Shoes Reviews and News


Enduro World Series shoe gallery shootout

Some very general observations: more riders choose clipless shoe-pedal combos over flats, bright colors are in, and based on what we saw at the front of the pro men’s and women’s EWS fields, FiveTen shoes are very popular.

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These limited edition Specialized models will change color throughout the Rio Olympics

After four years of waiting, the Olympics are back. To celebrate, Specialized is releasing a limited edition collection of bikes and kit with one of the best paint jobs we’ve ever seen.

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Shimano goes full enduro with ME series shoes

Shimano may be best known for its drivetrain components, but the Japanese giant also does a ton of soft goods, including some very capable mountain bike shoes. Today, that line-up expands with two new enduro-specific models, plus a lightweight XC pedal masher.

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Five Ten Freerider Contact shoe review

The newest entry in the Freerider line of shoes from Five Ten is lighter, better ventilated, and offers increased protection, but how does it stack up on the durability front?

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ZOIC’s Prophet shoes and 2016 apparel highlights

Bucking the trend of $300 shorts, ZOIC has a long history of providing clean styles and durable clothes at an affordable price. Check out their Prophet flat pedal shoe and highlights from their current collection.

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DZR H2O clipless waterproof sneaker review

The DZR H2O is a well-made shoe that shoe that you commute with in all kinds of weather. This is the shoe for SPD compatiblity commuting but they have many other options as well.

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Winter shoes shootout: Bontrager, Northwave, Shimano, Specialized

The best winter shoes are easy to put on and take off, are warm, wind and waterproof, and provide efficient power transfer on the bike, and reliable traction off it. See which of these four was best in test.

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DZR introduces new Shift flat pedal urban sneakers

The Shift line of footwear is an extension from DZR’s existing offerings of the original clipless urban bike sneakers.

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Ultimate winter apparel for truly arctic rides

Dressing for wintertime rides is tricky business. The right outfit for that long chilly descent may be too toasty when the trail turns back uphill. Here’s a round-up of apparel that will keep you warm on truly arctic days.

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Art’s Cyclery 2015 Mountain Bike Gear of the Year

Here’s a look at some of the mountain bike products that made riding more enjoyable these past 12 months.

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Hit List: This week’s best MTB components, gear and apparel

This week’s Mtbr Hit List includes 2.35 Michelin tires, Pearl Izumi X-Project shoes, the MRP Stage fork, Bontrager’s Foray shorts, grips and gloves from Ergon, a Bell helmet, and one very cool tool.

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First Look: Sidi’s new Dragon 4 and SD15 mountain biking shoes

Highlights from Sidi’s 2016 collection with high tech features. Sidi also shows their support for Breast Cancer awareness month. Check it out.

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Boa Technology Interbike 2015

Boa Technology highlights their new IP1 and S2-S dials, along with new custom color dial options.

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Eurobike 2015: Shimano debuts new shoes, 25th anniversary pedals

Component and apparel giant has your feet covered with limited edition 25th anniversary pedals and shoes, plus new all-mountain range, multi-season mountain touring and Gore-Tex lined winter enduro shoes.

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Shimano ups shoe game with 18 new offerings

Though best known as a component maker, Shimano now has 71 shoe models, including 18 new pairs across a number of categories. Here are some of the highlights.

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News: Under Armour develops new Fat Tire boot inspired by fat bikes

New shoe combines a Michelin tire sole with Goretex upper and Boa closure.

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Sea Otter: New XC, enduro and fat bike shoes from Lake

Dutch cycling shoe maker Lake unveils an XC racer, an enduro slayer, and two commuter models with high hipster quotient. Here’s the rundown on each of the new kicks.

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Sea Otter: Five Ten shows all new Kestrel trail shoes with BOA closure system

Five Ten’s Kestrel and Freerider Contact highlight their latest offerings.

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First Look: Sidi Epic shoes

New Sidi MTB shoes feature rubber sole, reinforced heel cup, comfy fit and a decent price.

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Review: Four essential items for a 420-mile MTB ride

Planning a multi-day mountain bike adventure? Here are four pieces of essential gear. Find out why.

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News: Shimano launches anniversary pedal/shoe combo

To commemorate extended track record of success Shimano is releasing a limited-edition shoe and pedal combination.

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Long Term Review: Specialized 2FO flat shoes

The 2FO is an awesome shoe that covers all the bases that a flat shoe should deliver. It descends well, jumps good, climbs decent and is comfortable on and off the bike.

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Boa Interbike 2014

Boa Technology’s Grassroots Marketing Coordinator Elissa Banker talks us through a few of the Boa products, both new and heritage, currently on display at Interbike 2014.

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Review: Five Ten Maltese Falcon LT clipless shoes

Review: Five Ten’s Maltese Falcon LT’s bring great abrasion and water resistance, along with appropriate sole flex to the all-mountain clipless shoe party.

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Round-Up: Four polar vortex-fighting mountain bike shoes to keep your feet warm and dry

We test four different winter MTB shoes to find the ideal kicks for wet, muddy and sub-freezing conditions.

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