Former World Champion and World Cup winner Greg Minnaar asked Five Ten to build him some new shoes. The Five Ten Minnaar Shoe is the result. It's an SPD-compatible shoe that works as well on the mountain as it does at the local taco joint. No matter the venue, the black and white styling looks sharp.
The Minnaar Shoe has a Five Ten Stealth rubber sole. Only this time, it's not black as we'd expect, but red. Not to worry, it's just as sticky and you can expect secure traction on flat pedals. One of the inherent qualities of Five Ten rubber is the durability. No other rubber out there is as sticky and lasts as long against the offenses of the gnarly traction pins on your pedals. If you plan to use the Minnaar Shoe with SPD-style pedals, you'll simply need to remove the cleat pocket cover and replace it with your cleat, clip in and go. The Minnaars have a stiff enough midsole to complement the additional performance of clipless pedals.
The uppers are a combo of black and white action leather. All of the seams are double stitched for durability. And we really like that the lace eyelets have metal grommets. This means they'll lace up more easily, and tensioning the shoe before a downhill run is quicker and more thorough down the forefoot. To top it all off, a Velcro strap is used to secure the midfoot, and it keeps the laces under control and out of your chain.
The Five Ten Minnaar Shoe is Black and White and comes in half sizes from men's 6 through 12, with a full size jump to 13 and another to 14.
The Five Ten Men's Minnaar Shoe. We designed this shoe for bike racing champion Greg Minnaar. He asked us for a SPD shoe with super high friction Stealth-and we delivered! Action leather uppers with reinforced stitching and a Velcro strap closure. Stiff, powerful midsole with a one-piece molded Stealth Phantom Red outsole.
|Outsole:||Stealth Phantom Red|
|Five Ten Hellcat Minnaar Shoe||$139.95|
I am a five ten fan and these shoes are pretty sweet. They are stiff but still flexable enough for wearing around town if you remove the clips. I like that you have the option to install the clips or not, it makes these alot more versitile. Also they look nice, I'm not a spandex jockey and it seems like most of the clipless shoes are designed to been worn with a skin tight man-a-tard. Thumbs up to Five Ten for another great pair of shoes.
On a side note, they are a little on the wide side for most peddles cleats. So be aware of that when mounting the clips.
I have used these shoes for a couple seasons now. They are quite stiff and feel very solid when riding through rough terrain. Most people don't even realize that they have cleats (which I like :) The one drawback is that they are quite heavy. I am planning to find another shoe for longer XC rides.