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The missing element.

A rubber compound developed for rock climbing, without a doubt, gave Five Ten an upper hand when they entered the mountain bike market. That, however, is only one aspect that keeps shoes like its Freeride Element a top choice for flat-pedal riders.

Other contributing factors to Five Ten's omnipresence in lift lines and jump parks is its approach to upper construction, a supportive heel cup, and added impact protection. Take a look at the BMX-inspired Freeride's action leather. This isn't a glorified skate shoe, it's intended for the abrasion and harsh conditions the gravity sect demands.

Double stitched for durability, Action leather is positioned where pedals, cranks, and trail-side obstacles will do the most harm to lesser shoes. It's also intended to give the Freeride structure, while mesh fills the voids to prevent overheating during summer riding. The Freeride's midsole is smartly designed to be semi-stiff so it supports the foot, and help prevent hotspots without inhibit feedback or off-the-bike tractoin.

Underneath the midsole is Five Ten's legendary high-friction Stealth S1 rubber compound and dotty tread pattern. Stealth S1 on top of industry-leading grip, also has excellent cushioning and shock absorbing properties. The Five Ten Freerider Element is available in Verdant Green/Black and Team Black and comes in half sizes from 4 - 12 and whole sizes 13 and 14.

  • Stealth S1 rubber compound
  • Action leather upper

Tech Specs

Upper Material:
Action Leather, mesh
Recommended Use:
mountain biking

Size Chart

Five Ten

US MenUS WomenEuroUKCM
  5 35 2.5 21.5
  5.5 35.5 3 22
  6 36 3.5 23
  6.5 36.5 4 23
  7 37 4.5 23.5
6 7.5 38 5 24
6.5 8 38.5 5.5 24.5
7 8.5 39 6 25
7.5 9 40 6.5 25.5
8 9.5 40.5 7 26
8.5 10 41 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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Super Glue

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 11

WOW. I have always just run regular skate shoes with my flats. Now that I made the switch I'm never going back. The rubber compound on these shoes makes them stick to your peddles like their glued down, at times it's difficult to reposition. Very comfortable and warm, I'm guessing this is because there aren't any vent holes, which makes um water resistant. The only thing I don't like is that they seem to be a little big, this could be because of I'm so skinny, nothing thick socks can't fix.

Five ten free-rider elements

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

These shoes are very comfortable and great for everyday use. Has grippy bottom that works great for downhill.

The best freeride shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10.0

I think these are the best free ride shoe that 5.10 makes. They lock onto your flats and have so much grip sometimes it's hard to reposition your foot if you put it on crooked. The shoes are easy to clean, comfortable and they look like normal shoes so you can wear them anywhere. I also think they breath really well. My only complaint is the laces. They get really dusty and are very hard to get the knots untied. but thats cuz i'm lazy and always slip my shoes off and on. Other than that I think these are the best shoes 5.10 makes.


As a Gearhead when I talk with customers about Five Ten shoes, it is a safe bet they are using them to crush it out on the mountain bike trails. Not in Ryan's case. When I asked him what kind of bike he would be using with the shoes he said, "They're not for mountain biking. I'm using them for skydiving and base jumping." This dude is awesome! He and his skydiving team use Five-Ten shoes exclusively. They love the grip, stiffness, and their long lasting durability. I asked him to let me know how the new shoes worked out or if he could take a picture so I could see them in action. He did one better and sent me this awesome video. Thanks again Ryan. You are truly Goatworthy! If you have any questions hit me at 801-523-4075 or email me at

Grip Grip Grip

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

I have had these for about a year now and boy it is hard to slip off the pedals with these. I got them cause I wanted to see if they could beat out my Vans for grip and it is a whole different world. They have really stepped up my game I will buy another pair when these run out of life, they have a whole summer of riding already and they work perfect still so I don't see that happening anytime soon.


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

I love these shoes for riding and casual use. The soles are super sticky but not too stiff. Fairly light weight and many colors to choose from.

like being clipped in

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

wear these shoes on all my bikes. so grippy but can get away from the bike when i need to. comfy to wear everyday as well.

Five ten are the best!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10.5

Five ten are the kings of dh mtb shoes! I put them tk a test run with my old pedals that have little life on them. These shoes do not need much and they will keep your mind off your feet and more what ahead. It's always a huge confidence boost when you know your feet will always be on the pedals! Extremely pleased

The Sweet Sticky-icky

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 10.5

The title says it all, folks. These puppies stick to the pins like glue and will keep you on your flats through damn near anything. I've taken these on some pretty intense rides and the durability and adaptable construction make this a great shoe for hot days or those moist ones. Let your hush puppies sit in comfort on long climbs and tough drops through the gardens with these soles. They have just the right about of room in the front to keep you from jamming, while also keeping control at the forefront. A must have shoe.

Bought a 10.5, and it runs just a tad big.

Don't Hesitate - The BEST

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 9

I've been crushing a pair of the normal Freerider model since last summer and will praise them to the ends of the earth. Daily wear, through every condition imaginable. Not even close to breaking down yet...

Just got these (Elements) this week and they are WORTH every penny of the extra few bucks. Will take some breaking in as the material is stiffer than the Freerider (because it's waterproof), but yesterday I wore them through a 10 mile blizzard here in Denver, then back in heavy slush.

My bike froze twice and had to be carried much of the way, but these shoes stayed totally solid. As long as water/snow doesn't go down your sock from above (haha), the shoes themselves are bulletproof.

BTW, I use these for both road and MTB riding. My road bike has high-end flats and the combo with these shoes is 1000% better than uncomfortable clip-ins...

Do run a bit large, so you may need a 1/2 smaller depending upon the fit you like. If you like snug, go down. If you like a little room for comfort, stick to your normal size :) Once they break in, they're like slippers in either case!

Great shoes

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10.5

Have been on a few rides since purchasing these Five Ten Freerider's and could not be happier. They have performed as advertised and never slipped off the peg pedals, no matter what the riding conditions were.

Sticky and Tough

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

Great flat-pedal shoe, I don't like clips much and have a friend who loves clips, after I got a pair of these I am no longer riding behind him. Already had about five, 30 to 50 mile MTB trail runs and no slip offs! Pedal to the metal! Or in this case shoe sticks to the pedal! Rock On and Ride Away!

the best

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

steezy as your mother. black on black. not too sweaty. not waterproof by any means, but it'll keep you dry through muddy trails.