Five Ten Freerider Shoe
Free your feet and your mind will follow! 5.10 Freeriders are the ultimate performance (and fashion) tool for today's downhill mountain bike racers and flat pedal riders. When you don't want the restriction of clipless pedals, the new Freerider's keep your feet in place and your heart in the race!
I ride XC and these shoes are perfect. I paired them up with a set of Wellgo MG1 platform pedals. They grip like crazy! Once your foot is on the pedal, they aren't moving. You have to lift your foot up a bit on the upstroke to readjust, but it is something you quickly get used to. They withstand and protect your feet from getting bashed on roots and rocks. THey are also just the right stiffness for great pedal efficiency but they allow your feet to flex and move just enough. Very happy customer.
I bought the Orange Crush color of these shoes and love them. They are great for everyday wear and always dependable when you need to jump on a bike. They grip to flats very well and they offer good protection. These shoes are also very stylish in my opinion. I have friends compliment on them all the time. I'm thinking about getting the Red/Black one too. The price is not so bad either. They fit true to size. I'm a size 10 and these fit great.