2011 Five Ten

Sep 22, 2010 at 14:36
Sep 22, 2010
by Alasdair MacLennan  
 
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When Five Ten stormed onto the scene ten years ago they really transformed the world of flat pedals. Back then the Impacts were the only shoes available and were sold under the Intense brand. Now the range of shoes aimed at riders has increased massively, as well as carrying much improved styling and now there are even SPD shoes available for those who prefer to be clipped to the bike.

Here is some of the 2011 Five Ten range:

The Maltese Falcon is a true 2011 shoe and won't be available until February at the earliest.  Like the Minnaar which was first shown to the world last year, this is a shoe for the SPD users among us and is a really nice looking shoe in the flesh.  The Velcro closure should keep laces out of the way when sprinting.  This looks a lot more casual than the Minnaar's and should therefore appeal to the trail orientated riders out there as well as those looking for something a little different.
The Maltese Falcon is a true 2011 shoe and won't be available until February at the earliest. Like the Minnaar which was first shown to the world last year, this is a shoe for the SPD users among us and is a really nice looking shoe in the flesh. The Velcro closure should keep laces out of the way when sprinting. This looks a lot more casual than the Minnaar's and should therefore appeal to the trail orientated riders out there as well as those looking for something a little different.

The recessed cleat area and plentiful rubber on the underside of the Maltese Falcon should mean plenty of grip for the occasions where you're clambering over rocks with your bike, as well as the invariable unclipped moments.  These shoes will also be available as a flat pedal version called the Cyclone, both being available early 2011.
The recessed cleat area and plentiful rubber on the underside of the Maltese Falcon should mean plenty of grip for the occasions where you're clambering over rocks with your bike, as well as the invariable unclipped moments. These shoes will also be available as a flat pedal version called the Cyclone, both being available early 2011.

Shown here are the Cyclone and Line King, the SPD and flat pedal variations respectively of the same basic shoe design.  Both feature a high top for ankle support and protection, but a low cut rear so that you can still pedal freely.  The SPD Cyclone comes with a Velcro strap to keep laces out the way, as with the Maltese Falcon above.
Shown here are the Cyclone and Line King, the SPD and flat pedal variations respectively of the same basic shoe design. Both feature a high top for ankle support and protection, but a low cut rear so that you can still pedal freely. The SPD Cyclone comes with a Velcro strap to keep laces out the way, as with the Maltese Falcon above.

To the undercarriage where the magic happens.  We've all seen the famous dotty Stealth rubber imprint in the dirt, made famous for many years by the world's top riders and now it's available to clipless riders too.  And this is definitely a good thing - how many times have you not quite managed to clip back in and ended up riding the cage through a tricky technical section?  And a tricky technical section is the last place you want your foot to slip off the pedal. We've got the lower cut Minnaar's coming very soon, so we'll be giving a review on how they perform in the sloppy conditions of a typical British winter.
To the undercarriage where the magic happens. We've all seen the famous dotty Stealth rubber imprint in the dirt, made famous for many years by the world's top riders and now it's available to clipless riders too. And this is definitely a good thing - how many times have you not quite managed to clip back in and ended up riding the cage through a tricky technical section? And a tricky technical section is the last place you want your foot to slip off the pedal. We've got the lower cut Minnaar's coming very soon, so we'll be giving a review on how they perform in the sloppy conditions of a typical British winter.

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49 Comments

  • + 9
 ill have a pair of them please, o wait i have no money...
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  • + 9
 Nice to see more Five Ten SPD shoes! tup
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  • + 2
 I have been riding on 510 shoes now for almost 5 years and I can't see myself riding anything else based on reliability and how secure they make me feel both on and off my bike. It is also great to see that more and more of the ladies that are getting into the gravity side of riding are sporting the women's Karvers. But I want to say that it is time to give them a second color option. Back in the day, us guys had two options - low or high cuts and they were only black. It is time to help out the ladies and bring out a few more karvers.
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  • + 1
 I've got the older style impact high tops, and love them. The shoes are bullet-proof. I've got 4 seasons on them, and now real sign of wear, other than a little bit of tread wear. However, I've been thinking of switching to a platform spd pedal (like a mallet) and am having trouble finding the right shoe for this kind of pedal. If 5.10 made and spd compatible version of the Karver, I'd be sold. Low top shoes for freeride/dh racing just don't cut it for me.
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  • + 1
 Love the look of the Maltese Falcons, Im not skater punk wannabe and the Minnaars are just too ugly.
But I wonder if they are actually going to come out in Feburary, or are we going to get strung along until next september, just like the Minnaars?
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  • + 1
 The wife ordered some Impacts mid/highs for me back at the beginning of May this year......still nothing!! WTF?!? Not sure what the story is with Five Ten and their supply. Not impressed with supply but love the shoes. Maybe they were too busy making these shoes??? Hmmmmmm......
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  • + 2
 i have the 2010 linekings, best dh/fr shoes out there
  • + 1
 I JUST bought a pair of new freerider 5.10 (the ones that look like vans) and the side trim is already falling off, after two rides. Disappointed and pissed. Going to give them a call to see what's up with this happening so quick.
  • + 2
 i've found the sole to be coming off mine fairly quickly, they do feel fairly bad quality compared to vans, especially for the price. like the sticky soles though!
  • + 1
 same here, the side trim delaminates from the bottom sole. its pretty annoying, but i still love'em
  • + 1
 yeah, im keen to get some high tops
  • + 2
 The build quality always seems quite high on 5.10s. Having trim on the freeriders instead of having the sole wrap up the side is just bad design for a mountain bike shoe. For climbing up trails where you'll be on the edge of the shoe a lot and where dirt can get wedged in there you really need the sole to wrap up the sides. Luckily they seem to have learned their lesson quickly and none of these new shoes make that mistake.
  • + 1
 yeh, but im more into dirt jumping, and i just need to find a strong pair of shoes, koz i go through my shoes real quick, and i got told the 5.10's are really good, and i just like the look of the highs Big Grin :L
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  • + 0
 Hey- for all the current 5.10 users how do they tend to run size-wise? I'm thinking about ordering some Minaars (now I guess I have to decide if I want to wait for the Maltese Falcons) but I wanted to find out if they're small, large or pretty true before I order. Thanks.

and:
"We've got the lower cut Minnaar's coming very soon, so we'll be giving a review on how they perform in the sloppy conditions of a typical British winter."

Does that mean there's a new version of the Minaar coming out or is he just talking about the model that's already out?
  • + 0
 I've got Minnaars, love 'em. They fit a bit big. I'm normally an 11.5/12, but fit pretty good in an 11. Toe is JUST at the end. Biggest the shop had was an 11, and I'd been waiting forever for 'em (plus my DXs were dead) so I snapped 'em up. Very happy.

BTW - the tongue also has a little spot to tuck laces in before you do up the velcro strap. The laces go nowhere at all. So the statement above that "The Velcro closure should keep laces out of the way..." should read "The Velcro closure WILL keep laces out of the way..."
  • + 1
 Kyphoto: No, there isn't a lower cut version of the minnaar coming, i was referring to them being lower than the cyclones.
  • + 1
 I found the Freeriders run a little small. I ordered a 9 after having an 8.5 and I had to swap it for a 9.5 cause it was a little small
  • + 1
 Thanks Cloverleaf. Thought thats what you meant. Thanks to others for sizing info.
  • + 1
 Just got in the Minaars. Went with the 11.5. Normally on the 11.5/12 sizing (although skate shoes it's normally 12). Fit seems good. Overall feel really good wearing them around the apt. Gonna take them out for a ride.
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  • + 2
 I still think that 5.10 needs to come out with larger size shoes, I have size 14/15 feet and can't buy 5.10s because they don't make them large enough
  • + 0
 the Line Kings in a 14 or 15 would be perfect
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  • + 4
 Yaaaaaaaaay SPD compatible!
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  • + 2
 I think i might have to get those hightops to replace my current puma highs
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  • + 1
 Vans Gravel sticky rubber flat pedal specific shoes are inbound and sick as you like. Five ten need to watch out! But this stuff is still awesome!
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  • + 2
 Already got a set of yellow Line King's on order. High top Five Ten's that actually look good is funking schweeeet!!!
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  • + 1
 They should come with the warning, "Do not ride in the wet, cardboard sole will disintegrate".
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  • + 1
 there shoes are so sick wish they had size 14 tho they gota make bigger shoes
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  • + 1
 I wish I was wearing a pair of those yesterday. My foot slipped off my pedal and made my shin into shinburger.
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  • + 2
 hightops look dope as. brew.
  • + 1
 where do you get em??
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  • + 2
 perfect..........cant wait....
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  • + 1
 Damn, those Maltese Falcon's are just sick, but I think I'll fly with the Cyclone, cause i do not cleat. Flats RULE!
  • + 1
 +1. Gon get the Maltese fa sho.
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  • + 1
 The new Baron will be coming in a 14 Smile
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  • + 1
 Check out the blue Spitfire's!
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  • + 1
 whens the cyclone being realeased?
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  • + 1
 make a low impact version more vented!!!
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  • + 0
 Man I want the Cylone uppers with a non SPD sole, they should have done the Maltese Falcon's with a velcro strap too.
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  • + 1
 And still no size 14..... Five 10 can go f*ck themselves! Frown
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  • + 1
 Got 5.10s and i got clip shoes but not both in 1 maybee i should
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  • + 1
 Finally SPD!!
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  • + 0
 oh damn high tops= SICK
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  • - 1
 DC's/5.10's. 2 best brands around for shoes
  • + 1
 old dcs, the new ones are terrible
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