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Pros: comfortable, convenient, fits well in many sizes of cracks
Best Uses: gym climbing, crack climbing
Manufacturer: Five Ten
The Five Ten Moccasym is one of the most comfortable and convenient Five Ten shoes. I probably have 600+ days of climbing on about six different pairs. They are just so comfortable and easy to get on and off.
Most people who buy these climbing shoes for the gym, love them and never look back. Most people who buy these for the their "comfy shoes" often find themselves mostly using them on just about everything (as I did). It's surprising how often a "gym slipper" works well for just about everything. If I was buying multiple shoes for multiple applications, I would get a pair of these and the Five Ten Anasazi VCS or the La Sportiva Miura. However, if I were on a budget or just starting out and and could only buy one pair, I would go with the Evolv Defy or Mad Rock Flash because they are less expensive and will have a bigger range of applications.
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OutdoorGearLab Editors' Hands-on Review
I have never owned a more convenient or comfortable pair of climbing shoes. Right of of the box they hug your feet just like well, slippers. They are very easy to get on and off which is nice at the gym or the crag or even a hanging belay. They are great in cracks as well as smearing due to Five Ten's amazingly sticky rubber. They often fit snug, tight, and solid in thin hand cracks. When they are new, they are more precise than most other slippers.
At first, these are almost as precise as the Five Ten Anasazi VCS. Over time, however, what makes them so comfortable, also makes them soften up and get "mushy." This is to be expected from any unlined slipper. Just keep that in mind when buying: they will not always be as precise as they are when you are trying them on. Also, when these are new, they will leave your feet red (or your socks).
If you plan to climb splitters at at Indian Creek, you can't get a better shoe than this one. This is the ultimate crack climbing shoe. If you like climbs that involve precise edging, look for something stiffer.
These used to be the best value out there when any climbing shoe at or below $99 was a bargain (and we seem to remember a few years ago they were only 79 or 89 dollars). Now that there are $89 shoes like the Evolv Defy, and the price of these has bumped to $115, these have much stronger competition.
Five Ten offers a variety of shoes, including the Five Ten Anasazi VCS. The Five Ten Anasazi VCS is one of the best climbing shoes on the market and one of the most popular among experienced climbers.
The Five Ten Anasazi LV - Women's, $155, is an all-around climbing shoe that is comfortable and still performs well. This shoe received our Top Pick Award.
Video on the Design features of Five Ten's Slippers
— Chris McNamara
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