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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?
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.
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.
- 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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
- Super sticky rubber
- Durable construction
- 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.
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.
Very light compared to my old leather hikers, also the sole grips any hard surface, like spiderman. These are comfortable enough to wear anywhere. I can walk up or down a rock incline as easily as on a flat surface. These are exactly as good as the ad says.
You could consider this the dry canyon version of the Canyoneer 2 shoe. It's got the same heel cage to support your ankles and the same toe, and has the same C4 Stealth and S1 Stealth rubber. This is a great Canyoneering shoe! If you love canyoneering and you love your Canyoneer 2 shoes, you will love this shoe!
I've had three trips on my camp four's and they don't do anything great except fit. Now don't jump to conclusions because this is an excellent approach shoe. They climb a little less technically than the guide but are a much more comfortable shoe for the long haul and rough terrain. The traction for limestone is excellent. I've been looking for a replacement for my mountain masters and I have found it. The best approach shoe I've ever had and I've had a bunch. The five ten tradition of excellence continues.
My initial thoughts.....NICE!!
My Camp Four's arrived today and I must say, I AM IMPRESSED. THis is the first pair of 5.10's that I have owned and they are too cool. This shoe is sharp looking, they fit like a dream, and appear to be put together very well.
I plan on giving them a good run or two over the next few weeks, and will probably use them as daily wear shoes at times. I will plan on posting a more detailed review at a later date.