Five Ten Insight
Price Paid: $100
When these were intact for the first few months, I considered them the best shoes I have ever had. The soft climbing rubber on the tips of the sole made me feel like Spiderman scrambling up rock. They were comfy, with ankle support and are light weight.
My biggest gripe is the fact that dirt would get into my toes incessantly. The marks were on my socks between my big and next toes. I use low gaiters to keep out the scree from the top, but the soil was getting in from the beginning of the laces. Also these shoes are not even vaguely water resistant.
I abused these these with garden work and long hikes and eventually the sides of the soles disintegrated, and they were turfed.
I would suggest trying the 5.10 Camp 4's. They look a bit less leaky.
I look forward to a solid breathable 5.10 shoe that maintains the Insight's sole, with an impenetrable waterproof upper. It would be perfect.
Materials: leather and stealth c4 rubber very sticky
Use: light hikes 3-10 miles
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $80
Bought to go on short day hikes in Moab, the Wasatch, and Unitas. They are so comfortable I wear them as my everyday shoe. Best hiking shoe/boot I have ever purchased! They have the best grip of any shoe I have ever had. Only complaint is that they are a little warm for Moab, but on the flip side of that you don’t get all that fine red sand stuck between your toes at the end of the day. I’m interested in trying the Five Ten Camp Fours next.
Materials: Please see a factory description.
Use: Approach, 2-4th class climbing.
Break-in Period: None!
Weight: Lighter then my Vasque Sundowners!
Price Paid: $95
I have a 4e width! To find a shoe that fits out of the box is an event of near epic perportions. The lacing on the Insight allows you to really fine tune the shoe. Two 2-3rd class climbing trips to the Eastern Sierra without a single glitch... I ordered two more pairs. The durability issues with 5-10 do not seem to be popping up with the Insight. Believe it or not, the shoes are almost too grippy.