Posted by: ReductiMat
I rode Ride Concepts this year. I lost my footing on my Chromag Dagga pedals a few times in really shitty places (hi Crab 4).
The Impact Pro Vxi or whatever the hell they're called these days have been my go to shoe for years, and I'll be going back. Sucks they're pricey and don't last that long.
My experience as well, but ride concepts has another stickier compound I haven't tried yet, might do the trick. Fiveten is the gold standard in grip but the durability isn't great, especially those impact vxi!
I have a pair of the ride concept transition clip shoes that are still in mint shape after a season of use, and the grip is great with clips haha. But if they make a sticky compound with that durability that would be a winner for flat shoes.