- 5:10 lifespan
After 18 months of, once a week use (also use spds some of the time) one of the soles on my Freeriders is splitting across the ball of the foot.
Now to me this feels like a bit of a short lifespan. I’d say 2-3 years would be an acceptable minimum for a £70 pair of shoes. Thoughts…?
Sadly they were bought s/hand (but unused) off the classifieds, so no comeback with 5:10. Thing is, I really like riding in them – grippy and comfy, so I’m quite likely to end up shelling out for another pair, unless anyone can convince me that the Shimano option is wonderful (tried Tevas, didn’t like them – not grippy enough)?Posted 4 years agowoody2000Subscriber
Sounds ok to me TBH, they do take some stick – soft rubber on steel pins…..
Get them resoled?Posted 4 years agozerocoolMember
They do get used in horrible conditions and take a lot of abuse (their main job is to stand on an aluminium block full of spikes)in 18 months. They’re also made from really soft, grippy rubber so I think 18 months isn’t bad. My impacts tend to last between 18-30 months although they’re probably used an average of 2 times a week.Posted 4 years agomegaMember
sounds ok to me
there was 5:10 psa t’other dayPosted 4 years ago
I now keep my 5.10 Impacts for decent conditions only because they are IMO, unsuitable for British conditions. I have some non-cycling 5.10 Guide Tennies from a sale for the wet season. They lack the foot support, are not quite so grippy, but are half the weight and dry out easily.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
My Impacts were badly made tbh, low quality materials and just not very durable. They fell apart after one winter, like my Ba5ics did, the constant wetness just seemed to destroy them in half a dozen different ways.
But my Freeriders have surprised me, they’ve already lasted twice as long as either of those and they’re still in good shape. Don’t know if that’s just specific to that model or if they’ve upped their game across the board.
(OTOH if I’d been wearing Impacts this august I don’t think I’d have broken my toe in the alps!)
I can’t comment much on longevity but my Sombrios feel like a much more quality item, and after 6 months they’re still looking like new. But they’re hard to find now in sensible sizes, a real shame, they’re easily the best riding shoes I’ve had.Posted 4 years ago
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