Designed for mountain bikers who ride every-day regardless of the weather; with a DWR treated upper the Freerider DLX will keep the worst of the weather out.
Rebranded in 2019 as the Freerider DLX (previously known as the Freerider Element) the model is a variant of the Classic Freerider but designed specifically for the British market where (let’s be honest) the weather is often a bit damp especially in our neck of the woods here in Cumbria where being a fair-weather rider will seriously limit your trail time, to say the least.
Five Ten is all about performance and technical advantage and so they've upped the bar by adding this weatherized Freerider the range. This all-mountain shoe has a DWR treated synthetic upper that beads and repels water like a duck.
With its comfortable fit, supportive midsole and high-friction STEALTH® Freerider Dotty tread outsole combine with STEALTH® S1™ outsoles which are without doubt the preferred compound for hiking and mountain biking shoes thanks to its unique capacity to absorb 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 DLX is ideal for all-around mountain biking, it's largely based on the original Freerider with all its qualities but with a weather-resistant upper which makes the DLX the ideal shoe for year round riding here in the UK.
- STEALTH® S1™ rubber outsole
- Quick-drying durable water repellant (DWR) treated synthetic upper
- Classic Dotty™ tread
- One-piece molded cupsole
Five Ten Sizing Advice
For tight fit, go one size down.
For a loose fit, go one size up.
The sizing for Five Ten shoes has shifted over the past few years, historically the shoes were famous for being quite roomy so riders would often size down. However, the later models such as anything with Pro in the name feature a more athletic, a narrower, closer fit for performance.
We'd recommend you follow the sizing advice below, testing a range of models in the office (a member of staff, typically wears a UK 10/Euro 44 and a 280mm foot length) always opted for UK 9.5 with the exception for the Freerider Pro, Impact Pro and Hellcat Pro for which he sized up to a UK 10.
- Place a piece of paper on a hard floor with one end of the wall, stand on the piece of paper (wearing socks) with the heel slightly touching the wall.
- Mark the end of your longest toe with a pencil for both feet, it's easier if you let someone help you with this.
- Measure your marking from the wall (heel) to the longest toe for both feet, take the larger of the foot lengths and compare it with the sizing chart above to work out your ideal Five Ten shoe size.