Five Ten Impact Low – recommend me alternatives to these please…
Just gone through my fourth pair of Impact Lows. I like them, but they’re bloody heavy and never last more than around 12-18 months. Can anyone suggest an alternative, either from Five Ten or another brand. Need to be very grippy, good in the UK all year round, and ok for hike-a-biking up big mountains. I’m thinking of other Five Tens, or Tevas, or maybe even those weird-looking sci-fi Shimano things. Cheaper the better, but I’ll pay for quality. Ta v much.Posted 4 years agopictonroadSubscriber
I love the fit and comfort of the shimanos and they’re pretty much weatherproof. However, the new Vibram soles are far too soft and the pedal pins have destroyed them in a year. Such a shame, the uppers are briliant and there was nothing wrong with the old non-vibram soles.
can’t recommend them, I’m in the same boat, need something new…Posted 4 years agod00mMember
Have to agree with pictonroad. My Shimanos have lasted a little over 6 months – nukeproof electrons have destroyed the soles. They’re currently back with Madison for inspection. Great shoes – comfortable, weatherproof and very grippy but the sole issues mean that I won’t be buying any more.Posted 4 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
Agree on shimano, brilliant shoes sadly eaten by pedals (esp. Easton flatboys, my Wah Wahs don’t seem to have added any wear). There’s been PSA threads with cheap Teva Link equivalents recently if you do a search.
Edit-Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Freeriders are a better allround shoe than Impacts IMO, less clumpy, less terrible in the wet, and far better lifespan… I’d not buy another Impact, but I could see me spending more money on Freeriders.
I’m loving my Sombrios, the Slants are merely very good, the Shazams are bloomin superb, the best winter flat shoe by a bazillion miles. Neither is as grippy as a Five Ten, but really who cares? May be hard to find now (gutted I didn’t buy some more!)Posted 4 years ago
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