Flat Pedal Shoes

  • The Good:

    Reinforced toe cap. Saved my toes a couple times already
    Keep moisture out pretty well. What little I've come across they've held up. Good sole. Elastic lace holder is nice. Laces are a bit long but at least there's somewhere to put them. Colors are nice
    Love the mid-height because I have a super weak left ankle. These help just enough and the drop in the shoe keeps from ankle wear. Stiff enough that my feet don't tire out but flexible enough to hit the bar after a ride.

    The Bad:

    Sizing. I have to run them a little big but it has not been a problem. I wouldn't wear them casually but they're good enough for post ride beers.

    Overall Review: I have not put sufficient time in these to give input on durability but so far they're holding up really really well. I think I have 5 or 6 pretty serious rides on them. Couple of 4-5hr missions. Few 1-2 rides. Almost no negative wear. They're comfortable. They stick to the pedals well. I thin...

    Posted by OneManArmy on 11/20/2019 2:05 PM

  • The Good:

    Full season of enduro racing on them and holding strong. Toe box is tough helping with blasting through loose rocks

    The Bad:

    Laces could be made of a thicker material. they are sometimes hard to tie with gloves on.

    Overall Review: The sole of the shoe is stiff enough to transfer power to the pedals while still flexible enough to hike and maintain feeling through the pedals. The overall durability is great. After a full season of racing they are still in amazing shape. If these ever wear out I am buying them again.

    Posted by ZuniD00 on 11/13/2019 12:30 PM

  • The Good:

    Breathability is awesome. Firm sole is great.

    The Bad:

    Narrow. Using thick wool socks for colder weather will not be possible. Feel a bit disconnected from the pedal.

    Overall Review: I'm generally stoked with this shoe for late Spring/Summer/early Fall use in warm SoCal. The breathability is amazing. You're feet will feel the cooling from breezes which is wonderful.  However, they run a little narrow for my liking.  I've worn them for 15-20 rides thinking they woul...

    Posted by Armando Montalvo on 11/13/2019 11:35 AM

  • When Ride Concepts popped up in the mountain bike shoe world last year, we were impressed by the investment the company made in its initial range, and we were also impressed once we got the first models out on the trail. We tested the Wildcat with good results, and the market provided its own va...

    Posted by iceman2058 on 10/16/2019 1:51 AM

  • The Good:

    Asymmetrical ankle, D30 footbed, sticky rubber, breathable, quick drying

    The Bad:

    Just a bit wide for my foot

    Overall Review: I will start by saying the customer service at RC is superb! I had an issue with a different model shoe, response to my email was fast, and the replacements showed up even quicker. These shoes are light, grippy, fast drying, breathable, and have a sole that is supportive enough for long days i...

    Posted by Schuy on 9/13/2019 12:36 PM

  • The Good:

    I have a set that has lasted 2 years and shows no sign of needing replaced.

    The Bad:

    It's a bit heavy.

    Overall Review: Great grip with a heavy duty toe box and very sturdy build quality. I have a set that has lasted 2 years and shows no sign of needing replaced. Considering I was going through a set of 5.10 Impact VXi every year this is great. The Freerider Pro has a softer sole and wears out much quicker. It's ...

    Posted by JustinMD on 9/13/2019 6:13 AM

  • When it comes to flat pedal shoes, we’re currently seeing a proliferation of new models and even new companies popping up, all promising great grip and better quality. As our recent flat pedal shoe Face Off proved, we do have more viable choices now than ever before, but there is still room to i...

    Posted by iceman2058 on 9/3/2018 2:03 AM

  • The Good:

    Good fit, solid construction a moderately stiff sole, and they're fairly water proof

    The Bad:

    Pedal grip seems a little less than other models, they can be a little hard to clean, and there are limited color options

    Overall Review: These are great shoes. I like the fact they are lighter and a little less bulky than my older Sam Hills, but offer more protection then my Freerider Contacts. I've only been riding them for about a month, but construction seems solid and they still fit well. Overall, I'm very impressed with thes...

    Posted by VonR on 4/24/2018 7:14 PM

  • Flat pedal shoes are tricky business. Not only do they need to deliver good grip on the pedals, but we also want them to look like shoes we’d wear on the town, not take on water, be stiff enough for pedaling but comfortable enough for walking around in all day. Needless to say, us flat pedal rid...

    Posted by iceman2058 on 2/15/2018 11:24 AM

  • If there is one model that defines Five Ten’s legacy in mountain biking, it’s the Impact. As the first ever shoe sold with the magical Stealth rubber derived from the world of rock climbing, for many years it was quite simply the go-to model for any serious flat pedal rider. Of course, that’s be...

    Posted by iceman2058 on 2/5/2018 7:28 AM

  • Cracking into the flat pedal footwear game is no small task, as Five Ten, the longstanding champ, presents a very formidable opponent with proprietary rubber compounds derived from the rock climbing world. Specialized isn't one to shy away from a competition, however, and their new shoes will gi...

    Posted by bturman on 8/1/2017 2:42 AM