The 2018 Afton Shoes fall line has arrived and it’s more than just new colors. Indeed, the footwear maker has continued to improve on the shoes that have already been on multiple UCI World Cup DH podiums, taken home an U.S. National DH Championship, and have won an X-Games gold medal.
Both the Keegan Flat and the Vectal Clipless feature Afton Shoes second-generation Intact Rubber that is more resilient and less susceptible to wear, yet still maintaining a shore A of 60, meaning better traction on the pedals.
Additional revisions to both models include pre-formed heel pocket to improve fitment and reduce heel lift, denser and thicker ankle foam to improve ankle protection, re-formulated glue to increase bonding strength between the upper and outsole, and non-wax laces that slide better in the eyelets.
First launched in fall of 2017, Afton Shoes incorporates technical and protective features into low-profile, casually inspired MTB shoes. The Keegan flat shoe won a 2018 Design & Innovation Award and is now available in Black/Maroon and Black/Grey. Price is $100.
Meanwhile, the Vectal is Afton Shoes race proven clipless shoe that’s now offered in the popular Black/Gum combo as well as Black/Navy. Price is $120.
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