Five Ten Anasazi Blanco Climbing Shoe
The Five Ten Anasazi Blanco is back by popular demand, and, amazingly, Five Ten have worked their magic to produce a climbing shoe with even greater edging performance than the precision powerhouse that was the original Blanco.
Five Ten have taken everything that made the original Anasazi Blanco loved and renowned - its last, asymmetric shape, Stealth® C4™ rubber, high-tension heel rand - then added a few effective features to bring it into the modern age of climbing. The new Blanco has a thermoplastic midsole that is stronger and stiffer, increasing edging stability and control whilst also helping to prevent deformation, allowing the shoe to retain its shape and performance characteristics after hard, intensive use. For warmer days and longer climbs, a perforated upper has been utilised to add breathability and help prevent feet from sweating out. Finally, the eye stay now has a welded construction for a sleeker shoe that's less inclined to fraying from scrapes on rock, spoiling your favourite edging tool. Precise and powerful, this shoe is like no other when it comes to micro holds and edges, and the most insecure, untrustworthy, fickle footholds.
The Blanco features a lined synthetic upper, so expect the minimum amount of stretch.
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Asymmetric Toe Box
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Stealth C4 Rubber
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Stealth® C4™ Rubber
A high-friction rubber used on the majority of Five Ten’s shoes due of its all-round performance and versatility. Five Ten first debuted this rubber on the original approach shoe, the Five Tennie, in 1985, and since then Stealth rubber has always been developed by Five Ten themselves in direct conjunction with their shoes, unlike other shoe manufacturers who outsource their rubber. The result is a rubber that works with your shoe harmoniously.
Full Features List
• Focus on edging performance
• High-tension heel rand directs power through the toe box, great for edging
• Stealth® C4™ rubber outsole (4mm) is versatile, for all types of climbing
• Lace closure system allows for a secure fit across a variety of different foot types
• Lined, synthetic upper has minimal stretch
• Thermoplastic midsole is anti-deformation, maintaining the shoe's performance characteristics over time
• Asymmetric toe box to direct power through the big toe
• Suitable for edging, sport climbing, technical trad climbing, and bouldering
4 product reviews
The 5.10 Blanco's are simply great!
The super stiff sole is what makes these shoes so good, you just trust them to hold on to any foothold you see, as small or slippery (props to the C4 rubber here as well) as it may be. As the description says, they are edging MACHINES!
I have never had a shoe I trusted this much, just put your foot down and push upwards!
I feel the Blanco's excel specifically in outdoor climbing. They will give you the extra confidence to use footholds you normally rather wouldn't and push on in those moments of dire need! I never had a shoe do that for me...
My next pair will be... 5.10 Blanco again!
I bought this shoe for a trip to the Welsh slate quarries based on its stiffness and edging abilities. Needless to say, it was definitely stiff. Once I got over the initial shock of what felt like a lobster pinching the back of my heel (the Blanco’s really do give a snug fit), this shoe felt amazing for getting good precision on tiny edges. Although the stiffness takes a bit of getting used to if you bend your foot a lot when climbing. As usual, the 5.10 stealth rubber is also great for smearing when appropriate! Fantastic shoe!
I bought this shoe because it would be al little more stiff on the bottom of the shoe than the lace version. Thats correct and i like that part very much. Edging is formidable and its good enough for all round climbing. The shoe hurts a bit more on the back of my feet to my heels that,s a petty. As total i like though a bit more than the lace for single pitch. For multipitch i would prefer the lace. A "step in" version of this shoe would also be welkom. I give 4 1/2 points
It is the first time I got 5.10 shoes and these shoes are great!
I got them size 41.5 and my street shoes size are 43.They fit perfect!No space at all and after the first week it almost doesn't hurt.Their edging performance is great and ,although they are snuggy, I was able to smear at ease! I totally recommend!