Riders looking for understated style, serious performance, and bomber durability will appreciate the Five Ten Raven Shoe. The Raven combines Five Ten's sticky rubber sole, a nylon shank, an Action leather upper, and an asymmetrical lace cover for the performance and durability that you need to crank through season-after-hucking-season.The Raven Shoe has a Five Ten Stealth rubber sole. Stealth rubber gives you tons of grip so your feet stay firmly planted on the pedals. This soft rubber compound also provides grip when you're off the bike scrambling up a sketchy section, and is extremely durable. 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've ever pedaled in regular shoes, you know how annoying the flexible sole feels. Five Ten gave the Raven a stiff-but-sensitive shank that provides a solid pedaling platform without taking away from pedal feel or the natural flex of the shoe. The Raven also comes with ankle padding that adds support, more direct and responsive shoe-to-pedal input, and protection in the event of a crash, and an asymmetrical lace protector that will save your laces during your ride. The Five Ten Raven Shoe comes in Nevermore Black and is available in whole and half sizes from 6 to 12, and sizes 13 and 14.
Strengths: Comfortable. Seems durable. can be used for either flats or clips. pretty sweet shoe.
Weaknesses: heavy. looks a little frumpy IMHO, but i didn't buy them to look at em.
Just got these to replace an old set of 661 cleats that finally gave up, they are a big improvement. They run wide, but so do I, the size 11's fit me perfectly. Havent used them long enough to test the durability, but they seem pretty tough. overall a solid shoe.
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