- Shoes for flat pedals – 5:10 still the winners?
Yep have a look on go outdoors they have some for £52.Posted 5 months ago
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’.Posted 5 months agonealgloverMember
Yep have a look on go outdoors they have some for £52.
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.Posted 5 months agounclesomebodyMember
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.Posted 5 months agounclesomebodyMember
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-382959Posted 5 months agokiwijohnSubscriber
5:10’s are so grippy the pedal tears a whole through them.Posted 5 months ago
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.milko9000Member
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?Posted 5 months agojoebristolSubscriber
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.Posted 5 months agowlMember
+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.Posted 5 months ago
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