Shoes for flat pedals – 5:10 still the winners?

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  • Shoes for flat pedals – 5:10 still the winners?
  • iamanobody
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    Out the game for a while – looking for some good/grippy shoes for flats.

    b45her
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    i have freeriders and shimano gr7 shoes, find the shimanos better in every way.

    marksnook
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    Specialized 2fo 2.0 here, grippy, just the right amount of stiffness but dry out so much faster than my old 510s did

    jaketurbo
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    The bog standard freeriders are like the bottom of the range five tens… Middling grip, fabric that gets waterlogged etc.

    Look at the impact pro for max grip and stiffness or the freerider pro for a good trail shoe. Both dry well and are class leading.

    grannyjone
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    Freerider Pro are £100!

    jaketurbo
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    Good shoes though… I’ve got the impact pro and the freerider pro. Both have lasted really well, had them since they first released in the UK so over a year.

    mikertroid
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    Had all sorts but my current favourite are Shimano GR5. No good in the wet as they’re summer thickness but super trippy and comfortable. Also look good off the bike.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Used Giro for a while now.
    Really rate them, comfy, dry out ok, grippy and they seem to last for ages.

    Shimano can’t really be beat if they fit, but I find them very narrow and a bit plasticky.

    Never understood the love for 5:10’s. Fine if someone gives you a new pair every couple of rides but they are the definition of ‘shonky’.

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    Following.

    I’m in the market for some flat shoes, got my eye on a pair of Northwave Tribe shoes.

    Premier Icon colournoise
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    O’Neal Pinned Pro.

    Premier Icon tonto
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    I prefer addidas terex as they dry out quickly, that’s important for this summer.

    Premier Icon cardo
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    Shimano GR9 have been brill with Michelin sole.

    nealglover
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    Yep have a look on go outdoors they have some for £52.
    https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15902245/five-ten-freerider-eps-bike-shoe-15902245

    Had the boot version of these through winter and no issues with them at all. Don’t get particularly wet (only though the top like any shoe/boot) so no need to dry them out really.

    Just ordered a pair of the shoes from GO as a “wet summer” option.

    There are some new shoes to market under the Unparallel brand. Bit of an interesting story but it’s basically most of the guys who used to be at 5.10 in California. There jobs weren’t saved when Adidas took over so they started up their own shoe company… And their shoes have taken a lot of “inspiration” from 5.10 models. I’ve not used them yet but have a pair arriving this week and am quite hopeful.

    jedi
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    I have used Giro jacket shoes for a few years now. Love em

    Hob Nob
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    Just buy 5-10’s.

    Everything else is a compromise on the most important bit. Grip.

    Freerider Pro are £100!

    RRP £120

    joemmo
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    I like the Adidas Terrex. Never feels short of grip and is genuinely weatherproof and easy to dry.

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    Just buy 5-10’s.

    Everything else is a compromise on the most important bit. Grip.

    Probably true but worth checking once in a while just in case someone has the grip sussed since 5-10s aren’t perfect

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Those new ones Silverfish are doing look good – Ride Concepts
    I really like the womens’ purple shoes, but they only go up to an 8. 🙁

    They even have flat pedal slides for £50! Makes the shoes look cheap anyway 🙂

    Re:Grip levels… (my quoting failed – sorry)

    Unparallel shoes are made in Redland in what used to be the 5.10 HQ/Factory. So if you want something as good as (or better than?!?) 5.10 grip then it’s probably worth trying out shoes made in the original 5.10 HQ by the people who designed/made them originally… 🙂

    Some info on MBR: https://www.mbr.co.uk/news/unparallel-mountain-bike-shoes-382959

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Read what I wrote above… (sneaky edited!)

    what if we don’t read that one either? 😆

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
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    5:10’s are so grippy the pedal tears a whole through them.
    Giro Riddance was nice but not grippy enough & the uppers tore open on my second ride.
    Shimano GR9’s are grippy enough, but you can still reposition your foot. Definitely a summer shoe.
    Bit of shoe glue on the sole of the 5:10’s will see them through the winter.

    milko9000
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    I find my old Freeriders (they pre-date a Pro model) almost perfect, except they’re a bit wide for my feet. Everything else I’ve used is not as nice for me in terms of grip and/or stiffness. Anybody know if the new models are a little narrower since Adidas took over, or if I’m likely to find another brand is my goldilocks fit?

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    I like my couple of years old freerider elements as long as it’s not really wet weather, when they have the same properties as a sponge. Except they don’t like to let the water they’ve sucked in back out again. They can take a few days to dry out with shoe warmers in them (in the garage – they’re not allowed in the house where they’d dry better).

    In the wet I have some Adidas Terrex trail shoes – they dry much quicker but the grip definitely isn’t as good.

    Would like something with a 5-10 sole but a much lighter / quicker drying upper.

    What you need are Freerider pros , fit all your requirements .

    wl
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    +1 Hob nob – if you ride very rough terrain and/or a hardtail, I don’t reckon anything matches the grip of Five Tens. I switched to Giro once and they were good but not grippy enough so went back to Five Ten. Just depends how important grip is. For me, it’s a must above everything else.

    Premier Icon duncancallum
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    I use Vaude Moabs.

    Not as trippy as my 510s but stiffer comfier and they dry.

    Oh n they have velo fasteners

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