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Five Ten Cyclone Freeride Shoes

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Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    Featured Review

    “Looking for substance over style? Don't need to make a choice here.”

    The Good: Very comfy shoes; grippy sole around the cleat area; no problems whatsoever clipping in and out; little cleat interference when walking; even though looks are always relative, these beauties look the beez knees.

    The Bad: Pushy price tag; quite heavy; won't help your feet feel cool in hot days.

    Overall Review: When you wear Shimano DX shoes for two years, you get used to a feeling of practicality and stiffness on your feet and sort of forget about the comfort area. Having that said, it's no surprise that I was blown away when I first tried on the Five Ten Cyclones: you immediately feel your feet cushioned by it's inside, to a point where you almost forget that you have a piece of metal under a plastic plack under them. 
    The annoying clicking sound and slippyness are much less noticeable than with many other shoes, even if it is still there.

     Once you get out on the trails, you feel absolutely confident that the clipping issue is going to be dealt with with ease, since the cleat is positioned just right (neither too far inside the sole nor too far outside), and the thick and grippy sole (typical Stealth rubber) will take care of the comfort department when clipped in, as well as make your feet less tired when compared to harder soles, and it will also ensure good grip in case things get gnarly (assuming you have a big enough "platform" on your pedals), due to the sole pattern being the typicall Five Ten circles.
     It isn't all good though: besides the frankly humongous price tag (considering that the 661 and Shimano DH shoes are much cheaper), you will also need to be ready to get your feet very hot during the summer, since they aren't that breathable. On the other hand, the waterproofing could be worse if they had more air openings, so that really makes it up.

    Overall, these are very good shoes and an option to seriously consider if you're in the market for new clipless kicks. If under the radar style is your thing, these will surely be right up your alley, but you do need the cash to make it happen.
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    Miscellaneous Five Ten Cyclone Freeride Shoes 2011. Shoes MTB. Finally, a high-top SPD compatible shoe. One problem with traditional shoes for clipless pedals is that they are made of hard, slippery plastic. Five Ten has designed a sensitive shoe with excellent ankle support that is as comfortable for walk .... .
    Price $84.48
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry