My Five Ten Impacts………
Only shoe that’s close in grip are the new Sombrio shoes and that’s from someone that’s used both (not me). Tevas look great and have that waterproof coating, but the grip isn’t brilliant apparently. Or Shimano – great weatherproofing, look a bit weird and grip is OK, but nothing still matches 5 10.Posted 6 years agoStevelolMember
May I ask; how long have they lasted you and how often do you ride? I have a pair that are over a year old and they’re doing well, I only ride once a week though.
If you’ve got a year or more out of them then I’d say that’s reasonably good value for money.
I’m going to check out Teva Links for my next pair as I want something lighter with a thinner sole.Posted 6 years agoorgandonorMember
2nd hand, well worn Five Tens?
I’m all for recycling but
Buy some NEW shoes
BTW My Vans Gravel are great, still going strong almost a year on. Not as grippy as previous 510s but I prefer them – don’t act like sponges, look like orthopaedic shoes or prevent me repositioning my feet.Posted 6 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I’m a fan of the Shimanos (AM40s in my case). No they don’t have as much grip as 5 10s, but they still have more than I need.
And also they’ve lasted more than twice as long as my last 5 10s did and are still in reasonable shape- they won’t last the year but I’ll forgive ’em. I think it was the wet that killed the 5 10s- they soaked up so much water and dried so slowly that they were basically never dry all winter. Stitching burst, soles delaminated, inners came apart, just about every part failed at the same rate.
Oh- 5 10 no longer use cardboard insoles as far as I can see, which does help. I just bought a pair of cheap Freeriders to try and nuked them with waterproofer, we’ll see how that goes.Posted 6 years agoSuperficialMember
I’ve got some Shimano AM40s. Until a month ago I’d have raved about them – super comfy, stiff enough and more than enough grip (FiveTens seem too grippy to me). However, the sole delaminated off the bottom during a foot-out session so I’m no longer convinced about the longevity. I’ve glued it back and it seems alright though.Posted 6 years agotimmysSubscriber
I’ve had my Impacts for three years, probably using them less than an hour a week on average as I sometimes use other shoes. One of them has a hole worn through the sole where a pedal pin sits. Is that fair enough do you reckon or should I try Teva’s next time? The pins are not particularly long and it only happened with one sole, the other is fine. Rather disappointed in them to be honest, if I’m going to be charged £85 to look like Forest Gump I’d at least expect them to last.Posted 6 years ago
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