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91 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
[T]he Arrowhead was precise and forceful when toeing onto and into sharp little micros, as with the harder routes on our local Fountain sandstone.
We climbed extensively in more than a dozen new shoes for this issue’s reviews, and the Arrowhead hit the bull’s eye.
[T]he Five Ten Anasazi Arrowhead is an excellent all-around shoe that’s perfect for those climbers who are looking to improve their performance without sacrificing comfort.
I'd say that the Arrowheads aren't a replacement for a set of normal Anasazi's when you want real edging support, but they do still edge pretty well.
Because they are so specialized, they are only a great value if you do a lot of steep climbing and bouldering.
-The Arrowhead, also known as the Five Ten Anasazi Arrowhead, is engineered for performance without sacrificing comfort. Its medium rigidity and Stealth outsole enable the wearer to pull off a variety of maneuvers with as much support and security as possible.
-5.10 shoemakers opted to go vegan on this one. This means that all of the Arrowhead’s components are devoid of any animal substance.
Downturn. The Five Ten Arrowhead is an aggressively downturned rock climbing shoe. The pointiness of its forefoot allows users to gain secure purchase on tiny projections, which include micro-edges and nubbins. Heavily downturned kicks like the Arrowhead promise optimal comfort on single-pitch ascents.
Applications. This aggressive 5.10 climbing shoe is primarily intended for boulder-type pursuits, especially outdoors. It comes equipped with components that give users the capability to deal with overhanging terrain.
Five Ten’s Arrowhead is a low-cut rock shoe for men. The user’s foot may be forced to bend inward inside its curved (asymmetric) interior. The shoe might stretch, if only a little, with repeated use, so purchasers must take this into account when selecting a size. Its Velcro closure delivers a secure and personalized fit.
Midsole. The Arrowhead is in the business of supporting the foot with its medium-stiff midsole. The amount of rigidity it has translates to allowing the climber to mount on different types of wall or rock features with as much flexibility as possible.
Outsole. This Five Ten piece relies on its Stealth OnyXX outsole for surface traction on a variety of surfaces. It is a company-exclusive component made of extra-durable rubber. Overall, it has a thickness of 4.2 millimeters.
The Five Ten Arrowhead’s fuzzy low-top shell is made of cowdura, a kind of synthetic leather. It comes furnished with a synthetic heel pull loop, which promises to expedite on and off. For added comfort, Five Ten shoemakers opted to give it a soft tongue. Virtually every inch of its lower perimeter is covered with sufficient randing, leaving the shoe capable of producing ample lateral and hooking grip around tricky surfaces.
What completes the equation of the Arrowhead’s upper is the shoe’s closure system. It uses a pair of straps made adjustable with hook-and-loop fasteners. The beveled buckle through which each strap is set has a metallic finish.