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All around shoes ?

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All around shoes ?
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Posted: Nov 15, 2021 at 2:33 Quote
Looking for a good pair of shoes for flat pedals, I ride mostly trails with some drops.

Posted: Nov 17, 2021 at 20:31 Quote
tigheguy8 wrote:
Looking for a good pair of shoes for flat pedals, I ride mostly trails with some drops.

my five ten freeriders are good for me, wide feet, pretty heavy and solid, terrible grip when pushing up slippery stuff though!

Posted: Nov 18, 2021 at 5:55 Quote
how are the 5Tens for pedalling though..? I really want a pair of Freeriders since our trails have some good flow but they also have these really punchy climbs. You definitely pay to play. Wink

I have no doubts about their quality for flat pedal use, but a 'bendy' sole kinda hurts my feet. So I'm looking for something that works well pedaling hard too. Appreciate the feedback.

Posted: Nov 18, 2021 at 8:15 Quote
adm750 wrote:
how are the 5Tens for pedalling though..? I really want a pair of Freeriders since our trails have some good flow but they also have these really punchy climbs. You definitely pay to play. Wink

I have no doubts about their quality for flat pedal use, but a 'bendy' sole kinda hurts my feet. So I'm looking for something that works well pedaling hard too. Appreciate the feedback.

If you want a flat pedal shoe with a stiffer sole, have a look at the Five Ten Impact. The sole is much stiffer than the Freeriders.

Posted: Nov 19, 2021 at 4:23 Quote
Freerider pros are quite stiff in the sole. I use them almost exclusively and do a ton of climbing.

I highly recommend the Freerider Pro over the Freeriders. They are overall a much higher quality shoe, last longer and fit much better. The Freeriders have a almost skate shoe feel to them whereas the Freerider pros feel more rider specific, stiffer and more toe protection.

Posted: Dec 6, 2021 at 14:51 Quote
I haven’t tried the regular freeriders but do have a pair of Freerider Pro’s and agree they feel quite stiff. I really like them and find them to be really planted with the Raceface chesters. I need to lift my foot off the pedal to adjust where it sits, they don’t slide at all….if that’s something you’re looking for.

Posted: Dec 6, 2021 at 15:26 Quote
my new freerider pros flex around the pedal quite alot, They're also getting torn up very quick from the pins - which is expected for the level of grip and using Pins that are screws (oneups)
They are def not what id call stiff.

Posted: Dec 7, 2021 at 1:49 Quote
Vans are awesome. I love these things, might be worth considering.
https://www.vans.ca/en-ca/shoes-c00081/slip-on-pvn000eyebka?cm_mmc=GPF-_-google-_-merchantcenter-_-VN000EYEBKA&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6qrQ7bPR9AIVfyGtBh3aQAOwEAQYAiABEgKAm_D_BwE

Here is why they are awesome...

1) Reasonable price

2) ULTRA grippy, super sticky rubber.

3) No laces/holes helps keep more junk from flying in

4) Slip on are convenient

5) They are low to the ground giving you a strong feeling of connectedness with the bike, and keeping your center of gravity low while standing, increasing your control.

6) Fashionable: They look like your great grandfathers slippers lol

7) Flat wide bottom (skateshoe style) prevents you from rolling your ankle if you bail/crash reducing chance of broken ankle dramatically, as well as increasing contact with the pedal by not having the arch thing.

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