Video: Five Ten Celebrates Over a Decade Working with Greg Minnaar

Aug 13, 2021
by Five Ten  

Photos by Gary Perkins | Narrated by Rob Warner
Words: Adidas Five Ten


Greg Minnaar has competed at 144 UCI World Cup races; he has raced at 68 World Cup venues across the globe with over 80% of those finishes being inside the 20 fastest riders on the planet. He has won more World Cup races than any other man in the history of the sport. For over a decade Greg Minnaar has partnered with Five Ten and been instrumental in developing the Hellcat range of shoes, making them the most winning shoes of all time.

THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME - Greg Minnaar Photo by Gary Perkin

Minnaar’s unappareled career saw him first break into the coveted top 10 at Big Bear in 1999. He has gone on to have 109 top 10 finishes, 81 podiums and 22 World Cup wins. He won his first race in Kaprun 2001 at the age of just 18 and took his 22nd World Cup win in Lousa, Portugal, an incredible 20 years later.

THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME - Greg Minnaar Photo by Gary Perkin

His career has spanned more than just World Cup success, Greg has competed at 24 UCI World Championships. He has 3 Bronze Medals, 4 Silver Medals and has been crowned World Champion 3 times.

THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME - Greg Minnaar Photo by Gary Perkin

Over the course of Greg’s career, he has beaten every other World Cup winning rider that has dared to challenge him in his career. And his success is not just limited to Downhill Racing. In 2003 Greg took a 4x World Cup win and later went on take 7th at Red Bull Rampage, the most iconic freeride event of a generation.

Greg’s career is decorated with more success than we are ever likely to see again. There will never be another Greg Minnaar and that is why they call him the Greatest Of All Time.

bigquotesGreg Minnaar first joined Five Ten in 2009 and since then his commitment to the sport and dedication to helping us develop the best shoes possible is testament to his character. His attention to detail on the track directly translates into his approach off the track with the products he puts his name to. Greg developed the Hellcat range from the ground up and piloted it to more podiums than any other rider. His career will never be repeated again, from all at Five Ten, Thank you Luke Hontz, Senior Product Manager

bigquotesPartnering with Greg has benefited Five Ten in so many ways, but beyond being a great representative and beyond developing amazing shoes with us, he’s such a good person off the bike I consider us lucky to work with him. I don’t think we can ever truly capture the depth of his career or the extent of his influence on the sport, but we’re definitely going to keep trying. Cj Selig, adidas Five Ten Athlete Manager

THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME - Greg Minnaar Photo by Gary Perkin
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In 2021 Greg Minnaar continues to push the limits of the sport and challenge for the top step of the Podium. adidas Five Ten has been a part of his journey for over a decade and the latest development of the Hellcat Pro is testament to their commitment to continue to give him the winning edge. But it doesn’t stop there, every detail and design request that Greg has provided is available to all racers and riders around the world. The shoes Greg races in week after week are identical to the shoes sold in stores and online today.

Thank you Greg
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25 Comments

  • 59 0
 I like Greg.
  • 18 0
 comment section for this one is done
  • 4 0
 Good Guy Greg
  • 7 1
 Why do the hellcats get the velcro strap/lace cover and not the (most equivalent flat shoe) freerider pro?
  • 8 1
 because flat pedals do not "pull" on the shoes..
  • 2 0
 @pugafi: I never thought of that, but I still don’t like floppy laces
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know how difficult it is to buy 510's in Australia? I use to live in the PNW and obviously no problems there. Straya is a different story. Maybe two to three models offered.
  • 4 0
 Ol'Greg!
  • 4 0
 drinkin' bailey's from his hellcat's
  • 3 0
 @loamersimpson:
You ever been to a club where people wee on each other?
  • 3 2
 Five Ten can’t celebrate anything. It no longer exists. RIP, Charles and Brand of the Brave.
  • 5 0
 At least now they know how to build a shoe. RIP cardboard insoles
  • 3 0
 As sad as it is, I'm with you on this one. The quality of the shoe has gone so low and the price so high that it is sad
  • 1 0
 @TommyNunchuck: I’ll concede not every swing was a homer. But anyone who expects C4/Mocassym-level innovation better brace for more watered down fare like the Trail Cross.
  • 3 0
 GOAT.
  • 3 0
 Agreed, but the real question is why doesn't 5.10 make a GM signature edition shoe called the HellGOAT? And yes, it would need horns.
  • 2 0
 we got goosebumps watching this
  • 2 1
 Who else never knew what GOAT was an acronym for?
  • 2 4
 I do think they need to distance the Adidas name from the FiveTen name as Adidas are sort of associated with scallies and football.
  • 1 0
 Damn. Such a legend
  • 1 0
 Wow, Greg has style!
  • 1 0
 where is that track?
  • 1 0
 Need more GOAT videos
  • 1 0
 Legend.

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