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The Five Ten Hellcat has been the shoe of choice for everyone from world-class enduro racers to weekend warriors for years now, and thankfully, the classic shoe isn't going anywhere. Updated this year with a lighter, more streamlined design, the Hellcat still caters to indecisive riders who might clip in for a mellow day on smooth flow trails, but leave the flats on for burlier days in the desert. It also makes for an ideal first mountain shoe if you have the goal of going clipless someday.
When you're staring down a boulder-laced rock garden with white knuckles, the Hellcat's Stealth C4 Dotty sole will stick to your flat pedals cleanly as you sit back and let your suspension get to work, without making you regret leaving your two-bolt pedals at home. The dual-density TPU shaft that runs through three quarters of the sole lends stiffness and stability as you're standing through a descent and delivers reliable power transfer when you reach the bottom of a roller and start digging your way up and over the other side.
- Change your mind mid-ride with this adaptable mountain shoe
- Inset clip zone accommodates 2-bolt mountain pedals
- Outsole doesn't compromise stability when riding on flat pedals
- Sticky Stealth C4 Dotty compound grips in wet or dry conditions
- TPU shank adds stiffness with enough flex for hiking
- Lace-up closure and hook-and-loop strap provide secure fit
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
My fourteen year old son bought these for racing in the very competitive West Virginia Enduro Series. These shoes are paired with his Shimano SPDs and work great. Personally, I prefer the Kestrel BOAs myself, but these young rippers like laces. Iâve noticed that Five Ten has upped the quality and durability of their bike shoes over the past 4 years, guess Addidas has helped them there. Their shoes usually fit just true to size.
They do it all...
All mountain shredders
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I didn't think the Maltese Falcon shoes could be topped for an all round freeride clipless shoe. But the Hellcat does it. The cleat is a bit recessed to not interfere when riding unclipped or hiking the bike.
They have a fair amount of flex and feel more like a regular "flat" shoe than other clipless shoes I've used.
I love these shoes for enduro and trail riding but also I wear them when riding my roadie or touring bike with hybrid pedals around town as I can actually walk around in them
Five Ten For the Win!
The five ten hellcats have been a great shoe so far. I’ve had them for a while now and my first impression initially was how great the quality of the shoe was. I was also surprised at the fact I didn’t have to break them in. The first day you put them on they fit and already feel formed to your feet. The “clip in” option have worked very well with the inset clip zone, making it simple guiding your foot into place quickly. I highly recommend this shoe for any beginner in the world of clip-ins and if that is something that you don’t like in the end, it’s still a great shoe for riding flat pedals.
unsure about clips or flats
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I bought this show becasue ive always been a flat rider and decided to branch out of the comfort zone a little and try clipless while they do both well i do occasionally miss my normal flat shoes. i do get more grip with my flats over these which makes sense. but I also enjoy the capability of being able to ride clipless if i choose. i also enjoy the stiffer shoe over my flats.