I'm glad they haven't changed the design much - my others lasted 5 years.
Zappos Reviewer on March 09, 2019
Well...these are not attractive shoes by any stretch, which is fine for riding, except that the pink is screamingly loud -- louder than the picture suggests. Why, oh, why does women's-specific gear have to have loud pink? Just a nice black shoe would have been perfectly acceptable. I just couldn't do it. I found the fit good, nonetheless. I normally wear a 38, but ordered a 39 based on the reviews. I think the 38 would have worked fine, but since I plan on using these with thicker socks, the 39 fit the bill. I just wish I had some other choice in color than blazing pink and black, or nurse-shoe bland.
Catherine from Los Angeles on March 08, 2019
Awesome shoe as always. Can never beat Five ten’s when it comes to MTB shoes. Price was great and shipping was fast.
Jason from Northern Ca on February 24, 2019
I really wanted to keep these shoes, but they run extremely small. Based on reviews from a few different sites, I ordered a full size up. I'm a size 8-1/2 in every other brand of every other shoe, and while the 9-1/2 fit me comfortably when I was standing in place, my toes were hitting the front of the shoe when I walked around. Since that would be a big problem on trails with any sort of incline, I returned them. I loved the style, the shape of the shoes, the width, and the grips on the sole, but they were just too small.
Zappos Reviewer on February 22, 2019
Never had riding shoes for my mountain bike, but these are great. Fit perfectly for me and should last longer than hiking shoes. Would buy again
Zappos Reviewer on February 22, 2019
I've owned one version or another of these shoes for years. I've tried other brands too but I've come back to these. To me, they're a sturdy, slightly stiff, form-fitting shoe. I don't like loose footwear. They're well made and have a serious look for casual wear as opposed to some of the more clownish styles. I use them primarily for long, urban walkabouts with occasional, groomed trail use. I'll probably buy a second, back-up pair in case the company radically changes the design...
Uncle from N/A on January 30, 2019
I usually go up a 1/2 size in running shoes, so I did with these also – they fit perfectly! (I'm a 9 in regular shoes, 9.5 in running shoes and these.) Love the heal support as I have a narrow heal and have issues before with my heals slipping and rubbing. Also love the grip these provide on my flat pedals. I'm just not one for clips, so these are a great alternative. They're a sturdy shoe and sure to stand up to the dirt and mud on the trails. They are a little stiff, but they should be.
Zappos Reviewer on January 23, 2019
Really annoying that these run a full size smaller than the canvas version. I wear a 41 in the canvas, but a 39.5 in these. Get it together, Five Ten! Other than that, though, these shoes rock. I use the pros for outdoor winter riding, and the canvas for summer and indoor riding. They stick to my pedals like glue!
Sue from Portland, OR on January 22, 2019
I ordered these a full size down from street shoe size and they are tight but no pain. This is a medium soft shoe that smears as well as it edges. I use it as a gym shoe, its too soft for my tastes in outdoor shoes. I feel like its a great shoe for intermediates ( 5.11ish climber ). Its just downturned enough to pull yourself closer to the wall on steep routes. I think the styling is heinous but I have actually gotten compliments on them.
Zappos Reviewer on January 17, 2019
True to size for me. So much better than riding in my vans. Look and feel great.
Zappos Reviewer on January 14, 2019
I normally wear a size 10, but in the 5 Ten shoes I needed to go to a 10 1/2. its a great shoe, and the customer service at Zappos excellent.
Jim from Pleasant Hill CA on December 31, 2018
These have a seam over the outside edge of my big toe that I know will drive me insane.
Zappos Reviewer on December 30, 2018
I've ordered these shoes a few years ago in a size 9 1/2 and it fit perfectly so was surprised when this pair ran so small. Perhaps this pair was mislabeled. Nonetheless, I returned it and received full credit. I like the service and turnaround time using Zappos and this experience will not deter future purchases.
Zappos Reviewer on December 20, 2018
I have an old pair of 5 10 freerider size ten. All my other shoes are size ten. Size ten was too small in this shoe I returned them and got a 10.5, they fit great.
Zappos Reviewer on December 01, 2018
Sticky, supportive, fit well.
Zappos Reviewer on November 23, 2018
Good fit, sole rigid enough for pedaling, but flexible enough for walking.
Serge from Chicago on November 20, 2018
Great shoes for the trail and beyond. Excellent grip on the pedals and the uppers keep my feet dry even when riding throu small creeks.
Zappos Reviewer on November 20, 2018
The new version of the guide tennie has taken the shoe out of the realm of serious outdoor people to a city shoe. No longer offers a gusseted tongue or full grain leather upper. I long for the guide tennie of the old days.
Aaron on November 18, 2018
This was my first purchase of this brand. Was happy that the size, for me, seemed in agreement with the specialized MTB shoe sizes I have purchased the last several years. These shoes are very sticky. Love that. Stiffness is right for me. Stiffer than Pearl Izumi X-alp, but still able to walk around in them for hour + after the ride.
Zappos Reviewer on November 12, 2018
I was super-surprised by how well these fit. I have somewhat narrow feet, with a larger arch (I usually wear superfeet inserts to support my arches). These shoes fit great initially even without the superfeet!
Zappos Reviewer on November 10, 2018
The soles delaminated after a few weekends of approaches in West Virginia. I'm very disappointed. The latest style is far more chunky than my preferred previous two generations of the guide tennies; the elevated insole and overall additional bulk decrease the climbing comfort, and at least for my foot, getting the shoe tight enough to climb well also makes it uncomfortable. The substantial padding seems to make the shoe quite warm a well. Overall, I'm displeased with these shoes after two earlier iterations from 5.10.
Zappos Reviewer on November 03, 2018
Two things I like is the padded toe area which has helped me with end toe pain and the toe box is ample wide which also helps relieve front foot pain. I have rode in both hot 85f to cool 40f without any discomfort. I am very pleased with the overall quality and hopefully they will last for a couple of years use.
Ray from Powhatan VA on October 22, 2018
Heel popped out every footstep. Lost all ninja cred.
Ryebread from Tampa on October 22, 2018
Really small. I had to order one full size larger.
Zappos Reviewer on October 15, 2018
TL/DR: Canvas model breathes much better than leather model, and these run a half-size small so order up 1/2. Super-grippy on pedals! I normally wear a US size 11, but an 11 in these was a little bit small. The 11.5 fit me much better. I prefer wide-width shoes, but can still wear medium-width if a shoe isn't available in wide. These are medium-width and they are fine, but if they were offered in wide I'd totally go for those instead. Regarding bike pedal grip, I am highly impressed. This is the first pair of Five Ten Freeriders I've owned and I'm totally a believer now. These things gripped the flats on my MTB super well. By the way - the canvas version of the Freerider breathes MUCH better than the regular leather Freerider. I had first purchased the regular leather version, but after wearing them at home for ten minutes or so my feet were hot. I decided to order the canvas version to compare. I stuck my hand down into the toe of each version and blew towards the toe of the shoe to compare how much air flow each had. With the leather version I couldn't really even feel any air on my hand, but with the canvas one I definitely could. So back the leather ones went and I kept the canvas ones.
Dallas from Plano, TX on October 06, 2018