Five Ten – Freerider – Danny MacAskill shoes
By: Vineet Sharma
Also featured in Issue #19 | Jan 2014
Whenever we think of flat pedal riding shoes, Five Ten is probably the first brand that comes to our mind. Five Ten shoes are known for their superior rubber grip soles and a while ago they created a rad looking freeride shoe inspired by Scottish street-trials pro rider Danny MacAskill. Our bike slayer Jeewan Jeet Singh Dhillon got hands on these shoes which feature TPU toecaps, TPR external heel cups, leather uppers and stiff soles and took them through a brutal test which lasted for 9 months.
Now talking about the durability, they have taken a good beating and we must say that they performed really well. The shoes were used almost every day while riding and general fooling around the town. The overall look is not too flashy (which is exactly what we prefer). The Stealth rubber sole is very stable, but started to give up in the end. Overall the grip has been phenomenal and amazingly grippy even after all the abuse. They are asking for more.
If you are looking to purchase these shoes in India… then you can’t. But they can be sourced via online bike shops which ships to India and should cost between 7 to 8000 Rupees. Don’t forget to add shipping charges which will make them more expensive. But they are highly recommended as they are worth every penny.