Andrea Miyasakiwrote a review of Five Ten Karver Shoe - Women's on September 22, 2011
For the past 2 seasons I've been riding with combo pedals that allow me to clip in on the uphill and ride flat pedaled on the downhill. They've been great despite the learning curve I experienced when getting used to riding clipless pedals.
That being said, I wanted to try flat pedals for lift access downhill and was pleasantly surprised. The Five Ten Karver shoes combined with Crank Brothers 50 50 pedals was amazing! They were super grippy and I felt totally safe (wasn't worried about a pedal to the shin) and had the added comfort of knowing that I could put my foot down if I hit a turn too hard. They have increased my confidence on downhill rides and I highly recommend these shoes!