FIVE TEN SPECIALS
Lace up your Five Ten Hellcat Shoes and clip in to your mountain bike knowing you'll have secure footing when traversing the mandatory hike-a-bike. While your riding buddies slip and tiptoe around the sketchy section in their hard-rubber soled, metal spiked, road-bike-based kicks, your Stealth-Rubber-equipped Hellcats grip the terrain like dedicated approach shoes.
The Hellcat Shoe has a Five Ten Stealth rubber sole. 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, and is extremely durable. No other rubber out there is as sticky and lasts as long against the offenses of the gnarly traction pins on your pedals. If you plan to use the Hellcat Shoe with SPD pedals, you'll simply need to remove the cleat pocket cover and replace it with your cleat, clip in and go. The stiff-but-sensitive shank that provides a solid pedaling platform without taking away from pedal feel or the natural flex of the shoe. A Velcro ankle strap beefs up the already-beefy ankle support for a firm-but-natural fit.
The Hellcat's upper is burly, abrasion-resistant leather upper that holds up to season-after-season of ridiculous off-road abuse. We really like that the lace eyelets have metal grommets. This means they'll lace up more easily, and tensioning the shoe before a downhill run is quicker and more thorough down the forefoot. To top it all off, a velcro strap is used to secure the midfoot, and it keeps the laces under control and out of your chain.
The Five Ten Hellcat Shoe is Black and comes in half sizes from men's 6 through 12, with a full size jump to 13 and another to 14.