Best Muni/Trials Shoe

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Post by MuniAddic » Wed, 01 Oct 2008 23:46:15


I usually buy my 5.10 high impact shoes locally at pricepoint, and their
prices are also the lowest-most of the time. I found another place that
is $10 less for the same shoe, (High Impact 2) and free shipping and no
tax since they're out of state.

http://SportToday.org/

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Post by Jesse » Thu, 02 Oct 2008 02:40:21

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> I have worn ankle braces like Kevin's(Phlegm).  The type I wear has the
> laces up the front like a boot, but it adds two velcro straps that go
> over and under the foot and up the side of the ankle on both sides.
> Very similar to how you would tape a persons ankle that has been
> sprained. Then there is a velcro strap around the leg to keep it tight.
> It feels supportive at first for the first 15 minutes or so, but even
> with the velcro reduncies, I found it loosens up.  To retighten, I have
> to loosen my 661's to get at the brace.  Kind of a PITA. I just want to
> ride.  I don't think it offers that much lateral support.  I bought the
> brace with some flexible plastic inserts that fit into sleeves on the
> sides.  Works in theory, but very impractical, as the pressed against my
> ankle bone and started to chafe quickly.  I then rode without the
> plastic inserts.

> Do a search on Active Ankles in the forums for more info on those.
> That's a different animal.  I wore those for about a year on both ankles
> for protection, but they wore out over time and got loose. Even with
> those, my ankle could twist, and they brace would sometimes hit the
> crank.  I have a thick lower leg, so mine may have been too big, hence
> the result of not offering that much support.

> Just my experience.

> At least with my riding, I didn't find a night and day difference
> between wearing the brace(s) and not.  There wasn't that much diffence
> in the mobility and was easy to get used to.

> Cheers.

This, very useful.

And then it's always nice when someone gives me reason to do what I
want to anyway.;)

But if anyone else has had a different experience and thinks I really
should get a brace, let me know.

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Post by timekeepe » Thu, 02 Oct 2008 03:12:57

Thanks for that link Terry.  I just ordered some.  I really need these
for CMW because I don't think my feet can handle 3 days of riding on my
really crappy shoes.

Oh and also, I use 661 ankle braces but they're really annoying to lace
up but I'd say its worth it to get some.  I wonder if I'll even need
them with the Impact 2s though...

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Post by Nurse Be » Thu, 02 Oct 2008 03:53:22

Another vote for 5.10 Impact 2's. I have the low customs (Sam Hills).
Great durability, sticky when wet, can be harder to chaneg foot
placement, but all you need to do is run a shoe with shorter/fewer
pins.

I considered the mid height shoe, but I don't think it'll help with
ankle stability, and the shoe tends to rub/hit the crank. Instead I'd
use a nice lace up ankle brace, which is far more supportive that tow
additional laces of a shoe.

Worth the money if you have some to spare :)

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Post by phleg » Thu, 02 Oct 2008 06:38:39

Quote:

> I have worn ankle braces like Kevin's(Phlegm).  The type I wear has the
> laces up the front like a boot, but it adds two velcro straps that go
> over and under the foot and up the side of the ankle on both sides.
> Very similar to how you would tape a persons ankle that has been
> sprained. Then there is a velcro strap around the leg to keep it tight.
> It feels supportive at first for the first 15 minutes or so, but even
> with the velcro reduncies, I found it loosens up.

That's the opposite of my experience.  I find that my feet swell after
I start riding, so I've learned to tighten the braces just the right
amount so that they're supportive without making my feet go numb.

Regarding whether or not one should wear them, I'd say you should wear
them if you're prone to bad sprains often.  You know your body the best.
Like I said, I wear them because it's hard to find shoes that support
my narrow ankles well, and I've sprained my ankles many, many times in
my life.

I don't know of any downside other than spending ~$50 and the time to
put them on.  I don't feel that the braces interfere with any
unicycling, and I wear them whenever I ride MUni, trials,
uni-basketball, long distances, etc.

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Post by critte » Wed, 07 Jan 2009 16:16:19

Quote:

> Here's the new version: http://SportToday.org/

> I have three pair of the first version and they are the absolute best
> shoe for MUni/coker/trials, ect that I have ever owned! Incredible grip,
> long wearing, very comfy with ankle protection.:cool:

you sold me dude!

Quote:

> I have the older version 5.10 Impacts (like Muni***'s 1st link), 2
> pairs, in fact.  They're great for everything uni, *-except ankle sprain
> protection-*.  They're not high enough around the ankle to prevent
> sprains.  

> I have had two serious sprains with mine.  Perhaps the newer ones are
> high enough?

> I use lightwt ankle braces like Kevin (phlegm) for rough muni.

I got the 5/10s and like them a lot. I stopped wearing my ankle
supports because they seem so beefy.
I haven't kick a boulder yet, but the toes seems pretty protected.

I like them with the schlumpf too. I shift with the ankles instead of
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Post by tobbogonis » Wed, 07 Jan 2009 21:23:28

The house of the Old lady who, to my knowledge lives in a shoe, offers
for some great urban trials.

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Post by wobbling bea » Wed, 07 Jan 2009 21:56:35

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> I got the 5/10s and like them a lot. I stopped wearing my ankle
> supports because they seem so beefy.

same for me: I started wearing a pair of 5/10 hi impact and stopped
using 661 ankle support. some time ago I had a very bad fall including a
bad twist for my ankles and survived (almost) unarmed. (too bad I also
severely twisted my wrist: now I wear huge hockey wrist protections all
the time).

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Post by uniFREAK13 » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:42:51

i just wear vans/skatingshoes. but hey, what do i know. ive had tape on
my ankles more then once.

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Post by Tyler_ » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 11:24:31

5 10 impact2 is amazing. My mom found a bike shop near by where i live
that always keeps them stocked.

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Post by MuniAddic » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 11:39:59

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> ...I'd hate to ride a rail with these shoes.

Me too! I'd rather use my trials for that, lol!;) Although that might be
fun come to think of it..."shoe grinding!"

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Post by MuniAddic » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 11:29:39

I'm happy to see that so many people have bought the 5.10 high impacts!
Glad mine and others reviews could help. :D

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Post by Dann » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 11:36:15

I would not get the 510 impacts for trials.
Trials riders need flexibility and ease of movement. I'd hate to ride a
rail with these shoes.

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Post by dangerlae » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:22:04

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> Me too! I'd rather use my trials for that, lol!;) Although that might be
> fun come to think of it..."shoe grinding!"

Sounds like you need Grind shoes ;) :

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