Review by: william.alan.swanson, 2009-10-05
First off, these shoes are fantastic for edging. Plenty of support and a nice shape makes them perfect for super-thin & near-vertical routes. I sized them down one full size from my street shoe, and while they didn't really stretch they did change shape just a little to mold to my feet (especially in the front above the toe knuckles). The heel cup is great, the Onyxx rubber is great, the velcro straps give enough adjustment without making the shoes a huge pain in the ass to put on or remove. But after using them for about 4 months, I've noticed that while the rubber on the sole is holding up very well, some of the rubber on the toe rand is pulling away from the upper and some of the stitching near the heel is starting to pull out. Yeah, I sized them a little tight, but this is a performance shoe and there are certainly folks out there that are buying smaller than me. While my footwork isn't exactly on par with John Bachar's, I'm not a hack and I don't think the questionable durability is because of that. Like I said, the sole is still in great shape.
Great edging, great support, great rubber, and they look cool. Reasonably comfortable, too.
Not as durable as I would like.
Overall, this is a great shoe that I would recommend for anybody who wants precision for technical footwork. I'm not pleased with the durability, but I'm in love with the way the Anasazis climb and will keep resoling these shoes until the upper falls apart.