- Shoes for flat pedals
Yes – next question.
Seriously though, Five Tens are fantastic shoes and they are worth the premium in my opinion. The real issue though with shoes for flat pedals is less about the stickiness of the rubber and more about the flatness of the sole. You need a flat sole for flats in order for the pedal to contact with the sole and grip it. A lot of trail/approach shoes have curved soles and recessed insteps, which mean they don’t contact the pedal and therefore can’t grip it.Posted 8 years ago
But, the sticky rubber is also a HUGE leap forward in terms of grip.
Having said all that, I get the impression that there are plenty of people on STW that use non-sticky rubber trail/approach shoes on flats with no problems.doug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
I ride with 5:10’s and love them. Also got a pair of old merrels that aren’t fit for the highstreet anymore and a set of Addidas Berms (I think, those brown ones!)
I’d rate them in terms of sticky-ness.
5:10’s -> a wee bit -> Merrels -> a country mile -> Addidas
The Addidas are really slippy compared to the others. I like the 5:10 boots too because it gives a bit of ankle protection.Posted 8 years agoSusieMember
I am looking at getting some new riding shoes, I currently have O’Neils and was thinking of getting some DC’s, then I found out that Five Ten now do a ladies shoe. I thought it would be better to get these as they are specifically designed for cycling whereas the DC’s aren’t, but they are almost double the price. My question is, are they worth the extra money? I mainly ride xc – local woods, Peaks, Trail Centres etc.Posted 8 years agodirtbiker100Member
The second I rode my bike with my five-tens I was convinced I’d done the right thing. love the stiffness over my other skate style shoes and love the grip and love the weather resistance (not weather proof! but damn good) love em. if they ever die i’ll be running to the shop to get a new pair.Posted 8 years agostow-awayMember
5 10s are amazing.
I have been using them for about 3 or 4 years (Same pair!) i ride with DMRs on one bike and straitline pedals on another. On both i feel totally connected to the bike. They are stiff but walkable in. My foot is protected from feeling any pedal at all (as happens when I commute in my lovely, but inappropriate, fashion trainers).
They are a bit wide for me so am pleased they are doing female specific! Buy them they are worth every penny! In the wet I wear seal skins as my pair are not at al waterproff – they are very old design!Posted 8 years agocove-transition-genesisMember
grip is great with 5.10s, always ride with them on flats. I have used vans etc before and will not go back. Mind you it’s “horses for courses”.
You can get shoes recovered with the stealth rubber feet first My wife has two pairs of shimano spd shoes covered in it. She has tiny feet and has difficulty getting shoes that fit. Not the cheapest but they can do pretty much any shoe. That way you are not limited by the 5.10 shoe range.Posted 8 years ago
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