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    Which Five Ten Shoes??

    Need help in selection guys- been riding my brand new Canondale with my Adidas Tennis shoes- definitely time for a change.

    Liking the Minnaar (spelling?) Model. Your thoughts? Just general mtb'ing.

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    i like my karvers.. they seem to run 1/2 size large..

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    They seemed 1/2 a size small to me. Usually wear 11.5, had to move up to 12.

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    Love my Sam Hill's. On my second pair and found the sizing to be spot on for me.
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    Which Five Ten Shoes??

    I've got the impacts, I tried on tr free riders and they just kinda felt flimsy, in sure they would be great for dj and park. I've heard of many where the sole is coming off the shoe. If you want something burly and will last forever for for the impact or the karver (looks odd, functions well)

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    I just hit up the local trails, nothing too extreme, no major downhills so I'm not sure if I would need something big and burly like the Impacts.

    I've heard a lot of good things on the freeriders, anyone else?

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    Love my Minaars but am holding out for the new Freerider XVI. Supposed to be lighter, stiffer, and just as grippy.

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    freeriders, great shoes.

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    Might wait for the new freeriders too- I really like the way they look too!

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    Minor hijack:

    Any feedback on these?! Would like to use them for day hikes too.

    Five Ten Insight Cross-Training Shoes - Men's - 2012 Closeout - Free Shipping at REI-OUTLET.com

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    It gets VERY hot here in the summer. Whic Five Tens are coolest? But would Tevas be a better choice. These shoes would be used for CC and AM, not DH. Thanks!

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    Anyone try the new Aescent?? It looks like an actual shoe instead of a balloon wrapped around your foot.

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    do they come in big sizes? 14-15

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    I dig my Barons. I checked out the freeriders and they seemed a little more casual than I wanted, and the Impacts were too heavy duty. The Baron felt like it was right in the middle.

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    Are the Barons well ventilated? Our summers are humid and hot.

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    I would think that if you are a serious rider any of the tennis shoe (van's) style shoes would hurt your feet pretty quick and probably get destroyed on the trail. Sole stiffness is important to get the power to the pedal. I was about to go for the Impact, but they were simply too bulky so I went for the Maltese Falcons.

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    The new Freerider VXi (available end of April) will be your best choice for a breath-ability.

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    I like the Barons- or at least how they look. I'm in Canada, so to find a local shop that has all the five ten shoes in stock, or even a few pairs to try on, is rather difficult. I'll have to make an online purchase and HOPE that I made an informed decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spirit4earth View Post
    Are the Barons well ventilated? Our summers are humid and hot.
    Not particularly well ventilated, but not particularly bad either.

    I'm in South Florida, though. Every shoe gives you swamp foot.

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    Etnies Marana is a great flat pedal shoe... Technically built for skate but its the best I have used.

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    I have the Impacts and like them so far... I've only had them for a month.

    I've pretty much worn out my TEVA Links. Now those are comfortable! But wearing on flats with aggressive pins really tears up the soles... at least for me, but after 1+ yrs of wearing them on almost every ride.

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    I am on the 3rd year of my impacts. I found them to wear in great and not be too bulky once worn. I use them for trail riding and DH and they are super durable and help protect my feet. I don't notice if they are hotter than the rest of my body during the summer, I am always pouring with sweat.

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    I alternate between the Danny Mckaskill and the Sam Hill.Love the blue color on the Mckaskills. The Sam Hill is an odd mix of green and white but they are growing on me,

    I wear a 12 EEE and at first I found both to be a bit snug in a size 12.

    However they seem to give a bit and are now pretty comfy.

    Funny, i would never spend $125 on dress shoes for work but didn't think twice about my 5 10 for biking.

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    Re: Which Five Ten Shoes??

    My pair of freeriders are 1 & 1/2 years old now and still rock.

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    I have the green and white Sam hill's. A little bulky, but they stick great with my Canfield ultimate pedals. True to size.

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