In a word, yes. However there are other brands that offer similar and sometimes preferred sticky soled flat pedal shoes. i've ridden 5.10, teva and shimano and they have all worked well with small differences in performance and comfort.Are 5-10 shoes really worth the money for use with platform pedals? I currently ride with DC shoes which grip pretty well. I've heard a lot of people say they are better but is it worth dropping the money for them over skate shoes?
Thank you! That is very helpful. The Freeriders are what I was looking at.I rode DC and Vans for years. I got a pair of 5.10 Freeriders last year and it made quite a big difference. Stickier sole and as mentioned above, stiffer sole feels better while pedaling. I will stick with cycling specific shoes from now on.
Or because people have experience with both and find one to be better than the other - for themselves. If the OP has never tried clipless, by all means he should try it out. They both have their merits, after all.Because people love to feel like what they have/use/buy/whatever is the BEST and they need to tell people cuz it makes them feel smart.
This^^ Allthough I only have 1yr on my pair of Freerider not 3.In addition to the stiffness and stickier rubber, Five Ten's are built pretty solid. I've got about 3 years on my current pair of Freeriders, the rubber is a little torn up but the shoes are holding up quite well otherwise.
I have owned the Impact Lows for over 5yrs. Great shoe. Very sticky, lots of protection, excellent for hike-a-bike.Does anybody have experience with the Impact Low and the new Impact VXI? Is it worth the extra $$$ to reduce the weight? Does reducing the weight lower the protection and durability of the shoe?
I've spent days walking around LA's concrete jungle in some Impact Lows including a 12hr warehouse party.So the consensus is that 5.10's are the shiznit on flats. Are they comfortable to walk around in, or are they too stiff for walking for very long?