- Wider fit MTB shoes for flats
My freerider pros have died and either my feet have got wider with age and excess weight on them or the pros have got thinner.
Tried my usual 8 and 8.5 and both feel a bit on the tight side.
And bigger and they will be too long.
I don’t think I have super wide feet TBH!
Are the standard freeriders/dlx wider?
Anything else worth a try? Doesn’t have to be a fiveten!Posted 3 months ago
Just looking and 1.0 & 2.0 are both 2nd gen.
This is the new version 1.0:
Which I think I might go for.. for my sins I quite like this colour..Posted 3 months ago
Sorry, yes, 1.0 and 2.0 are the recent model but both have the slipnot 2.0 rubber sole which is the key bit. I have the model 2.0 shoe which has a slightly different midsole as well as the upper being more weather resistant. Anyway, I think the purple and black looks pretty good!Posted 3 months agolankystreakofpeeMember
When I bought my terrex trails, Adidas had a cool sizing tool on their website where you put in the make of shoe that you know fits you and they spit out the size you need. E.g. I’m either 11 or 12. I put in size 11 Clarks and it told me I need 11.5 which fit bang on.
They are really comfy with quite a wide toe box. I wear them for cycling and walking all the time and they still look pretty good.Posted 3 months agopatonMember
Sometimes going to a well stocked bike shop and trying stuff on is the answer.Posted 3 months agoballsofcottonwoolMember
I wear Vivobarefoot trainers, the sole is not as sticky as 5.10 rubber but because it is so thin I find I get so much more feel and can grip the pedals with my toes, its been a revelation to learn to jump my bike on flats after 20 yrs in SPDs.
Because the sole is so thin you need much less aggressive pedals/shorter pins. Unless you want the sensation of walking across carpet covered in lego!Posted 2 months agosubmarinedMember
That sounds like the worst possible sort of shoe I could imagine for riding an MTB in. Thanks for the tip of what to avoid.
Been following this thread with interest as I have flat, wide feet and my Freerider EPS highs are starting to show their age. Will look at 2FOs, thanks!Posted 2 months agomoshimonsterMember
I noticed Five Ten’s 2019 size chart now suggests a UK half size bigger than in previous years for each stated shoe length. I just got a pair of new Freerider pros in 10.5 vs my old ones in 10 and they seem to fit about the same, maybe a tad tighter – but then they are brand new vs 4 years use! My feet are pretty wide too, anything on the narrow side doesn’t work for me.Posted 2 months agomoshimonsterMember
“I wear Vivobarefoot trainers, the sole is not as sticky as 5.10 rubber but because it is so thin I find I get so much more feel and can grip the pedals with my toes, its been a revelation to learn to jump my bike on flats after 20 yrs in SPDs.
Because the sole is so thin you need much less aggressive pedals/shorter pins. Unless you want the sensation of walking across carpet covered in lego!”
I might try my flip-flopsPosted 2 months agocr4shSubscriber
Just to reiterate what’s already been said tbh – after the last 4 years of riding a combo of terrex and 5/10 freerider i got the 2fo flats and have been riding them for a couple of months now – yes they are a true size fit but the toe box is nice and generous for those of us with wider feet. I also appreciate how much lighter they are too! Cant say Ive noticed any less grip on the pedals over the stealth rubber. So far so good, just hope they are as durable as the terrex have been!Posted 2 months ago
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