Heavy loads and long approaches.
Designed for heavy loads, the Five Ten Men's Camp Four Mid Shoe transports you and your big wall climbing arsenal on approaches as long as Half Dome and short as El Cap. Its Stealth S1 sole offers shock-absorbing support as well as the reliable traction you need for steep and slabby trails. Five Ten built the upper out of nubuck leather for long-lasting durability, and there's a svelte heel cage for easy on-and-off.
- Nubuck leather upper
- Svelte heel cage
- Stealth S1 sole
- Item #FVT001B
- Q & A
Love these so far
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 8.5
I also own the Garmont Vetta mid, the Sportiva Boulder x (low cut). The 5.10 Camp Four mid is much lighter and actually feels more supportive.
Weight (without insoles)(I weighed these myself):
5.10 Camp 4 mid 15.3 oz.
Sportiva Boulder X 16.5 oz.
Garmont Vetta mid 16.5 oz.
I have a C to D width foot and with an after market high quality insole these fit perfectly. The toe box is roomy which is very helpful, especially on long descents where toes can smash against the front of the boot. The sticky rubber soles are awesome and definitely stickier than the other two brands mentioned above. These boots were great right out of the box with no break-in.
I'm training for an upcoming climbing trip and have literally gone running in these boots. Light and flexible enough for running comfortably but they actually feel like they give my ankles more support than my other boots. I'm looking forward to using these as a winter running shoe for cold/slushy conditions.
Comparison to my other boots:
The Garmont Vetta X ripped near the toe (where it creases during walking) during the first summer while I was climbing the Grand Teton. Not cool. They also could not keep my toe from bashing the end during the descent, despite being sized properly and laced correctly. Two toenails lost in that experiment.
The Sportiva Boulder X low cut is okay, but I do not feel like it is nearly as comfortable or supportive, despite being heavier. I would never run in them, for example. Also, I have read many complaints about the lacing system on these and the propensity for the leather eyelet system to rip. Looking at my Sportivas, I can totally see this happening in the near future (after 1 season).
Concerning the Camp Four's, another review for the low top version said the quality was poor and they began disintegrating after only 1 season. By the fall of 2015 mine will have many miles on them. If quality issues occur I will amend my review. After quite a bit of use and training however, my Camp 4 mid's do not have any quality issues yet.