Trials superstar Danny MacAskill’s signature riding shoes are a bit slimmer and lower profile than Five Ten’s usual offerings, blending technical performance with more casual styling. When it comes to grip though, these kicks are definitely not inferior, and the brand’s signature ‘Stealth S1’ dotty rubber sole offers the same exceptional level of traction we’ve come to expect.
Compared to Five Ten’s Impact and Freerider shoes, the tread pattern on these is slightly wider spaced, which allows your foot a small amount of ‘float’ on the pedal. We found this quite useful, for dirt jumping especially, where it’s good to be able to reposition your feet.
That said, we had no problems wearing these on the trail bike too – although, with a brushed leather finish and no sewn-in tongue, we wouldn’t recommend them in the wet.
There’s also a lot less ankle support and impact protection on these than other models, so hardcore enduro and DH riders should probably look elsewhere.
The good thing about these shoes, though, is you can wear them to work without looking too out of place, and then hit the skatepark or trails straight out of the door.