They're currently being tested and ridden by a few select pros. They will be available in both white and black this fall along with a few other bike specific models. Look for them in the Olympics this summer in China on the feet of a few Team USA members.
I agree .they arent the best looking.......in fact I liked the old Intense ones the best........but what I am saying is maybe a bit less grip in the compound, a little better styling maybe, to shave some weight and the addition of an SPD........I think that would be a nice shoe. Something about those old blue and orange Intense ones were sweet.....I dont think they were as grippy either...............they were really nice....I still rock them around the garage.
The Fivetens are SUPER grippy...........maybe even to much in my opinion, and really heavy.
Yah I was going to say 5-10's making a clipless shoe would lose them street cred from the flat pedal crowd.
Therefore losing more of their original clients, than the few picked up by producing a spd model...
What about the Masterbater or Excavator or whatever shoe vans put out 6-8 yrs. back they were good
except the upper heel would wear through to the plastic, which hurt like hell...
But, fix that and I thought it was a cool enough shoe.
I have like 4 pairs of those lying around. Both the vans checkerboard ones, and the super sweet vans crossovers. If you look really closely, Jurgen Beneke has been making his comeback on some old school red crossovers. Best DH SPD shoes ever made.
Ya, the asymmetrical tongue. The crossovers were a better shoes in my opinion. Both were super comfortable. As for them not lasting, I rode those blue and orange ones for about 3 years on and off (I had 2 pairs). The gray and orange ones i rode for about 2 season before the sole started to come off. When i threw them out, they were all wearing through the sole (usually heel peeling off, and worn around cleat).