Five Ten Freerider VXI Shoes
New for 2013 the all mountain and downhill flat pedaling shoe. With the new Stealth Contact outsole that lets you pull, push and just plain readjust your footing when needed while maintaining superior grip. There's also a knurled pattern on the toe which will likely grip nicely when hiking back up for another run. The Freerider VXI has a breathable, abrasion- resistant upper, and an asymmetrical welt that provides durability.
Put off buying 5-10 shoes for the longest time, not believing the hype of how good these are. Ordered my normal size and were perfect fit for medium width shoes. My first ride they stuck like you were glued to the pedal. My feet don't move. A real effort needs to be made to re-position you feet. Theses are a must have for flat pedals. Super comfortable and not as hot as regular skate shoes.
Bought both the Five Ten Low Impact and these brand new Freerider VXI shoes (Price Point price matched) and switched from clipless to flat pedals (Shimano). The Low Impacts are very heavy. These VXI's not only have the partially smooth soul which allows you to shift your position easily, but it has a stiff enough soul for anything I've ridden. Knarly NE, all mountain technical singletrack. I love these shoes, and the transition to flat pedals. The fit is great for my wide forefoot too. The also seem to be well built (durable so far).