I just got the non vxi free rider elements. I had spitfires before these so I knew I was happy with the non vxi sole and didn't want to change. The elements uppers are a bit more waterproof than my old spitfires, they withstand a few puddles much better, but there's a limit to how much they can take and eventually they let water in and once they're really wet inside, they stay wet. They seem pretty sturdy and should last me a while, I like them, but if you're expecting them to be absolutely waterproof then you'll be disappointed.
Rick Draper wrote:
My first shoes for flats in a long time as I usually ride clipped. Very grippy.