Who should buy the Five Ten Sleuth DLX

Described by the brand to be both a bike shoe and an everyday sneaker, the Sleuth DLX is functional and stylish at the same time. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that is sleek and sneaker-like design.
  • Need a shoe that has Grippy flat outsoles.
  • Need a shoe that provides a balance between rigidity and flex.

Five Ten Sleuth DLX logo

Stealth phantom rubber

The Five Ten Sleuth DLX employs the brand's non-marking Stealth Phantom rubber. This rubber compound was originally engineered specifically for the military. It yields excellent grip, adequate stiffness with a modest flex for all-day comfort.

Five Ten Sleuth DLX Stealth phantom rubber

This shoe also features the brand's Micro Dotty outsole tread, which provides off-bike grip and vibration dampening as well.

Five Ten Sleuth DLX cleat system

The Five Ten Sleuth DLX is a flat MTB shoe that works excellently with the following mountain bike flat pedals: Spank Oozy Trail, Exotic Thermoplastic and Nukeproof Horizon Pro.

Five Ten Sleuth DLX cleat

Water-resistant and secure fit

This pair's upper is crafted from suede, which was inspired by the Adidas sneaker mentioned above, This material is water-resistant, which works together with the leather tongue in keeping the elements out.

The Five Ten Sleuth DLX's closure features the traditional lace-up system. It offers a secure fit without pressure points.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 12.3oz / Women 10.9oz
Base model: Five Ten Sleuth
Use: Mountain, Casual
Cleat design: Flat
Closure: Lace
Features: Water-resistant
Collection: Five Ten Stealth Rubber

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Author
Rhys Smith
Rhys Smith

Rhys is an expert in all things cycling and bicycles who at a young age pursued the dream of becoming a professional cyclist by racing for a French and then Belgian road racing team at the Elite level. He is heavily involved in the cycling scene and runs one of Australia’s highest-rated online bicycle parts stores. He’s THE expert when it comes to testing cycling shoes.