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    Five Tens - love the soles, donít love the shoes

    Iíve been using the Five Ten Freeride for a couple years. I like the sticky soles, but donít care for the boxy, skate-shoe uppers.

    Has anyone tried other Five Tens, like the Approach Tennie, Camp Four, or other 5-10 shoe?

    For perspective, I used to ride in Sidi Dominators, and I wear light hikers as daily casual wear.

    I would love a sticky rubber smooth soled Camp Four....

    Five Ten | Camp Four Leather Hiking Shoe
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    Have you had a look at the Adidas Crosstrail SL? More of a trainer look with the same rubber as your Freerides

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    Quote Originally Posted by MozFat View Post
    Have you had a look at the Adidas Crosstrail SL? More of a trainer look with the same rubber as your Freerides
    I have not. Iíll check them out. Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by reamer41 View Post
    Iíve been using the Five Ten Freeride for a couple years. I like the sticky soles, but donít care for the boxy, skate-shoe uppers.

    Has anyone tried other Five Tens, like the Approach Tennie, Camp Four, or other 5-10 shoe?

    For perspective, I used to ride in Sidi Dominators, and I wear light hikers as daily casual wear.

    I would love a sticky rubber smooth soled Camp Four....

    Five Ten | Camp Four Leather Hiking Shoe
    I use the Guide Tennie as a MTB shoe as well as for actual climbing and approach. It is a bit homely, but has served very well. The sole is the same type of rubber as the riding shoes, and flat, but not quite as wide as the MTB specific shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MozFat View Post
    Have you had a look at the Adidas Crosstrail SL? More of a trainer look with the same rubber as your Freerides
    These are a bit hard to find tho. Any reliable online sellers that have these in stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verbl Kint View Post
    These are a bit hard to find tho. Any reliable online sellers that have these in stock?
    Adidasoutdoor.com

    Bought mine directly through them. Free returns I believe if they don't fit. I only go by EU sizing since American sizing is inconsistent and my Trail Cross fits great. They look like regular trail shoes, not the skater boy look.

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    My next shoe is going to be the Ion Raid Amp. Looks like it's actually stiff from the start and has built in protection which is nice. My 5/10's didn't last two seasons (short New England seasons) and needed superfeet insoles to be stiff enough for long rides.

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    I used my Guide Tennies for a while and quite liked them.
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    Thanks guys.
    I ordered a couple pair of guide tennis from Sierra Trading Post. Good price and great return policy.
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    Here's more Five Ten love.

    Five Ten | Freerider EPS High Men's MTB Shoe - Auburn


    FREERIDER EPS HIGH

    They are probably not as warm as my snowshoe boots which I use for winter riding but these are insulated and warmer than the freerider pros (which I current wear)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottieM8 View Post
    Adidasoutdoor.com

    Bought mine directly through them. Free returns I believe if they don't fit. I only go by EU sizing since American sizing is inconsistent and my Trail Cross fits great. They look like regular trail shoes, not the skater boy look.
    I have not found EU sizing any more reliable or steadfast than American sizing. I actually bought a Specialized and Scott mtb shoe last month, both 47, and the Specialized was 13 US, Scott 12.5US, and the Scott was tighter fit. This was in opposition to a size conversion chart that I'd studied previously, which really peeved ke off.

    It's a crap shoot.

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    Riding flat pedals I wear Salomon Speedcross 3's. They're not a MTB shoe but a dedicated off-road running shoe. Off the bike they're incredible. Big soft lugs with great traction on virtually anything and they're likely one of the lightest shoes on the planet. On the bike they're acceptable (to me) riding several hours of tight techie stuff. If I do a lot of climbing my feet may be slightly sore the next day but not horribly so. I love these things. The Speedcross 4's have been released now but I don't know the difference.
    https://www.salomon.com/us/product/speedcross-4.html

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    I tried 5.10 approach shoes. They didn't work well. The rubber was much harder than the bike shoe soles and did not grip well.
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    I have a set of Guide Tennies. They very comfy for all day and fit nicely.

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    I have the guide tennis as well. I feel they actually stick better than my 5.10 bike shoes. The sole is a little thicker which necessitated raising the seat a bit.


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