Five Ten Anasazi Lace-up Climbing Shoe

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Five Ten Anasazi Lace-up Climbing Shoe and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 92 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.5 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.7 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 49

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Particularly good edging.
  • Good all-over comfort.
  • Excels at smearing.
  • The laces allow for a customized fit.
  • Have a mid-range stiffness that allows for versatility.

Expert Reviews

  • A great all-around shoe for face and crack climbing.
  • The heel has a snug and stable fit.
  • The rubber is sticky and versatile.
  • Smears very well.
  • The rubber sole is long-lasting.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Not the best shoe for bouldering.
  • The upper does not offer a whole lot of protection for crack climbing.
  • The laces tear quickly.
  • The toes are not extremely durable and wear out far quicker than the rest of the shoe.

Expert Reviews

  • Does not excel on overhanging terrain.
  • Not easy to get on and off.
  • Not good for toe-hooking, and only average for heel-hooking.
  • Climbs very well in hand and fist cracks.
  • The shoe does not breathe well.


The Five Ten Anasazi Lace-up Climbing Shoe shines for its exceedingly sticky rubber and medium stiffness that makes it particularly good for crushing granite faces and cracks. While the laces wear out quickly, the lacing does allow for a very adjustable fit, and the design of the heel has been re-worked for maximum comfort and snugness. While the shoe is not the best for bouldering or on overhanging terrain, it is a great all-around shoe that is exceptionally versatile and comfortable for most feet.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3, 4.