/ Anasazi Verde.
I'd be wondering for a while what the fuss was all about with Anasazis...now that I've bought a pair, I understand. I got the greens because I climb on a vast array of rock types, if I climbed on slate all the time I may have gone for the whites but the greens seem more all-round, good on grit but still hold well on small edges.
I must say, they are awesome. They feel completely stable on small edges as well as smears and everything in between! Perhaps I shouldn't have waited so long to get some...tempted to get a loser fitting pair to replace my battered multi-pitch shoes, too!
If you're looking for some new shoes, I'd definitely check them out! Just as good as everyone suggests.
Love them for short sessions, hate them for long days out.
Currently have a battered pair of Scarpas for longer multi-pitches,Im tempted to get a baggier Verde to replace them OR some Anasazi VCS- any experience of them?
I love them, but people either seem to get on great with them, or they hate them.
I put mine through the washing machine once when they were particularly filthy, the rubber came out like blu-tak. It was amazing, they stuck to anything.
Hope you manage to stretch them out :(
I've heard washing them makes the rubber sticky..wasn't sure whether it was just a myth!
Only for a little while, but yes, it does.
Before you rush to buy a second pair I'd highly recommend giving the heel pocket on the current pair some time to 'relax'. My VCS's went from nippy to very comfortable over the first month or two of regular climbing.
You might not have the same experience with yours but it changed my purchase plan. I was going to buy a loose pair for multi-pitch but the first pair became comfortable and now (as they wear) are even better. At some stage I'll just buy a fresh pair when the current ones stop edging as well.
If it's the heel cup, that looks like it has the potential to loosen after a while...
I had the whites and they were murder for about the first 4 weeks, then one day they tamed my feet (it was more them breaking my feet than the converse). Then they were fine.
I now have the Anasazi LVs and they're effing epic, right out of the box; great fit, great rubber, really good on little edges. I'll be buying another pair when they go through.
still love them though
If you're looking for a second pair for less technical climbing, a different shoe might be better than a a looser pair of verdes. Otherwise you'll end up with a baggy heel. Dick's climbing in Bristol recommended Evolv Bandits to me as a cheaper, less aggressive shoe with a similar shape to the verde. I've been very happy with them and now only use the verdes for bouldering and short climbs where I think I'll notice the difference. Your local climbing shop should suggest some alternatives.
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