Five Ten Anasazi VCS
This is by far the best climbing shoe ever made. I…
Use: Sport, trad, bouldering, everything...
Break-in Period: 2 weeks or 5-7 workout
Price Paid: $130
This is by far the best climbing shoe ever made. I have more than 10 partners who swear by them. They edge unbelievable well and are extremely comfortable since it molds to your feet. They are better for wider feet. La Sportiva is known for people with narrower feet. There is minimal stretch because of the cowdura lining. I have probably seven pairs that I've gone thru.
The only downside is the cost, $130. My friends and I have tried cheaper brands that look like the Anasazi, but the quality in stitching and rubber is unmatched. 5-ten is known to have the best rubber, stealth. And their new rubber onyx is supposedly more stickier and durable. I don't know this since I haven't tried the rubber. I've climbed for over 10 years and tried all the major brands.