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    Shoes like Impact 510 but with thinner soles?

    Hi,
    I have a pair of Impact 510 shoes. I love the traction and stiff feel. Was wondering if anyone makes a similar shoe, traction wise, but with a smaller/thinner sole?
    The reason I ask is that I feel too high up on the pedal and feel that it makes me top heavy and uneasy.
    I used to ride in a plain old pair of running shoes and I never felt like I was too "high" up on the bike.
    I love the traction, the stiffness/drive that these shoes give me on the flat pedals I'm riding.
    I have changed saddle height a bunch, and to feel comfortable on trickier downhill stuff I have to lower the saddle considerably.
    Any thoughts/suggestions?
    Thanks!

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    Ya, I felt the same way when my "original" impacts wore out and I purchased a set of the new impacts.

    I ended up switching to the Five Ten "freerider" shoe - has a more flexible sole like the original impact, and is narrower as well. Really happy w them.

    Five Ten | Freerider - Grey / Black

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    I haven't used the 510s so I don't know how they feel but right now I've been wearing Etnies RVMs that have a fairly thin and really soft sole. I get really good grip. The pins do seem to rip up the tread a bit but it's not to bad and hasn't caused any problems.

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    Those 510s do look really nice.

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    Checkout the Teva shoes, they stick to pedals like glue.

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    etnies - cannot stop raving on the Fader w/ Gumball. Charter (non-gumball) is grippie, but some of their Gumball Soles are just amazing and being non SPD - they have nice, balanced compliance to them.
    I like Sand -- I don't like Witches.

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    the fiveten spitfires are nice and comfy...I think they're even a little thinner than the freeriders...

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    Check out five 10 chase shoes. They are free running shoes but I have been using them for the last year for all mountain and endurance racing. Light and stick like **** to a blanket.

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    Thanks very much!

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    Shoes like Impact 510 but with thinner soles?

    I'm an instant gratification kinda guy. There is no place to buy 510's around here. Would Van's work if so what kind.
    I think there might be a few places to buy Teva's or Merrell's around here too.

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