Camp 4's are a good shoe, but Chris is right. The lifespan is too short to justify. I had a pair of Evolv's that went to sh#t right away. No more Evolvs, EVER.
Old Vasques are what I like for Walls, but then I ain't trying to free much up there. That shit's for heroes.
Navy edit: Yeah, they're sweet, if you're a high dollar dude. I trend towards thrift.
The Boreals are pretty sweat really. If anything they are on the too light side. They are not quite as beefy as the Robbins boot. It would not be difficult to make a toe cap to protect them from wear, that you pull off to go free.
Edit; so Captain, if the other shoes are sh#t and you have to keep replacing them.......
It would not be difficult to make a toe cap to protect them from wear
My idea for this was to just wear an old pair of sneakers that you're going to throw away, since whatever you wear, you'll wear through the toes all the way to your real toes. I remember on moonlight buttress, almost at the very top of the route is runout 5.6 face and I was smearing all over it with floppy sneakers, maybe good to have a way to do some basic free climbing in case of emergency, lol.
My two pairs of Galibier Yosemites (Better known as RR's) -- one comfortable, one tighter (but still pretty comfortable), purchased in 1969 and 1971 respectively, are still sufficiently intact to climb in, and I am still waiting for a better Yosemite big wall shoe. They work quite well in off-widths, and the heel helps keep them stable in aiders. The relatively stiff shank keeps them comfortable when aiding, too, and gives them pretty good edging capability.
Pure friction is their main weakness, but I climbed Marginal in one pair and Patio in the other, so they work for the sorts of friction moves I've encountered on bigger climbs.