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Five Ten Karver Flat Pedal Shoe

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
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“My favorite 5.10 Shoe”

The Good: As with all the stealth rubber FiveTen soled riding shoes, grip is second to none. In particular to the Karver is the lace cover, which in addition to keeping mud and water out of your laces (and feet), it prevents your laces from flying around and catching your bike... True story, at the 2010 Crankworx Garbanzo race, during my race run I clipped a tree with my bar at high speed and the resulting crash somehow ended up with me getting my FiveTen High Impact laces caught up in my seat post collar lever. I spent probably 20-30 secs trying to free myself from the bike as it was on top of me and no amount of struggling would get it off, I just had to slow down and unhook the lace. Looking back, had I been wearing my Karvers with the laces tucked out of the way, this wouldn't have happened. Hindsight's 20/20 or in this case 5.10?

The Bad: Not a lot I don't like, I guess I'd say the womens model not having a lace cover is odd. Maybe make the lace cover removable like in past years?

Overall Review: hands down the best shoe you'll find for riding flat pedals. Well thought ought design, incredible performance and distinctive style!

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“Good but not the best FiveTen”

The Good: Five Ten soles are amazing, Lace cover helps keep the laces mud free

The Bad: I have owned 3 pairs of five tens and I found these just heavy and clunky. My lace cover came apart after a few rides. If your hiking up the hill the to session a section alot the lows are way better and not as hot.

Overall Review: Great shoes but heavy and hot but if you tend to smash your ankles a lot you will love the added protection.

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“Helmets for Your Feet”

The Good: this is my 3rd pair of 5 tens and these are by far my favorites so far! once you put them on you will feel the amount of protection that these shoes provide! the shoe lace covered by the Velcro cover allows for all the puddle riding/mud you could ever want! the only way water is getting in is via the top while riding through puddles/small steams.

The Bad: while tying the shoe the Velcro gets in the way a little. but how "bad" is this?

Overall Review: after i ware these shoes out i am buying the exact same pair! these are too good to shy away from. i also found there was zero break in time. once i put them on and went riding for the day they were just as comfortable at the end of the day as they were when i put them on.

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“My new shoes are HOT!”

The Good: Love the new Karver.. narrower heel cup than the men's shoe hugs my feet, cute but not too girly, plus fresh-sticky rubber always make a girl happy.

The Bad: The bad is that I don't own more pairs.

Overall Review: The best fr/dh shoes ever made.

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Specifications

Riding Type Freeride, Downhill, Dirt Jump / Urban
Construction Action leather uppers
Rubber Type Steath S1
Sizes 7-12, 13
Colors Smokey Blue, Red/Black, Ash Grey (Women's)
Weight

1 lb 3.2 oz (545 g)

Miscellaneous Women's model does not have lace cover
Price $124.59
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