Answer Impact Shoes

Answer Impact Shoes 

DESCRIPTION

  • Injection molded heel cup to reduce heel slip and increase support and comfort
  • New sole design which molds onto upper for excellent durability
  • Exclusive lateral heel strap (LHS) retention system

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Jan 10, 2008]
    casey mccarthy
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    fit really well on my foot,great value, plenty of grip off the bike, and for some reason i like the look.

    Weakness:

    laces too long and can be difficult to tie but easily fixed(work fine w/o laces), slight pain after long ride but this is my first clipless shoe it may just be my feet gettin use to it.

    great shoe for the price. would like to try a higher end shoe but would deffiently buy another set. buy these.

    Similar Products Used:

    n/a

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Jul 18, 2007]
    Andy
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    Great fit with SPD pedals, lots of protection on side of foot, comfy hiker, gripy tread, super adjustable, accurate sizing, and they look good too!

    Weakness:

    Can't think of any... excellent "all mountain" shoe - not a racer boy shoe.

    I have been using these shoes since they were introduced. I wear 'em out annually. I must be on my 6th or 7th pair. This year's model (black and silver w/ reverse strap) is, by far, the best yet. The reversed middle strap and tighter fit thru the midsection work perfectly for me. I rate these superior to the higher end Shimano shoes which offer very little outside edge protection and cost at least twice as much. I will continue to buy these as long as they are made.

    Similar Products Used:

    Shimano, Nike, Cannondale

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Feb 11, 2003]
    Chris H
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    stiffness, traction, looks

    Weakness:

    the two front cleats tend to come out, sometimes its a pain to get the shoe laced up and stuff.

    If you dont really care about the two front cleats coming out, i havent found much to be wrong with these shoes. I dont really have anything to compare these shoes too, so take what you will from this review.

    Similar Products Used:

    none

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [Feb 10, 2002]
    chris miami
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    looks real tough/matches my red hutch trick-star

    Weakness:

    don't know yet

    please*** reply, i just received the 2001 answer "impact" shoe (red and blue model), and i think this 2001 year model was supposed to "fix" the (falling off sole) problem. please specify if anyone has trouble w/the 2001 red/blue model, and please (for those who lost their sole, state what year/color model they had) thanks..fellow bikers.

    Similar Products Used:

    none, 1st shoe

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Jan 31, 2002]
    Bill
    Cross Country Rider

    Weakness:

    uncomfortable and not durable

    destroyed in one season. The sole came away from the top.

    Similar Products Used:

    Lake, specialized, shimano

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    [Feb 15, 2003]
    Jim.
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    The rubber grips well and the fit is surprisingly comfortable. The velcro/lace combo works.

    Weakness:

    The laces are way too long, and the shoes feel heavy when you first start using them.

    Great deal for the bucks but these take forever to lace. The laces catch on the Velcro strips. The Sidi ratcheting system spoiled me with it's quickness and ease of use. These shoes grip on wet rocks and logs is way better than the Sidis I had before.
    Cover the Impact with booties and they make excellent winter riding shoes. So far they are untested in summer heat.
    The bottom line is that I couldn't imagine a better shoe for the dollar.

    Similar Products Used:

    Gaerne unknown model - dismantled in less than a year, Sidi Dominator - lasted 3 years,

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [Oct 26, 2003]
    Randy
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    Looks, Price, Versatility (will work well with all types of pedals), and Rigidity

    Weakness:

    These shoes were designed for someone with a very narrow foot. My feet Are an EE width and these shoes were uncomfortably tight from day one. After about 9 weeks of use the sole began to separate from the upper. I have had the same problem (initial tightness) with other shoes, but they all stretched enough to accomodate my feet. As others have said, the laces on these things are waaaaay too long.

    These would be a nice low end shoe if they were a bit wider. The width is the only real problem that I've had with them but it was severe enough to prevent me from ever buying another pair.

    Similar Products Used:

    Northwave Fuel, Pearl Izumi Vagabond

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [Oct 08, 2002]
    Joel
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Got them on closeout, so I have got say the "the price". Replaceable cleats

    Weakness:

    none so far

    Pretty decent for the $40 I spent on them. I had to retire my old Sidi's, and was short on cash at the time, so i didn't really have much of a choice. So far, they are working out pretty good, although I sure do miss the cam-lock buckle of my old sidi's!!!

    Similar Products Used:

    Sidi Dominator

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Apr 22, 2003]
    Matt
    Weekend Warrior

    Strength:

    Good grip in wet and muddy hills off the bike. I haven't had the problems others have reported with the cleats.

    Weakness:

    Lacing is a pain. Laces get caught on velcro and are too long. Shoes show a lot of wear after just a few months of light usage. They also seem to have shrunk a lot after getting wet. Started out a perfect fit, but now are uncomfortably tight (hasn't happened with other shoes, so I don't think it's my feet).

    Wouldn't buy again.

    Similar Products Used:

    Even cheaper pair of generic mtb shoes. Time now for Sidi!

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    [Jun 13, 2006]
    Chris Lee
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Price

    Weakness:

    Combo lace and velcro closure...who uses both ??

    My second pair of shoes after my shimano's blew up after a couple of yrs. Bought these in the spring and they never quite fit me properly...my quest continues

    Similar Products Used:

    Shimano, Specialized

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
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