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Five Ten Sleuth Shoe

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Five Ten Sleuth (Night Cargo/Carbon/Gum M2)
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Great for the price

These are more lifestyle than riding shoes.

Great for the price
The Good:

- Stealth Rubber works as expected
- Sleek and clean look
- Very Comfortable

The Bad:

- Needs a stiffer Sole
- Poor ventilation
- Sweat soaks into the body of the shoe

Overall Review:

I decided to give flat pedals a try again for all types of riding, not just downhill. 5.10 was always the shoe of choice back in the day. Though the options have grown, 5.10 still seems to be the go to brand for grippy soled riding shoes. I was going to get the Freerider Pro, but when I tired them on they were a bit too wide for my taste. Turns out the 5.10 Sleuth is more narrow and has more of a lifestyle look to them. I liked the look and feel so I decided to give them a try.

I wear a size 10 in most shoes in my life, but I ordered a 9.5 in these. The 9.5 sized Sleuth has worked well for me so far. The toe box just felt too big when I tried the 10's on.

I started with the CB Stamp1 pedals and quickly got the 1Up Composites, much better. I have noticed I have to be a bit more aware of how I am pushing down on the pedals. If I am lazy, like I was clipped it, I will slip a pedal on roots, rocks and quick hits. Being more deliberate with a downward motion, and keeping the pedal flat, has helped me from slipping pedals.

As it comes to riding with the shoes, I have no complaints. The Stealth Rubber works as expected, except for the mentions above where I feel it's more on me, the rider. The performance as a riding shoe though is something I would like to see improved upon. The thickness of the material doesn't allow for good ventilation, and there are no vent holes. Riding in Texas' 110% humidity this past weekend soaked the body of the shoes due to all the sweat. I would expect better performance from a riding shoe than what I experienced here.

I also wonder why riding shoes like these, for non-clipless pedals, don't have a better closure systems. As I sweat, and ride, the shoe expands. A quick, easy way to tighten the shoe on my foot would be much appreciated. I always loved the BOA system for this, but that doesn't seem to be an option on any flat pedal riding shoe, unless they have a clipless sole option. Velcro straps would be affective here, but they add a bulky look to the shoe.

I guess what I am saying is I would like to see a Sleuth Pro option. An option where the shoe is more of a riding shoe and less of a lifestyle shoe. That means they'll charge twice as much and I'll probably still buy this version because at that point it won't be worth the $200 price tag.



Product Five Ten Sleuth Shoe
Riding Type Dirt Jump / Slopestyle
Rider Unisex
Construction One-Piece Molded Cupsole
Die Cut EVA Midsole
Split Grain Leather Upper
Lace Closure System
Rubber Type Non-Marking Marathon Rubber Outsole with Micro-Dotty Tread
Sizes US 4 - 13
Colors Black/Black/Gum5, Night Cargo/Carbon/Gum M2, Black/Lime
Weight 0 lb 12 oz (340 g)
Miscellaneous The quintessential multisport shoe, the Sleuth is our lowest profile shoe. Non-marking Marathon rubber outsoles offer a tuned grip for freedom of movement and its split-grain leather upper brings increased durability whether you are riding local trails or flying off jumps. The Micro-Dotty tread is coupled with an internal EVA midsole to provide a stiff and supportive platform for whatever action you find yourself facing.
Price $100
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