5.10 NIAD Moccasym: A more determined climber
If you thought that the NIAD Moccasym looks familiar, then you have a pretty good memory. As a matter of fact, the shoe in question is the successor to the Anasazi Moccasym. The points that follow detail the NIAD Moccasym’s changes over its predecessor.
Bigger toe patch. This is where the “more determined climber” really comes from. Compared with the Anasazi Moccasym, the rubber patch on the featured shoe has a wider coverage, which allows for more climbing options while toe-hooking.
Slip-lasted no more. The NIAD Moccasym now has a board-lasted construction, which leaves the shoe sturdier than ever. This extra rigidity provides additional support, as well as lasting comfort on extended climbs.
Longer outsole life. Five Ten engineers opted to thicken the NIAD Moccasym’s sticky rubber outsole for longevity. In contrast, the Anasazi Moccasym’s was only 2 mm thick.
- This revamped Moccasym is but 1/3 of the NIAD family. Yes, it is joined by Five Ten’s NIAD VCS and NIAD Lace.
- NIAD is an acronym for Nose in a Day—a rite of passage that climbers participate in on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.