the old impact has been updated with some better materials for faster drying and subtle style changes (looks slightly less bulky).

what i want to know about is the shoe's sole still very thick and protective? i have problem feet and the freerider model has a paper thin sole. this might be great for some guys or some styles of riding but not for this guy. the old Impact had a very chunky and thick protective sole. it also had too much foam and terrible lacing but it looks like they may have improved those areas.

anyhow, if you have any insights please chime in.