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Five Ten Anasazi Lace Climbing Shoe
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Anasazi Lace


My vote: None ( 5.1 avg )


You probably know someone who has stockpiled the Lace-up in anticipation of a chance on "To Bolt or Not to Be". To help out, we made the classic shoe even better. STEALTH C4 toe rand, new heel construction, and a lined Cowdura™ synthetic upper that fits like a glove, all provide the familiar, secure and reliable fit, climb after climb.

Retail price

US$ 164.95
Weight 448 g

Single : 224 g / 7.9 oz (Size 9)
Pair : 448 g / 15.8 oz (Size 9)
(we converted grams to ounces)

Closure Type Lace
Gender Unisex
Volume ­
Sizing Information US sizes : 3-13, 14, 15UK sizes : 2-12, 13, 14
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Best Use (Highest Performance) All-around
Asymmetry Moderate
Tongue Details not provided by the brand
Last Details Shape: Arched (technical)
Construction: not provided by the brand
Anasazi last
Upper Material not provided by the brand  Cowdura (man-made synthetic suede)
Midsole Material not provided by the brand
Sole Material not provided by the brand  Stealth® C4™
Rand: not provided by the brand
Footbed Lining not provided by the brand
STEALTH® C4™ Technology

STEALTH® C4™ Technology

The world's hardest rock climbs were made possible with STEALTH® C4™ and its still the favorite of many top climbers. C4™ provides high friction and excellent edging.
( 6 avg )
( 6 avg )

Crack kings

Thin profile
Flat forefoot
Sticky rubber
Heel cup loose
I’ve used it a ton
I have very narrow feet and heels

This is my favorite crack shoe, possibly overall shoe. It's comfortable, works well in the cold and heat, and jams wonderfully. From thin hands to OW this shoe is amazing. I do prefer other shoes for thinner, but this will do for fingers and ringlocks. Size them a bit tight, they edge on a dime.

Size them a bit loose and they are your all day jamming shoe. You can't go wrong.

Climbing Shoe Review logo no rating given just a review

The ultimate all-rounder “quiver of one” shoe. Yes, there might be better shoes on the market for edging, or smearing, or hooking, or jamming, or red-pointing, or climbing all day: but the Pink can do all these things – and more.

Next Adventure Gear Review rating 9/10

Over the past year and a half, the Anasazi Lace-Up from Five Ten (commonly referred to as the Pinks) have become my go-to climbing shoe for outdoor climbing around the Portland area. They are a stiff, flat lasted shoe that performs excellently on terrain ranging from slabby to slightly overhanging. These shoes fit great and perform even better!

Switch Back Travel Gear Review no rating given just a review

If the price tag doesn’t make you flinch, and the shoe fits, go for it. You just can’t go wrong with the Pink. It’s a performance-oriented model that’s also an excellent all-arounder. Of all the climbing shoes in the business, this is one of our favorites. Despite all of the positives, beginning climbers may want to look elsewhere. It’s not just the initial price: the 2mm sole will wear through quicker for climbers still learning to use their feet properly. Resoles aren’t nearly as expensive as new shoes, but they aren’t free. If you don’t like lace-ups, consider the Anasazi Tan VCS. It’s as good as the Pink, but will break in a little more comfortably over time and excel more in multi-pitch terrain. Finally, the Velcro model is much older than the Pink, so if you shop around you may be able to find some cheaper closeout models.

Evening Sends Gear Review no rating given just a review

The Five Ten Pink Anasazi Lace-up (MSRP $150) is a comfortable, flat-lasted shoe for all types of face climbing. The original classic pink Anasazi from the 1990s returns better than ever with a lower-volume heel and C4 rubber. A synthetic-lined, lace-up shoe built for standing on the tiniest dime edges.

DPM Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

The Five Ten Anasazi Pinks are one of the best all-around performers on the market today. As with any shoe, sizing the shoe to your specifications is crucial. Size them tight for 5.14 faces or let your big toe lay comfortably flat for all-day jaunts up 1000-foot 5.8 cracks in the Wind River Range. The 2014 Pinks are unique in that they’re equally suited for standard-pushing pros and beginners looking for that first pair of shoes that can handle anything.

Rock and Ice Gear Review rating 3.5/5

I gave the Pink 3.5 stars because it’s an improvement on a shoe I loved, and remains one of the most powerful edging shoes ever made. However, I feel that Five Ten could have tweaked the lacing and last to make the design even more modern.

Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

“The Pinky is perfect,” one tester said of the sorely missed pink Anasazi lace-up’s high performance and incredible versatility. It was discontinued in 2007, but high demand brought it back. The new version features a redesigned and deeper heel that has a more aggressive taper toward the top, and testers deemed it “comfy but technical.” It was tight enough to inspire confidence on a variety of terrain, but it wasn’t so snug that testers’ feet were screaming after a short pitch. It’s flat-lasted with no downturn and plenty stiff enough to edge and provide support on long routes like Fine Jade (5.11a) in Castle Valley, Utah, but users were pleasantly surprised that it was also soft enough to smear on nothing holds. “I can face climb and jam on moderately difficult routes with the same amount of success,” one tester said. Tried-and-true Stealth C4 rubber was ultra-sticky, while the lined Cowdura upper (synthetic leather) molded to feet sans stretching—even after six months. Welcome back, Pinkies. We missed you.

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