The Five Ten District is a new urban casual commuter shoe that comes in flat pedal and SPD versions. The Upper is a PU-coated leather, so water will roll right off and it’s super durable. Bottom has a siped Stealth Marathon non-marking rubber outsole. It’s not quite as sticky as their climbing rubber, but it’ll last longer. It has a high rubber content, too, so it damps vibration really well (they say better than Vibram and other similar materials), so it’ll be more comfortable on long rides.
Prices are $90 for flats, $100 for clipless. Available by August in Ivy and Black.
Not shown, there’s a new Freerider Kids Velcro shoe that takes the lace up version and converts to three Velcro straps. It’s the same as the adult version with the Marathon non-marking rubber outsole. Retail is $70, available in July. Sizes from 10.5 kids to 3 youth.
The Guide Tennie model was introduced in the late ‘80s as a hybrid between a climbing shoe and approach shoe, able to be used for light hiking and recreational climbing. It was designed by their guides, and it’s evolved over the years into more and more of a tennis shoe similar to the Access.
Now, they’ve taken it back to its roots and made it a proper approach shoe that works as a climbing shoe on cabled routes and bouldering. There’s more padding around the ankle and heel, laces run far down to the toe, and the toe box is more naturally shaped to accommodate your foot’s natural shape. It uses their C4 Stealth Rubber, which is their top climbing rubber. $120, available in July, men’s and women’s. It would make a good riding shoe, too.
Access has a new women’s model that’ll come in leather and mesh versions that’ll be available this fall. It has a lower volume, women’s specific last with a snugger heel and a bit shorter achilles heel cup. Retail is $130-$140, with Stealth S1 rubber, same as what’s on a lot of their flat pedal bike shoes.
Coming next year, they’re adding a knit construction that’ll be the first time they’ve used that type of upper. It’ll be available on the Access and this new Sleuth Slip On that’s coming in January.