Collection By Five Ten Featured Men's Fashion
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Built on a 4G Anasazi last, this Scarpa climbing shoe molds to the foot and grips with ease.
Compared to other brands, these run about true to size or a half size small. They are exactly what you’d expect in fit and comfort for a slightly down turned shoe. While I could have purchased my street size (10 us mens) for an aggressive technical fit, the 10.5 is tight but comfortable out of the box. I would have rathered an all day gym shoe than a “send” shoe that I needed to break in by showering in them and removing them after every attempt. So sizing is true or a half size small for an aggressive fit. Order a full size up if you want a very comfortable fit. That being said, the shape of the toe box is nice for a down turned shoe, not too cramped laterally and the top of the toe gives adequate flexibility for bent toes. The heel cup is slightly loose on me but I have a low volume heel that is sometimes better fit by womens shoes and these still feel secure enough to commit to inversions. I like them honestly. They can be comfortable enough for all day gym use and technical enough for hard sends. Strengths are pockets and angles, weaknesses are edging and toe hooking; they’re just a bit soft for tiny edges and they lack protection and grip on the toe. The rubber is tacky as heck but it leaves marks and is so soft that I fear I’ll chunk it on something sharp. Overall, this shoe sits right under the Blackwing in the 5.10 lineup for the aggressive technical shape while maintaining flexibility. It’s a “happy medium” shoe that will be comfortable in the gym and on the sport crag or boulder circuit. For more aggressive shape and stiffer rand, the Blackwing is recommended. For a step down from the aggressive shape while maintaining a hard edge, the Anasazi VCS is probably best. My shoes as I have sized them:
Just as I expected
I have had multiple pairs of FiveTen shoes and these are just as great as I thought they would be. Although built on a different last than my previous shoes (FiveTen VCS Stonelands), these fit just as comfortably. They break in relatively quickly, providing an amazing fit. I definitely recommend these!
I bought these shoes to be used in the gym because they were on sale. They are pretty good shoes. The only downside to the shoe in my opinion is the lack of rubber on the toe. For a down turned shoe the should have more. The upside is that, essentially, they are a slightly more aggressive version of the anasazi vcs. They aren’t as aggressive as the dragons or the team shoe, so they worked really well for what I wanted them for (an all around gym shoe). As far as the fit, I fit mine the exact same way I fit anasazi’s. Five Ten says to fit them a half size up. I found that to be too big (remember the shoe will stretch). I wear a size 10 in bothe these and the vcs.
Fits very tight at first, but great.
I got the same size as my street shoes. This fits very small at first. It was so painful that I thought about exchanging it. I had to use shoe stretcher and hair dryer to stretch it out over night. After that, this pair became my favorite. Fits like a tight socks and does the job.
but so far I’m pretty happy with them
I’m still in the break-in period, but so far I’m pretty happy with them. I had a pair of Anasazi’s that I wore religiously the past year. I find that the Arrowheads have a lot of what I liked about the Anasazis, but the footwork feels way more precise. The slight downturn of the toe definitely helps when bouldering on overhung routes, but doesn’t seem to hinder their performance on slabbier routes. So far they fit smaller than expected, but seem to have a bit of stretch in them.
Buy 1/2 size up
As suggested by other reviewers I bought these 1/2 size up from my street size and they fit great. They were painful my first few trips to the gym, but now that they stretched a tad or my toes got stronger they are perfect.
Great all-arounders, with some drawbacks
Arrowheads are a fantastic choice for enjoyable climbing below your technical limits. They’re extremely comfortable — after a short 1-2 session break-in, there’s so comfortable that I’ll forget to take them off between climbs. And they perform fairly well, especially for smearing. These will get you up plenty of Yosemite granite boulders.
I use these shoes for everything, they are my go to. I have two pair and am planning on getting a third. Have taken down overhangs, roof problems, slabs, faces, edging, everything but crack climbing. These shoes are superb. If Five Ten discon’d them I would snap up a few pairs for sure. The blackwing is like the more aggressive little brother to these wise old sages. Great heel cup, just enough sensitivity and stiffness. Perfect shoes for me!
Good shoe but SMALL
The shoes are built well. The tongue has more padding than most climbing shoes, which is nice. My family has owned multiple pairs of climbing shoes by different manufacturers and 5.10 biking/parkour shoes. These were considerably smaller than expected. In terms of US sizing, I suggest ordering at least 1/2 size larger; I had to return my first order and purchase a full US size larger.
Buy them, but buy them a full size up
Used them 1 time in the gym so they still need broken in. But so far, they’re exactly what you would expect from a five ten Anasazi shoe-good construction, great sole, and solid performance. Great choice for a first show with downturned toe, but buy them large. I wear a size 10.5 Anasazi, and the 11.5 arrowhead fits tight but not too tight.