If you ride downhill on flat pedals, and you don't own a set of Five Tens, you're doing it wrong. But, you probably knew that already. Nestled between the legendary Stealth rubber sole and the protective high-top cut, the Five Ten Impact High Shoes will keep your feet on your pedals -- simple as that. And, although they haven't changed much in the past decade, there's a reason for that. After all, when you have something that works this well, you stick to it. Get it?
Arguably, the most important feature of the Impact High is the sole. Why? Well, because it's been constructed out of Five Ten's Stealth rubber. And if you've been riding flat pedals for a while, you know that this high-friction compound yields tons of grip -- far more than your standard skate shoe. The rubber is laid out in the classic dimple arrangement that's been part of the Impact line since its inception. And that means that they'll cling ferociously to your pedals, even in wet conditions and on rough trails.
The Impact is Five Ten's flagship gravity shoe. Accordingly, it's been built to be protective. There's a stiff shank in the midsole, which fights foot fatigue on long runs, yet still flexes enough to provide excellent pedal feel. The rubber toe cap protects your digits from on-trail debris. And if you've ever smashed your toes while getting a little too wild, you'll appreciate just how important this is. But, it's the high-top cut that makes the Impact High arguably the most protective flat-pedal mountain bike shoe out there. It's built for full coverage, so you no longer have to worry about smashing your ankles on your crank arms. And all the above means that you also won't have to worry about your feet, whether you're cranking out laps in the park or putting down race runs every Sunday.
The Five Ten Impact High Shoes are available in 18 sizes from five to fourteen and in the color Team Black.
Like the Impact Low, the men's Five Ten Impact High Shoe is perfect for at pedal gravity riders looking for more ankle padding and protection. Slingshot construction at the heel locks the foot down for a secure and comfortable fit from heel to toe, while Action leather uppers keep the shoe light and durable.
|Midsole:||Compression Molded PU|
|Shoe Sole:||Stealth S1 Rubber|
|Shoe Upper:||Action Leather|
|Upper Material:||Action Leather / Textile|
|Weight:||(Size 9) 25.6 oz/ 727.04 g Each|
|Five Ten Impact 2 High Shoe||$102.99 - $134.95|