So I've had 2 pairs of 5-10s. An original pair of Impacts (the suede ones) - great grip, soaked really easily, took ages to dry, carboard midsole and the daft tongue design rubbed the top of my foot raw. I then got a set of Freeriders - equally grippy, looked a lot nicer, really comfortable, harder to soak, but equally poor to dry out, same midsole and the sole has fallen off one of them after relatively little use (2.5 years old, but I wear SPDs most of the time).
So before I throw more money at 5-10 - Do any of the other options (Shimano AM41, Vans Gravel or Teva Links) have anything like the equivalent amount of grip? As a mostly spud/occasional flat user who loves his rocky DHs, I'm after all the grip I can get. All weather friendly is good too. Are the 5:10 Barons any better than the freeriders for longevity?
Ideally they want to be available from CRC so I can make use of their "spend £100/save £50" offer (I have a bunch of other stuff to buy). This kind of knocks out the Tevas as CRC doesn't do them (yet)