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Freerider Contact Cycling Shoe

The Five Ten Women's Freerider Contact Women's Shoes build on the well-loved Freerider with a slightly more casual styling and even grippier sole for confident purchase on the pedals. Five Ten's Contact Outsole features super grippy Stealth Mi6 rubber under the ball of the foot for treadless, secure pedal grip and vibration damping over the roughest trails.

A stiff midsole provides just the right amount of support while still remaining walkable, and a reinforced toe cap provides extra protection for your feet. The durable synthetic upper resists abrasion while mesh paneling provides cooling ventilation while you rock the park, cruise the DH circuit, or clean lines across all manner of all-mountain riding.

  • A casually styled freeride shoe
  • Grippy outsole for confident pedal contact
  • Supportive midsole balances stiffness and walkability
  • Reinforced toe cap for extra protection
  • Abrasion-resistant upper with ventilated panels
Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
Upper Material
compression-molded EVA
Contact Outsole with Stealth Mi6 rubber
Recommended Use
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Five Ten

  5 35 2.5 21.5
  5.5 35.5 3 22
  6 36 3.5 23
  6.5 37 4 23
  7 37.5 4.5 23.5
6 7.5 38 5 24
6.5 8 39 5.5 24.5
7 8.5 39.5 6 25
7.5 9 40 6.5 25.5
8 9.5 41 7 26
8.5 10 41.5 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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Direct Contact from shoe to pedal

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

Picked these up for the Woman of the house. Her last pair lasted 3 years and with 510 quality I'm sure these will last just as long.

She love's these shoes and rides in them all the time.

Too roomy for me - fit like a skate shoe

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I was pretty stoked to have more padding and a flat rubber face on the sole due to my aggressive shred style, however, I needed to return these because my normal size 9 in FiveTens was too big. I prefer to have the heel and top of the shoe snug to my foot. I tried re-lacing and pulling laces pretty tight but my heel still popped out of the shoe, any smaller size, my toe would hit the end of the shoe and probably be very uncomfortable while riding. These shoes fit like skate shoes, not for me so I'm going back to ordering the Freerider Pro!

Contact Especial

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Loving the Five Ten Freerider Contact..and for just that, the smooth more grabby/gripping to the pedal bottom, is sweet..sizing, I went with a 6, since no 5.5 in stock, they may run slightly small, but I probably could have still used a 5.5, making it work though, super fun going with flats, I'm an old school, clipless xc rider/racer and they have changed some riding skills for the better :0)

Great shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

2nd pair in 3 years, unfortunately Five Ten quality has decreased, but, still the best flat pedal shoes out there.

Fit Feedback

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

I'm typically between a size 6.5 to 7 but read the reviews to size up so I went with the 7. The shoes are wide and roomy. The only complaint I have is they are tight around the outside ankle bone. Still going to keep them and give them a try.

So far so good

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Bought for wife to upgrade from her adidas trail runners. Seems to be doing the trick. Not as versatile but more stiff and suited for the type of XC riding we do.

I really want to love them

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

First off I have tiny feet so, yes, I know I'm posting on the women's shoes.

These were my first pair of flat shoes and I've had good experiences with Five Ten rubber in the climbing world so figured I'd go with them for cycling as well. There are a lot of really positive things about these shoes. They are very stiff when putting downward pressure through them but still bend at the ball of your foot when walking. This means that you get really good power transfer (for flats)when pedalling but they're still comfortable to walk in. I'm honestly pretty amazed that Five Ten managed to make a shoe that performs like that. I have no idea how it's possible. The fit is super solid and I don't get any heel lift when riding or walking. If you have good technique (weight back, heels down) they're also really sticky as far as I can tell, but again, these are my first pair of flat shoes.

There's really only one flaw to them, but it's a big one. They somehow put pressure on my right foot in a way that makes it go numb. The tongue is super thick and padded and it doesn't feel like there's a lot of pressure there but when I put them on, the top of my foot near the knot starts to get pins and needles. I've been playing with different lacing patterns and adjusting how tight I'm tying the laces. I have found that you can keep the lacing surprisingly loose without it affecting performance and I have managed to get it to be tolerable but it's still far from ideal. It could just be because I have a high instep but I'm not sure about that.

Surprisingly terrible

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

Wore these for the first time today and they are terrible. My old pair of regular Five Ten women's Freeriders are pretty much kicked and I thought I would try the Contact version but they do not stick to the pedals at all. I have really nice Deity flat pedals and the pins are not broken so it is definitely the shoes. I had to turn around about a mile into my ride and go home to change them out for my old shoes - which even though they are beat, still stick better than the Contacts. I was really surprised because the Contact version of the Freeriders is supposed to be even sticker than the regular Freerider and the reviews on here were mostly positive, but man they are awful. So bad that I am honestly wondering if the pair I got was defective. Not safe to ride in. Oh and yes, they definitely run small. I normally wear a 7 in Five Tens and I had to get these in a 7.5. I'll be going back to the regular Freeriders. Hoping Backcountry will let me return these.


    These shoes are firm, and grippy. I wear a 6.5-7 in shoes, usually a 7. I got these in 7.5 and they fit great. Since they are so stiff i do notice after about 4 hrs on the trail the rubbing around my ankles is annoying, but thats really the only complaint. Sometimes it bothers me more then others.
    I would order a half size up, if you are in between like me the 7.5 would be a better fit. These shoes are tough too, i have fallen pretty on numerous occasions and these seem to stay rock solid. I wore then around the house a bit to break them in-they are meant to be stiff so then i decided to just break them in riding instead.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are great, just as great as the Canvas, if not better. Sleeker and more stylish, and the size fit perfect for my wife. Very comfortable, very responsive, and very durable from what we can tell. Keep it coming Five Ten!

    Sick shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have the men's version of this shoe, so when a buddy needed a recommendation on womens bike shoes, these were it. Super Grippy,protective, and comfortable. We both love them!

    Awesome shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These shoes are amazing! Super grippy and very comfortable right out of the box. I recommend sizing up a half size as they run slightly small.

    Great Shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought these as a gift for a friend and she was very happy. They are super grippy but the sizing is a bit weird. They definitely run small- she recommends sizing half a size up.

    Stick Like a Spider!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    My wife loves these shoes, she can't believe the new flat technology. She just got back into riding after years off and is amazed how far they've come to keep her feet on the pedals. First advanced ride on Sandy Ridge was a little technical for her but not one word about feet slipping. She likes the stiffness of the upper and go 1/2 size up!


    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I tried these at the same time as the Freerider Pro and have been using the Freerider Canvas for about a year already.

    These are rad, I almost kept them, but needed to make a decision between these and the Pro, so I went with the ultra dirt and water shedding Pro version. If money were no object I would keep these, too!

    9.5 is my usual shoe size, and these seemed to fit great in the 9.5 for me.

    Better grip than the Freerider

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    I got these for my wife who was looking for a replacement for her regular Five Ten Freeriders. She says these shoes grip the pedals better than the regular Freerider shoes. The toe protection is a super nice feature! These seem to be a bit lower volume shoe than the Freerider but run similar in length. Overall very satisfied with the purchase.

    Best flat pedal shoes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    This is my second pair of the Freeriders. They are, as advertised, the best shoes to use with flat pedals. With other shoes my feet always slipped off the pedals but with these they stick like glue. Gives me much more confidence at high cadence, descending hills or just stepping on the gas. I measure to a 8.5 in dress shoes but got these in a 9.5 to accommodate an orthotic.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    I have the Freerider, but wanted a little stiffer shoe. The Contact is just a little bit stiffer. It's more streamlined as well. It's not as bulky. The toes are more protected with these as well, which I very much appreciate. I find them really comfortable and breathable.

    The sole is grippy, of course. I like the idea of the flat rubber section of the sole, for proper contact on the pedals. But, I'm not sure I can actually tell the difference. Either way, this is a comfortable and responsive shoe.

    I sized up half a size in these. I'm normally a size 9.0. Maybe it's on account of the stiffer toe, but the 9.5 is a good fit, especially for long rides.


    Awesome shoes

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    Bought these as a gift! There are awesome shoes. It's hard to beat Five Ten when you're looking for mountain bike shoes for riding flat pedals. The Freerider Contact are a low profile version of their original Freerider shoes. They generally fit true to size and have pretty generous width in the toe box. So far the durability has been good.

    Sick Shoes

      Once you wear a pair of Five Ten shoes you will never use anything else. The soles are really grippy which makes a huge difference when riding. The sizing is a little on the smaller size, may want to go up a half size. The shock green/onyx color looks sweet also.