If you spend as much time as MegaSkill perfecting your urban prowess, you'll dig his new signature kick—the Five Ten Danny Macaskill Shoe. Based on the techie-trail-rippin' Freeride Shoe, the Danny-optimized version features a beefed up toe box and heel counter to reduce shock from those occasional proficiency-dialing bails.
The reinforced heel and toe cup on these shoes have literally saved me from breaking toes or bones in my feet multiple times. Whether loose rocks are blowing up underneath you and banging on your bottom bracket or your trails have a lot of tree stumps looking to take off your toes, these are the only way to go. They are the strongest shoes I have ever owned, but they may also be the heaviest. If you don't require a lot of protection I wouldn't recommend the Danny's, due to their weight and breathability. These are a warm shoe to be wearing in TX but protection comes before comfort, especially when it comes to my feet. Lots of style on these shoes; they look even better in person. Machine washable but they take a while to dry (again due to their weight). I got them on deal and wish I would have grabbed 2 pairs! Comfortable protection that will last, no questions asked.
These are my favorite platform shoes. Fit much like the Freeriders, but have the best foot bed ever! I have even used the foot bed in my other MTB shoes.
Very sticky and true to size.
Ride well and wear well off the trail.
shoes are very stick which is great for keeping them wellnanted on your pedals down bumpy terrain, also shoes look great and are easy to walk in. i love the little cali license plate in the back of the heel. nice touch!