The Freerider EPS and Freerider EPS MID are back for winter, initially launched back in 2017 and building on the successes of the Freerider DLX, the new Five Ten Freerider EPS range takes it to the next level with PrimaLoft® insulation to keep riders feet warm no matter how cold the conditions.
By using a single piece of leather across the forefoot Five Ten have minimized the number of seams on the shoe, this significantly reduces areas in which water may ingress into the shoe thus better keeping your feet dry – that’s not to say the shoes are waterproof but they will repel water splashed onto the shoes whilst you fly down wet trails.
PrimaLoft® insulation is used from the instep forward, including the tongue but excluding the heel cup, instead of PrimaLoft® the foam of the heel cup is wrapped with closed-cell neoprene which will help to retain heat while repelling water.
Additional insulation in the sock liner and the vamp as well as an insulated, heat-reflective footboard maintain core temperature and further reflect the cold while riding in the snow whilst the fully gusseted tongue keeps water and mud out of the shoe while the high-top ankle cuff offers additional stability and protection from the elements.
The EPS does also feature Five Ten’s STEALTH® S1™ outsoles which continues to be their benchmark compound for hiking and mountain biking shoes thanks to its capacity to absorbs far more shock than traditional rubber outsoles whilst its high friction properties offer a balance between grip and durability which makes the S1™ compound highly versatile.
The Freerider EPS is designed to take on the winter elements, protecting feet from the cold with PrimaLoft® Gold insulation and providing the dependable traction and pedal contact of STEALTH® S1™ rubber. Using a variety of heat-retentive materials, the Freerider EPS will be the shoe of choice for any winter excursion.
Founded in 1985, Five Ten is dedicated to making the absolute best outdoor sports footwear available although initially focused on climbing they began developing models for alternative sports such as mountain biking and the rest, as they say, is history.