I've been a dedicated Five Ten wearer for the last few years but had been itching to try the new Teva offering for a while, just had to wait until my 5.10 Minaars wore out enough to warrant spending the money on a new pair of biking shoes.
Really dig the fit on these, they're a little skinnier than my Five Tens and offer a ton more support along the arch and heel. Heel cup really locks your heel in, feels like my Sidis on my road bike, helps a lot with pedalling. The mid top provides great ankle support when hitting large drops or walking over uneven terrain.
The tread pattern works really well which is great since the rubber isnt as sticky as the 5.10 S1 rubber. You dont feel nearly as glued to the pedals as with the 5.10 rubber but the only time I noticed this was climbing rough terrain, when descending I still felt completely locked on to the pedals.
One last comparison between these and the Five Ten Minaars I've been riding for a while - these Tevas seem stiffer to pedal, not sure if this is just because my feet dont move around so much in the shoe or if I'm comparing new shoes to 3 year old shoes (likely). Cant recommend these enough!
Really great arch support
Very lightweight (5oz less weight per shoe than my 5.10s, both shoes being a size 14).
Excellent ankle support
Shoes arent glued to the pedals like with Five Tens
Kinda boring look on the black Links Mid, even with the blue laces installed.