Five Ten Launches Freerider Shoes Made from Recycled Ocean Plastic

Mar 1, 2021
by Ed Spratt  

Five Ten has launched its new Freerider shoes, made from recycled ocean waste.

The shoes come in the form of the Freerider and Freerider Pro models featuring the new Primeblue material, a high-performance recycled material made in collaboration with Parley Ocean Plastic. Both models also use recycled polyester and sustainably sourced cotton. Adidas and Five Ten aims to completely phase out the use of virgin polyesters by 2024 and have all shoes and apparel made with 100% recycled materials.

bigquotesThis will bring us one step closer to becoming a fully-circular company. Our sport is built in the outdoors and as a brand we need to be accountable for the impact we have on nature and the environment. Luke Hontz, Senior Product Manager, Five Ten Bike

Parley is an organisation that advocates for clean oceans and collects ocean waste to create their own material using plastic waste intercepted by them from remote islands, shorelines, waters and coastal communities. The collection of plastic pollution forms part of Parley's AIR strategy that looks to Avoid plastic wherever possible, Intercept plastic waste and Redesign the material itself.

bigquotesParley AIR is the strategy to end the fast-growing threat of marine plastic pollution. We believe plastic is a design failure, one that can only be solved by reinventing the material itself. To create change, we can stop producing more plastic right away and use up-cycled marine plastic waste instead. Everyone has a role to play Parley

From waste to a usable material

Five Ten Freerider Pro




Five Ten has kept the classic looks of the Freerider Pro while updating the material to the new PrimeBlue offering. As usual, the shoes feature a Stealth® S1™ rubber and a Dotty tread for the great levels of grip you would expect from Five Ten. The Freerider Pros also feature the OrthoLite® sockliner and an impact-resistant toe box.




Five Ten Freerider


The standard Freerider retains its casual appearance that suits being worn both on and off the bike. The Freerider keep the Stealth® S1™ rubber sole and combine this with a textile upper made from the Primeblue material.



The shoes are priced at £90 for the Freerider and £120 for the Freerider Pro. The new Freeriders are available now and you can find out more here.


233 Comments

  • 234 16
 Can y'all please do a lace cover again?
  • 27 9
 Get this to the top! So annoying that 5.10 flats don't offer this option.
  • 10 1
 @radbikr: they had the elc models which were great.
  • 21 1
 @adrennan: ELC were the best. Bit stiffer than freeriders, a bit more durable rubber. I think they did not sell well just because of crazy colours.
  • 5 0
 @lkubica: I loved the crazy colors but to each their own
  • 13 1
 Fiveten: Make an add-on lace cover so any shoe that doesn't come with one can be converted!
  • 13 0
 Bring back the Karver!
  • 7 0
 Amazing that we've been asking this for years and htey still don't listen. Waiting for someone to do this with decent grip and I will move over to them.
  • 2 0
 @MMOF: It probably does not look "cool" or casual enough for the majority... function follows form?
  • 1 0
 @MMOF: pearl izumi has one but the grip and fit is pretty meh.
  • 13 10
 Been riding these with laces exposed for years with no issues. Lace covers would get me not to buy another pair for sure.
  • 7 1
 @mrfrench2013: I didn't say they had to get rid of non-lace cover models. Some people want the option.
  • 8 2
 Also: can you bring back the impact vxi with the M16 sole? Freerider pros are nowhere near as good as these were, soles felt like glue on a warm day!
  • 10 6
 Forget it. This is an Adidas shoe. It is geared toward making dividends for Adidas. The Five Ten shoes from the days of old are dead.
  • 1 0
 @adrennan: yes yes options are good for everyone, i like options.
  • 1 0
 @AD4M: sooooo true
  • 2 0
 @McMeta666: my Karvers are still in good shape! Only use them for wet rides and that doesn't happen very often since I moved to NZ.
  • 1 0
 @karatechris: I still have mines for downhill albeit i need to glue the sole back on as its starting to seperate but other than that they still have pretty of life left
  • 1 0
 @GarytheDestroyer: not dead, just sold under the unparallel label.
  • 1 0
 Tucking your laces in either side of your shoes works just as well.
  • 169 1
 Love to see companies find greener solutions!

Next: Encourage companies to use less single use plastics in packaging.
  • 65 1
 Totally agree. But can I reorder your post slightly?

"First: Encourage companies to use less single use plastics in packaging." There are some incredibly easy wins here, in terms of impact and waste.

Then, greener solutions, circular lifecycles, game on!
  • 38 0
 @dominic54: Indeed. *Reduce*, reuse, recycle.
  • 44 1
 @TrailFeatures: REFUSE, reduce, reuse, recycle. Can't put single use plastics in the ocean if you don't purchase the product in the first place!

Obviously it's easier said than done, but if people would just stop consuming on an outrageous level (IE buying the new Iphone each year) we'd be a lot further ahead...
  • 13 0
 @alexszabo: Totally, I resole my shoes buut I also love this. Shoes are consumable and eventually every pair dies. I like that fiveten does this.

I am as a trend seeing more plain boxes, paper scrap compostable shipping packing, and reused exterior shipping boxes.
  • 16 1
 I agree, but I would have liked to know where these shoes are made, by whom, and in which conditions.
  • 6 0
 @danstonQ: Agreed! I also want to know how much energy it takes to melt and remold the plastic. Interesting research is also being done with using fungi to degrade plastic like PVCs. I wonder if it is more economical and better for the environment to use fungi to compost the plastic waste leaving more focus and attention on reducing consumption and repairing goods.
  • 7 1
 Speaking of reordering...

First: Kudos for developing a green product.

Then: Lace cover request.
  • 3 0
 This. Especially for stuff that wears out like shoes, grips, gloves etc.
  • 6 0
 @TrailFeatures: Totally. Recycling should be the last option. People often forget the value of reducing and reusing. There can be huge benefit on your wallet, too.
  • 10 0
 I wonder what packaging looks like for frame manufacturers receiving bulk components. Give us that.

Plain brown recyclable cardboard box stuffed with biodegradable fill and thin or online directions is impressive packaging.

An oversized box of bonus mountains of plastic with shiny plastic graphics that can't be recycled and a 100 page manual for 2 pages of instruction...along with the thought of what I'm paying extra for this "impressive" extra packaging...just pisses me off lol
  • 5 0
 But who recycles the shoe?
  • 5 0
 @50percentsure: Big reason I'm a fan of @pnwcomponents for reducing as much waste as they can from their packaging and selling refurbished items.
  • 4 0
 @TrailFeatures: Nice, did not know that. PNW droppers- inexpensive, light, and green. tup
  • 2 0
 Yeah man - I would buy schitt for this reason. Vans better step it up.
  • 5 0
 @monsieurgage: A Canadian company by the name of Good Natured Products is now making plastic containers, shrink wrap (commercial) and other plastic disposable items out of largely plant based plastics. I don't feel like reducing consumption is a practical hope in a consumption based society. Renewables are the next big thing!
  • 1 0
 @shimanodx: Very good point!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 2 3
 @TrailFeatures: I'll recycle them back into the ocean whenst they came!! A year later I'll by another pair!!
  • 1 1
 @shimanodx: @minesatusker: 510 does when they find them in the ocean
  • 4 0
 @monsieurgage: I guess the idea is to reduce the amount of oil you have to dig up to make the virgin plastic. Because oil production ain't green...
  • 3 0
 I bought a pair of the Freerider Pros and there is zero single use plastic its all cardboard and paper which is good
  • 2 0
 @mobiller: Have you tried tucking laces into other. laces further. down as that does a fairly good job of stopping them from getting. caught.
  • 2 0
 @Jules15: that stops them getting tangled. But doesn't stop them getting muddy and disgusting to undo or tighten... Because UK
  • 4 0
 @shimanodx:
It is a process currently being worked on called 'future craft' - products that are made to be remade creating a circular manufacturing loop.

news.adidas.com/running/adidas-unlocks-a-circular-future-for-sports-with-futurecraft.loop--a-performance-running-shoe-made-t/s/c2c22316-0c3e-4e7b-8c32-408ad3178865
  • 5 0
 Greater quality would be much better ten just recycling. If item is good quality you can use it for lets say 5 years. When you have to buy new item each year due to poor quality recycling is not the anwser... You also don't need new item because it is this year solution, if your old still works good... It is more friendly to service and repair than changing whole device but manufacturers make it harder.
  • 3 0
 I got a pair of Freerider Pros recently and noted the lack of plastic packaging.
  • 2 0
 @lewiscraik: Which is good, but pay attention next time you walk into your local bike shop and you'll see just how much plastic gets used on many products.
  • 4 0
 @TrailFeatures: For sure. It should not be the case that plastic free packaging is memorable because it is rare, it should be the standard.
  • 2 0
 @50percentsure: It varies from maker to maker but normally it is still wrapped in a single use plastic inside the bulk buy carton. The instruction books are still there to put in with the bikes. High end parts are often still shipped in the aftermarket cartons even if it is a direct bulk import.

You do normally save the glossy outer cartons though, I look at SRAM especially there. The glossy red mountain and plastic dinner trays that come when you build a SRAM aftermarket spec bike is embarrassing.
  • 2 0
 @Kptzbik: you r right, but is good to recycle to keep our planet healthy because we are destroying it. It’s sad but through
  • 1 2
 @konmtb: The planet will always be here...The human race not so lucky....
  • 2 2
 @workwithstudiosr Would we get money back for a core charge or a discount....seems Adidas will be making more money on using free-ish garbage and recycling their own product. Not really reducing waste, just changing it from one form to another for their own gain to sell to phoney hipster environmentalists.
  • 122 7
 You know what would be green?

Make a shoe that's durable enough to last more than half a season of riding
  • 28 7
 Then you can kiss the good grip goodbye. Engineering a product like this is always a compromise.

You think adidas doesn't test their shoes? They know how long they last, the also know you wont buy them if they don't work well.
  • 12 0
 @jdkellogg: fair enough if the sole starts to show wear but not when it's the upper portion of the shoe
  • 28 28
 It would be cool if a new kind of pedal interface could be invented that didn't involve a rubber sole on metal spikes. I'm envisioning some sort of metal-on-metal pedal interface, possibly with some kind of spring-loaded clip mechanism to keep the foot locked in, in absence of the rubber-on-spikes mechanism.

Seems like our shoes would last forever in this kind of scenario since metal-on-metal lasts really long and the sole of the shoe wouldn't constantly be interfacing with metal spikes.

Sigh. I'll keep dreaming. Maybe someday a shoe/pedal manufacturer could get on this.
  • 5 2
 Its the shoe upper that separates from the lower - ive used half a tube of Shoe Goo trying to hold mine together. I went to RC's and they have gone a whole year of DH riding and they still look brand new. I have the TNT's which have equal grip to the 5.10 Impacts.
  • 11 2
 THIS! The old 5 10 impacts would last so much longer than the new shoes
  • 5 0
 Another PNW rider here, make this shoe waterproof with a integrated neoprene sock please! Been waiting what seems like forever for the Trailcross mid gtx waterproof ones.
  • 1 1
 This is THE comment. Please bump to top
  • 12 0
 @jdkellogg: Or they could offer a resoling service. The uppers tend to hold up really well. I bet people could get 2-3 years out of their shoes if they could only replace the rubber on the soles. There are outfits that do this for rock climbing shoes. Seems like a great opportunity to create more jobs, the world could use cobblers again, its a lost and dying craft relegated to big shoe manufacturers. Shoes are designed as throw-away products right now, not as serviceable items, and that should arguably change. Admittedly that would likely require simplification of the sole shape, hence side lugs would probably have to disappear.
  • 3 0
 @SuperHighBeam: Yes. Chaco does this, where you can mail in your chacos and they'll resole them for you. I've also used a local cobbler to do it for me.

I have a pair of Merrell Wilderness boots that I bought in 1995. They've been, literally, all over the world. I've resoled them 4 times, and the uppers are still going strong. I anticipate being able to pass them down to one of my kids one day (if one of them is "blessed" with a size 13 foot).
  • 2 0
 @SuperHighBeam: This. I'd happily pay 50% of the actual retail price of a new pair of shoes (i.e. ~40-45Eur for Freeriders) to have them resoled. My Freeriders are 2 seasons old and the uppers are still in a good shape, they'd easily last 2 more years.
  • 2 0
 @bbachmei: I have the new Impact 2's and they have been great. Last much longer than the freeriders I was on before.
  • 3 1
 @jdkellogg: @jdkellogg: They used to last a couple years per pair of shoe, even with the exact same grip they have now. After Adidas bought them and thinned out the sole, you only get 5 or 6 months of riding out of them before your socks are getting wet every ride.
I'd rather try to give my money to a less greedy corporation that encourages longevity over consumption.
  • 1 0
 Exactly. And under $100 and I’ll buy one once a year instead of trying to get 2 years out of them.
  • 2 0
 @thustlewhumber: interesting your comments on RC TNT as due to no Five Ten stock in NZ, i had to go for the RC TNT and found them not very grippy especially when riding rocly/tree root rough tracks...my feet kept on bouncing off the pedals!!! never had any issues with my last 4 pairs of Five Ten Impact Pros. on the plus side for RC the TNT is one heck of a great shoe with a great lace over strap...pity grip is the let down
  • 1 0
 @reverb: using neoprene in a mtb shoe would be a warranty nightmare. Sticks, pebbles and debris would poke and abraid a neoprene liner. Even if as a built in "sock" inside the shoe. My experience is in mtb, surf booties and high end fishing waders with neoprene feet. However, I highly recommend using a waterproof sock (various brands) for essentially the same waterproof/warmth you are seeking.
  • 1 0
 @reverb: It will always be wet. Whether from the outside rain or inside sweat. My solution is to combine the cheapo marks work warehouse 100% wool socks and have two shoes. One dries out in the boot dryer while I ride the other. Hardly any stink in the shoe and the wool keeps you warm even when wet.
  • 1 0
 @JDFF: I meant more like their current Trailcross mid-pro neoprene cuff/sock, it’s not a full sock and it works pretty well in that application. In my typing haste I wasn’t clear. I’ve had a pair for over a year and really like how it works. No problems at all. And yes, agree, love water proof socks but would also like a waterproof shoe, too. It gets pretty wet out here in the pnw.
  • 1 0
 @monsieurgage: good solutions, unfortunately I’m allergic to wool and can’t wear it. Maybe TMI, but I’m lucky that my feet doesn’t sweat that much so I don’t get soaked that way. Agree, two pairs of shoes are the way to go in the pnw winters though.
  • 1 3
 @jdkellogg: Here's a thought...SPD's....
  • 1 0
 @reverb: I here you. PNW also, straight up rainforest in my zone.
  • 2 0
 @SuperHighBeam: The sad thing is 5.10 did the opposite when you could buy a dot-rubber resole kit but now they don't. From climbing experience some resoled shoes come back better than original as the uppers have conformed to your foot shape and with fresh rubber of your choice.
  • 1 2
 @rickybobby18: You mean clipless
  • 1 0
 I just replaced my Impact Pros after more than 5 years. I’ll admit that for the last few years I have been doing running repairs with shoe goo.
  • 1 0
 @rickybobby18: flat pedals win medals
  • 1 0
 @Ashe14: In DH and FR perhaps, but not elsewhere. Shoot Sam Hill and Greg Minnaar were known to race clipless from time to time so there are some holes in this theory.
  • 1 0
 I have a pair of 2017 510 approach shoes that have lasted 3 years of hiking and riding. They were a great versatile shoe and although no longer waterproof they still have a bit of life left in them. Disapointed they discontinued them.
  • 26 1
 yes yes yes five ten. i really enjoy this and hop your soul rubber is just as grippy
  • 23 0
 ☆°~Soul rubber~°☆
  • 2 0
 @me2menow:

Which comes with a spray to keep it clean and glowing.

- SOUL GLO-
  • 1 1
 It's the same sole, it's only the upper fabric that's recycled
  • 24 0
 It's nice, but if they really wanted to be green, they would reintroduce the Stealth rubber resoling kits they stopped selling years ago.
  • 6 0
 YES!!!
  • 2 0
 That, would be brilliant. Love the fit and feel of my shoes, uppers last excellent. Love the grip, just need to resole them.
  • 21 0
 now make five ten flat pedal waterproof boots! trust me, not even kidding, they will sell out in minutes
  • 4 9
flag NorCalNomad (Mar 1, 2021 at 8:12) (Below Threshold)
 only in the UK and IE
  • 3 11
flag fussylou (Mar 1, 2021 at 8:15) (Below Threshold)
 Just wear better socks and you’ll be grand.
  • 8 1
 @fussylou: I do, and gaiters.

But for long spins in the wet, proper waterproof flat boots would be a dream
  • 5 0
 It sucks that there are several SPD options for the cold and wet, but no one has made a warm, dry flat shoe for biking.
In deep winter I’d take almost any brand, 5Ten would just be my first choice
  • 5 0
 I asked this same question of a shop recently as I was purchasing the last pair of Freerider EPS’s in my size in the existence. There aren’t any good flat pedal winter shoes. Not like Minnesota fat bike winter, just “it’s maybe around freezing or slightly above, but WET, and I’m riding” (AKA PNW winter).
  • 2 0
 @CustardCountry @alexisalwaysonfire @erikkellison : Just get a waterproof approach shoe! 5.10 flat shoes came from their 5.10 approach shoes way back when. Same or stickier rubber, as durable if not more durable upper, a wider variety of stiffness's to chose from.
  • 2 0
 @NorCalNomad: this honestly scares me a little. Approach shoe toes are designed to be grabby for that class IV scramble where you might want to do some fancy toe work. I want that rock/log to glance off my armored toe, not try to hold onto it for dear life.
  • 18 1
 Thank you for your request, we have listened. This shoe will retain the other worldly ability to absorb every drop of moisture and hold onto it for eternity. We are working very hard to waterproof the entire planet by absorbing the moisture and trapping it in our shoes. Quite frankly, we are a bit confused our shoes have been leaders in this for years and you keep asking us for more. Our engineers work day and night finding ways to get the water into the shoes to make you happy. But if we need to go further we will continue to do our best. We will not be happy until the only wet places on the planet are the feet of our customers!
  • 7 0
 PNW rider here.

I would love a waterproof 510. Or, even a water resistant 510.

Current 510 Freeriders seem to both absorb all water they come across, and retain it for much longer than you'd think possible.

Some rides I've literally had water squishing up from the insole on the pedal stroke (enough to partially cover my toes). And to dry them, I take my leaf blower and stick it in there and blow at full throttle for a bit, blowing out the "super" excess of water. After that I can take them inside to actually try to dry them (which still takes ages).

Waterproof socks help. But it would be nice not to have shoes that double+ in weight, and take ages to dry out.
  • 3 0
 @ocnlogan: freeriders eps are best 5.10, see if you can find a pair in your size. they are water repellent and dry quicker.

Then for drying, I find stuffing them with old newspaper / paper really does the trick.
  • 1 0
 @erikkellison: Common man... how often, if ever are you grabbing rocks/ stumps with the outside edge of your outsole? Also all the grip is from static friction with a lot of weight on your shoes, climbing 5.9 in approach shoes is not the same as glancing your pinky/ 6th toe area on trail side stuff.
  • 2 0
 I own a pair of older freeriders that are a waterproof version and they are the absolute best, don’t see why 5.10 doesn’t make them anymore
  • 2 0
 @ocnlogan: If you run out of water you could wring out the water of your socks into your shoes then use your chamois as a filter...think RECYCLE!! Keep them water reservoirs full my friends!!
  • 3 0
 The Freerider EPS were getting there, and they keep my feet largely dry in winter in Northern England. They're also a nice bit stiffer than the normal Freeriders and the soles seem to last OK... so obviously they discontinued them.
Why do they change the models so often? I fancied a pair of Impact Pro after trying my mate's, but they seem to be discontinued as well now.
  • 1 0
 its coming in august - watch this space.
  • 21 0
 Those Freerider Pros look great in this material with the embroidered logo.
  • 15 0
 Five Ten Freerider High Flat Pedal Shoes Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 6 1
 Bring back the linekings
  • 1 0
 Just get Supra skate shoes.
  • 1 0
 @wereonamissionfromgod:
Is that a Supra ?!?!
  • 1 0
 @zede: *Wipes spray from glasses
  • 1 0
 @bendrew: Ok then buy the garbage 510 shoes. I am not your keeper bro do what you want
  • 12 0
 Now if only 510 would release a flat-pedal winter shoe.
  • 5 0
 They had one for a bit, but discontinued it. They made a leather, insulated, high-top, freerider. It is dope, but I guess a bit niche. My buddy has a pair and I'm always jealous when we're fatbiking.
  • 3 0
 @bonkmasterflex: Yeah, I have the leather high-top Freerider and they're really nice. When I went to buy a backup pair I found they're discontinued. Cue sadface.
  • 1 0
 They do. It's called the freerider. Works for North Shore winters anyway!
  • 10 0
 It's nice to know that more companies are doing good things for the earth.
  • 1 9
flag curendero (Mar 1, 2021 at 18:00) (Below Threshold)
 Comes with free used Tampon applicators as well...
  • 9 1
 The best way to help the environment would be to make shoes that didn’t fall apart so quickly. The landfills are full of cheap stuff that fails prematurely
  • 9 1
 These actually also look great unlike 80% of their lineup.
  • 7 1
 I thought for sure adidas was going to kill the brand. Please make wide options Smile
  • 2 0
 Yes! If these came in wide I’d buy three pair.
  • 2 0
 Yes please
  • 1 0
 Fiveten freeriders are already basically equivalent to wide shoes for me, have you tried them? I am surprised how popular they are given they are wide. The ones I have used are wider than shimano wide shoes.
  • 1 0
 @aapocketz: I’ve got a pair, I’ve had to go up half a size to get the extra width but so far I’ve been impressed with them. Prior to this once only had MK 1 @ 2 Impacts and Sam Hill 1 & 2s. I bought some more recent Impacts but they’d messed with the design and they sucked.
Maybe one day shoe companies will make shoes that are foot shaped and not pointy at the front. One day
  • 6 0
 On a serious note here, how much of the shoe is really made from recycled material?
  • 10 0
 I imagine it's the nylon "upper" of the shoe only, which is a pretty good portion of it. This recycled material is cropping up in a lot of places, now. It's a recycled thread that they're using in overseas weaving manufacturing a lot, now. Another company I follow is using a similar product in their pants.
  • 1 0
 Half of the upper is 75% of the material. So maybe 37.5% of the uppers? I just went to order some but they wont be available for 3 weeks and are exempt from the new customer 15% discount on sign up. This is just how I understood it anyway.
  • 1 0
 @Hogfly: can I ask what company make those pants?
  • 1 3
 this is on Adidas' website:
Primeblue is a high-performance recycled material made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic—upcycled plastic waste, intercepted on remote islands, beaches, coastal communities and shorelines, preventing it from polluting our ocean.

so the plastic is NOT taken from the ocean

@Muckal
and it doesn't say how much of the plastic is recycled
  • 3 1
 @vhdh666: I'm confused. Are you saying it's not taken from the ocean because it's been washed up on the beaches etc? How else were you expecting them to gather the plastic?
  • 2 0
 @Rocksanddrops: Sure. It's LIVSN. They actually have a kickstarter going for them right now (already filled, and this is their second product they launched successfully with a kickstarter campaign). Here's the link:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/livsndesigns/ecotrek-adventure-pants-made-from-ocean-buoys?
  • 1 0
 @GSuperstar: very good point, thanks. There are two ways: either it is taken from beaches after it's been washed up. Or it's taken from beaches, to avoid that it'ld get into the ocean. Sometimes ads "sound like" the trash has been taken from the open ocean. Don't get me wrong, I think this is great and we should support this initiative.
  • 2 0
 @Hogfly: It's most likely polyester. You can't bond TPU (the exterior of the toe on the Pro) that well to nylon.
  • 1 0
 The product is made with Primeblue, a high-performance recycled material made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic. 50% of the upper is textile, 75% of the textile is Primeblue yarn. No virgin polyester.

Hope that clears it up - more specific info on the products is available on Adidas.com/fiveten
  • 6 1
 I wonder of they still hold water like a sponge with the material already being fed up with it.
  • 3 0
 this is the biggest issue for me - if they could sort their absorbency issues their product would be very hard to beat. not just an issue with the upper, the sole of my previous shoes has a cardboard construction - it would take FAR TOO LONG TO DRY
  • 2 0
 @jonnyfox: So... if they're using the OceanBlue materials that a lot of others are using, it's marketed as quick-drying, wicking and breathable. So it may be an improvement on that front.
  • 4 0
 Have you ridden recent freerider pros? The material is magical in it's ability to not hold water.
  • 1 0
 @sspiff: a buddy had freerider pros, albeit these were the first generation. They were soaking after a rainy day in Chatel. Their ability to get melted by the fire we were trying to dry them at was impressive, however.
  • 3 0
 I spose recycling is an answer but turning recycled plastic into non recyclable shoes seems to seal the negative fate of the material.

Plant rubber, plant based fabric, it’s time we bail on plastics.
  • 1 0
 True but maybe it can be cleaned out of the oceans, reused another time, then disposed of responsibly (not in the ocean). This schitt is already in our ecosystem. Agree that we need to stop with the plastics.
  • 2 0
 Nice Five Ten, now how about pulling finger and suppling New Zealand with Five Ten shoes please as you have not supplied any of your great shoes for a good six months. Pink Bike please ask Adidas why they are not supplying into NZ.
  • 2 0
 You mad Pete?
  • 1 0
 @DownhillDoozy: i'm seriously mad lol , my Impact Pros have worn out and I can't get any. have tried Ride Concept TNT shoes which is an awesome shoe but lacks the wicked grip the Impact pro has.
  • 2 0
 How freaking hard is it for 510 or any bike company to make a shoe that looks like a nike sb janoski. But with thicker sole and the grippy rubber on the bottom? It’s free money. MTB shoes are ugly af.

Fat bulky shoes like this haven’t been cool since you could still skate love park in philly.
  • 1 0
 That Nike looks an awful lot like Five Ten's Sleuth, to me anyway.
  • 1 0
 have you seen the SLEUTH range? It is modelled off the Adidas Samba using the same mould and has a stealth rubber sole. Comes in a few different versions - Check it out, my favourite shoe.
  • 1 0
 @Rudy2455: I kinda thought so too in pics online and then saw them in person and theyre totally different. The sleuth is ugly af in person
  • 1 0
 @workwithstudios: Yeah unfortunately its just an indoor soccer looking shoe and not a vulcanized skate shoe based shoe.
  • 8 3
 The adidas logo is really hurting my ego.
  • 4 1
 Its a great start. Now if 5:10 and adidas committed to making all their range from recycled materials, that might just change the game a little.
  • 6 0
 "Adidas and Five Ten aims to completely phase out the use of virgin polyesters by 2024 and have all shoes and apparel made with 100% recycled materials."
  • 4 0
 Now if only they would do a wide width for the Freerider Pro. Free the bady toe!
  • 1 0
 Ride Concepts has a bit more room there
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 Prittiest freerider pro's i've seen so far. Still wish they would made replacement-rubber-soles available, so my shoemaker could replace them. So farhen they held half a year. After about 8 pairs i stopped just throwing them away or send them back to 5 10 and started to replace the original sole with other rubbers. but non of them is really as grippy as 5 10... Frown
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 Great work 510, hopefully you've worked out how to hold the soles on to the upper by now or asked Shimano how they do it.
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 My shimano flat pedal lace cover shoes are going into their tenth season now, only helped by some aquasure from time to time
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 I think I paid $100 for my last pair of Freeriders made without recycled materials so this is a great step. My only request would be to make the blue upper/gum sole available in men's sizes, too!
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 How much of the shoe is made from plastic? What's better making a shoe from recycled plastic that last a year or making a shoe that last ten years?
BTW these shoes don't look like dorky mountain bike apparel.
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 This product is made with Primeblue, a high-performance recycled material made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic. 50% of the upper is textile, 75% of the textile is Primeblue yarn. No virgin polyester.
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 Just ordered my first pair of “real” mtb shoes. Now if UPS delivers by Friday like they say, and the weather is as good as promised this weekend I might get a chance to put some Km’s on them.
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 Pretty lame they stopped doing industry pricing this year for cycling business employees. You have deep pockets adidas. and I only wore 5ten. Cutting everyone off was a supremely bad PR marketing move.
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 But what do we do with the shoe once it has fallen apart after a couple of months of riding?
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 Bring back hightops @five-ten
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 Just get Supra skate shoes. They’ll feel better than 510s anyways
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 So, if u didn't not pay much on the material? It should be cheap right?! Why, is it still expensive?? Doesn't make sense, like buying a healthy food. wtf
  • 2 0
 Adidas has murdered Five Ten in the NZ market apparently we have to buy these from Chainreaction UK. WTF!!
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 cant even buy them from Chain Reaction UK either, only USA has stock of Five Tens and they WON'T ship to NZ
  • 1 0
 Can't you ship them to the youshop nz in the States? Then they will post them here @madpete:

Buy Shimano shoes they last 10 times longer
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 I was hoping the recycled materials bit meant that they might pass them to the consumer for a wee bit less. Well a guy can dream.....
  • 1 0
 Think about how much more plastic more plastic they could recycle if they made the highs again. Saving the world and the the ankles at the same damn time
  • 1 0
 Wish they would use some more durable easier to clean outer materials. These would look about 5 years old in a couple of months riding in the UK.
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 Cool story 510.
How about now working on a distribution partner for Au/NZ!
Why do we have to buy them from CRC?
Let me buy them from a shop!
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 I wonder if this is corporate social responsibility or just the next step 5.10 are taking to make their soles even less durable than my last pair, which for the record were less durable than mushed up rich tea biscuits!
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 in stock ever again?
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 Agreed. Their web presence just leads to chain reaction cycles range of their old shoes these days.
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 there is a women's version too by the way:

www.adidas.com/us/women-mountain_biking-shoes
  • 3 0
 Good job!
  • 1 0
 This totally misses the release of the new HELLCAT PRO. Or did I miss something?
  • 3 1
 Hopefully they last longer than two weeks before getting back to the ocean
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 Way to go Five Ten!!!!!
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 So they'll need a supply of plastics from the ocean to continue to produce these shoes Wink
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 There's no shortage of it, unfortunately.
  • 2 0
 get yourself some michelin etnies n thank me later
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 Perfect. I’ll need a new pair sometime this season.
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 If these are all made from recycled materials, they should be less expensive, help preserve my wallet.
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 I applaud you 5.10. dont stop there!
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 Yeah cool! But, are they waterproof?
  • 1 0
 Almost time to replace my Sam Hill edition Impacts. I wonder if the pro is worth it?
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 Addidas Ruins Fiveten!!!!
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 TRUTH!!!
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 Those look pretty dope. I'm a mid height fan myself though. Have some pretty jacked up ankles.
  • 1 0
 Of course this comes out literally the day after I ordered a pair of last version Freerider Pros.
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 This is awesome! Ill be buying a pair in the future for sure! Well done Fiveten for going in a greener direction!
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 What does "sustainably sourced cotton" mean? I'd like to judge that for myself.
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 Thank you FiveTen! You have the support of this marine ecologist. I know my next pair of riding shoes now, for sure.
  • 1 0
 Should've called it the Five Ten Freerider PCG (Pacific Garbage Patch)
  • 2 0
 AMAZING
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 My Freeriders arent very comfortable
  • 2 1
 You feet may be misdesigned.
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 I’ll buy this! Great to see some greener five tens!
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 Not.available.in.south.africa.
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 Make em stiff and reliable; ie no delaminations, and I'd consider them.
  • 1 0
 Can u just make all of shoes out of wasted material?
  • 1 1
 510 addidas no longer supports veterans now veterans will no longer support them and buy any of their products
  • 1 1
 The glue is made from recycled homeless piss and spit and is said to be 10x stronger than regular gorila glue spray !
  • 1 0
 Why do flat shoes always have to look like skate shoes?
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 Hell yea 510. These will be my next shoes.
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 Fantastic five ten , approved by scientists worldwide. _ Dr. Mueller
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 10/10 will buy
  • 1 2
 The should release a special edition of these on 4/1 made of genuine dolphin leather.
  • 1 0
 Fukushoema
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 Adidas got salty on the Freeriders
  • 1 1
 Finally they bring back real bike shoes. Freeriders rejoice.
  • 1 1
 Lower the price
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 If you’re not talking performance who cares...
  • 1 0
 Those of us who care about the planet.
  • 2 5
 Stinks scam
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