Five Ten's mountain bike line up is currently going from strength to strength, with a wide range of shoes available to cover any riding style. No major overhaul for 2018, but one new model to carry the Impact legacy forward, and some new colors and other minor improvements to keep things fresh.

The 2018 Five Ten Impact Pro

Five Ten wanted to take their classic Impact and bring it up to date with new technologies and overall construction. There are a number of improvements to the shoe: the weight has been reduced, the height of the insole has been reduced by about 30% but overall the shoe still offers more protection as the toe box is more reinforced compared to the classic Impact. The upper on the Impact Pro is now synthetic, versus leather on the classic impact, and the material used in the midsole is also updated. The footboard is also now synthetic as well which means the shoe will take on a lot less water.

The Impact Pro’s outsole is now scaled to be consistent throughout various shoe sizes. The tread pattern is actually is adjusted for each shoe size so that the dots on the bottom of the shoe are in the same place across sizes. This allows everyone wearing the Five Ten Impact Pro to have the same feel on the pedals.

The Five Ten Impact Pro will retail for $160 USD and should be available in January or February of 2018. There are a few low-key colorways available with two shown here.

2018 Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoe

New Five Ten Men's Freerider Pro color
New Women's Five Ten Freerider Pro color

Vital reviewed the Free Rider Pro last year and we called it Five Ten's best shoe yet. We still stand by that until proven otherwise. There are no major updates to the Freerider,  just a new color for the Men’s and Women’s models, which go nicely with the bikes we see coming out. Price remains unchanged at $150 USD.

2018 Five Ten Maltese Falcon Shoe

There is a slight update to the Five Ten Maltese Falcon. Along with a new color, there is an updated strap placement. The shoes still feature Five Ten's Stealth S1 sole, compression molded EVA mid-sole and PU-coated upper. Five Ten told us a funny story about women’s colorways. They were talking to some women about what color they like to ride in and what they should do with their shoe line. If Ferda Girls taught us anything, it’s that these women asked Five Ten about just making a black and grey shoe for them. Five Ten listened and now there is a black and gray Maltese for women. All you ladies tired of pink and turquoise shoes, this one's for you. Pricing remains unchanged on the Maltese Falcon.

2018 Five Ten District Shoe

Five Ten offers a new casual / dirt shoe called The District, which exists both in flat pedal and clipless versions. It's a very low-key design that’s meant to go straight from the jumps to the pub, in a similar style of the Danny MacAskill shoe that we tested earlier this year. The District features a non-marking Marathon outsole and a reflective heel cap which actually doesn't look reflective in normal light, but shines when light is directed at it; a nice safety detail indeed. The flat pedal version retails for $100 USD and the clipless version is $120 USD.

2018 Five Ten Freerider Kids Shoe

A final update from Five Ten is the Free Rider Kids shoe. They’ve added a velcro version that feature a handy detail on the straps. The straps are actually pre-stitched in a way that allows cutting of excess strap without unraveling the stitching. Grom shredders don't often match actual shoe sizing and they end up cinching down the straps a lot. They’re left with a bunch of flappy straps that can now be cut off without damage. The Five Ten Freerider Kids shoes will be available for $90.

Hit up www.fiveten.com for more info on their footwear.

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