Like many other large brands, last year Five Ten finally caught up with the growing women’s MTB market and released their first range of women’s specific shoes.
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The women’s MTB audience is constantly expanding, and brands are finally reacting by releasing more female specific kit. One of a host to bring out new women’s fit gear in 2016, market leaders Five Ten brought out their first female specific shoes in 2015 – previous to this most wore men’s or children’s versions which weren’t always up to the job.
The American based manufacturer answered our prayers in 2015 with the Women’s Freerider trainer, and for 2016 the newer, slimmer and refined Freerider contact has been released with much anticipation.
The women’s shoes are available in smaller sizes, and are designed around a ‘last’ (3D model) based on women’s often narrower feet, specifically our slightly narrower ankles. We got our hands on a pair and took them out for a spin in the boggy January streams that were once MTB trails.