Five Ten have been making kids versions of their iconic Classic Freerider for many years now and to be honest, there isn’t much they could do to improve what was already a pretty awesome kid's cycling shoe.
However, one aspect they did figure could do with some attention was doing away with the fiddly laces - kids seldom have the patience to properly tie their laces before bolting out the door and out on their bike meaning either their laces will come undone or they’ll just leave them knotted tightly but fitted loosely so that they can just slip them on and off again.
Fitting three velcro straps to fasten the shoes in hindsight was a no-brainer but hey ho, they managed to transform a fantastic kid's cycling shoe into a perfect cycling shoe.
Parents will still appreciate the durable STEALTH® Marathon™ outsole which provides long-lasting, non-marking and yet sticky rubber for optimal grip on everything from dirt to concrete, STEALTH® Marathon™ is designed to go the distance. Marathon was originally developed by Five Ten to stand up to the abuse their in-house professional BMX’ers and skaters gave their shoes so the compound shouldn’t have too many difficulties serving your mini-me.
The Freerider VCS is equally for fearless kids who want to have two-wheeled adventures but also for those on family rides around trail parks or through local parks, as kids often forget to take their shoes off when walking back into the house the Marathon™ outsole is both highly durable and non-marking.
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.