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    5-10 Barons versus Impacts (PH vs S1 soles)

    I was almost ready to get the Barons but found out they had the PH Stealth soles. The very few limited reviews I read said that those were inferior to S1. I'm looking for the best grip possible. Any experience between the two? Thanks.

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    Get the Impacts. The best shoe I've ever had. They do run about a 1/2 size big. I got a 12 but the 11.5 fits way better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigb73 View Post
    Get the Impacts. The best shoe I've ever had. They do run about a 1/2 size big. I got a 12 but the 11.5 fits way better.
    +1. the impact hi really is the best biking shoe. Ever.

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    I have both. Both stick well (but I am running fully pinned straitlines!) The Baron has a more flexible sole if you like to "wrap" your foot around the pedal. The Impact seems stiffer and more protective. I wear the impact for DH and the Baron for pumptrack/dj.

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    I ended up getting the Impact. They didn't have my size so I went 1/2 size bigger. I figured if it's too loose, I can double up on the socks. Thanks for the inputs.

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    i'm just glad to hear the positive feed back on the impacts b/c i just bought a pair. going to try flats instead of my clipless. i needed new shoes anyway so if i can't handle the flat peddles the shoes still look good enough to wear day to day.

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    I've been using 5.10 Impact Hi for the past few years - great ! Also got the Impact Lo for just kickin around. Been up to the Whistler Bike Park a few times this summer, and I'd say 90% or the 'real' riders are wearing the 5.10 Impacts, the rest are wearing the Karvers.
    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it - it'll be broke soon enough !" - ILOJ

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    So I just received my Impact Lows in the mail today and tried them around the neighborhood (some jumps, steps, etc). I honestly didn't think there would be any difference between the DC skate shoes I've been using with the Wah-wah pedals... what's so special about the sole of the 5-10s anyway? I've read several postings claiming that the pins embed and stick into the rubber and that you could almost lift the pedal up from the stick. Well, let me tell you guys who are on the fence, it's not an exaggeration. These shoes really do grip. Once you're pinned to the pedal, the only way to re-adjust is to lift up (you'd figure you've read enough claims to believe that, but I'm a skeptic and until it happened to me, I didn't believe it). I floated over 3-ft steps no problem because I wasn't afraid of de-coupling from the bike (no helmet either, what an idiot).

    Still don't regret starting with skate shoes because at least I know the difference. But for you guys who want to start the game right, get these right away. Best $80 bucks I spent yet (yes, that's cheap. Includes shipping and no tax for the win!).

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    where u get them for 80 bucks?

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