Re Wikstromwrote a review of Five Ten Freerider Canvas Shoe - Women's on October 8, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I picked these up in the spring and LOVE the comfort, look, and grip. They go easily from trail to almost anywhere.
I don't ride flats all the time, and my previous flat pedal shoes were the Five Ten Impact Karver which were a bit narrow and stiff as a flat shoe for me and my feet would ache on long rides. I had also sized down when I bought the Karvers (down to a 9), and while the length was perfect, I think they might have been too narrow.
So I decided it was time for a more forgiving flat pedal shoe, and I also decided to stick with my normal size (9.5) to fit the width of my foot better.
I need to lace them up a little extra tight as a result, otherwise my feet will slide forward, but the proper fit in the width is really worth it for me.
I find these to be a little soft for longer rides (certainly softer vs the Karvers), so keep that in mind when choosing your shoe.
I am tempted to turn these into my everyday sneakers though. Aside from being a bit soft on long rides, I love everything else about them. (And as a bonus, I love that they come in a lighter color - grey- which is far more ideal for hot desert climates)