The Five Ten Anasazi Verde is a superb all-round performance shoe that neatly compliments the more extreme Anasazi V2 Blanco. The Verde is a fair bit softer in the midsole than its white cousin and therefore better suited to more more smeary rocktypes - grit and sandstone in particular, not to mention 'blobby' indoor holds. The heel rand is also less tightly tensioned than that of the Blanco. Despite the loss of some toe power because of this, the extra comfort makes the Verde a popular choice for trad climbers and a great introduction to the Anasazi range for intermediate level climbers.
Fit wise the Verde is gently asymmetric with a slightly down turned toe when worn tight. We feel it is ever so slightly narrower than the Blanco.
Overall the Verde is a great performance shoe, and although it is not the direct replacement for the legendary Pink that it was billed as, its supreme all-around abilities have won it many fans.
Sizing your shoes
If you require some assistance sizing this shoe to your particular needs check out the following link to our Rock Shoe Sizing Guide.
Posted by Edward Holey – 10th Sep 2012
I bought these to replace my ageing Anasazi velcros and obviously found they shared all of the positive features I'd grown to love. I still believe the stealth onyx rubber to be the best trade off available between durability and friction which is important when climbing most days as other rubbers get expensive very fast when I'm constantly replacing shoes. The only thing I noticed was these seem to stretch slightly more than the velcro version so possibly go down a half size when ordering.
Posted by Ben Scraggs – 28th Jul 2011
Great shoes, I wear them pretty much for all types of climbing, including bouldering. Hard to fault them, although build quality can be a bit hit and miss, but that's FiveTen for you. Despite that I can happily say I haven't had any real issues. They are quite soft so not ideal for a stiff pair of shoes (look at the whites if you want stiffer ones). I'm on my second pair.
I will probably be getting another pair as well. They do inspire confidence, but as with all climbing shoes make sure they fit first. Ill-fitting shoes will not do your footwork any good.
Posted by Russ W – 26th Jul 2011
Not my first pair of climbing shoes but I wish it had been! I've got a half size down from my foot size and they fit very snug yet supportive and super comfy. I take these out far more than my other pairs and I'm happy standing around in them all day. To note my feet are quite wide.
They perform too: The heel is fantastic. I thought edging might not be as good as other shoes when I first pulled them on but once I tried them on the rock they're great in this regard as well! No problems. Great shoe. Very impressed!
Posted by Nikolay Mikhaylyuk – 26th Jul 2011
Anasazi Verde is my first pair of climbing shoes. I’ve bought them the same size as my trainers and at first they were very tight for me. However, after 3 months they stretched a bit, maybe half size and I can spend whole day in them now without suffering. I used them for half a year regularly indoors and outdoors and am really happy with them. The rubber is sticky and they do not slide while smearing and I trust them. Although this is not the ultimate performance model, I would say it is high end all-rounder, with a good balance of comfort and performance.
Posted by Marc – 26th Jan 2011
My ideal shoe for grit and smearing. They're quite flexible and extremely sticky, not great for small edges but you can't have everything.
They're also lower volume than most of the shoes I've tried, so great if you've got slimmer feet.
I bought these about half a size down from my normal trainer size and I'm quite happy climbing on limestone and grit up to E2 in them.
Posted by Dominic – 22nd Sep 2010
Superb fit and sensitive feel-great for smearing and edges.....very comfortable I can wear them all day......Wear away quickly on grit but hey that's what happens.
Posted by Moritz Lessmann – 10th Sep 2010
These shoes where my third pair of climbing shoes and by far the best i have used so far.
This shoe is perfect for any foot and any climber, whether beginner or regular climber.
The shape of it fits very well to most feet (most of my friends wear this shoe as well) and gives very good suppport when climbing.
Apart from the top seam (which does break after a few weeks, but only seems to be there to make it look nicer) the quality of this shoe is very well and i have not had any problems with it since i have bought it about 8 months ago.
If my pair wear out at any time I will most definetely buy the same pair again!
Posted by Unknown – 10th Sep 2010
A good all round shoe, softens up quite quickly and shoul be sized smaller than the old pinks. Once softened probably better as a grit and comfy trad shoe rather than limestone but will do most things.
Posted by Rich Alderton – 10th Sep 2010
My first pair of Anasazi Verdes didn't last long. Less then 10 days old, I left them at a crag, never to be seen again. The next day was spent flailing wildly in my old knackered shoes, amazed at how insecure they felt, and how sloppy my footwork was. Back to the shop I went...
The Anasazis are remarkably comfortable for a performance shoe, which is good news if you're past the stage of mangling your feet for fun. I've found them to be phenomenal at edging, with no real loss of performance on smears (they had their first outing on grit last weekend, and performed admirably). The few heel hooks I've tried really do feel like a 'third hand'.
Don't buy them too small. Being synthetic, you can't expect them to stretch.
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