Not on par with an Impact
I have a pair of these, felt stiff out of the box, but then softened in a matter of days to the point of being like a gym shoe. Nice rubber sole, very sticky, too bad Five Ten couldn't add a mid sole to match. This is not a Freeride/DH or a hike and bike shoe, more like an urban shoe for people with fat feet; yeah, they're roomy alright. The only shoe Five Ten makes that his DH ready is the Impacts, and those are more like boots than shoes...rumor has it that Five Ten is going to add some stiffness to their Freerider line.