Becca Swrote a review of Five Ten Freerider Contact Cycling Shoe - Women's on November 24, 2018
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.