mattwrote a review of Five Ten Freerider VXi Shoes on March 25, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I used to wear some Fox freeride shoes.. bought them in '09 and they've lasted pretty well until now. The rubber was pretty good and I'd only occasionally slip off my pedal.
Finally I tried the five-ten... I should have switched sooner. The grip on these is insane. They fit true to size and I went on a 14mile single track ride to break these in and they were not uncomfortable right out of the box. I haven't had a sole problem yet, but I haven't been on any rowdy/flow trails yet. Hiking slick trails isn't ideal with these on. Climbing and going through some choppy trails and tree roots these cling to my pedal without an issue.