Five Ten Shoes - Scoping The 2009 Goods

Sep 7, 2008
by Mike Estes  
I just went to the Action Sports Retailer Convention in San Diego California and while on patrol- I encountered the FIVE TEN booth. I introduced myself and asked- CAN I SEE THE LINE? They welcomed me in and here is a sneak photo peak at the upcoming products for next season.Kevin Newell was hyped to show me the new goodies. I recently made the switch from the old skate shoe to a pair of Five Ten Impacts and I immediately tell my story on how I was lead to Five Ten by the 'real' racers last year. Explaining to Kevin that after a hard one mile rip at a race that when I crossed the finish line and stopped, my feet cramped up. As I was ripping my shoes off to massage them, Kim Eakin of the Bare Naked/Cannondale team walked over to me and casually said "Mike, your addicted to racing already- just go get some Five Ten's and it will be the best investment in your racing". I replied "Does it really make that much of a difference?" He responds with a smile and says "I'm on the podium, are you?" SOLD! I sought out a pair.

So, when I saw the Five Ten booth at ASR (its mainly a Skate and Swimsuit crowd) I gotta say- I got jazzed.

Kevin Newell, Assistant Global Sales Manager showing the Freerider (not yet released, with no release date) model. MSRP $94.95, Available now!

Ladies, you finally get a shoe, the new Women's Karver is fit specific to your feet. Priced at $109 MSRP and release is expected late March to Early April 2009.

The Kovarik inspired 'KARVER" is another new one. Priced at $109 MSRP and release is expected late March to Early April 2009.


Nathan Rennies new model...


And Sammy's new colorway is obviously inspired by his favorite energy drink, Monster Green.



Five Ten has been building shoes for other sports for 23+ years and lots of information about the Stealth Rubber can be found here. I hope you're stoked on the new kicks- See ya the races!

-Mike Estes


87 Comments

  • 42 5
 the first sam hill one is nice. th rest are disgusting.
  • 6 29
flag giant0rider (Sep 7, 2008 at 19:56) (Below Threshold)
 edit: the sam on is nice*
  • 19 0
 The skate shoe version is nice, and so is Sam Hills one. Kovarik and Rennies Signature ones are a bit too 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' for my liking, especially rennies!
  • 9 0
 haha, its funny that the *new* sam hill one has to have a different colourway that doesn't have the UCI stripes on it lol
  • 3 1
 Well, technically you can wear the rainbow stripes on your kit for the rest of your career having won them once, just not the white jersey...
  • 5 0
 Noooooooooooooooooooo 5.10 have gone down the fashion route, and now look utter discusting, SH version is nice tho........
  • 3 0
 hmm, a high-top mountain biking shoe... interesting...
  • 4 0
 agreed, rennies shoe looks like a big red/black crap
  • 2 2
 They are all HIDEOUS. And seriously, who rides in hiking boots!?
  • 1 1
 still not water proof then and still gonna last 2 months before they fall to peices ....
  • 4 0
 Really, i have a pair, 3 years old, and they still are the best shoe i have ever worn for riding, hands down.
  • 0 0
 And everytime I've seen Nato he has his on, riding or not so they are well used! I also have a pair that have now done 2 seasons, and still going strong. You can't believe how they stick to the pedals until you've tried them.
  • 1 0
 i ride in hiking shoes, they work really well actually.
  • 0 2
 Theys are welll coooooool
  • 1 1
 those look like crap.
  • 6 0
 those shoes look like they belong to the spice girls,
  • 0 0
 wouldn't you want some time alone with them to try em out?
  • 1 0
 First of all. I ride in this years high top 5.10's and love them. I've tried the low tops and didn't like them. They chafe my heels when hiking uphill, and do not provide as much protection as the high tops. The high tops are not obtrusive at all, and are unbelievable comfortable. My only complaint is the lack of breath ability. These new models look even less breathable, and ugly.
  • 3 0
 i might just have to get some of the green ones... not because i like sam, but because i like green
  • 3 0
 Holy cockandballs! Can Rennie's shoe get any uglier! I think I'll stick with my 08 Impact 2's.
  • 1 1
 I like KARVER because it has a flap to cover the shoeslaces as to prevent the outside elements getting into the shoes, especially the low cut skateshoe style. I wish they would do the same thing to the high cut models. That's why I am still wearing hiking shoes with flaps on top.
  • 0 0
 Good to see a female version and it's not pink! Great!
I'm intersted what they've changed on shape though and what those graphics are (not flowers hopefully!)
But I got persuaded to buy the mens versions -all black- this season and although they look huge on my pins they sure do stick to your pedals and protect your ankle.
Anyway they look best when covered in Whistler dust- which mine are!
  • 0 0
 Well, there's a good portion of them that are light purple - just as bad as pink in my opinion! I would imagine they made the heel narrower and possibly the toes since that's how girls feet differ from men's, but that's just a guess. Maybe we can colour over the purple bits and make it a decent looking shoe!
  • 0 0
 i remember last time they showed us pairs of the pro shoe's at this stage and they ended up changing by the start of the next season...
rennies shoes look like michael jordan hightops in 5.10 style... wonder how they'd go on the basketball court?? Smile
hopefully they bring out a decent pair of plain ones.
i likie the high inside ankle though... be good on your cranks...
  • 0 0
 i prefer sams new colour way , rennies high tops might make people look like jigalos with leather look a like boots. and the low ankle ones look abit like they should be velcrow ! so nah not really going to be the best seller i rekon. Buts sams are wiked !
  • 0 0
 i have a pair of the 1st gen impact high tops that have two seasons on them. the soles are getting thin in the front but still stick well. the insides are still looking good. i see a lot of the gen II impacts around and they all have seams failing all over them. Thats too bad because 5 10's customer service dept. is the worst I have ever dealt with. And that is what separates the industry leaders from the wanna be's. think of the customer first. the first gen rennies would be a good choice since there are not many seams. why don't they have an impact plate built into the ankle area. Duh!! what are these shoes used for?
  • 0 0
 we as consumers are partially responsible for the companies that let us down. don't let them off the hook. demand that your business is earned. There is a reason Chris King rules. DT Swiss. WTB. Fox. Easton. Race Face. these folks are on top for a reason
  • 0 0
 seems like its too little too late for the hill colour scheme, unless he rides for monster as an individual sponsor in 09. although they still look pretty sick. any word on if they got rid of the ordinary black on black?
  • 3 0
 they look disgusting, like shoes for people who cant walk properly.
  • 1 0
 Five Ten makes rad cycling shoes that work really well but I hope they don't go getting all crazy with graphix and junk. Simple is good!
  • 0 0
 I bet they still don't do them in UK Size 14 (that's US size 15 if you're wondering), though.

Surely, there must be plenty of other giant-footed dudes about who'd like some fivetens.....
  • 0 0
 graphics are cool! they just need choice of graphics and colours. the best graphics are commencal for their bikes and race kits! and as a graphic designer i know what im talkin bout Wink
  • 0 0
 just bought my black on blacks and they put my vans to shame. killer sticky. it's like having clipless but when you fall your feet just pop off (i could never get used to the whole locked in thing)
  • 3 0
 trust rennie to come up with the most fuk ugly shoe of the lot.
  • 1 0
 haha yeah are they supposed to be jordans or something lol
  • 0 0
 The Freerider and Sam Hill joints are pretty cool. The female ones don't look to bad either. The rest just look too crazy. I guess as long as they all have the signature rock climbing soles, who cares, right? Right?
  • 0 0
 THESE ARE THE DEATH OF CLIPPING IN THEY GRIP LIKE FOOK BUT THIS NEW RANGE LOOKS LIKE THEY WERE ON ACID THERE MINGING WHAT HAPPENED TO GOOD OLD BLACK OR WHITE NICE SUBTLE TONE NOT WHAM IN YOUR FACE IM WEARING 5 TENS
  • 0 0
 I just bought the ladies karver direct from five ten and I'm very excited about them. I'm a very small girl (5'2") and finding appropriate shoes has always been a p.i.a., plus I think they look really cool.
  • 1 0
 k, best shoes ive ever ridden with, i seriously encourage people to get them, super sticky
  • 1 0
 Well they are ugly...but I'm glad that they are finally making them in Ladies sizes.
  • 1 1
 horrific shoes, why not make them look like normal skate shoes? i like the first one, the rest are proper wank. Shame on you five ten.
  • 4 4
 who givs a shit on what they look like. I own a pair and am proud to say they have saved my nuts many times. they do the job (and do it well) so im happy
  • 4 0
 your nuts sure do hang low huh
  • 1 0
 WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Girl's Five Ten's!! Finally, I can get my size in the shoe! Big Grin
  • 2 2
 i didnt realise rennies into BASKETBALL *rolls eyes*

all those shoes look rediculous and i for one would certainly not buy any!
  • 0 0
 I know a chick or 2 who might like the girls model, but the other's are for Halloween or something... I do want to score some Ba51c's though...
  • 2 0
 skate model is the only one that doesnt sucks... Its cool, actually
  • 1 0
 Anybody know who makes riding shoes in a US 14?? I havent been able to find them anywhere
  • 2 0
 I love 5-10, but those are the ugliest shoes i have ever seen.
  • 0 0
 Bring out the Gimp.
Rennie's sleeping.
Well, I guess you're gonna have to go wake him up now and give him his one-piece rubber shoes, won't you?
  • 1 0
 There all horrible to be honest, apart from the samhill model, id so go for the Bomber 5.10s.
  • 0 0
 i prefer sam hills 2008 shoe, but the 09 one is good i suppose.

hate rennie and karoviks tho.. look like somethings going to pop out and stab you Razz
  • 0 0
 ... yea the one being held by the guy in the photo isn't bad, but the rest are horrid. Do they only cater for teenager fashion victims now?? Keep it simple people...
  • 0 0
 meh nothing new on the tech side on the mtb shoes...check out the phantom rubber thats fucking sick
  • 1 0
 i plan on buying the Hills. they will match well and they look ILL.
  • 1 0
 those are some of the ugliest shoes ive ever seen straightt uppp
  • 0 0
 just should have left them they way they were! black on black is the way to roll
  • 0 0
 The kovarik one is ugly, but looks a little bit more waterproof than the regular one, fucking wet feet !
  • 0 0
 i think the carver is nice, i'd also wear the rennie version. You have to have shoes to match the flash of TLD
  • 0 0
 sick, i totally want riding shoes, my skinny old adidas classics with no traction should be retired.
  • 1 1
 i've never owned a pair of these, does anyone know if the good biking shoes? thanks please message me,
  • 0 0
 Please re-read the opening text. That is what this post is about.........
  • 0 0
 I think I prefered the look of the old ones Ill have to pick some up before these new ones come to Aus.
  • 1 0
 are they making the new ones in a bigger size??
  • 1 0
 I should probably have mentioned it in my previous post, but I emailed Five Ten asking whether they had any plans to manufacture their MTB shoes in US Size 14 and upwards, and the response I got was:

"Hello

Sorry but the bigger size is 13us

Best regards"

Frown
  • 0 0
 dope shoes. nathan rennie needs a new style. Sam's is the dopest.
  • 0 0
 WOW! why so ugly?! karver and rennie... sad news..
  • 0 0
 so you only get a choice of a pro model..no more..just plain black???
  • 0 0
 no they are keeping the stock black ones, they are just not new for '09
  • 0 0
 i like the hill's and the old black ones,
  • 1 0
 GROSS!
  • 0 0
 i actually prefere the womens shoes to all the rest..
  • 0 1
 they all look pretty sweet but i still wouldnt wear them id rather wear my vans and nike 6.0's
  • 1 1
 MAKE ME SOME IN A SIZE UK14 PLEASE!!!!!!!!
  • 0 0
 lol the womens shoe is by far the sickest
  • 0 0
 So like those of Sam Hill, the rest is like, but none
  • 0 0
 sams shoe and the skate shoe are the only nice ones
  • 0 0
 Northwave makes also one , it works great and it's a hell of a lot cheaper
  • 0 0
 Anything clipless not flats?
  • 0 1
 they need to make bigger sizes!
  • 1 2
 wygladaja jak buty z ccc albo innego taniego sklepu
  • 0 0
 nice...i like Smile
  • 0 0
 wooo...
  • 1 4
 The first and second Sam Hill ones are the same shoe.
  • 0 1
 thanks for stating the obvious
  • 2 4
 i love rennies style
  • 0 3
 Can we say; corrective footwear?

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