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    Which Mountain Biking shoes for platform pedals?

    Im trying to pick a good pair of mtn biking shoes for platform pedals. I have Wellgo Im stuck between the Teva Links, Teva Pinners, 5 10 Freeriders, 5 10 Impact Low. I like to do cross country riding, technical trails, and just all mountain stuff. These are the pedals I have.
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    Which Mountain Biking shoes for platform pedals?

    Check this very recent thread:
    Flats and shoes
    Some good stuff in there. For me it was between the Teva Links and the Freerider VXi's. Got the Links but haven't been on the bike because of a broken collar bone. Just read a preview of the 2014 All new FiveTen Impacts. Google that. definitely worth considering.

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    Which Mountain Biking shoes for platform pedals?

    I actually used my Keen sandals this past weekend. Lol In regards to your listed choices I like the styling of the Teva compared to the 5-10s.
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    i dont have much experience riding and started out with just some vans and oydyssey jcpc pedals

    i bought the 510 freeriders and they are great. they are a little heavy and have the thick sole but still very comfortable and i feel completely secure on my odyssey pedals. i wear them in combination with some POC ankle guards and ill probably be able to ditch the ankle guards once i improve my skills

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    5-10.

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    Which Mountain Biking shoes for platform pedals?

    I use the 5 10's the grip from them is unreal and there really comfortable too, a little on the heavy side but comfy.

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    I find the Tevas have more flex and I use them for trail riding. Tevas are comfortable for walking or wearing for trail builds/maintenance. I find they are a little less grippy than the 5-10s, which I use for dh. 5-10 offer stable foot support and protection and are a great choice for bike park riding. I rarely slip off the pedals on steeps or jumps.
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    I just started wearing Teva Links and love them.
    Enough grip for me with just enough wiggle room to not feel welded when I need to slightly adjust. And they do look/feel more like regular shoe even though the soles are pretty stiff.

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    I only have experience with 5.10 freeriders but so far they are tops. Stick well even when wet!
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    I've tried the 5 10 Karvers and returned them , after some research any trail hiking shoes are great . My salomon XA GTX mids are great. They are super comfy ,durable ,light and waterproof . The tread on them is a nice shallow tread and with he platform pins they don't move .

    At least for me the 5 10 Karvers felt very big and super hot inside . There was no pedal feel .

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