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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

Guide Tennie

Guide Tennie

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

I'm glad they haven't changed the design much - my others lasted 5 years.

on March 09, 2019

Freerider Pro

Freerider Pro

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

Well...these are not attractive shoes by any stretch, which is fine for riding, except that the pink is screamingly loud -- louder than the picture suggests. Why, oh, why does women's-specific gear have to have loud pink? Just a nice black shoe would have been perfectly acceptable. I just couldn't do it. I found the fit good, nonetheless. I normally wear a 38, but ordered a 39 based on the reviews. I think the 38 would have worked fine, but since I plan on using these with thicker socks, the 39 fit the bill. I just wish I had some other choice in color than blazing pink and black, or nurse-shoe bland.

from Los Angeles on March 08, 2019

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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

Awesome shoe as always. Can never beat Five ten’s when it comes to MTB shoes. Price was great and shipping was fast.

from Northern Ca on February 24, 2019

Access Mesh

Access Mesh

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I really wanted to keep these shoes, but they run extremely small. Based on reviews from a few different sites, I ordered a full size up. I'm a size 8-1/2 in every other brand of every other shoe, and while the 9-1/2 fit me comfortably when I was standing in place, my toes were hitting the front of the shoe when I walked around. Since that would be a big problem on trails with any sort of incline, I returned them. I loved the style, the shape of the shoes, the width, and the grips on the sole, but they were just too small.

on February 22, 2019

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Freerider

Freerider

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

Never had riding shoes for my mountain bike, but these are great. Fit perfectly for me and should last longer than hiking shoes. Would buy again

on February 22, 2019

Guide Tennie

Guide Tennie

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

I've owned one version or another of these shoes for years. I've tried other brands too but I've come back to these. To me, they're a sturdy, slightly stiff, form-fitting shoe. I don't like loose footwear. They're well made and have a serious look for casual wear as opposed to some of the more clownish styles. I use them primarily for long, urban walkabouts with occasional, groomed trail use. I'll probably buy a second, back-up pair in case the company radically changes the design...

from N/A on January 30, 2019

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Freerider Contact

Freerider Contact

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

I usually go up a 1/2 size in running shoes, so I did with these also – they fit perfectly! (I'm a 9 in regular shoes, 9.5 in running shoes and these.) Love the heal support as I have a narrow heal and have issues before with my heals slipping and rubbing. Also love the grip these provide on my flat pedals. I'm just not one for clips, so these are a great alternative. They're a sturdy shoe and sure to stand up to the dirt and mud on the trails. They are a little stiff, but they should be.

on January 23, 2019

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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

Really annoying that these run a full size smaller than the canvas version. I wear a 41 in the canvas, but a 39.5 in these. Get it together, Five Ten! Other than that, though, these shoes rock. I use the pros for outdoor winter riding, and the canvas for summer and indoor riding. They stick to my pedals like glue!

from Portland, OR on January 22, 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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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 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

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