The Freerider EPS MID returns to the Five Ten range for the winter months, building on the successes of the Freerider DLX (formerly the Freerider Element), the Freerider EPS MID 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.
The EPS MID does also feature Five Ten’s STEALTH® S1™ outsoles which maintain 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 an ideal all-round model but with its DWR-Treated Leather uppers and PrimaLoft® insulation, it is more suited for the colder months, however like it's classic brethren its ideal for aggressive all-mountain riding with STEALTH® S1™ remain the sound choice of outsole compound for performance and durability.
- This high top version offers greater ankle support for challenging rides
- STEALTH® S1™ rubber outsole
- DWR-Treated Leather uppers
- PrimaLoft® insulation
- Lace closure system
- One-piece moulded cupsole
- Classic Dotty™ tread
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.