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Buying Guide: Five Ten Mountain Bike Shoes

Since 1985, Five Ten has been creating high-quality footwear for the outdoor sports industry, introducing the world’s first sticky rubber shoe.

Five Ten is regarded as one of the biggest mountain bike shoe makers, making their name for the production of grippy shoes for a variety of sports, which contributed to the company’s swift climb to fame.

Because of their revolutionary Stealth rubber soles, Five Ten immediately gained a reputation for both quality and unrivalled performance, and their shoes soon began gracing the feet of riders like Sam Hill, who has used them to win numerous Downhill World Championships and more recently the Enduro World Series.


Five Ten Mountain Bike Shoe Range – at a glance


Five Ten Stealth Rubber Types

The quality of Five Ten‘s soles is well-known; your foot’s only point of contact with the bike is between your pedal and your shoe. Five Ten shoes come with a variety of different soles which have made them world famous:

Stealth S1

Sleath S1

Offering fantastic traction and durability

Phantom

Phantom

Non-marking version of the S1

Stealth C4

Sleath C4

A much harder but more durable rubber

Marathon

Marathon

Great balance between durability and grip


Full Range

Aside from the Kestrel Pro BOA model, all shoes below have men’s and women’s models/sizing available; the only variant are the colourways for each – with design and spec being the same for both.


Five Ten Trailcross Collection

Five Ten Trailcross Collection
Trailcross Clip-In

Trailcross Clip-In

Five Ten mountain bike shoes are stiff for pedalling efficiency but have enough flexibility for hike-a-bike sections. The impact-resistant toe box and abrasion-resistant overlays give you peace of mind on rugged trails. A Stealth Marathon outsole helps you grip when the dirt is slippery, and the terrain is steep.

The Trailcross CL is compatible with two-bolt cleats for efficient pedalling and has a walk-friendly flex that allows you to explore more off the bike while offering support on it.

Riding Type: Trail/Adventure

Sole: Stealth Marathon


Trailcross XT

Trailcross XT

Targeting those ‘adventure’ riders within us, the Trailcross XT is the ideal hike and bike shoe. The Stealth Phantom rubber sole provides excellent grip on the pedals and whilst you are hiking with the bike. The Trailcross XT ankle cup is higher at the back and has lower sides too which helps keep the shoe firmly on your feet whilst providing enough flexibility to tackle the tough terrain. Coming with mid-sole EVA technology, the Trailcross XT also give you superb comfort during your ride.

Riding Type: Trail/Adventure

Sole: Stealth Phantom


Trailcross LT

Trailcross LT

A shoe designed for comfort on and off the bike with unrivalled performance, the Trailcross LT are a lightweight adventure shoe. The breathable, mesh upper is quick to dry after a river crossing or a sharp rain shower and keeps your feet fresh should temperatures rise. On the pedals, the Stealth Phantom sole provides fabulous non-slip traction and it gives sure-footed and unshakeable grip when you’re off the bike and exploring.

Riding Type: Trail/Adventure

Sole: Stealth Phantom


Trailcross Gore-Tex

Trailcross Gore-Tex

Designed for mountain bike riding in the worst weather, Trailcross GTX combines Five Ten’s sticky stealth rubber for a durable and reliable sole with the practicality of a GORE-TEX waterproof membrane to ensure the perfect all-around shoes.

The GORE-TEX breathable membrane will help keep your feet warm and dry through the worst rain showers. The GTX hi-top shoes also provide better protection for your feet and ankles with a neoprene hook and loop ankle cuff allowing you to adjust the fit to suit your needs.

Riding Type: Trail/Adventure/Winter

Sole: Stealth Phantom


Five Ten Freerider Collection

Five Ten Freerider Collection
Freerider Pro

Freerider Pro

The lighter and quicker drying version of the Freerider models. The Freerider Pro still features the great benefits the Freerider offers such as toe protection, the dotty Stealth S1 sole to provide a flexible sole and an ergonomically shaped insole called OrthoLite sockliner. They key difference however is the moulded EVA midsole, a layer of shock absorbing material between the pedal and your foot that brings an added level of comfort and control to the ride.

Riding Type: Trail/Enduro

Sole: Stealth S1


Freerider

Freerider

Combining casual style with superb mountain biking performance the Freerider is the perfect before, during and after ride shoe. A single or multi-coloured upper is made from suede and mesh which is coupled with the dotty tread pattern of the Stealth S1 rubber sole which provides an excellent level of grip on the bike so you can ride in confidence. With the medium-flex midsole you’ll be inspired with confidence by the comfort and support as you manoeuvre your bike over ever-changing terrain.

Riding Type: Trail/Enduro

Sole: Stealth S1


Freerider DLX

Freerider DLX

An updated model to the already legendary Freerider shoe, the DLX offers a tough and mightily durable leather and PU upper which provides excellent wet weather protection. It uses a Stealth S1 outsole which offers a sticky rubber to ensure traction on flat pedals too. The durable upper easily copes with the scrapes, bumps and knocks whilst riding. The more durable medium-flex midsole provides fabulous foot support as you send it down the trail.

Riding Type: Trail/Enduro/Winter

Sole: Stealth S1


Five Ten Impact Collection

Five Ten Impact Collection
Impact Pro Mid

Impact Pro Mid

Bringing all the benefits of the Impact Pro coupled with added protection the Impact Pro Mid are the ultimate downhill shoe with superb protection. The toe box features PORON foam, providing protection from the likes of rock strikes that can crush your toes. At the ankle, Five Ten deploy D30 padding – soft and flexible when pedalling, but as soon as it’s hit, it stiffens to provide impact absorption. You can still benefit from the amazing grip of the Stealth S1 outsole to help keep your feet locked in and the quick drying upper that ensures each MTB session starts off dry.

Riding Type: DH/Enduro

Sole: Stealth S1


Impact Pro

Impact Pro

Built for aggressive riding, the Impact Pro is the indisputable downhiller’s shoe of choice. The redesigned midsole, which is made of polyurethane rather than EVA, bounces faster, allowing it to absorb numerous hits faster and bringing the feet closer to the pedal, while still providing good dampening and cushioning on rocky trails. A Poron toe box provides protection against impacts to stave off rocks and stumps. The compression moulded PU midsole gives the right balance of stiffness, flex and durability. Plus, it is the shoe of choice for the legendary Sam Hill.

Riding Type: DH/Enduro

Sole: Stealth S1


Five Ten Sleuth Collection

Five Ten Sleuth Collection
Sleuth

Sleuth

Five Ten Sleuth MTB Shoes are super-stylish options for those of you who love to rip hard on the bike but want a casual style for relaxing after a great bike session. Coming with sneaker style comfort by the way of the suede and mesh upper with an EVA mid-sole allowing for comfort and fit on and off the bike. The hard-wearing Marathon sole offers long-wearing grip and non-marking utility.

Riding Type: Casual/Dirt Jump

Sole: Stealth Marathon


Sleuth DLX

Sleuth DLX

The bike rider’s everyday sneaker, the Sleuth DLX combines your casual life with your life on the bike. The sneaker style shoe uses adidas low-profile silhouette combined with non-marking Stealth Phantom rubber to provide you with confidence on and off the bike. The weather-resistant suede upper with the classic lace closure creates a superbly comfortable fit to the shoe. Added MTB protection with the reinforced toe and heel cup to help ward off bumps allows extra reassurance on the trails.

Riding Type: Casual/Dirt Jump

Sole: Stealth Phantom


Five Ten Kestrel Collection

Kestrel Collection
Kestrel

Kestrel

An all-weather mountain biking shoe the Kestrel is a perfect clipless MTB shoe. Designed with a wider cleat interface to offer compatibility with SPD and clipless pedals, the Stealth C4 outsole is used for maximum stickiness, perfect for those moments where you aren’t clipped in. Breathability from the mesh tongue and perforated toe vamp help to keep your feet comfortable whilst the compression-moulded EVA midsole and nylon shank work to transfer your energy to the pedals without being uncomfortably stiff. A hook and loop protective strap keeps the laces tidy and out of the way, while the PU-coated upper helps to keep the elements at bay. 

Riding Type: DH/Enduro

Sole: Stealth C4


Kestrel Pro BOA

Kestrel Pro BOA

The latest version of the renowned Kestrel shoe, the Pro BOA features all of the great components that come with the Kestrel like the Stealth C4 outsole for maximum grip, a wider cleat interface for compatibility and compression-moulded EVA midsole for unlimited comfort. A major difference in this model is the BOA – a smart closure system that is designed to help securely keep your feet in the shoe at all times no matter what the weather or terrain.

Riding Type: DH/Enduro

Sole: Stealth C4


Five Ten Hellcat Collection

Hellcat Collection
Hellcat

Hellcat

The Hellcat shoes are for those of you who love the thrill of taking on technical trails, downhill races and enduros. Featuring the Stealth C4 rubber sole, complete with Dotty tread pattern, the Hellcat MTB Shoes offer a confidence-inspiring level of grip. The larger cleat box compared to regular clipless shoes, makes clipping in easier with lightning fast cleat location. Lace closure with a hook and loop strap provides a secure fit and support, with a compression moulded EVA midsole and Boost Mid-sole taking the sting out of the trail and absorbing vibration and impacts to your feet helping to reduce fatigue.

Riding Type: DH/Enduro/Trail

Sole: Stealth C4


Hellcat Pro

Hellcat Pro

A shoe designed to fill you with confidence on and off the bike, the Hellcat Pro will let you fly down trails. Using the renowned Stealth Marathon, with the famous Dotty tread pattern, ensures you enjoy the very best level of grip and security on your pedals and when hiking up to session a trail section. Like the Hellcat, the Pro model features a larger than standard cleat box. The fast drying synthetic upper gives the confidence that every time you put these shoes on they will be dry, no matter how wet the previous ride was. They also providing comfort through the Boost mid-sole and the Poron toe box to keep your toes safe from trail debris.

Riding Type: DH/Enduro Racing

Sole: Stealth Marathon

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  1. Are those shoes for sale ???
    I like the style but I can’t found it on your web site.

    Does it match the pants, I like lululemon pans

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