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.
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!