Five Ten Anasazi Verde

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The Anasazi Verde by Five Ten is the world's premier precision climbing shoe and has gotten even better. Five Ten has built its reputation on innovation, and the Verde is state-of-the-art. It's hard to imagine that the Anasazi line offers even more performance, but believe it! Five Ten's Magic Fingers heel fits with no dead space. TheVerde's toe is designed to exert an unprecedented amount of power, and the grade-skipping Stealth ONYXX friction puts impossible moves within reach.

FEATURES of the Five Ten Anasazi Verde Climbing Shoe.


  • Full-length laces can be cinched down for a precision fit

Lining and Layers:

  • Lined synthetic upper keeps stretch to a minimum


  • Flat profile with a medium-stiff Anasazi Midsole supplies top-notch edging performance


  • Synthetic Cowdura uppers provide long lasting durability with minimal stretch


  • Incredibly sticky Stealth Onyxx rubber works on the smallest, worst footholds
  • Stealth Onyxx rubber is slightly harder than other Stealth formulas for enhanced edging performance
  • Magic fingers heel cup that suctions to your foot
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Five Ten's Anasazi Verde climbing shoe is a better version, with an impressive heel, nicknamed "magic fingers" due to its phenomenal gripping qualities. The fit and comfort of the Verde were also updated by effectively ridding the shoe of any remaining dead space and now the shoe sports Onyxx, the highest friction, most durable climbing rubber "in the universe", making the shoe's precision and power super detailed.  You didn't think Five Ten could make a better shoe than the ones they have now? Well, believe it, because here it is.

It is hard to imagine that the Five Ten Anasazi Verde could climb any better, but by adding Five Ten's state-of-the-art heel, nicknamed "magic fingers" for its phenomenal gripping qualities, Five Ten improved both fit and comfort. Any potential dead space is gone, and both precision and power are increased. In addition, Five Ten added Onyxx, the highest friction, most durable climbing rubber in the universe. (2012)
Just when you thought the Anasazi line couldn't get any more technical, Five Ten introduces the ridiculously precise Anasazi Verdi Climbing Shoe. Five Ten replaced the one weakness of the popular Anasazi Lace-Up, the baggy heel, with a new low-profile, close-fitting design.
The world's best precision climbing shoe has gotten even better.
By adding the state-of-the-art heel, nicknamed “Magic Fingers" for its phenomenal gripping qualities, Five Ten has improved both fit and comfort.
Any potential dead space in the design is gone, and both precision and power are increased.
Lace-up closure with a pull-tap heel for a precise fit.
Lined Cowdura synthetic upper.
Stealth® Onyxx rubber outsole for unbeatable friction and durability. (2013)

When tiny edges and precise footwork are the order of business, reach for the Five Ten Anasazi Verde Lace-Up Climbing Shoe. The medium-stiff midsole and Stealth Onyxx rubber unite in perfect harmony to turn would-be technical nightmares into routine warm-ups.

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Outsole:Stealth Onyxx
Shoe Profile:Moderate Profile
Sole:Stealth Onyxx
Upper:Lined Cowdura Synthetic
Weight:7.36 oz / 209 g (Size 9)
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Five Ten Anasazi Verde Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

If I had to bring one pair of shoes on a climbing trip, it would probably be these. Here's why:
These shoes are super comfy, durable, versatile on all kinds of rock, steepness. i've even worn these bouldering. the relatively flat sole has stayed stiff through many wears, and hasn't lost its camber. the rubber seems durable and stiff, which i tend to prefer in most applications. - if you like stiff shoes, you will probably like this.
these are definitely my go-to for trad climbing, i'm not a crack master but have done a few in these with good impressions.
one of the reviewers said they didn't seem to last long, which hasn't been my experience at all. some of the rand has come undone from the cowdura, but as far as i can tell that doesn't affect performance at all.
some minor drawbacks:
- price. $160, really? i got lucky and got these for $75 on sale, but i don't think i'd be able to plunk down $160.
- SO. STINKY. i have never owned such a stinky pair of shoes. i need to find a way around this if i want to keep my climbing partners.
- lacing system is somewhat tedious. These definitely take a long time to take off, I usually have to pull the laces through completely. I bought these in a "comfy" fit, i.e., they were not uncomfrotable when I first bought them and they have only stretched a little. That said, I find them comfortable enough and technical enough that I never really feel like I have to tear them off as soon as I finish a pitch, but part of that is probably also because they take so long to take on and off.
- with a flat sole, these probably won't be as good as some of the ridiculously downturned shoes that are popular these days, so if you're primarily a boulderer or love overhangs, you might want to consider something else. of course, these still are great on overhangs, they just won't be the talons that will grab onto anything as you wildly swing around.

ricobiner at on 04/26/2013

Been rocking these shoes for when I'm top roping indoors - had been Brooklyn Boulders before moving west - for the past 6 months. Overall, I really like these shoes as I've been able to increase my climbing game (5.10-5.11s depending on gym), and have tons of confidence in their grip from tiny footholds to just cramming myself into corners. I had previously been in the 5.10 Coyotes, and these are obviously a step up and not as forgiving on fit. In other words, while I'm still wearing a size 8 in the 5.10s (typically wear 7.5-8.0 street shoe), they haven't expanded nearly as much as the Coyotes (no surprise as they have a synthetic liner). They probably took about a couple of weeks to break in, and were pretty painful (guessing expanded 0.5 size). And I still have to pull them off after climbing. That said, I think the fit has worked out great, and the shoe has performed awesome. I'd recommend them.

Jason at on 07/08/2013

So far only used them once or twice but was able to do a couple of boulder problems my older shoes were unable to stick to. Edging is much easier in these. Only concern is perhaps the slightly deep heel but thats how it is for most shoes on my foot. I would think that slippage would be a concern but with how tight the heel is and how tight you can tie the laces it doesnt seem to be an issue. Overall I love the shoe so far and plan to stick with this model unless I opt to try a leather shoe out.
Sized street shoe size 8.5 and fits tight and am hoping for a bit of stretch (though not much hopefully). 8 was too tight for me in the VCS so I figured 8.5 in these would be what I wanted and they are.

CAD at on 10/07/2013
These shoes fit my 11.5 D feet like a glove. Almost no empty pockets. The tradeoff is that they're lace ups, which means they take longer to take on an off when switching crags, boulder problems, or indoor routes. Personal preference. Of all the shoes I've tried on these have felt the best. The tall toe-box is designed such that your toes are curled, however the sole is not downturned, so you could walk around the gym in them if you don't fit them too tight. The Rubber is a great balance between friction and durability, and the heel cup makes you want to use heel hook whenever possible. If you're willing to forgo the convenience of Velcro options, this is a great fitting shoe for those with somewhat narrow feet. I would imagine with the laces and stretching this shoe will accommodate many foot widths.
Anonymous - customer at on 06/30/2013

Excellent all-around shoe

I really enjoy climbing in these shoes and have for a couple years now. They edge nicely, smear decently (though I size them pretty tight), and heel hook very good as well. They excel on near vertical to moderately (read not super steep) overhanging faces. I wear them in a size 11.5 (street shoe size 13) and find them tight enough to have zero dead space and still surprisingly comfortable. I found them to stretch only about 1/2 size or less and to hold up to abuse decently well (The protective seam covers near the laces shred off semi-quickly from hooking things, but the seams themselves are solid). Overall, a great shoe to have in your arsenal.
SOU climber at Rock/Creek Outfitters on 01/01/2010

I've used this shoe for a season and a half of frequent outdoor climbing here in Lake Tahoe and various other trip locations and I love it. Edges like a dream to the tiniest crystals but with the flat profile is still able to smear when you get on that slabby route. Shoe has a tight heel cup (tightest I've found in a 5.10) which was perfect for my narrow feet. A little snug at first but it does form to your feet and make for an awesome shoe for all day performance. If you're looking for that all around shoe this is it.

Kyle Smaine at on 07/08/2013

Love these shoes, i've probably climbed close to 100+ days on them and they are still going strong. I like my shoes very tight, i am a 10.5-11 street shoes and got a 8.5 in these. can stand on anything thing with them, smears great, jams great, best shoe i've ever owned. The break in period was pretty ruff sense i bought them so tight, after one route my toes would feel like they were about to break, but after a few days in them they started to form my feet and are pretty comfy now. Highly Recommended.

jas3490153 at on 05/22/2012

These shoes are great. they edge great which is crucial for a lot of the Smith Rocks climbing I do. The rubber is super sticky (so stick that if you climb a lot the soles wear out pretty quickly). Just don't bust through the rand and get 'em resoled. The heel fits great and sticks to heel hooks super well. They do lose their stiffness over time but i notice that my feet have gotten stronger from these shoes cause i just bought my second pair and can stick to just about anything!

crit at on 05/02/2012

Good quality shoe. I am on my second pair now. When I first started climbing I had the original Anasazi verde and I didn't realize how great they were. After having climbed la Sportiva and a bunch of cheap Evolv's I am glad to be back in 5.10's. They are simply better.
The rubber is great. Very sticky and long lasting. I use the Verde's for trad and sport warm ups. Not a shoe for bouldering or steep projects.
Get them and enjoy!

mat2993824 at on 08/08/2012
This shoe is designed for technical edging on near vertical terrain. It works well on slabs of any angle. It works on over vertical terrain as well but is not meant to perform optimally in this environment. The rubber is highly durable and grips very will with little contact. I size down about two sizes from my street shoe size. They will stretch one full size. I do recommend skipping eyelets during the break in process.
DW - customer at on 04/01/2013

Neutral Reviews:

I usually climb Sportivas and now I know why. I love the verde and it climbs super well but doesn't last too long. It's probably been about 2 months and the shoe is starting to fall apart. Great shoe but wouldn't recommend it. The Muira would be a better choice i think.

Sammo Cohen at on 11/03/2012