Bo Torreywrote a review of Five Ten Kestrel Lace-Up Cycling Shoe - Men's on June 13, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I purchased these shoes in August 2017 and have used them for ever ride since. These shoes took about a month to break in. For the first bit my feet would fall asleep and go numb and cause me to stop riding to loosen the laces and let my feet come back alive. It is hard to find the balance between tightening too much and having it too loose to avoid heal lift. Most likely just a poor fit for my foot shape. Shoe platform is stiff and great for pedaling but a bit too stiff for me when you're forced to hike a bike. The soles and stitching has held up really well but the shoe laces and shoe string holes have torn through making the shoes unable to get tight enough now.
Overall these are a great shoe and have served me really well but I wish Five-Ten would add grommets to each shoe string hole to avoid the laces tearing through.