Five Ten has been part of Adidas for some time now, but for the next season, the ties between the two brands will be much closer. The Sleuth DLX is a new, slim flat-pedal shoe inspired by the Adidas Samba. There’s also a completely redesigned Kestrel Pro Boa, colour updates and a design collaboration with Troy Lee Designs.
The comeback – the Kestrel Pro Boa
But now to the actual bike stuff. After the original Kestrel with Boa lacing system received mixed feedback and was removed from the lineup last year, Five Ten has completely revised the shoe for 2019. It is now called Kestrel Pro Boa and will be available in two colourways from February 2019 for €179.95. Even though it looks similar to its predecessor, it has been completely redesigned. The fit is said to have been significantly improved; the Boa lacing system has been moved a little further up and no longer reaches as far forward as before. Instead, it’s been replaced by a classic Velcro strap at the lower end. All outer materials are the same as those found on the Freerider Pro or Kestrel Lace.
An Adidas Samba by Five Ten
The first real joint project presented by Adidas and Five Ten is the Sleuth DLX. They were inspired by the design of the classic Adidas Samba and combined it with elements from the Five Ten universe. The result is a chic, slim flat pedal shoe that should perform well on the bike and look good in daily life. It will also be available in 3 men’s versions and two women’s versions from February 2019 at a price of € 119.95.
Troy Lee Designs Special Edition
Design collaborations with Troy Lee designs are quite popular. From April 2019, Adidas Five Ten will offer a special line of selected models with the abbreviation TLD in its name. For the time being, this is limited to the new Kestrel Pro Boa and the Impact Pro flat pedal shoe shown above. Prices weren’t yet available.
More info available on the Adidas Five Ten Website
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