Impacts / Sam Hill vs Freerider pro
Anyone have any experience with both of these models? I know the Impacts and Sam Hills are well proven but it seems the Freerider Pros are newish...
Freeerider Pros ('12) are rad
I only wore the Impacts in the store (didn't like the feel), so I can't do the full comparison you're after. But I have a lot of miles on the original Freerider Pros (last year's, they don't have the slick patch under the ball of the foot). Excellent shoes. Sole is medium stiff (compared to a flexy 5.10 Spitfire). Grip is excellent. Uppers are tough/durable, but lack the armor of an Impact.
I am a full-time flats rider, so I am wearing the Freerider Pros for trail riding and for BMX racing.