Eurobike 2015: Five Ten

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Five Ten had a bunch of stuff to show us yesterday – here are the highlights:

 

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Kestrel Lace
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The Kestrel is, naturally, a, SPD shoe…

The Kestrel (the fancy-dan trail/XC shoe) gets a little brother/sister in the Kestrel Lace – the nylon closure system has been replaced by good old laces – which looks a little more conventional as well as being a tad cheaper – there’s a Velcro strap to help with tensioning as well as keeping the lace loops out of the way. It also has a nylon shank, which means it’s about 15 percent less stiff than its big brother. Looks pretty good, we reckon. Pries TBC.

DSC_0974 (2)There are also plenty of options for women, which is one of the things that Five Ten is focussing on for the coming year.

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Here’s the ladies Freerider Contact. I’m sad that they don’t make that colour for chaps…:
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Although the orange is rather natty.
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The Freerider ELC is a flat shoe designed for wet weather – so hooray! It’s got a lace cover, and the velcro wraps around the bottom of the shoe to keep the grip out of your laces.

 

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The venerable Impact has had a redesign, with input from Sam Hill.
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Here’s the Sam Hill signature shoe. It’s a teeny bit lighter, and critically it takes less time to dry. The profile is a bit smaller (it’s not as clumpy) and there’s a toe bumper. Looks good.
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The regular impact gets canvas toe coverings. We reckon it looks the business.

 

More info from Five Ten here

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