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d.bp134786 wrote a review of on October 19, 2013

5 5

Fit: True to size

Being on the slim side, these fit me perfectly. They seem to be made of durable material, but I haven't crash tested them yet. They have lots of pockets and come with a decent, padded pair of liner shorts. I'm very pleased with this purchase.

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d.bp134786 wrote a review of on March 7, 2013

3 5

Out of the box, these shoes are like duct taping plywood to your feet. There is no curve to the soles; so after the heel strike, the shoe slaps to the floor. As I rock forward onto my toes , the shoe slips on the heel of my foot unless they are laced to vise-like tightness. After wearing the shoes for a month for biking and casual wear just to try to break them in, they are only slightly better. I would still be leery to wear these where even a brief hike-a-bike situation might be necessary.

The good news is that the shoes are good on the bike. The stiff sole works well on the pedals. The rubber on the soles grips the studs on the pedals ferociously. So far, there is no sign of the soles getting torn up by the studs. The main reason I chose these shoes was that they had no perforated or ventilated leather, so they are nice and warm for cold weather. The covered laces make cleaning the shoes after a muddy ride a cinch.

I have a pair of Shimano shoes for warmer weather that have a very stiff sole. They are much easier to walk in because of the curve built into the sole. I think Five Ten missed the mark here.

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d.bp134786 wrote a review of on December 19, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

First, I have not tried these in the rain yet, but they are great for blocking the wind over regular pants. They add a surprising amount of warmth. This Gore-Tex Active material breathes amazingly well. The Velcro on the calves is placed perfectly to wrap the legs tightly around the calf. They're tough, especially considering how light they are. I've had a couple of crashes into the bushes with these; and, after washing, they look as good as new. They roll up well to fit in a pack. Warning! These pants are cut slim so they don't flap in the wind. You won't pull them on over your shoes. If you want to wear them over bulky pants, you may need one size larger than usual.

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