FiveTen Minnaar shoes review

Sticky clipless mountain bike footwear

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £94.99 RRP | USD $129.95
Fiveten Minaar Shoes

Our review

Sturdy clipless shoes with sticky soles – best on platform pedals
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FiveTen have entered the clipless shoe arena with their Minnaar and stealthy Hellcat shoes, which use a similar sticky rubber sole to their famous flat pedal footwear. Grip off the bike is pretty good, and on platform-style clipless pedals it’s noticeably better than it is with other shoes.

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The sole feels quite deep though, and does suffer from some lateral flex. This works well on platform pedals because it enables you to move around, but on smaller, trail-style pedals such as Shimano XTRs, the shoes lack support and the flex can make the outside of your foot ache on longer rides.

The upper looks great and features a huge Velcro strap for adjustment and lace retention. Both the toe and heel box offer plenty of protection. We did have to trim a little material from the cleat recess for optimum use with cleats in a rearward position.

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Due to a fairly wide fit we found that we had to tie the laces extremely tightly to avoid heel slippage off the bike. That ended up pinching our feet a bit, so we recommend you try the shoes on for size first. That said, the overall feel is great and they take a knock well. We’ve been living in ours and like them a lot.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Minaar shoes (11)
Brand Five Ten

Available Colours Red/White/Black
Features • Perforated action leather • Color: White / Black • Reinforced eyestay • Sizes: 6-12, 13, 14 • Double stitching • One-piece molded Stealth® Phantom™ outsole • Weight: (Size 9) 20.9oz/592.50g • SPD compatible