Ride hard and fast.
Built for battle on the trails through rain or shine, the Five Ten Men's Hellcat Pro Shoe barrels around berms and flies through pump tracks with confident comfort and protective performance. A lace and hook-and-loop closure combo cinches down the perfect fit quickly and easily, while its synthetic upper with DWR-treatment helps keep your feet dry when splashing through creeks or facing light rain storms. Meanwhile, the 3/4 dual-density, chatter-dampening TPU shank flexes when you want it for walking and then stays rigid when you need it for pedaling. Comfort and support is further bolstered by the compression-molded EVA midsole without adding weight, and the Stealth C4 rubber outsole absorbs shock and reduces vibration while staying grippy on and off the bike.
- Protective, comfortable bike shoe for long days on the trails
- Synthetic upper is water-resistant for dry comfort
- Compression-molded EVA midsole supports without adding weight
- TPU shank flexes off your bike and stays rigid on it
- C4 Stealth rubber reduces chatter and absorbs shock
- Dotty tread grips both pedals and terra firma in slick conditions
- Q & A
Excellent downhill or enduro shoe
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
The Hellcat Pro is a very comfortable shoe. They are on the roomy side so you may want to try on a 1/2 size down. The cleat pocket is deep enough so you aren't walking on the cleat during hike a bike sections but not so deep that you can't clip in.
Burly and meant to take a beating
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
The new Hellcat Pro's are super comfy right out of the box. Whatever material Five Ten used for the heel cup feels like a pillow, and the tongue has just the right padding to make for a superb fit. As far as the upper, it's not as breathable as their other options, but is really durable, and does a good job at keeping water from getting inside the shoes. The reinforced toebox keeps rock strikes at bay, while the stealth rubber sole provides tons of grip whether youâre on the pedals or hiking up a rock face. The only downside I had to these shoes is that the shank is stiffer than I typically prefer for longer rides. They worked just fine for shorter rides or when riding aggressive, but not necessarily the shoe I would grab for my rides where comfort is key over pedaling efficiency.