Picked up my Five Ten Freeriders after riding the more intense Five Ten Sam Hill shoes. I loved the grip of the Sam Hills but hated, let me bold it, hatedhow stiff they were, while riding, I couldn't feel where my feet were on the pedals which overall effected my confidence when riding. If only Five Ten made a shoe that had the same phenomenal grip but with a much less stiff sole. They did, it's called the Freerider.
The things I loved about the Freerider is that it felt like a typical skate show that we were raise on but with a little more stability for those nasty cases we go through for second guessing our speed. Throw in some sticky rubber and it can't get any better, performance and feel that is. They are also very true to size which is nice when ordering online. I wear a size 12 in vans and the size 12 in the Freeriders is perfect.
The only complaint I have is that they do get a little hot in the summer months. They aren't the best at breathability. That being the case, I feel like the Freerider Contact shoe might be cooler but is slightly more money.
Tired of slipping pedals and want a change? The Five Ten Freeriders are one of the best shoes out there. Despite my next pair of riding shoes being the Freerider Contacts, I would will recommend this shoe to anyone.