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Get a grip.

Five Ten took the best of its original Maltese and tweaked it into what may very well be the perfect lightweight all-mountain shoe. Not only does the Maltese Falcon LT Clipless give you the option of running clipless or flats, but it also has a stiff-but-sensitive shank that provides all the pedaling benefits of a stiff-soled XC shoe and all the pedal-feel benefits of a dedicated DH shoe.

There are a few basic ingredients that make the Maltese Falcon so good. The first is Five Ten's sticky Stealth S1 Rubber outsole. Stealth rubber gives you tons of grip so your feet stay firmly planted on the pedals. This soft rubber compound also provides grip when you're off the bike scrambling up a sketchy section.

The next ingredient is the stiff-but-sensitive shank that provides a solid pedaling platform, without taking away from pedal feel or the natural flex of the shoe. The third is densely padded collar and heel counter that keep your heel firmly locked into the shoe and provide impact protection during the inevitable digger. A dual hook-and-loop closure builds from the original Falcon's single strap system, ensuring the ideal closure for dialing in the perfect fit. The final ingredient is the burly, abrasion-resistant synthetic leather upper that holds up to season-after-season of riding.

The Five Ten Maltese Falcon LT Clipless Shoes are available in whole and half US sizes 6.0 to 13.0 and in the color Mono Grey/red.

  • Stealth S1 rubber outsole
  • Clipless or flat pedal compatibility
  • Dual hook-and-loop strap closures

Tech Specs

Upper Material:
synthetic leather
2 hook-and-loop straps
Stealth S1 rubber
Cleat Compatibility:
2-hole mountain
Recommended Use:
mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Five Ten

US MenUS WomenEuroUKCM
  5 35 2.5 21.5
  5.5 35.5 3 22
  6 36 3.5 23
  6.5 36.5 4 23
  7 37 4.5 23.5
6 7.5 38 5 24
6.5 8 38.5 5.5 24.5
7 8.5 39 6 25
7.5 9 40 6.5 25.5
8 9.5 40.5 7 26
8.5 10 41 7.5 26.5
9 10.5 42 8 27
9.5 11 42.5 8.5 27.5
10   43 9 28
10.5   44 9.5 28.5
11   44.5 10 29
11.5   45 10.5 29.5
12   46 11 30
12.5   46.5 11.5 30.5
13   47 12 31

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Surprisingly comfortable shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 9.5

I'm using these with the Crank Bros. Mallet 3's and it's a great combo. I ride mostly technical singletrack with some DH. Moving from the 510 kestrels, which I thought were uncomfortable - especially around the ankles - and too stiff, I feel these are a good combo of comfort and stiffness. You may never find the perfect shoe, but this one does just fine.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Awesome mtb shoes for either spd pedals or platforms. Started riding these with clipless pedals then switched my bike to platform. These plus good platform pedals is extremely grippy. I definitely recommend these shoes for anyone looking for one mountain bike shoe to do it all. Sizing is slightly large, either size down or wear slightly thicker socks

Versatile Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

Got these for bikepacking. They make a great shoe clipped in on the bike and hike-a-biking when you need to. They run a bit large so size down a half size!

Did Humphrey Bogart mountain bike?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 11

I do not think there was much mountain biking in the 1940s but Humphrey Bogart proved he was apt at catching criminals in the 1941 classic movie 'The Maltese Falcon.' The Maltese Falcon LTs are good at catching air and ripping single track.

These shoes are lighter than the Hellcats but heavier than the regular Maltese Falcons (only slightly), Freeriders, Impact VXis and Kestrels. I cut out the rubber insert on bottom to take advantage of my Time ATAC clipless pedals. My favorite features are the velcro straps to cover the laces, the stealth S1 rubber that sticks to platform or wider clipless pedals, and the mid-stiff sold that flexes under the ball of your foot to allow hike-a-bike when needed. Also they are decently waterproof. I am primarily a downhill rider with some cross country mixed in which is what led me to choose these. They run a little large like most Five Ten bike shoes so I would recommend sizing down a 1/2 size (I am normally an 11.5 but got an 11). Get out there and fly Bogart style.

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Did Humphrey Bogart mountain bike?

Great Comfy Shoes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I got these shoes to work in different disciplines and it has succeeded. XC, all mountain, and freeride as well, these shoes perform. They are rather comfortable on and off the bike when compared to other similar shoes. The only reason I have to give them four stars is that the laces are incredibly long and annoying but I was able to swap them out for shorter velcro resistant laces. The soles are also about 1 or 2 mm off from one another making it difficult to get a similar cleat height. Other than that these shoes are bombproof and look great.

how do these compare with the kestrel in size and weight and stiffness? my feet run slightly wide.

Kestrels: stiffer, 14.2 oz in size 9

Maltese Falcon LT: less stiff, 16.6 oz in size 9

Most Five Ten shoes run a little large in my opinion so I would recommend sizing down a half size. Also, the Maltese Falcon LT will better accommodate a wider foot.

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Can you use these for road biking? Looking for a clip-less road bike shoe for my father. Thank you.

You can use these for road biking but they are better suited to mountain biking. I would call them mid weight. You have to cut out a small rubber section on the bottom to attach 2-hole MTB cleats for clipless pedals. You might be better off with something like the Shimano SH-R107 Shoes designed for road biking and 3-hole cleats.

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Does anyone know how the sizes compare to say a pair of Nike tennis shoes? I am size 10 on the Vapor 9.5 model. Should I buy a size 10 FiveTen pair of shoes too? Thank you.

Five Ten shoes tend to run a little large. I am size 11.5 or even 12 in Nike tennis and basketball shoes but I got a size 11 in the Maltese Falcon LTs. For you I would recommend a size 9.5.

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Avg. ride time: 4h per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Great MTB Shoes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

I have been abusing these shoes for a couple months now. They are great on and off the bike. Plenty of traction for those awkward hike-a-bikes or when you are sessioning. They seem to be a little smaller than my older 5.10s but not too much. I like that you can slam the cleats way back to get a better foot position on the pedals. For my rides I haven't found them to be too hot.

Avg. ride time: 1h 11m per week
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Love them!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

These shoes are great. These are my second pair of 5.10 shoes and wouldn't hesitate to purchase another pair if I needed to. These seem to fit just a little more snug than my Spitfire's do, but after wearing them for a few rides, they have broken in nicely and my feet feel great in them. Nice stiff sole and sweet looks. No problems installing cleats. Great shoe for Enduro/All Mountain. Too heavy for XC.

I'd rock them everyday of the week if I could.

Awesome shoes.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I'm not the biggest fan of bulkier mountain biking shoes such as the Minaar's so I decided to go with these low profile Falcon Lt's and I have loved them, they have a stiff sole to give you a great pedaling platform that don't give me any hotspots. they're also very light comparative to shoes sported in it's class which is my favorite aspect of these shoes all in all they're a very comfortable riding shoe. in the stock photo it depicts them as white but they're actually grey and represented well in JCR's photo below.

Can anyone attest to the stiffness comparison...

Can anyone attest to the stiffness comparison between these and the original Maltese Falcon? I noticed these are 20 grams heavier...so I'm hoping the weight went into sole stiffness?


These are stiff. The sole is stiffer then any other Five Ten I have ridden, very similar to most clip-less xc shoes. Bonus Stealth Rubber is so sticky that you get double coverage. These are indeed the perfect "Trail/AM" shoe.

Avg. ride time: 2h 51m per week
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Here is the actual Picture

Mono Grey/Red Maltese Falcon

Here is the actual Picture

Thanks....waiting for the size 9.5 to come in. If you've ever put a foot down in Moab (on the hard slick rock there) then you can see the advantage of these grippy soles. Nothing like putting a super hard soled XC shoe down on that surface to find out why they call it "slick" rock!

Bomber shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I am very impressed with the quality of these shoes after coming off a carbon fiber race kicks. The outer seems much beefier than the picture portrays. There are also laces underneath the velcro straps, which i was unaware of when purchasing, but very happy to see. The laces assure a snug fit, while the straps are more for abrasion protection. Toe and heel areas are a hard smooth rubber that won't absorb any water and can take a beating. I have two other pairs of 5.10's (vxi elements and freerider) and these are by far the stiffest. Very good transfer of power in a smaller profile. The mesh upper seems like it will dry quickly while all other areas won't absorb any exterior moisture.

One side note is that they are light grey in color. The picture looks more white than they really are. I'm happy they are a bit darker than they appeared.

Great review. I've only ever had hard soled xc style shoes. How would you say these would do for mostly xc riding with the occasional trip to the MTB park/ some downhill laps at the local ski hill?

Can you comment on the fit of the Maltese LT vs. the Freerider? I wear a 10/43.0 comfortably in the Freerider, should I be looking at the same size in the Maltese LT?