Five Ten Freerider EPS High
Cold Weather Kicks
Words by Drew Rohde // Photos by Dennis Yuroshek
Easily the most popular gravity mountain bike shoe in the world. Although recent reviews have criticized durability post-Adidas buyout, the brand produces the only flat pedal shoes I care to ride in. After spending the last rideable months in Bend, OR digging and testing a new trail between snow flurries and freezing rain, I’ve got a new respect for cold weather gear that works. And these shoes work!
The Freerider Highs have been my favorite riding shoes for the last couple seasons and I was thrilled when I found out about their new EPS winter version. PrimaLoft insulation fills the shoe from the instep forward, including the padded tongue, which is also fully gusseted to prevent water and mud intake. Five Ten also uses additional foam to further insulate the sock liner and an insulated, heat-reflective footboard keeps heat in while keeping the cold out. A Stealth S1 rubber outsole keeps the shoes performing like your favorite summer shoes.