Best mtb biking shoe I've own!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 12
According to my ski boot fitter I have standard width feet, but for years I have been buying wide bike shoes, since the regular fit was away too tight at the toes. Every other year, I will go and try all different brands and models, but always ended up with specialized comp shoes in wide. Well long story short, last year I have developed hot spot on the left foot, to the point that this year I couldn't step on it after long 2+ hours rides, so I started to look for alternatives. Tried few other brands, but once I got the Five Ten, my entire universe changed, until now my feet haven't felt that comfy for years (think 7 + at least ). I did get half a size up for extra toe room, but funny enough that didn't compromise the fit, it was just enough room, but still firm fitting. Stiffness is great, comfort great, boa works great, sole grip great - pretty much no complains. They are very grippy and wider then normal XC shoes, so I had to mount the clits a bit on towards the inside to help with the uncapping. Also, give them few ride to loosen up the upper side of tongue - you wont' feel it after that. Some folks complain of the weight, but to be honest you don't feel it much, and they are not that much heavier, if at all, than other big name brands models with rubber soles. I was also concerned how hot they run, and while they are not as cool as shoes with more mesh, I haven't felt hot in them even in the 90+ degree days in Colorado this year.