Great shoes for flat pedals!
These shoes rip for flat pedals! The vibram soles are really sticky, but not too soft and squishy like the 5-10's. I own the 5-10's and they are great for DHing, but I wanted something a little less burly for pedaling my all mountain rig. But, I'd almost prefer these to my 5-10's on my DH rig as well. The mid height padded inside gives you some ankle protection, and also support. The soles are very stiff, but feel good when you have to hike, or hit the bar for some beers after your ride. I really like the lace covers too, they keep your laces from getting trashed. I owned the previous models and they lasted 2 seasons, I'd definitely recommend these to someone looking for a superior shoe for your flats.