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Out of love with Anasazi VCS!

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I have been using Anasazi's ever since they came out and have bought about 15 pairs over the years.  I know what size fits me and I love them!  However, my latest pair have been incredibly painful somehow and are not 'breaking in'!  I had heard that Adidas have changed the last design and manufacturing approach.  This seems a fabulous way of destroying a brilliant brand.  I can't believe they could be so stupid though?!  Any one with experience or knowledge of this - or have my feet changed shape and size in the last couple of months?  

In reply to Jeremy Wilson:

These are the replacement: https://www.outside.co.uk/unparallel-up-rise-vcs-climbing-shoe.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw7fuJBhBdEiwA2lLMYZjBi6n18o_8AQMzOEp5WpsvKGiQG4lIGlkyXCNjzcA39DoW3yHXCxoCKUYQAvD_BwE

Basically old 5.10 = unparallel (the US guys bought the lasts and rights to make the existing products).

New Anasazi - feel like clogs on your feet, don't break in, different sizes to original and basically total pile of p**.

 afx22 13 Sep 2021
In reply to Jeremy Wilson:

You’re out of date.  They don’t make the Anasazi anymore.  Five Ten’s new equivalent is the Niad range.

There have been lots of threads on here for many years highlighting a perceived drop in quality of Five Ten in general.

In reply to afx22:

> There have been lots of threads on here for many years highlighting a perceived drop in quality of Five Ten in general.

But also those who remember plenty of problems with them at times well over a decade ago, before they had been bought by Adidas. Rebecca pointed out in her review that the new NIAD shoe, the replacement to the Anasazi, is a different fit but that means some people who it didn't fit before (I have tried Anasazis on every so often since the mid-90s, but they never fitted my feet well so I never bought any despite thinking they were the coolest shoes to get!) may well now fit the new model. https://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/footwear/rock_shoes/five_ten_niad_vcs_lv-13758

I was told the factory that made 5.10s (when Adidas bought the company) lost the contract at some point after that because they were unwilling to make changes to satisfy Adidas's QC standards. I believe that it is the factory that now makes Unparallel.

In reply to spragglerocks:

Brilliant - thanks for this advice - will get some UPs ordered!


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