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60 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
Stylish, grippy, and fit is spot on.
Pros: Casual style, do-it-all functionality from street style to launching jumps. Cons: Not the best sole grip or support for more serious riding
The non-marking and adequately flexible rubber outsole complements a pedal-gripping tread design. This combination aims to provide a walkable comfort for casual use and efficient grip and rigidity for excellent power transfer while pedaling.
The Five Ten brand markets this shoe as the model with the lowest profile in its product line. This helps achieve that casual look and allows maximum ankle movement.
Non-marking and durable rubber outsole. The Sleuth is engineered using the brand’s Marathon rubber outsole technology. This innovation is said to be the most durable rubber compound out of the brand’s lineup. It is also known for its ability not to leave any mark on indoor floors.
Superb grip. Clad with Five Ten’s signature Micro-Dotty tread design, this shoe offers excellent traction. It helps keep the foot from slipping on the pedal.
Versatile function. The Marathon rubber compound is rigid enough for efficient power transfer while on the bike and flexibility for comfortable strutting around town.
The Sleuth employs a flat outsole design. This shoe type is suitable for any flat bike pedal model. Try it with the following top-rated bike pedal designs: OneUp Composite Pedals, Crank Brothers Stamp 3, Race Face Chester, Shimano XT PD-M8040, Diety TMac, and Race Face Atlas.
Cycling shoes with flat outsoles give riders the freedom to plant their feet any time they need to, especially during urgent times. They eliminate the fear of hitting the ground due to not unclipping out of the pedal in time. Moreover, this allows the cyclist to focus on honing their technical skills on rough trails.
Increased durability. This shoe’s suede leather upper offers superb durability to get more extended wear. In addition to this, metal-clad eyelets help improve sturdiness.
Casual good looks. The upper’s simple design exudes a relaxed demeanor. Closely resembling the classic skate shoe’s aesthetic, this pair looks stylish enough for work to the bar or for just chilling with friends.
Excellent lockdown fit. With a reinforced heel cup along with a lace-up closure system, wearers are treated with a secure lockdown fit. Hence no user would worry about heel slippage.
Lightly padded footbeds and collars offer the wearers enhanced comfort. The Five Ten Sleuth employs a comfortable sneaker-like fit but more robust, heavier and stiffer than common casual pairs. The lace-up closure prevents any pressure point.
The Sleuth model features a slightly cushioned insole. Combined with a die-cut EVA midsole, this shoe aims to provide enhanced in-step comfort and cushioning.
- Lace loop is placed on the tongue to keep it from sliding to either side.
- Branding can be seen on the lateral side of the upper, tongue, and insole.
- The Sleuth is also offered in deluxe and slip-on versions. They are respectively called Five Ten Sleuth DLX and Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On.
- The collars are slightly cushioned for improved comfort.