Five Ten Raven SPD Shoes

DESCRIPTION

Riders looking for understated style, serious performance, and bomber durability will appreciate the Five Ten Raven Shoe. The Raven combines Five Ten's sticky rubber sole, a nylon shank, an Action leather upper, and an asymmetrical lace cover for the performance and durability that you need to crank through season-after-hucking-season.The Raven Shoe has a Five Ten Stealth rubber sole. Stealth rubber gives you tons of grip so your feet stay firmly planted on the pedals. This soft rubber compound also provides grip when you're off the bike scrambling up a sketchy section, and is extremely durable. No other rubber out there is as sticky and lasts as long against the offenses of the gnarly traction pins on your pedals. If you've ever pedaled in regular shoes, you know how annoying the flexible sole feels. Five Ten gave the Raven a stiff-but-sensitive shank that provides a solid pedaling platform without taking away from pedal feel or the natural flex of the shoe. The Raven also comes with ankle padding that adds support, more direct and responsive shoe-to-pedal input, and protection in the event of a crash, and an asymmetrical lace protector that will save your laces during your ride. The Five Ten Raven Shoe comes in Nevermore Black and is available in whole and half sizes from 6 to 12, and sizes 13 and 14.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 03, 2016]
lew242
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Grippy, strong, good looking, long lasting.

Weakness:

Rip feet apart when walking, horrible feeling on flats, rip heels apart when walking.

Even though these are billed for DH/FR I wouldn't use them for that as I prefer flats. Logically you'd think that these would be fine on flats, but for some reason the cleats mean the sole is extra thick and there is no feeling on the pedals like there is a one inch concrete sole on the bottom of your shoe, and the cleats themselves can be felt rubbing on the pedals, making it worse (metal on metal). I tried to use them for AM/Enduro but I had to walk up very steep natural trails and they ripped my heels apart giving me horrible blisters.

I found that they are best for XC/CX or road, but the only problem is they weigh 1.5kg and a cheap pair of touring or road shoes is 650g, so that's nearly an extra kg on the bike in rotating weight.

So they are sort of good for nothing unless you are some clipped-in DH racer, and even then there are probably better shoes out there.

It's not the end of the world, as they really last well like all sole-stitched fivetens, and look pretty good, but I wouldn't buy them again, although I would buy flat sole fivetens again.

Similar Products Used:

Fiveten Freerider, Impact Low and Shimano road shoes.

[May 22, 2014]
KrisTianD
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Look, protection

Weakness:

Very poor quality, bad commercial service

I decides to buy these 5 Ten Raven shoes to use it in DH and enduro use with SPD shimano pedals to replace my old Shimano DX.
I liked the look, the waterproof aspect with the large rubber and were confortable.

My pair of 5 Ten Raven totally destroyed after one season of riding (enduro, trail riding and bikepark 2days / week).
Coat get out, got some holes on the side of the shoes, and the 2 cleats break.

Asking for warranty at 5 Ten, they answer me that I practice too much MTB...

Byebye 5 Ten, it was my first and last pair of your crapy product.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano DX

[Aug 28, 2013]
dirtdawg21892

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Comfortable. Seems durable. can be used for either flats or clips. pretty sweet shoe.

Weakness:

heavy. looks a little frumpy IMHO, but i didn't buy them to look at em.

Just got these to replace an old set of 661 cleats that finally gave up, they are a big improvement. They run wide, but so do I, the size 11's fit me perfectly. Havent used them long enough to test the durability, but they seem pretty tough. overall a solid shoe.

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