Who should buy the Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On
The Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On can suit the casual cyclist. It is a solid option if you need a shoe that:
- has an essential grip and adequate power transfer
- is designed for light cycling activities and casual rides
Classic Dotty tread design
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.
Those who wear the shoe for BMX report that the "soles are extremely grippy on pedals."
Cleat compatibility of the Sleuth Slip-On
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.
More than a few people reported that the SLeuth Slip-On is comfortable enough to be worn casually, as an everyday shoe:
- "my new lounge around the house/quick trip to the store shoes"
- "so comfortable I haven’t been to the chiropractor in weeks"
- "outdoor shoes that feel like slippers"
Lightweight and a breathable design
This pair upper is made from canvas and mesh, which yields a lightweight and breathable fit. It was referred to as a perfect summer shoe for its breathability and quick-drying characteristics. "I love the feel of the air flowing through," says one reviewer.
The shoe is also amazingly light and "easy to throw in a carry bag."
This pair is a slip-on shoe that offers its owners a no-fuss putting on and taking off: "slip on and off in half a sec." To make wearing even easier, a heel loop tab is provided. The heel section of this bike shoe can be folded and stepped on to provide a slipper-like look and function.
The shoe didn't seem to cause any concerns in the foothold aspect either. As one of the wearers puts it: "hug your feet like a baby hugs its mother."
Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On is well-made
"Usual Adidas quality," says one of the reviewers. Many more people are also happy with how well this bike shoe is constructed.
More than a few buyers took note of the shoe's color schemes with some calling them "fire." Some also described the shoe as "smart" and "very casual and minimal for most summertime occasions." "The color got me," says another wearer.
This Five Ten shoe strays very far from the typical bulky look of an MTB shoe.