Gear

FiveTen Kestrel Lace shoes

The Fiveten Kestrel shoes have a nylon shank in the midsole that flexes enough for walking but provides stiffness for pedaling.

They look a bit like sneakers you’d wear around town, but they’re packed with dirt-specific features like SPD compatibility, a non-slip heel cup, and a sticky rubber outsole ideal for tackling hike-a-bike sections.

It’s got a nylon shank in the midsole that flexes enough for walking but provides enough stiffness for efficient pedaling. And the polyurethane-coated synthetic upper is tough as nails; rock strikes don’t stand a chance.