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Women's Anasazi Velcro

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Featuring a narrower, shallower last, the Anasazi Velcro is ideal for intermediate to advance female climbers. Although built for steep climbs, these slippers do not have an aggressive down-turned last, so the foot stays in a fairly relaxed position. The deep, cupped heel is great for heel hooks and helps drive the foot forward to focus power at the toes. They are sensitive shoes that retain just enough stiffness for edging power around the periphery of the toebox. Lined synthetic leather stretches little over time, so the shoes won’t bag out. Built on a women's specific last. Synthetic upper limits stretch and retains its shape. Padded split tongue. Velcro closures are fast and convenient. Stealth C4 rubber.

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These are the best! 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: palmetto, 2008-03-20

These are my favorite shoes to climb in hands down. I love the stick factor, the precision of the toe box, the ease of use of the velcro, and the stiffness. My first pair did unfortunately blow out quickly, and Five Ten was kind enough to totally replace them. Worth the money! Great for short, technical routes and edging. Not really comfy enough for long routes.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: williamjbauer, 2006-07-09

Excellent shoe! Super sticky, nice and stiff for edges. I'm a fella and I got the ladies shoe because my feet are narrow and they fit great. I would recommend these to anybody with good footwork, but if you are a new climber don't blow the money on these, they are pretty expensive so wait until you have a little more skill and don't go through rubber quickly.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: jms, 2005-11-22

Haven't been climbing in these for too long, but they are amazing..they can edge pennies! amazing fit after a short break in, absolutely love them. good for moving up in levels, maybe not the best fit for beginners

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: maculated, 2005-06-19

All shoes are the same. You have a piece of leather, or maybe some nice synthetic thing, and it’s encased around the bottom and sides with some kind of sticky rubber. Maybe that rubber is harder, maybe it is softer, but really, when you think about it, your climbing shoes are like big condoms protecting your soft, pathetic feet from the abrasive, dangerous, and painful world of rock out there. And, just like a condom, the footwear of the intrepid climber is getting smaller, smoother, lighter – it even comes in prettier colors or more exciting shapes and forms. Remember those days? Those ones back there? Back in the day? No, I don’t either, but they were there. You know the days I’m talking about. The days of sheepskin condoms and <a href=>hobnail boots. Hobnails, people. I want you to shudder. I’ll tell you once more for feeling. HOBNAILS! Yes, those were the good old days of goldline and actual machine nuts slung with wires, and those dudes were sending better than many of us with our fancy-shmancy foot pods.

Why am I telling you this? To preface the fact that no matter what kind of camber the sole’s got, whether it be stiff or soft or lace up or slipper, these days, shoes really don’t make the average climber. Or, if they do, you shouldn’t be quite as proud of that thin 5.11 send you had last week in those pointy-toed shoes. Shoes can certainly help, but it’s my opinion that if you have that luxurious sticky rubber down there and you can’t get up the route, it’s you that you should blame, not the shoes.

Of course, this is for the average person. I am sure that when you get into the elite levels, even changing shoes up like the poster of Chris Sharma with a Moccasym and an Anasazi on that’s hanging in my bouldering co-op suggests, shoes can matter. But for little ol’ 5.10 climbing me? Naaaaaaaaaaaah. So that must explain why I feel a little guilty about effortlessly floating up my favorite local climb (Camel, 5.10b) this weekend in a pair of 5.10 Girlasazis (Well, techinically they’re called Women’s Anasazis, but that is so boring!).
So pretty, so blue.

Yes, I’d previously steered clear of the 5.10 aggressive models of shoes because, like many women, my heel is just so darn thin and petite. Possibly the only part of my body that I can claim that about, but in my beloved Ascents and Newtons, the dreaded “squirt” of moist flesh against ill-fitting rubber heel cups has long been an annoyance to me. Heel hooking in even the tightest of shoes has always left me wishing for a bit of cord to put around my ankle. I’ve actually slipped out of my shoes on hot, sweaty days.

So, when the Girlasazis reached my doorstep, I wasn’t expecting much. I’m fairly disappointed in the offerings of women’s specific apparel in the climbing industry, so I wasn’t expecting much in the way of shoe alterations either. My heels slid happily out of the regular Anasazis on the infamous “Paul’s Penis” bouldering problem in Tuolumne Meadows. (And you know how much you hate it when your protection slides off?) And, if this review were truly worth the miles of postholing and digging it would require for me at this point in the season to prove my confidence in the fit of the Girlasazi, I would hop right back on that problem and prove it to you tomorrow.

So those are the “heel fart” Ascents, but trust me, I’ve done it in Anasazis.

My local area features many edgy sandstone routes (Santa Barbara) and pockety, and steep volcanic rock (San Luis Obispo) and that’s where I found these shoes the most useful on these types of routes – by leaps and bounds above more mellow styled shoes. It was painful trying to smear with them (their more aggressive downward camber worked against me), or trying to stand on rounded edges, and they are murder on the feet for any more than a pitch for easier face or crack climbing – but if you’re thinking about harder face routes with sharp edges and shallow pockets, man or woman alike, these shoes are for you.
Maculated checks out the new hotness of the Girlasazi against the blue of a lazy Santa Barbara sky.

Anasazi velcros have long been the favorite of aggressive climbers on steep or edgy terrain, and they are now my choice for rock of the same caliber. I wasn’t sure just how spectacular they were until I nosed the pointy little tip in the shallow bubble-pocket of <a href="">Camel and stood on it with confidence that I can safely say – thank goodness for footwear technology and my being born fifty years too late for the hobnail boots. My hat is off to those of you who do remember “those days.”Maculated would like to thank the creative J_Ung for the nickname “Girlasazi.” So beautiful. Not to be confused with Feminazi.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: tal, 2005-03-22

Perfect for my level (intermediate)
I got a size smaller than my normal shoe, and the performance/feel is in great balance!
I would not recommend this shoe for a beginer.

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