/ Anasazi sizing....
I am currently using a pair of Anasazi VCS in size 8 (shoe size 9), top shoe though they are coming to the end of their life. Looking at changing over to Verde or Blanco for mainly south coast limestone (sport & trad).
We don't really have any shops in the sunny south so it will likely be mail order on the Blanco though I can try the Verde at Cotswolds. Anyone got any ideas on the sizing of both the Verde and the Blanco from first hand experience?
I would say that unless you can size down at least 1.5uk anasazi's probably aren't right for you, unless you're purposely sizing them for multipitch.
I am the same size in all of Anasazi whites, greens and velcros if that helps. The fit of the whites is a tad narrower than the fit of the velcros but shouldn't change your size too drastically.
VCS's fit me perfectly but the Blancos tear into my Achilles.
Street shoe size is almost totally irrelevant and statements in the form 'you must size down at least X sizes from your street shoes' are a total red herring. Street shoe sizing is at least as inconsistent as rock shoe sizing in my experience.
I have Verdes and swapped to VCS the sizing seemed to be the same.
Particularly when Anasazi sizing seems to be completely random - or at least it used to be. I've experienced nominally the same shoe, same label size, but quite different size on the foot. I'd never buy rock shoes online.
Would however point out that it assumes a perfect fit of the shoe to your foot shape, so for the 5.10 Dragons and the Blancos (tried on in a shop), I had to upsize from recommended/calculated size to account for the non-fit of the heel and still get it super tight across the toes: the bottom line is, try them on if you can!!
Anasazi VCS :9 ( but quite comfy for all day)
Anasazi white: 9 ( and very very snug, my shoe for steep ground and limestone)
Moccassyms: 9 (comfortable fit)
Goes against what others have said but true. Get to a shop if possible
Street size 8. VCS size 8.5 become bearable just about the same time as the toe wears through.
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