The original Anasazi VCS was a true and trusty climbing shoe, a moderately sensitive sole that performed well on sharp edges and in pockets. Now the heel design is narrower and tensioned with full rubber coverage to make it perform better on the steep, difficult terrain for which it was intended. The last requires a slight hammer toe fit for optimal performance.
- Uppers Cowdura synthetic leather that won't stretch out of shape.
- Heel design minimizes blisters.
- 2 Velcro® closures.
- 2 pull-on loops.
- Padded split, overlapping tongue.
- Stealth® Onyxx rubber soles.
A flat profile suits long routes and cracks. Curved shoes allow precision and good edging. Hooked shoes are down-turned and tensioned, for power to the toe on steep or overhanging routes.
Highly asymmetric shoes allow more precision and focused power. Symmetrical shoes are more comfortable for all-around climbing.
Stiffness is provided by the type of sole and the tensioning system. Softer shoes allow more precision. Supportive shoes prevent fatigue.