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Five Ten's Camp Four Shoes take on all aspects of life in Yosemite or your local backcountry walls.

The Five Ten Men's Camp Four Shoes provide the comfort for dirtbagging around the Valley, enough durability for hiking around Tuolumne, and sticky soles for aid climbing on El Cap. The PU heel cup supports your ankles as you work your way down the burly East Ledges descent with a loaded haul bag on your back. Five Ten integrated a warp-around toe cap to save the Camp Four Shoes from destruction as you jug to follow your climbing partner's A4 lead.

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5 5

Great shoes!!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I bought the shoes originally to use as good approach shoes for rockclimbing. I use the shoes in Thailand and then booked a trip to Kathmandu Nepal. I wound up wearing issues on a 12 day trek in the Annapurna circuit and they were awesome. I'm still wearing them since I returned and have done away with wearing my old heavy leather hiking boots. The rubber on the bottom sticks really well and overall very pleased they're really comfortable. them instead of my heavy old hiking boots.

Great shoes!!!
5 5

The best hiking approach shoe ever made.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

After 400 miles, this has been one of the best approach shoes I've ever owned. Even though the edging profile in the toebox isn't as defined as shoes like the La Sportiva Boulder X, this shoe more than makes up for that with it's super sticky sole, supportive heel, and great footbed.

Unlike most approach shoes, this shoe feels amazing when hiking even with a heavy pack on--they give plenty of support, and are a real confidence-booster on uneven terrain.

While I would never use this shoe for climbing harder than 5.7 (I've soloed Mount Olympus in Utah in them a few times--they did just fine for that), they're easily the best hiking approach shoes I've ever owned. They do great on long pack-ins, technical canyons, and other peak bagging adventures. Great shoe.

5 5

Great shoe for hiking

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

I used these out in Zion, and was extremely pleased. My pack was <10 pounds most of the time, but my feet never once felt under supported. I bought these specifically for the recommended tread stickiness. I was happy with their performance hiking off trial during random snow and rain.
I would agree with other reviewers for hiking with these get .5 size bigger.

5 5

Best shoe for my use

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

For at least 5 years I've been looking for a shoe that would isolate the trail rocks from pounding my feet, would not cause blisters, had sticky soles, were relatively light compared to a boot, would fit my wide foot, would breath and dry out when wet and were not waterproof (which is synonymous with hot). These are just great shoes. I routinely switch out the insoles with Polysorb by Sendco which are much better that the insoles delivered with any shoe including these Camp Four shoes. I don't need ankle protection even when carrying a 45 pound pack so these are perfect. I just returned from a rugged 8 day trip in the Sierra's with lots of talus walking and they stick to the rock extremely well. I can't say enough about these shoes. I ordered 1/2 size larger and that was a perfect fit.

2 5

Really poor performance.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

So I got these and broke them in over 2weeks. First thing I noticed was I felt like I was in high heels (I'm guessing what wearing heels is like). So a 12 hour day into Mount Conness and out turned into a lesson of enduring foot pain! Hot spots through my whole forefoot,rubbing on my ankle bone, and horrible traction when not on the bell of the foot. I slipped many times edging on the outer edge.
Worst was the heels. No stability. I rolled my ankles multiple times and was lucky to not hurt myself.
Long and short,look elsewhere, like La Sportiva; I am!

Why do I only see the size,US, 13 in a med...

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Why do I only see the size,US, 13 in a med width and most no width printed. I have a wide foot and wear a 13/4E what's up with the Med deal? This is regarding the 510 camp 4

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All the shoes we currently have available are just a medium width. We don't usually stock wides and 5.10 doesn't have them available in a wider version. That being said, I would still give these a shot, they fit wider than most 5.10's.

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I also have 4 E feet, and use orthotics. I have used these shoes for many years. I love these shoes and never have had a single hotspot or problem. No break in period for me, used them right out of the box. Most shoes cause me a lot of pain due to a lack of width, even most marked wide, but these stretch and have not caused me a moments pain. I am on my third pair due to wearing the tread smooth but still use the older pairs for southern Utah, and for water trips. The rubber is grippy on ice, in water, or on any surface. I live in these shoes from hiking to everyday use, plus I backpack an average of 200 miles a summer, mountain bike more than 500 miles each years, all in this shoe. I also have the exum but it has not seen more than a few days use.

I wear about a 10.5 running shoe and I...

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I wear about a 10.5 running shoe and I have wide, flat feet. Does anybody have sizing tips for these shoes?

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Hey El Cap Jack. I usually wear 10 in Scarpas and La Sportiva, but had to size up to a 10.5 in these. I would go with 11 in your case.

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I have wide, flat feet, and loved the 5.10 Dome's. i'm like a 12.5 US, and i went 13 US

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I am a 10.5 everyday shoe, 11 running shoe. I tried on a 10.5 and while it fit great I wanted some more room in the toe box for descents, etc. I went with the size 11. Only had about a week but I am happy with the choice so far. The lacing system runs clear to the toes so making sure they are tight where I want has worked great.

4 5

Bomber

I've been wearing these shoes pretty much everywhere for the past year and a half, and they are still in fantastic shape, despite my genuine efforts to beat the crap out of them. They've hiked in the Tetons, off-widthed in Wisconsin, and lead 5.10a in East Tennessee. The rubber is awesome for climbers looking at tough approaches and/or easy climbs. They don't offer great ankle support, but if you're somewhere that doesn't require too much off trail hiking, these are perfect. Lightweight, really comfy, and durable as hell. Love 'em.

Bomber
4 5

camp 4 - best shoe ever

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

these will last you longer than any shoe you have ever bought - from pub crawls to boulder prob nightmares look no further, really my 3rd pair in 10 years - and one I gave to a Nepalese sherpa - he actually kinda stole them....

5 5

Great light hikers for technical terrain

Okay, these might not be a "pure" approach shoe, but they are fantastic as a hiking shoe.

I was on a multi-day trip in the Sierra where I was hiking up and down through boulder fields routinely. The Camp Fours are SO awesome on this kind of technical terrain where slipping could have serious implications. You can put actual miles on them too...they are comfy with good stiffness so you don't feel every little rugosity on the trail.

I have had mine over a year and they look almost brand new. They are burly.

The only bummer is one lace sorta shredded (the outer layer of the lace came off but the inner layer has hung tough for many more miles). Hey, 5.10 is sending me a new set of laces for free.

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Following up: I have had these now for over 3 years and hammer them summer after summer in the Sierra. I am on my 3rd pair of laces, and the tread is definitely worn, but these shoes just won't die. I'm going to order another pair soon for peace of mind.

4 5

Camp Fours

Good all around shoes. Climbed a 5.7 in them and they were ok. Again, not good at edging but either am I so...
Leather separated from sole, almost like it was cut. Five Ten is taking care of me. More of a heavier shoe (compared to a running shoe)but I am a flat footed clunker so I like the extra support. They were great on half dome (trail). Just enough cush and support and you can cinch them up pretty well to fit your foot. A bit spendy but if you lookin for a decent all around hiker/approach show that's a bit more beefy, check them out.

4 5

Camp Four Shoes

Pretty sweet. It's winter in Colorado right now so haven't scrambled any peaks in them yet. Did about 50 miles in the very rugged Gila wilderness is southwestern New Mexico and they preformed quite well on the class 4 terrain. Also went sport climbing will down there and got lazy towards the end of the day and decided to just keep them on for a few 5.8 leads to set up a top rope for some new-bees. Improvements: a gortex model would be killer! Did some hiking the other day and on north slopes there was about 4-6in of snow. My feet never got wet but certainly would have if they were exposed a little longer. Last comment is about the sole. I dig it and it gets the job done but this shoe would be unsurpassed if the sole was more rigid. When free soloing class 4 through 5.7 or so the better a shoe edges the more comfortable I am. Stiffen the sole and make them gortex and I will never buy another shoe.

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3 5

Tanks for feet

And about as maneuverable. Like their cousins the five ten canyoneers, these shoes feel like tanks on your feet but they suck in water. Mine shrunk so badly from water crossings that they don't fit anymore. They also wear weird on the backs of my ankles. I have to say though, these shoes will take a beating, but they will also beat you up in the process. I picked them up for canyoneering but I lost the articulation in my ankle when I wore them making it very hard to stem through the narrow stuff.

2 5

Just a skate shoe with fancy rubber

I have these big chunky fellas and although the rubber is the best, the upper is junk. These are pretty much a glorified frumpy skate shoe. In no way is this a technical shoe. They uppers are so tall and stuffed with unnecessary padding that they roll and bend so poorly when you're on anything at an angle, the wholes on the side of these leather uppers let sand, snow, debris in. To top it off next years price on these are going to be $155. If quality isn't an issue and you're only in it for the rubber then these shoes will be perfect for you. Myself on the other hand would expect a shoe at its current price point to exhibit strong attention to detail--these shoes are far from that. They are made in china, they often vary in size and shape from left to right foot. Other than the rubber, i see these as just a trend that will go away once someone else creates a real grown up version of it. I normally don't rip on a company like this but dude...these shoes are a joke.

5 5

the perfect shoe?

You are spot on about this shoe. I live in the sierra nevada mountains. I've worn these shoes almost every day for over a year, when much of the time I would have been in hiking boots. The only times I didn't wear these was when I was in ski boots or sorrels (due to deep powder). They have excellent traction on ice and hard pack snow as well as rock. These shoes were perfect for an ascent of Mt. Ritter from my house, which involved hiking in with a three day pack, rope, harness, sleeping bag, etc. They worked well with strap on alpine crampons for the snow field and climbed great on the 3rd class rock. Heavy? I don't think so when compared with the alternative- a light mountaineering/hiking boot. Did I mention they have great support for hiking with a load? Better than many high top boots, due to the heel wrapping rubber .

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BTW, I have a friend whom I've seen lead 5.9 in these. No they are not for edging on on dime size flakes, but they do smear surprisingly well with the dots on the sole, kinda like the guide tennie does. The guide tennie is a little more sensistive and technical, but this shoe will keep you a lot happier on long hikes and with a load.

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update- just returned from a 17 day trek in Nepal. Guides were recommending hiking boots for the trip. You guessed it- camp fours were perfect for the trails there. Rocky, muddy, rutted and washed out terrain with steep up and downhills. I did wear a gore tex hiker one day in the rain because the camp 4's were still wet, but I preferred the camp 4's enough to wear them still damp the following day.

3 5

Made for Wide Feet

I was recently in search of a replacement for my old approach shoe. I am a fan of Five Ten so I though I would give this shoe a try.

Pros:
- Super sticky rubber
- Durable construction

Cons:
- Heavy/bulky
- Very wide last

I ended up returning them because they didn't fit my foot shape at all. I have a narrow heal so while the forefoot was great, even with the laces cinched as tight as possible, my heal slid around a lot.

I think this would have been a solid shoe aside from how it fit my foot. It is still a bit heavier than I would have wanted though, so if I were to rate it without considering fit, I would have given four stars.

In the end I went with the La Sportiva Fireblade (http://www.backcountry.com/la-sportiva-fireblade-trail-running-shoe-mens). Technically a trail runner, but super light with very good traction.

3 5

What is it for?

Good rubber, but that's about it.

I can't really figure out what the shoe should be used for. It's too bulky to be a light descent/approach shoe. It has super poor edging control and a lack of touch. I would say it's a good hiking shoe, but then again, the thickness and center of the balance of the shoe is off so you'll be rolling your ankles with heavy loads. The heavy duty design is not at all waterproof (but doesn't claim to be) so if you're doing any serious adventures and you encounter some water you're in big trouble.

It's not quite good enough to climb comfortably in the fifth class and isn't a good hiker is the bottom line.

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These shoes are for any sort of scrambling/bouldering that requires any sort of moderate to long approach. They are obviously not full blown rock shoes but climb exceptionally well on class 3, 4, and low to mid-5 terrain in my opinion (I'd have to disagree that shoes like this don't climb well in low to mid-5 terrain, this is what they are built for). They also hike well and are much lighter than a hiking boot. To give an example, I used the Five Ten Insight (very similar shoe) for climbing the Upper-Exum on the Grand Teton, which required a 10+ mile round trip as well as 5.0 to 5.6 scrambling/climbing. My alternative would have been to wear a hiking boot and carry rock shoes in my pack. Approach shoes are pefect for an outing like this. I'd agree with your concerns about the water proofing, this is the one downside of these shoes.

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You are spot on about this shoe. I live in the sierra nevada mountains. I've worn these shoes almost every day for over a year, when much of the time I would have been in hiking boots. The only times I didn't wear these was when I was in ski boots or sorrels (due to deep powder). They have excellent traction on ice and hard pack snow as well as rock. These shoes were perfect for an ascent of Mt. Ritter from my house, which involved hiking in with a three day pack, rope, harness, sleeping bag, etc. They worked well with strap on alpine crampons for the snow field and climbed great on the 3rd class rock. Heavy? I don't think so when compared with the alternative- a light mountaineering/hiking boot. Did I mention they have great support for hiking with a load? Better than many high top boots, due to the heel wrapping rubber .

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