Alpine start, just to avoid the crowds.
Sneak out of the campsite and hike up to Half Dome in the Five Ten Men's Camp Four GTX Shoe before the masses wake. Gore-Tex gives this low-cut hiking shoe waterproof protection, in case you have to trek through dew-drenched meadows. Despite its waterproofing, the Camp Four stays breathable for the sunny descent back to camp.
Underfoot, Five Ten equipped the Men's Camp Four GTX Shoe with Stealth S1 rubber, which includes shock-absorbing capability as well as the traction you need for slippery approaches. There's also a firm EVA midsole to give you extra support and cush for a comfy to-and-from the iconic big wall.
- Svelte heel cage
- Stealth S1 sole
- Item #FVT000Z
- Q & A
Good, at first
Five ten is known for two things, sticky rubber and quality control issues. I bought these hoping to get lucky as I was aware of delamination issues with this new family of shoes. But true to form, after 4 days into a 6 day backpacking trip the sole in the left forefoot was halfway detached and the right heel was total flapper. I survived thanks to liberal amounts of neoprene cement and seam-grip. My field repairs held up better than the factory glue. Once I got home, I basically took the soles off using toluene and did a more formal repair using contact cement. What I glued held up well but I grew weary of having to glue down a peeling edge every time I wore them. I returned them for warranty but will simply be selling my new pair. I've never seen a shoe fail so quickly.
It'd be nice to have a shoe that for $180 would last more than 4 days.
Lets get it together 5.10.
Terminator of shoes
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 11
I'm feeling pretty damn invincible in these. They are the most comfortable, GRIPPY, and all around solid hiking shoe I have ever owned. No more dodging those sharp rocks for me.. cant even feel it in these things. The rubber used during construction of these beasts is super durable, shock absorbent, and very sticky for traction in even wet conditions. The shoe was a little tight when I first got it, but broke in fairly quick. I haven't walked through any deep water yet, but have tread some shallows and my feet stayed very dry. The only con I have noticed with these is that my feat do get a little hotter than previous shoes I have used.. I feel like that may be expected given the waterproofing on these.