Five ten makes shoes for all pursuits. It's latest and greatest are a new trail-building shoe, the Diddie, and a stunt riding shoe, the Danny.
Diddie Schneider has built more than 300 bike tracks from Germany to Malaysia to Dubai, and has been a stunt rider in more than 700 shows, movies and expos. He needed a shoe that would be as good for trail building as for riding. He went to Five Ten to make it.Five Ten's Diddie has a nubuck leather upper that's stain and water resistant, and a toe cap that's low profile to fit in a cage. Reinforcing patches bump up durability and the heavy duty lace cover is designed to protect. The sticky rubber keeps your treads on the hill and your feet on the pedals. Available now, $165, fiveten.com.
If death-defying tail whips, wheelies and backflips are on your to-do list, this is the shoe for you. Named after street trials rider Danny MacAskill, it's nearly as sticky as a climbing shoe, with dense foam ankle support to protect you from obstacles that others would consider insurmountable but you ride anyway. It's stiff and stable for efficiency and control. Available now, $135, fiveten.com.