Five Ten's Impact VXi Shoes set the stage for what a downhill or park shoe should be, and they just keep getting better. From grippy soles to a new upper, the Impacts should be first on your wish list. To up the ante, Five Ten uses Stealth Mi6 rubber for the outsoles the same rubber used in climbing shoes. And if it holds onto granite, it's sure to keep your feet firmly adhered to your platform pedals while simultaneously resisting damage from your traction pins. Mi6 Rubber also provides more shock absorption and dampening than other seemingly similar rubbers. Aesthetically, the Impact VXi shoe seems like it's lost a bit of weight, and it has. Nearly 25 percent of its weight has been reduced due to a new upper constructed from a quick dry hydrophobic fabric. Not only will your feet stay dry from the outside in, the fabric also allows moisture to escape to keep perspiration from soaking the liner.