Five Ten, with the assistance of Greg Minnaar, Five Ten redesigned its Hellcat Pro clipless-style racing shoe to bring its performance to the next lever, and also to address a few issues that customers had with the previous edition. At first glance, the new Hellcat may appear unchanged, but it is in fact, an entirely new design - one that adheres to the winning formula of its predecessor, while introducing better construction, materials and construction aspects.
Five ten says that Greg Minnaar had a lot of input in the redesign and won his last World Cup on the new Hellcat. Designer Luke Hontz remarked that, in the final stages of production, Minnaar claimed that the Hellcat's cleat slots were two millimeters too far forward and angled one millimeter off-center. Hontz disputed that fact, but placed the shoes on the test lab's optical comparator to measure them against the original drawings. Minnaar was correct and Five Ten spent nearly $50,000 to redo the tooling for the soles.