Take out the snow tires.
You've already got a set of three-inch rubber donuts wrapped around your plus-sized rims just waiting to dig into a snowy stretch of singletrack, so when the weekend finally rolls around, lace up the Five Ten Freerider Men's EPS High Shoes and go rally around on the trails. While everyone else complains about the cold, your tootsies will stay toasty, surrounded by lightweight, breathable PrimaLoft insulation throughout the shoe.
Five Ten constructs the shoe's uppers using a single piece of leather, free of seaming, which makes it more difficult for snow to sneak its way in and soak your feet. A fully gusseted tongue furthers the cause, while an insulated sock liner and heat-reflective foot bed work to hold onto as much heat as possible.
The shoe's extended ankle height gives you added coverage on especially muddy days, and Five Ten's signature Stealth S1 rubber outsole makes a triumphant appearance on the outside of the Freerider EPS, giving it the stickiness you've come to count on as you step onto slippery rocks and wet pedals.
- Head out for a snowy ride in this winter weather shoe
- Breathable PrimaLoft insulates without adding bulk
- Gusseted tongue blocks out water and mud
- Extended ankle height protects against snow and debris
- Seamless one-piece upper promises durability
- Item #FVT002A
- Q & A
Nice for chilly days
- Fit: True to size
I've been digging these shoes for wearing around in Fall and Winter. The Primaloft insulation adds some warmth to the shoes for cold days, but isn't overkill that you will be sweating wearing them indoors. I've been satisfied with how well they've held up to walking through salt and sludge all winter long, as well as the sole durability. While I haven't ridden them on the bike yet, I can assume they would be the best option for a grippy flat shoe for cold weather riding.
Great winter shoes.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
The Five Ten Freerider EPS shoes are fantastic for winter biking. I was looking for a shoe that had better feel than just your run of the mill boots but I didn't want to break the bank by getting some 45nrth boots. So I thought I'd give these a try. The fit is true to size and fits a wool sock with enough room for toe movement. One of the features I really like is that between the tongue and the wall of the shoe it's completely sealed so no moisture will get in and freeze your feet off. My biggest concern was obviously if it could handle the Minnesota cold weather. I can say I've road them at 10 degrees F and my feet were plenty warm. However if I stood around for 20-30 minutes my toes got a little cold but as soon as I got on the bike they would warm up in a hurry. I'm waiting for some colder weather but I suspect if I use a foot warmer they'll be fine. My one problem with them is that the soles are very slippery if you get off your bike and try to climb any hills in the snow. I know Five Ten has their specific designs they like to run but I wish for these ones they did a different sole pattern so it would bite a little bit more. But for the value and the durability I'll give them 5 stars.
Also I'm not sure why but the description currently says they're cleat compatible. They are not.