Five Ten Impact VXI Team Shoes
With feedback from Downhill legend Sam hill and other DH riders, Five Ten redesigned their famous Impact shoe with lots of new features.
If you've used the original Impact, you know just how bulky, heavy and hot they can be. If you've ever gotten them wet, then you remember how long they took to dry out! The Impact VXi is lighter, repels water and features a redesigned last for comfort. If you love DH and ride flat pedals, then this is the shoe for you. Five Ten is the most recognisable shoe brand on the market today and for good reason. Five Ten set the standard for flat pedal shoes and many riders would argue that their grip has yet to be rivalled.
- Stealth Mi6 rubber.
- Lightest DH specific shoe available.
- Hydrophobic materials dry the shoe out overnight.
- Redesigned for anatomic foot support. Improved damping and accommodates foot swell.
- Wide toe box.
- reinforced toe cap.
- Molded EVA midsole.
- US size 9 weighs 363g each.
The Impact VXi is primarily used for downhill riding, however, it can be used for limited trail riding . If you ride trail more than DH, we recommend the Freerider Contact shoe. The Freerider Contact is lighter and more comfortable to pedal in making it better suited for trail riding.
To view the Freerider Contact shoe, Click here.
Ratings & Reviews
Great for wider/high volume feet
These are slightly wider than the freeriders and way lighter...also a more roomy toe box. Good if you have a higher instep too like me. Don't notice these being any warmer than my freerider canvas 5.10s (have worn both in 30 degree heat) but these have a super fast dry time in the wet in comparison.
Good choice if you a riding between downhill and aggressive trail riding.
Light, comfortable and very sticky.
by Byron Watkins
These are my 4th pair of 5 10 shoes and i would rate them as the best bike shoe I have owned. They are light, comfortable and have a great cushioning for walking and hard landings. Comparing them to the other Impact shoes I have owned they are lighter than the Impact 2 and a lot more comfortable than the over padded impact 3. They have reinforcing at the toe and heel, great arch support. The stealth Mi 6 sole is super sticky. The only con is they dont breathe well, so they feel hot and get sweaty.
Execute there purpose to a tee
Not going to win a fashion parade. However very comfortable solid shoe. Great platform for pedaling. Definitely recommend.
Comfortable light and sticky
These are my fifth pair of Five Ten shoes. They are a great fit and super sticky, These shoes are comfortable to walk in when you have to push the beast or "hike a bike" up a hill. As comfortable as my low impact 2s but a lot lighter. A much better fit than the impact 3s, the thicker padding in the Impact 3 made them feel too small, A lot more robust than the Danny Mamacaskills. My only complaint is that they dont breathe very well which makes them hot.
Purchased to replace a trusty
by Troy123 -
Purchased to replace a trusty pair of Impacts. Have transitioned from DH to trail riding but I will never go SPD. First thing I noticed is the drop in weight from the old pair of Impacts, which was a suprise. Great looking product, innersole has quite a high arch and I don't remember this being an issue in an earlier pair of Impacts but I am sure it will flatten down a bit. The shoe is pretty much waterproof, great for all weather, but has no ventilation. Hot feet may be an issue in summer. Comes with two pairs of laces (blue and black) so you can look like and ride like Sam Hill with this product.
Very well made and comfortable
by Harry -
Very well made and comfortable shoes. They look like they'd take a beating! Simple black colour-way doesn't look as gaudy as some other mtb shoes. I thought I'd try these after years of reading how good they are, and while I agree they are a fine product, I just couldn't feel confident going from clip-less pedals to flats. I would highly recommend them to a flat-pedal rider or even someone who is curious like I was. The price doesn't break the bank for such a quality product.