User Review: Five Ten Anasazi Lace-Up
Materials: Stealth C4 rubber, lined leather
Use: excells at hard, steep terrain
Break-in Period: 2 routes
Price Paid: $135
This shoe is the ferrari of 5.10. Along with the Anasazi velcro version, these two shoes dominate in terms of precision. I prefer the lace-up as it stays on my foot better when heel hooking. The lined leather insures minimum stretch, and the toebox is very aggressive, though not downturned. Combined with stealth rubber, these shoes are about as high performance as shoes get.
Size down 1/2 - 1 full size for a tight, bouldery fit. I have used two pairs so far, the same size as my street shoe (10.5) and find them very precise, yet comfortable enough for a few pitches in a row or a lengthy bouldering session. They are excellent in cracks as well, but not if your toes are curled and squished! Entirely worth the price.