Five Ten Men's Karver

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The Five Ten Men’s Impact Karver Bike Shoes provide the grip of Stealth S1 rubber, extra mid-top protection on the inside of your ankle, and a cover to keep your laces from getting sucked into your chain. Basically, these shoes are all you need to crush a nasty freeride trail or leave your friends gawking during an urban assault. No matter your style of riding, these Five Ten shoes rule as long as you’ve learned the advantage of flats.


The Five Ten Men's Karver Shoe. Built for bumps, logs, and jumps. Designed for flat pedal mountain biking, the Karver offers unprecedented freedom from clips. The mid-height ankle has moderate padding for comfort and control, and supportive action leather uppers protect your feet. Stealth S1 outsoles are the stickiest interface between pedals and feet available.
Designed for flat pedal mountain biking, the Karver by Five Ten® is what you have been looking for.
Supportive action leather uppers protect your feet while you're flying down the track.
This rugged and durable shoe works great in a variety of scenerios.
Hook and loop closure ensures a snug and secure fit.
Mid-height ankle has moderate padding for comfort and control.
Stealth® S1™ outsoles are the stickiest interface between pedals and feet available.
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Also available for: Women
Closure:Lace, Velcro
Outsole:Stealth S1
Upper:Action Leather
Weight:1 lb 6 oz
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Five Ten Karver Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I have had these shoes for almost two years now, and they see regular use. They are very boot like; heavy, high on the ankle, and fairly rigid yet they still have some flex and cushion. Also, like a boot, they do a pretty good job at shedding water. The foot bed is very comfortable, and slipping them on and off is relatively easy. These are not pretty shoes, but they are very functional. I do a lot of riding in and around the Wasatch Mountains, from DH resort riding to quasi-CC 6 hour grinds along the Wasatch Crest then bombing back down to the valley floor. These are the only shoes I use when mountain biking now. As a side note: They are great for stomping around the dog park too.
Christopher E - customer at on 09/16/2012
These shoes have replaced my 1st generation 5.10 high top Mt. bike shoes. The stealth rubber is awesome, so awesome it almost feels like your using SPD shoes given how well they grip. The one stand out thing for me is the rigid sole, it's really noticeable when railing single track. I wish the style was a little better. The smoke pattern is kind of lame and the blue wouldn't have been my first choice. The high ankle on the crank arm side is just as high as a regular hightop. Buy them, you won't be disappointed.
RG - customer at on 05/19/2011

I bought the shoes for my bike a couple months ago. I was just waiting on my Straightline pedals To show up. I tried clipless pedals and I decided I did not like them. Some random person I was passing mountain biking recommended trying 510 shoes and some good pedals. Absolutely love the feel of the shoes how they grip the pedals and that I can wear them to the store after I'm done riding. I wouldn't change anything on these shoes.

Jas4883342 at on 10/02/2011

Very sticky, great protection. Rode these for a couple laps at Downieville then all day Northstar the following day and very happy with them. I put super feet in which I think is a must.

aav3356608 at on 08/14/2011

You need to like this shoe when you order it. It's bullet proof. It may never wear out. Stiff, sticky, and comfortable.

slowpoke at on 07/04/2011

Grippy. I like to wear clips for DH. These are the closest thing when riding flats. Great shoes

greg at on 03/28/2013

Just like the Impact shoe, but with more ankle protection, and my laces stay tied.

jas3258476 at on 10/04/2009

the cat on the bottom of the sole means glue.

Mario C. at on 06/10/2010

Negative Reviews:

I'm not sure what's going on with 5.10 and their shoes, but I've already owned a pair of these that I loved -- until they packed out and started making my feet ache and giving me insane calf and knee fatigue. So I bought new ones from BC,thinking it was just the age. Turns out -- it's not. The new ones have KILLED me, even though I ordered a size down to prevent packing out and they fit great. The pain only exists when I'm wearing these (as opposed to my Shimano SPD's or my Shimano clipless DH shoes), and I'm really sad about it -- the Stealth rubber is the jam. :(

Amanda Batty at on 08/20/2013

Neutral Reviews:

I got these shoes for a mix of riding. Trail riding, xc and dirt jumps. I've had about 6 months on them. Some impressions: 1. These shoes are big physically and a bit clunky at first. They're heavy. 2. They provide excellent protection, with a firm toe box. 3. They are are kind of high - as in the distance between the bottom of your foot and the pedal is noticeably higher than other shoes - this took a little getting used to. 4. In the summer, these get pretty warm. 5. If you get caught in a rain storm, and water gets in around the ankle area, these retain all the water and turn into boat anchors. 6. Each shoe has seven (7) 5.10 logos on it... seriously! 7. The styling leaves a bit to be desired, but I'm not going to knock them for that. I will remark on the grippy rubber that comes up and around the side of the shoe - this is really extraneous and unnecessary in a biking shoe. The flap that covers the laces doesn't cinch down well and you end up looking like Perseus with his winged sandals. 8. The sole is sticky - it takes some getting used to, particularly when jumping. The sole is relatively stiff. You don't feel like your sole is bending around the pedal when riding uphill. That said, these have been decent shoes. I listened to the hype and expected more. They really are best suited for gravity. If you're going to do a lot of mixed trail riding, I suggest looking elsewhere.
Mp - customer at on 01/19/2012

The fit of this shoe is a bit uncomfortable at first and takes some getting used to with the raised ankle cover. Loads of foam that will break in over time. Shoe is definitely built for DH use. Stealth rubber is as grippy as grippy can get. I'd look to something with a little less bulk if your doing more freeride style riding.

Andrew Swindle at on 12/15/2012