens. In response to your early question, I would size the same, maybe 0.5 smaller then your street shoe, so 7 or 6.5. The best would be to try on in shop or purchase a few sizes off BC.com and return the unused pairs. Again the leather will stretch about 0.5 size over time!

>Rating:

I wear a woman's 9 in street shoes and I have a low volume foot. What size would you recommend in the Anasazi pinks?

>Rating:

I'm a 8.5 in women's street shoes What size would you suggest I get in these both a comfy fit and a performance fit thanks