Five Ten has unveiled a new version of its Hellcat and Hellcat Pro shoes at the World Championships in Leogang with riders running a special all-white version of the new shoe.
The new 2021 Hellcat range of shoes marks the third generation of the design that was originally developed in partnership with Greg Minnaar in 2016. Five years later and still with the help of Minnaar there will be a new iteration of both the Hellcat and Hellcat Pro with several improvements.
For the 3rd generation of the Hellcat, the new design features a TPU toe cap, Poron impact resistant toe foam and the Stealth Marathon rubber outsole. The changes for the 2021 shoe will also result in a 14% weight saving which is around 72 grams for a US size 11 shoe.
|Five Ten has a long history in racing and working with the best athletes in the world. The update to the Hellcat and Hellcat Pro shows our continued commitment to the demanding performance aspects of the sport, working in partnership with elite racers. In a sport where fractions of second decide the podium, every little update counts.— Luke Hontz – Senior Product Manager|
Not much is know yet about the new Hellcat range of shoes but we are pretty sure they won't be staying white for too long in Leogang. The new Hellcat and Hellcat Pro are expected to launch around summer 2021.
Looks like the outer sole will peel off. Need to be rugged and strong. I love my five-tens but with this evolution, I will look elsewhere as there shoes are on the expensive side now.
I like the shoe. Not keen on white, but the profile/design is great.
The profile is awesome but I still worry about the peeling of the outer portion,
@MMOF: Don't worry they weren't designed for boomers
Although this shoe itself looks great tho, IMO and maybe when they become dirty white the all blk crowd will luv them. LOL
Yep. Blew a perfect opportunity to learn from 5-10's quality and design. 5-10's used to be head and shoulders above everybody else in the market with fit, durability, GRIP, and design.
Now they're on par with everyone else, and slipping
I'm amazed scrolling through the comments how many "mountain bikers" are afraid of getting dirty.
"I love my brown shoes / I love my brown shoes / I love my brown shoes"
Look I’m a flat pedal rider and I prefer the pedal more center on the foot. Or ball in front of the spindle. And to those people “Ryan Leech, saying you are doing it wrong, it’s more optimized to have your ball of the foot at the spindle.” I don’t give a F**k about that. When I ride a bike, my foot will be centered, so GTFO. And guess what, many people are the same.
I'l show myself out
Depends on what you mean by “experienced”.
I’ve “experienced” enough achilles twangs related to forward cleat position, to know that my pedal mid foot makes for more comfortable riding.
I really like it. I wear it at the office and on the way to the office on my bike (commuting time is a maximum five minutes)
They actually do work well on stamp 7 pedals, too. Not so much protection but great for some pumptrack action. Wouldn't really wear them for all-mountain, trail or enduro riding.
Adidas has owned 5.10 since 2011. The quality has improved with Adidas. 5.10 has access to greater resources and manufacturing capabilities.
This comment section is toxic. WTF is going on with everyone?!?
Plain and simply, 5.10 is not what it was before Adidas purchased the brand. Maybe inventory struggles are a problem and is why I can't find the shoes I like but the quality has slipped as well, and not only with their mtb shoes. Go to any climbing forum discussing the quality of their climbing shoes and you will see the same response I gave above. Shoe size differ, quality is less, rubber is different.
Excuse my ignorance towards MTB shoes, but I'm curious, do they make a flat pedal version of this shoe? Like the exact same upper with a flat sole? I'm not talking Freerider pro, since it doesn't have the strap on top.
I have these and they're sweeeeet. They were easy to find 2 years ago, now i'm not sure.
Are there any shoes for flats options out there that have a better footshape for someone that has kinda narrow heels and mid foot, but more width in the fore foot and toe box. I seem to be recomended wide shoes pretty often when I ask this, but that is not what fits, as I nearly lace regular width shoes together and on most regular width clipin shoes that I wear I perhaps have 1 or 2 clicks left on the ratchet before it is bottomed out. One of the reasons that I have never rode MTB's with flats is because almost every shoe that I have tried just fit so terrible. I remember trying on some Teva's right before they left the bike scene, and I recall them fitting pretty well.
The other problem was though that they were so loose in the mid-foot and heel cup, I don't know how you are supposed to correct that.
I've got it boss, make them all white!
.....Now here comes tld with an all white kit to match
It's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for 'em...
That said I also love my slueth dlx shoes...
White on the other hand... but I get it... it's just a limited run for the release, no one in their right mind will actually buy a bright white shoe like this for heavy duty riding.
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