The undisputed champ of flat shoes for aggressive trail riding. Stiffer and faster drying than their brother the Freerider, more grip than anything else out there, and being very easy on the eyes make the Freerider Pro our most popular shoe.
Less stiff for hard efforts and less hiking traction than their beloved sibling the ME-701, but that means even more comfort. If the Me-701's are mostly business, these are mostly party. I've happily done some very hard days in these though.
When it comes to flat pedal shoes, Five ten was first, and is still the best. These are a bit softer and have more "pedal feel" than the Pro model below, which makes them better for shorter, less strenuous, and more playful days.
If we could build the perfect aggressive shoe for big days in the southeastern mountains, this would be it. Stiff enough for hard gravel days, supportive and protective enough for aggressive descents, and comfy enough for Pisgah hike-a-bikes..