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

Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On Logo

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. 

Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On Outsole

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.

Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On cleat system

Walking comfort

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."

Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On Upper

Slip-on convenience

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.

Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On slip-on

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.

Appealing aesthetics

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.

Five Ten Sleuth Slip-On style

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 310g
Base model: Five Ten Sleuth
Use: Casual
Cleat design: Flat
Features: Breathable
Collection: Five Ten Stealth Rubber
BRAND Brand: Five Ten

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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.