Trails to yourself.
When everyone else packs up for the season, cleaning their bikes then storing them away in the garage citing cold and wet weather, you grab your Five Ten Freerider EPS Shoes and head out to enjoy crowd-free trails for the first time all year. You know that if you grab some beefy plus-sized tires and stay low and out of the mountains, riding through the colder months doesn't have to be all that difficult—if you have the right gear.
Five Ten makes sure your extremities don't miss out on staying warm by sneaking ultralight PrimaLoft insulation along the length of the Freerider EPS' instep and tongue, which creates a lofted layer of insulation next to your feet as they grind it out on the trails. Its Stealth S1 rubber outsole makes another triumphant appearance on the outside of the shoe, giving you its signature sticky grip on slick rocks and rugged hike-a-bike sections of trail.
Using just one piece of leather to construct each shoe's upper, Five Ten avoids seaming and limits the amount of water that could soak through the shoe as you're rallying through mud puddles and rain storms. A fully gusseted tongue furthers the cause, and a heat-reflective footbed paired with a cushy, insulated foam liner finish off this capable dirty secret of winter riding.
- Cold and wet weather won't keep this shoe off the trails
- Lightweight PrimaLoft adds breathable insulation
- One-piece uppers allow less water into the shoe
- Rugged outsole delivers Five Ten's signature hiking grip
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I gave these as a gift to a friend who loves these shoes and wanted a pair before they possibly change now that Addidas has bought out Five Ten. He has the following to share:
Five Ten makes my favorite mountain biking shoes. This is my second pair and I hop Five Ten doesn't make any changes to these shoes. The sizing is great. They are comfortable and durable. Even when I am not riding on the mountains I like to wear these around town.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
great shoe and not to bulky for being waterproof also true to size
Excellent cold weather shoe
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
These are great if you ride where it's cold. Not too bulky and the keep the elements out pretty well.