Both the Impact 2 Low and 2 High were revered by many a downhill/freeride mountain biker and as which were staples of the Five Ten catalogue for many years. But let’s face it - they were heavy, retained water like a sponge and were beginning to looking a little old skool towards the end of their lifespan.
Step forward to the new Five Ten Impact Low which retains the signature STEALTH® S1™ dotty outsole design which has been slightly updated as well as the protective rubber toe bumper- why mess with something which is pretty much perfect, right? after all this PU midsole delivers the perfect mix of flex and stiffness for flat pedal dominance.
Further improvements to enhance the durability of the new Impact Low such as a new nylon midsole (with added waterproof insole board) and new stitching techniques around the toe box resulting in significantly less delamination.
Improved lacing with metal eyelets meaning no more pull out barrel lacing – these laces also now tuck away thanks to a twisted loop on the tongue. A revamped upper which is now a combination of leather and canvas resulting in an Impact which is now much more breathable than previous generations. There is also some added foam on the inside of the shoe around the toe area, this will aid both comfort and protection against any unintended impacts.
The Impact Low is designed for heavy duty downhill/enduro rides with its STEALTH® S1™ rubber outsoles providing high-traction and all-terrain grip yet maintaining the durability expected to survive the toughest tests in mountain biking.
- STEALTH® S1™ rubber outsole
- Slingshot heel for a secure fit
- Stitched and reinforced toe cap protection
- Leather upper with breathable mesh tongue and panelling
- Compression molded poly-urethane (PU) midsole
- Burly and durable construction
- Lace closure system
Outsole Compound: STEALTH® S1™
Outsole Print: S1™ Impact Outsole
Upper Material: Polyester Textile
Lining Material: Leather/Canvas
Midsole: Compression Moulded PU
Weight: 1,030g (Pair, Size 9)