Former World Champion and World Cup winner Greg Minnaar, asked Five Ten to build him some new shoes. The Five Ten Minnaar Shoe is the result. It's an SPD compatible shoe that works as well on the mountain as it does at the local taco joint. Either way, the black and white stylings look sharp.The Minnaar Shoe has, of course, Five Ten Stealth rubber for the sole. Only this time, it's not black as we'd expect, but red. Not to worry, it's just as sticky and you can expect secure traction even if you use them on flat pedals. One of the inherent qualities of Five Ten rubber is the durability. No other rubber out there is as sticky and lasts as long against the offenses of the gnarly traction pins on your pedals. If you plan to use the Minnaar Shoe with SPD pedals, you'll simply need to remove the cleat pocket cover and replace it with your cleat, clip in and go! Clipless pedals will allow you to start faster and have more security over rough terrain. And the Minnaars have a stiff enough midsole to complement the additional performance of clipless pedals.The uppers are a combo of black and white action leather. All of the seams are double stitched for durability. And we really like that the lace eyelets have metal grommets. So they'll lace up more easily, and tensioning the shoe before a downhill run is quicker and more thorough down the forefoot. To top it all off, a velcro strap is used to secure the midfoot, and it keeps the laces under control and out of your chain.The Five Ten Minnaar Shoe is Black and White and comes in half sizes from men's 7 through 12, with a full size jump to 13.
I just bought the 5.10 minnaar have used them for three rides and have a lot of problems clipping out of the pedal. I have crank brothers candy pedals. The cleats are installed on as front as they can be installed. I really love the shoes but I had some silly crashes due to unclipping.
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Great video of the Syndicate Team at the 2012 Worlds in Leogang, Austria. What the video doesn't capture is the team spirit wthin the Syndicate, the leadership that Rob Roskopp provides or the hard work by Doug Hatfield to keep those bikes in perfect working order or how Kathy Sessler somehow manage ... Read More »
Nice video of Greg Minnaar and the rest of the Santa Cruz Syndicate Team at the 2012 Worlds. Congrats to Greg and the entire Syndicate Team that made the World Cup season and Worlds possible: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WasUVkjJTIg]BIKESKILLS Instructor Greg Minnaar 2012 DH World Champion - ... Read More »
Don't know if anyone's seen this, but I enjoyed it. The footage starting about 2:45 is pretty impressive, but then again, it's [I]Greg Minnaar[/I].
The Greg Edit from Bikeparks.co.za on Vimeo.
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I just bought the Five Ten Minnaar shoes, but when I did my practice yesterday I felt a little pain in my feets. Just in the place of the pedals are in the sole.
My pedals right now are the Crank Brothers Candy.
Is it possible that these pedals make me feel pain because they have not pl ... Read More »