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A family owned company, 5.10 (also known as Five Ten) has stood at the forefront of fine craftsmanship, high-performance and fashion forward technical designs within the outdoor industry since 1985. Born with a rich rock climbing heritage, 5.10 is known worldwide for the high-quality, fit and friction of their shoes, where footwear can make the difference between success and failure. Today, they continue to bring their climbing heritage to all of their products, as well as exciting innovation, quality craftsmanship and unmatched durability. Climbers, kayakers, mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, canyoneers, and everyone else who wants technical/fashionable outdoor footwear depend on 5.10 for safety, state-of-the-art innovation, and out-of-the-box comfort.

As a huge climbing enthusiast, Charles Cole, founder and President of 5.10, knows that a good grip on a well-made shoe means everything. Determined to create a better rubber to make climbing easier, Charles developed Stealth© rubber soles, which increase the amount of body weight the rubber could bear before its bond broke away from the rock. By merely purchasing a new shoe, climbers could better climb with a sure-footed grip. Pushing the envelope even further, Cole continues to expand 5.10 soles even further with Stealth© S1, Stealth© C4, Stealth© HF (high friction), Stealth© Amphibia (water compatible), and Stealth© ONYXX, which provides 25% more friction and is twice as durable as any other climbing rubber available.

Stealth© rubber was just the tip of the iceberg for Cole and 5.10. Responsible for today's modern rock shoe design, Cole invented a plethora of firsts which include: the first sling shot rand, the first down-turned last, the first heel wedge to cushion impact, adding pull tabs on both climbing and approach shoes, baseball stitching to alleviate hot spots, graded midsoles to adjust the shoe's flexibility to different weights, the first self-draining water shoe and the first ankle to toe lacing on an approach shoe to allow for a performance custom fit. Throughout the years, there have been various 5.10 innovations, and in the years yet to come, their dedication will lead to many more.

As the shoe-of-choice for the world's top climbers, 5.10 is 100% committed to innovation and performance. All of their unique footwear designs have been produced with one goal in mind: to do what is best for outdoor sports athletes who use 5.10 shoes. From hiking to paddling to mountain biking, recreational and expert athletes alike know that Five Ten means more than footwear- Five Ten shoes are essential equipment for adventure. Rest assured that 5.10 is working hard on next season's models and that they will be bringing something wild, new and exciting into the world of adventure sports.

Five Ten Where unique comfort, durability and technological advances combine to create the best footwear in the world.

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Latest Five Ten Reviews

Sam Hill 3

Sam Hill 3

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My first flat shoes, and I had to use the longer pins on my pedals. I now am getting much better grip. I love the construction of these, as they protect my feet from impacts. 3rd try and going strong, time will tell, been clipped in for over 20 years.

on January 18, 2019

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Quantum VCS

Quantum VCS

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

I ordered these a full size down from street shoe size and they are tight but no pain. This is a medium soft shoe that smears as well as it edges. I use it as a gym shoe, its too soft for my tastes in outdoor shoes. I feel like its a great shoe for intermediates ( 5.11ish climber ). Its just downturned enough to pull yourself closer to the wall on steep routes. I think the styling is heinous but I have actually gotten compliments on them.

on January 17, 2019

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Freerider Pro

Freerider Pro

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

True to size for me. So much better than riding in my vans. Look and feel great.

on January 14, 2019

Freerider Contact

Freerider Contact

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I normally wear a size 10, but in the 5 Ten shoes I needed to go to a 10 1/2. its a great shoe, and the customer service at Zappos excellent.

from Pleasant Hill CA on December 31, 2018

Gambit VCS

Gambit VCS

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

These have a seam over the outside edge of my big toe that I know will drive me insane.

on December 30, 2018

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Impact High

Impact High

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Before these shoes delaminated they served their function. Awesome protection from rocks on the all mountain trails. I will buy again but you can expect a short life. They are shoes for the extreme so you can't expect too much more.

from Eritrea on December 23, 2018

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Freerider Pro

Freerider Pro

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I've ordered these shoes a few years ago in a size 9 1/2 and it fit perfectly so was surprised when this pair ran so small. Perhaps this pair was mislabeled. Nonetheless, I returned it and received full credit. I like the service and turnaround time using Zappos and this experience will not deter future purchases.

on December 20, 2018

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Freerider Pro

Freerider Pro

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I have an old pair of 5 10 freerider size ten. All my other shoes are size ten. Size ten was too small in this shoe I returned them and got a 10.5, they fit great.

on December 01, 2018

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Freerider Canvas

Freerider Canvas

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Sticky, supportive, fit well.

on November 23, 2018

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District

District

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Good fit, sole rigid enough for pedaling, but flexible enough for walking.

from Chicago on November 20, 2018

Freerider Pro

Freerider Pro

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great shoes for the trail and beyond. Excellent grip on the pedals and the uppers keep my feet dry even when riding throu small creeks.

on November 20, 2018

Guide Tennie

Guide Tennie

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

The new version of the guide tennie has taken the shoe out of the realm of serious outdoor people to a city shoe. No longer offers a gusseted tongue or full grain leather upper. I long for the guide tennie of the old days.

on November 18, 2018

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Freerider Contact

Freerider Contact

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This was my first purchase of this brand. Was happy that the size, for me, seemed in agreement with the specialized MTB shoe sizes I have purchased the last several years. These shoes are very sticky. Love that. Stiffness is right for me. Stiffer than Pearl Izumi X-alp, but still able to walk around in them for hour + after the ride.

on November 12, 2018

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District Clip

District Clip

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I was super-surprised by how well these fit. I have somewhat narrow feet, with a larger arch (I usually wear superfeet inserts to support my arches). These shoes fit great initially even without the superfeet!

on November 10, 2018

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Guide Tennie

Guide Tennie

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

The soles delaminated after a few weekends of approaches in West Virginia. I'm very disappointed. The latest style is far more chunky than my preferred previous two generations of the guide tennies; the elevated insole and overall additional bulk decrease the climbing comfort, and at least for my foot, getting the shoe tight enough to climb well also makes it uncomfortable. The substantial padding seems to make the shoe quite warm a well. Overall, I'm displeased with these shoes after two earlier iterations from 5.10.

on November 03, 2018

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Freerider Elements

Freerider Elements

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Pros: Very, very grippy. When I put my foot down on the pedal (half decent MTB flats) I feel like my foot is locked on and I can only remove it by lifting straight up. More comfortable to walk around in than clipless. Cons: Not a replacement for normal daily shoes (unless you're on and off the bike all day). When I ordered these I was wondering if I could replace my normal shoes with these and the answer is just "sort of, depends on how much I'll be on my feet vs riding." They're not uncomfortable, but normal walking or running shoes are more comfortable to the extant I notice.

on October 25, 2018

Freerider Pro

Freerider Pro

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Two things I like is the padded toe area which has helped me with end toe pain and the toe box is ample wide which also helps relieve front foot pain. I have rode in both hot 85f to cool 40f without any discomfort. I am very pleased with the overall quality and hopefully they will last for a couple of years use.

from Powhatan VA on October 22, 2018

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Access Knit

Access Knit

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Heel popped out every footstep. Lost all ninja cred.

from Tampa on October 22, 2018

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Guide Tennie

Guide Tennie

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Really small. I had to order one full size larger.

on October 15, 2018

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Freerider Canvas

Freerider Canvas

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

TL/DR: Canvas model breathes much better than leather model, and these run a half-size small so order up 1/2. Super-grippy on pedals! I normally wear a US size 11, but an 11 in these was a little bit small. The 11.5 fit me much better. I prefer wide-width shoes, but can still wear medium-width if a shoe isn't available in wide. These are medium-width and they are fine, but if they were offered in wide I'd totally go for those instead. Regarding bike pedal grip, I am highly impressed. This is the first pair of Five Ten Freeriders I've owned and I'm totally a believer now. These things gripped the flats on my MTB super well. By the way - the canvas version of the Freerider breathes MUCH better than the regular leather Freerider. I had first purchased the regular leather version, but after wearing them at home for ten minutes or so my feet were hot. I decided to order the canvas version to compare. I stuck my hand down into the toe of each version and blew towards the toe of the shoe to compare how much air flow each had. With the leather version I couldn't really even feel any air on my hand, but with the canvas one I definitely could. So back the leather ones went and I kept the canvas ones.

from Plano, TX on October 06, 2018

Access

Access

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The grip is amazing and the fit is good provided you get 1/2 size up. Looking forward to using them on my mountain bike.

on October 05, 2018

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Freerider

Freerider

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I bought a new mountain bike and decided to run flats for the first time in 15 years. My feet hurt with normal shoes, and I wasn't getting enough grip. So I did some research and decided on these shoes. I'm so glad that I spent the money on bike-specific shoes as they have helped my riding more than I could have imagined. The grip on the shoes is just right in that it is grippy when you need it while still allowing you to bail when you screw up! The stiffness in the sole helps with power to the pedals more than I thought it would and has completely cured my foot pain. My only gripe is that I have to tuck in the shoe laces when I ride. It would be great to have something like velcro to secure the laces. That said, I think that is available on the more expensive shoes, but it wouldn't be worth the extra $30-$50 to me for the next level shoes. As far as the negative reviews for people wanting to use these shoes as every day or running shoes, thanks for the chuckle! I'm going to submit a negative review on my Brooks Ghosts because they suck for riding bikes ;) I've only had a few rides with them, so I will update my review with durability information in a few months.

from Kansas City on October 04, 2018

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Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Glad I read the reviews- I knew this was a bit narrower of a shoe going into it. I have normal feet, normal arch and these are decently comfortable shoes for having clip in capability on the bottom of the shoe. I wear size 5 in heels, size 5.5 in other shoes and tennis shoes, and the size 6 in these fits perfectly. The shoe is on the narrower side but is not uncomfortable or cramped. I like the velcro over the laces - it's a nice touch. These are stylish and great for urban or mountain biking. I have a gravel bike and use these for both gravel riding and urban. These clips are compatible with mountain bike Shimano SPD pedals, including the A530's which I use. Great shoe! Glad I got the size 6 for my typical size 5.5 feet.

on September 28, 2018

Access Knit

Access Knit

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

If you use these for routesetting or sport route development, go with street shoe size, despite what other reviews may say. Provides an ideal fit to test out climbing routes and boulder problems - like being able to heel and toe hook on voluminous boulder problems, and being able to edge up routes in the lead cave. S1 rubber works well on climbing holds without marking hardwood and laminate flooring. Plus, look cool.

from Grand Junction on September 20, 2018

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Hiangle

Hiangle

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Ideal climbing shoe for almost every climbing situation. Hits that sweet spot between soft/sensitive and stiff/supportive. My suggestion is to go 1/2 size down from street shoe - the leather stretches enough to match your foot without losing performance. My best choice shoe to try and onsight everything - techy faces and slabs, full tension overhangs, indoor competition climbs - everything!

from Grand Junction on September 20, 2018

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