- alternative to 5-10 for flat pedal grippyness?
nike mogan are my favourite. can usually be found at nike outlet stores for around 20 quid if not less.
just as grippy as 5:10 in my experience…. mate has a pair of 5:10 and they were not any grippier than the nikes. look for the ones with the waffle sole on them:
my GF has one pink pair and a purple pair. tbh, i’m a little jealous. mone are black green….Posted 4 years agomessiahMember
Before I bought my 5-10’s I was happy with any cheap flat soled skate type shoe from TK-Max/etc (which I also still prefer for BMX).
Last time I was in they had some dirt cheap Airwalk shoes which would be perfect for learning the skills… ie put your foot in the right place and you don’t need the grip of a 5-10.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
+1 for more ‘generic’ skate/BMX shoes from Vans, Etnies, Element, Nike 6.0 etc*. They’re just not as stiff or grippy, the stiffness is probably more important, you can improve grip with longer pins. go to a shop and try them though as some are much stiffer than others. Also I found orthopedic/sports insoles worked wonders for stiffening trainers up, they do cost as much as some trainers though (£25+ in Boots), but do outlast several pairs!
*Airwalk are good if you can get them imported from the USA, the UK ones are licenced and made by/for sports direct and a bit crap.Posted 4 years agojamiec360Member
I’ve been wearing vans on the bike for about 30 years from bmx through to full sus never had a problem. Check if there is a vans outlet near you, I got most of mine from Cheshire Oaks but down south now so will need to try Portsmouth in future. They have end of line and samples in different colours for anything between £5 and £40.Posted 4 years ago
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