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Sneak peek: FiveTen’s new Kestrel BOA shoe and Breast Cancer Awareness collection

FiveTen Kestrel BOA, side
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If you like lightweight clip-in shoes, recycled materials and charitable actions, check out what FiveTen has coming this fall and next spring. The big release is their new Kestrel BOA, a lightweight clip-in shoe aimed at gravel or downcountry/XC riders.

FiveTen’s parent company Adidas has also created a Breast Cancer Awareness collection, featuring several shoe models for riding, running or hiking. For the month of October, proceeds from these shoe sales will be donated to support women and men who are fighting the disease. These shoes haven’t been officially released yet, but we found them on display at Crankworx Whistler and got some details on the incoming models.

FiveTen Kestrel BOA:

FiveTen Kestrel BOA, pair

The new Kestrel BOA is intended for downcountry, XC or gravel riding, and according to FiveTen it’s the first clip-in shoe of its type made from recycled and reclaimed materials. It’s also a very lightweight shoe, with a men’s size 11.5 weighing 12 ounces. Aside from the BOA Fit System, other features include an impact resistant toe box, breathable but abrasion-resistant uppers, and a no-slip heel.

FiveTen Kestrel BOA, sole

The sole of the Kestrel BOA features FiveTen’s Stealth Marathon rubber to provide a little grip when you’re taking a break on the trailside, or grabbing a post-ride beverage. Their full length plate is made from repurposed materials with glass fiber reinforcement. The Kestrel BOA will officially launch next April. MSRP is $230.

Breast Cancer Awareness collection:

FiveTen Freerider Pro Canvas, Breast Cancer Awareness collection

When FiveTen’s Bike Footwear Category Director Luke Hontz found out his mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer, he wanted to do something to help. He approached Adidas with the idea of creating some special edition shoes to raise money for those affected by the disease, and Adidas agreed. They then employed the artistic skills of FiveTen athlete Veronique Sandler, who penned the graphics for the Breast Cancer Awareness shoes. Pink accents adorn each shoe, as pink is the color of breast cancer awareness.

FiveTen Freerider Pro Canvas, Breast Cancer Awareness collection, signature

Seen above is the Freerider Pro Canvas, the only MTB shoe in the collection.

Breast Cancer Awareness collection, Adidas Terrex Freehiker 2 and Terrex Agravic Ultra

Pictured above are Adidas’ Terrex Freehiker 2 (in the back) and the Terrex Agravic Ultra (up front) boasting their Breast Cancer Awareness colors and graphics. The Freehiker 2 is an updated model, and we don’t have details on it yet. The Agravic Ultra is a running shoe.

Adidas’ Ultraboost running shoe (not pictured) will also be part of the Breast Cancer Awareness collection. All shoes in this collection will be available in women’s and men’s sizes, so anyone can show their support and make a donation to a good cause.

Adidas Breast Cancer Awareness collection, insole
Photo c. Adidas

The Breast Cancer Awareness collection will launch in late September and be sold through October, the official Breast Cancer Awareness month. Keep an eye on Adidas’ website for full details and pricing.


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1 year ago

Oh the new kestrel is looking nice! I have the current version and am not a fan of them due to the laces and the under developed heel cup. This could be a good solution for me.

1 year ago

So close! The Five Ten Kestrel BOA has potential, but misses the mark. Get rid of the velcro and go with two BOA dials! Velcro get wet, dusty and ratty. Hard pass for me on anything with velcro. Even Specialized removed the velcro toe strap on their latest S-Works shoes, realizing that dual BOA’s are sufficient and simply look more aesthetically pleasing.

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