Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Most commenters praise the Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On's excellent grip.
  • Plenty of the reviewers describe this casual bike shoe to be very comfortable.
  • Several consumers find it stylish and appealing.
  • The Sleuth Slip-On has good ventilation, making it the ideal choice for summer commutes, say a number of wearers.
  • It is very lightweight, according to some users.
  • It is a delight to put on and take off, a few individuals claim.
  • A couple of owners say it is durable.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A commenter claims that this bike shoe isn't supportive enough for long walks nor rides.

Bottom line

The Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On might look like your classic casual footwear, but it features several cycling-specific elements making it a versatile shoe. Its stylish aesthetic blends in during urban settings, while its grippy outsoles offer pedaling efficiency for commutes around town.

If you're looking for a laid-back cycling shoe for leisurely days, this pair's breathable, lightweight and easy on-off features might make it worth a try/

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Good to know

Who is it for? The Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On can suit the casual cyclist. The only cycling element in this shoe is the essential grip and adequate transfer. This being said, riders can't use it for more technical pursuits.

What is it for? As mentioned above, this footgear is designed for light cycling activities such as the following:

  • Urban commutes
  • Light off-road cycling in the summer

Traction. The Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On features the brand's non-marking Stealth Marathon rubber technology for pedal grip. This rubber component is adequately sticky for casual rides and commutes.

Working in conjunction with the Stealth rubber is the Five Ten's classic Dotty tread design. This tread design is composed of big circles that perfectly interact with flat pedals.

The Sleuth Slip-On employs a flat outsole. It is compatible with the following flat MTB pedals: Deity T-Mac, Exotic Thermoplastic and Burgtec Penthouse Mk4 Composite.

Breathable. This pair's upper is made from canvas and mesh, which yields a lightweight and breathable fit.

Easy on and off. This pair is a slip-on shoe that offers its owners a no-fuss putting on and taking off.  To make wearing even easier, a heel loop tab is provided.

Collapsible heel area. The heel section of this bike shoe can be folded and stepped on to provide a slipper-like look and function.

Five Ten offers two types of Sleuth Slip-On offerings. One is this, the Sleuth Slip-On, while the other is the Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On Woven.

At one glance, it is possible that anyone mistaken one for the other. But one of its major differences can be seen in the upper's heel area. an entirely woven upper, while the Slip-On features a canvas heel area that can be folded or collapsed for an even comfier feel.

The less apparent difference is the tread design. The woven employs Five Ten's Micro-Dotty design, while the other uses the classic Dotty option.

These two shoes have very similar components, and choosing between the two might come down to whether you want a shoe with a collapsible heel. All in all, both are praised for their stylish designs, comfort, lightness and breathable build.


How Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On ranks compared to all other shoes
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Bottom 16% Five Ten cycling shoes
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