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Could this be what we’ve been waiting for? A shoe that will finally keep our feet and waterproof socks toasty and dry? Andi will be putting some through their paces soon, so keep an eye out for a review. For now, here’s a look at the new Trailcross GTX flat pedal shoes from Five Ten.
Five Ten Trailcross GTX
Made using Gore-Tex, Five Ten say these new shoes have been in development for three years, tested thoroughly by their athletes. Supposedly good for all conditions and any terrain, they retail at £150. Here’s what the press release says:
The all-new Five Ten Trailcross GTX is the first-ever flat pedal shoe that features GORE-TEX durably waterproof, breathable technology. Now you can ride in rain, mud, sleet and snow all the while keeping your feet dry.
If you ride in all conditions, the new Trailcross GTX is the best flat pedal footwear choice on the market. The ankle-height shoe has a waterproof, breathable upper that renders cold, damp feet to a thing of the past. A flexible, neoprene, hook-and-loop closure ensures that no debris, water or snow sneaks down your ankles, and the GORE-TEX membrane keeps moisture out while preventing sweat build-up on the inside.
A crew of adidas Five Ten athletes put this shoe through three full years of R&D to make sure it was the best companion available for foul-weather rides. Five Ten pro rider, Darren Berrecloth, helped test the new Trailcross GTX in his home area of Vancouver Island.
The Trailcross GTX is by far the best all-around flat pedal shoe I’ve slipped on. Whether I’m riding sloppy trails or hiking through British Columbia’s rugged terrain, this shoe keeps me warm and dry. Flat out love it!Darren Berrecloth
The shoe is built on adidas Five Ten’s award-winning Trailcross platform. Dedicated to the idea that mountain bikers need the best interface with the pedal, plus the capability to traverse by foot, scout new lines or hike the steepest chutes. When you add in the elements of mud, water and snow, the Trailcross GTX was born.
We built the Trailcross GTX from the ground up, starting with Five Ten’s iconic dotted outsole for flat pedal performance. We refined the design with hiking in mind, with the addition of a more traditional hiking-specific tread on the toe and heel, and sufficient toe lift to accommodate a walking gait. All the shoes in the Trailcross family are designed to take you from the bike to trail to home with pedal power and hiking performance. We listened to the riders need for a waterproof flat pedal shoe and the GTX was our answer.Luke Hontz – Senior Product Manager Five Ten
The Trailcross GTX is the ultimate all-weather shoe, made possible with a protective waterproof, breathable upper featuring GORE-TEX award-winning technology. The Trailcross GTX features a reinforced upper for added stability, while the neoprene ankle cuff and hook and loop closure keeps moisture and debris out during the most extreme conditions. The shoe is designed for all-day comfort, no matter if you are splashing through puddles, crossing spring snowmelt, or pedalling through a summer hailstorm.
Underfoot is a midsole with the necessary stiffness for pedal power and stability, with mapped flex points for heel-to-toe hiking comfort. The sole is Five Ten’s award-winning Stealth Phantom rubber. It’s designed to provide just the right amount of pedal grip, plus the necessary traction to hike/bike in wet conditions. The shoe has a moulded, full-wrap RPU toe treatment for additional protection on the medial and lateral sides. The Stealth Phantom is non-marking, so there’s no danger of leaving rubber on the rock or on the floor of your local coffee shop.
For more, head to the adidas Five Ten site.
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