Preview: FiveTen’s New Kestrel BOA Shoe and Breast Cancer Awareness Collection
Posted on September 9, 2022 by Steve Fisher
If you love lightweight clip-on shoes, upcycled materials and charity work, find out what FiveTen has in store for you this fall and next spring. The big version is their new Kestrel BOA, a lightweight clip-on shoe aimed at gravel or downcountry/XC riders.
FiveTen’s parent company, Adidas, has also created a Breast Cancer Awareness Collection, featuring several models of shoes for riding, running or hiking. For the month of October, proceeds from these shoe sales will be donated to support women and men battling the disease. These shoes haven’t been officially released yet, but we found them on display at Crankworx Whistler and got some details on the incoming models.
FiveTen Kestrel BOA:
The new Kestrel BOA is for downcountry, cross-country, or gravel riding, and according to FiveTen, it’s the first clip-on shoe of its kind made from recycled and reclaimed materials. It’s also a very lightweight shoe, with a men’s size 11.5 weighing 12 ounces. Along with the BOA Fit system, other features include an impact resistant toe box, breathable yet abrasion resistant uppers and a non-slip heel.
The sole of the Kestrel BOA features FiveTen’s Stealth Marathon rubber to provide a bit of grip when you’re taking a break on the side of the trail or grabbing a drink after the ride. Their full-length plate is made from recycled materials with fiberglass reinforcement. The Kestrel BOA will be officially launched next April. MSRP is $230.
Breast Cancer Awareness Collection:
When FiveTen Cycling Shoes Category Manager Luke Hontz found out his mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer, he wanted to do something to help her. He approached Adidas with the idea of creating special edition shoes to raise money for those affected by the disease, and Adidas agreed. They then used the artistic skills of FiveTen athlete Veronique Sandler, who wrote the graphics for the breast cancer awareness shoes. Pink accents adorn each shoe, as pink is the color of breast cancer awareness.
We see above the Canvas Freerider Prothe only MTB shoe in the collection.
Pictured above, Adidas Terrex Freehiker 2 (in the back) and the Terrex Agravic Ultra (front) sporting their breast cancer awareness colors and graphics. The Freehiker 2 is an updated model, and we don’t have any details about it yet. The Agravic Ultra is a running shoe.
Adidas’ Ultraboost running shoe (not pictured) will also be part of the Breast Cancer Awareness collection. All shoes in this collection will be available in women’s and men’s sizes, so everyone can show their support and donate to a good cause.
The Breast Cancer Awareness collection will be launched at the end of September and will be sold until October, the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Keep an eye on the Adidas website for all the details and pricing.