This shoe has been discontinued. If you are interested in this shoe, we recommend checking out the Evolv Cruzer.
Sanuk teamed up with Evolv and Chris Sharma to make the only "casual shoe" we know of with sticky rubber: the Sanuk Base Camp. At first glance, these seemed like a bit of a gimmick. We asked "Do you really need sticky rubber on an urban stylish shoe?" However, we then realized that because these are so light and compressible, they are actually an awesome approach shoe for multi-pitch climbs. Only the Vibram FiveFingers KSO was lighter but we feel the KSO is much less versatile (can't wear with socks when it's cold and can't wear out at night on the town). If you want a shoe that is almost as light, check out the Five Ten DAescent Men's which is much more capable on the rock. The DAescent is also pretty stylish but can't be worn in as many urban settings. The Base Camp is not be confused with a real approach shoe that climbs well like the Five Ten Guide Tennie or an approach shoe that hikes well like the La Sportiva Exum Pro. That said, it is the approach shoe I use the most just because it is light, really comfortable and can also be worn out at night on the town. If those three things are important to you, it's maybe the most versatile light duty approach shoe around. It is one of our favorites. The big problem is that the sole delaminated on us after a few months of medium use. Unnacceptable. Hopefully this was just a bad batch.