These might be a ways off, but FiveTen has borrowed some of parent company adidas’ trail and hiking shoes’ tech to create a new series of mountain bike shoes aimed at the all-day and multi-day riders who might spend a good bit of time hike-a-biking as much as riding. Built on the Terrex platform, the new FiveTen Trailcross will get their own rubber and the signature dot tread pattern, with both low and high versions for men and women.
The Trailcross is built on a running last, meant for bikepacking and very walkable, but not so flexible that your feet will fatigue from pedaling in them. The uppers are made of waterproof materials, but with drain holes so it won’t hold water and dries out super fast after creek crossings. All of which means they’re great for Transalp riding where there’s lots of hike-a-bike sections and more.
A high top version builds D3O into the ankle sides, and has a cuff to keep debris out, making it a great option if you’re riding out into the woods to dig. Coming for spring/summer ’20, priced around $140-160 (final MSRP is TBD).
Sleuth Deluxe gets new looks
The Sleuth Deluxe gets two new versions around the same time – a PU Leather upper with DWR coating with Phantom rubber, and a canvas version with a less sticky rubber at the request of some slope style riders.
Look for men’s and women’s versions of all of these.
Lastly, the Freerider Pro and other popular models will get a fresh coat of color and highlights, but otherwise carry over unchanged.