Which Five Tens
Any 5.10s (like pretty much all MTB shoes) suck big time in wet and cold unfortunately. Over the winter I invested in some quality Goretex hi-top lightweight hiking boots with grippy Vibram soles – they work well on my DMR vaults. What you loose in ultimate rubber sticky-ness you gain in everything else. 5.10s great for summer though, just fugging expensive. Are you prepared to bite the two pairs of shoes bullet? 😉
PS – the new Freerider XVi shoes look pretty coolPosted 4 years agohonourablegeorgeMember
Have had Teva links for over a year now, excellent shoes. Just got Gravels, think they might be even better once broken in – they’re not as comfy as the Tevas but I was trailbuilding in them in a marsh at the weekend, came home and was amazed to find them dry inside.Posted 4 years agosimmySubscriber
I’ve got some Five Ten Danny McAskill’s and they have awesome grip on my Vaults, but they were absolutely freezing in the cold weather, even with 2 pairs of socks on.
Regarding being waterproof obviously they can’t compare to Goretex stuff but they are not bad, but when they do get wet they can take ages to dry out.
I wear a pair of Five Ten basics as my everyday footwear, and they are so comfortable and I can nip out on the bike in them as well but they are like a canvas so wouldn’t use them if its wet or muddy out.Posted 4 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
Freeriders here, too.
Agree re the above on wet weather, though. However, in the wet and wintry times, I tend to ride trails that are better ridden clipped in. So, the Freeriders come out when it gets sunny and it’s time to shred the gnat!
FOD on Sunday, for example. Flats. Teh radnezz. 😉Posted 4 years agolegendMember
06awjudd – Member
Got freeriders, can’t see any reason why you’d go for any others, unless you need the extra grip because your pedals have really short grub screws.
Like others have mentioned, they are too soft for me. Even the stiffer Pro/Danny models I find too soft after a while. I prefer Impacts/Sam Hills
If anything freeriders might give slightly more grip as they’ll bend around the pedal a bit more.Posted 4 years agostarfanglednutterMember
^^ more on that here:
Freerider xvi ‘elements’Posted 4 years ago
rewski – Member
Anyone resoled there am40s with stealth rubber at feetfirst?
Not am40’s but I’ve had a pair of walking boots done.Posted 4 years ago
It is five ten rubber but not the same dotty stealth as the Impacts, its way thicker and stiffer so will stiffen up any shoes considerably – not necessarily a bad thing thoughchivesMember
Have Teva Links (for a year or so) but bought some Five Ten Spitfire Mid when they were in the CRC sale to see what all the fuss was about.
Have to say the Five Tens grip pedal pins far better than the Links, and they dry out quicker. I’d rather wear the Tevas ‘all day’, but on the bike, the Spitfires are way more secure.
I think it’s just down to the fact that the 5-10’s sole is made up of small diameter vertical-sided knobs, whilst the Links have an inverted pyramid type waffle sole – so any side to side foot movement instantly raises the sole from the pedal slightly. The 5-10’s need a conscious foot-lift in order to re-position..
Superstar Nano pedals, for the record.Posted 4 years agoStevelolMember
I received my Sombrio x-shazams today, much lighter than my impact lows, almost as grippy but you can reposition your feet (which is something I desperately wanted) sole feels as stiff as the impacts, the laces flap is going to keep a lot of moisture out too. Build quality looks solid but time will tell. At the moment I’m cuffed with them. They even look less special needs than the impacts!!Posted 4 years agoprobertsMember
Had Teva Links which were very comfy, then got some five ten spitfire freeriders which were grippier but not quite as comfy, still a nice shoe though!
Even though this isn’t related at all, I’m selling the Five Ten Spitfire freeriders…..check my profile if interested!!
Cheers, PaulPosted 4 years agoprofessorfaceplantMember
Impact 2s are fine in the wet, as long as you are not submerging your feet you’ll be ok. they shrug off the puddles i ride thorugh, and no problems with cold or wet, but i do only ride man made trails so can’t comment on natural riding, where the mud and puddles tend to be deeperPosted 4 years ago
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