Five Ten Kestrel Clipless Shoes


While looking like a cross between futuristic soccer cleats and Italian loafers, the fresh Kestrel is a sleek all-mountain shoe with the stiffest build of the Five Ten line. 

Stealth Rubber Soles: Once again, Five Ten’s soles are cause for celebration. The Kestrel incorporates two types of rubber: stiffer C4 around the pedal contact zone for quick and easy clipping and impressive power transfer, plus softer Mi6 in the toe and heel for comfort and traction. The sole is lug free: testers noted that Kestrels crushed dry, rocky conditions but toe lugs would have been appreciated in mud and muck. 

Design: The Kestrel is void of the beefy build that many Five Ten fans have come know and love. It’s sleek, trimmed down; aptly named after a precisely evolved bird of prey. This on-trail predator has an ultra-stiff vertebra – a carbon-infused shank –supported up front by the armor of a synthetic toe box and a noticeably tough heel cup around the back. Heel hold is ironclad (carbonclad?), especially when synched down with the BOA tightening system. 

Bottom Line: A stiff yet comfortable, sleek yet armored, burly yet agile paradox to be favored by those who enjoy the up as much as the down. 

Tech Specs

Key Features:

  • Breathable mesh upper with synthetic, weather-resistant toe box combines comfort and protection
  • BOA closure delivers custom fit with the turn of a dial—no laces to tie or straps to tighten
  • Carbon-infused shanks enhance power transfer for efficient pedaling
  • Hydrophobic foam midsoles provide cushioning and won't soak up the water
  • Dual-density rubber outsoles provide a smooth, catch-free pedal interface while still providing the traction when you need to hike your bike
  • Reinforced toe boxes with rubber toe bumpers protect against impact and enhance durability

Size: 5 - 14

Weight: 14.2 oz

Materials: [body] polyester, [toe box] synthetic leather

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