The Freerider Pro bridges the gap between two other shoes in the Five Ten lineup, the Freerider Contact and the Impact VXi. The shoe features a burly synthetic upper, ample protection for all conditions riding, and a tried and true Dotty S1 rubber sole. The Freerider Pro is sure to please most riders, from casual weekend riders to aggressive enduro riders and everyone in between.
Our testing team is split on this shoe. For some it was the favorite while others much preferred the or top-rated Freerider Contact. What is undeniable is how good looking and versatile this shoe is. We used it for bike commuting, around town and even on moderate hikes (it has some traction but is pretty slippery, especially when the tread gets worn.) If you want one shoe to do about everything in, this is it. It was also incredibly durable which made swallowing the $150 price tag a little easier. That said, it didn't score as high as other shoes in our test. It's not quite as sticky as the Freerider Contact and doesn't the traction, protection or comfort of the award-winning Shimano GR7.