Hanna I.wrote a review of Five Ten Freerider Pro Cycling Shoe - Women's on June 3, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These have been my all time favorite mountain biking shoes and I have been riding and racing for 8 years now. They have always lasted me over a year (riding avidly) and were very responsive and comfortable on the pedals. Sadly, this time when I ordered the SAME pair and the SAME size as I always have the shoes were way too big. I've had many girlfriend shredders that claim the same phenomenon. What happened 5Ten? I cannot afford this pricey shoe and the lack of free shipping on BC to be able to keep trying sizes (local bike shops don't typically stock this shoe, even in Santa Cruz, CA).
In addition, the top layer and inside of the shoe's fabric doesn't feel the same, feels more like a thin plastic. Seems like a different shoe to me.
I'll be trying out a different brand now! Not worth the price anymore for me.