Shoes Reviews and News


Passion and need: The Ride Concepts story


Here’s the inside story on how Ride Concepts went from idea to one of 2018’s breakout mountain bike shoe and apparel companies in just two years.

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Bontrager Flatline Mountain Shoe Review


The Bontrager Flatline Mountain Shoe features a Vibram rubber outsole and uniform tread pattern that’s directional at the toe and heel with the aim of providing a consistent, predictable interface between pedal.

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Afton Shoes fall line ready to shred


The 2018 Afton Shoes fall line has arrived and it’s more than just new colors. They also have new rubber that’s more resilient and less susceptible to wear.

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Bontrager Flatline review


The Bontrager Flatline Mountain Bike Shoes offer great pedaling efficiency, low-key looks, and good value for flat pedal mountain bikers.

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Best Mountain Bike Clipless Shoes


The best mountain bike clipless shoes will be different for each rider, depending primarily on fit, riding style, and of course budget. Here are five of Mtbr’s favorites.

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Shimano S-PHYRE XC9 and ME7 shoes updated


Evolving its top-of-the-line mountain bike footwear models for the 2019 cross country and enduro racing season, Shimano has announced updated versions of its S-PHYRE XC9 cross country and ME7 enduro shoes.

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veloToze MTB shoe covers review


Like all their shoe covers, the veloToze is packable and lightweight. And since this is an MTB version, it’s also designed to put up with the demands of rough trails and gravel roads.

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DZR Limited S240 LTD bikepacking shoes


Shoe maker DZR has introduced the S24O LTD, which is calls the embodiment of DZR’s fundamental belief that style can be infused with function to create a better cycle-centric lifestyle.

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Five Ten updated their popular Impact Pro


Five Ten showcased their updated DH oriented Impact Pro flat pedal shoe.

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Giro launches three new gravity MTB shoes


Everybody loves new shoes and we’re betting these three gravity-oriented offerings from Giro won’t change that.

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Pearl Izumi X-Project Elite review


Pearl Izumi’s X-Project Elite mountain bike shoes deliver exceptional comfort and walkability without sacrificing power transfer.

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Pearl Izumi 2018 Dirt Collection unveiled


Pearl Izumi has introduced significant evolutions of its apparel line, including new Versa apparel, an updated mountain bike collection, and a full line of MTB footwear featuring Vibram rubber outsoles.

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Breathe new life into your old winter shoes


Winter cycling shoes can be expensive and are not the most glamorous item. Here are five ways to bring your old winter cycling shoes back to life so you can save money for more compelling purchases.

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Garneau Klondike winter shoe review


Designed to eliminate cold feet, the Garneau Klondike MTB boots are cost effective and built to last.

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Bont Vaypor G shoe review


This everything-but-road shoe will change your mindset on how cycling shoes should fit and feel.

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Specialized 2FO 2.0 shoe review


Specialized has worked hard to improve the fit and the feel of the 2FO shoes, focusing not just on the rubber of the sole but of all the layers of rubber in between.

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Mavic’s 2018 mountain bike range unveiled


Highlighted by the new Deemax Pro wheelset that Sam Hill rode to the Enduro World Series overall title, Mavic’s 2018 U.S. mountain bike range is an impressive collection.

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Scott shows Nero Plus full-face helmet, new shoes


Swiss bike and gear maker Scott unveiled a bevy of new MTB gear at the recent Eurobike trade show. Here’s a rundown of the key highlights starting with a new brain protector.

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Bontrager’s debuts Flatline Shoes, New Rally MIPS helmet


While Bontrager makes some of our favorite tires, the brand does far more than cycling components. They also produce shoes and helmets.

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Shimano S-Phyre XC9 review


For the serious XC rider or racer, Shimano’s top-shelf S-Phyre XC9 MTB shoes are a serious podium contender. Find out why.

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Northwave Outcross Plus shoes review


For those in search of a durable, grippy, lightweight and breathable all-mountain shoe that is very comfortable off the bike, the Outcross Plus is a great choice.

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Mavic Deemax Pro shoes review


The Mavic Deemax Pro blends the durability and comfort of a downhill shoe with the pedaling efficiency of a cross-country offering.

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Lake MX332 shoe review


Lake’s no-holds-barred cross-country race shoe features an ultra-stiff carbon fiber sole, highly-durable upper, and a pair of side-mounted L6 BOA push-pull dials.

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New Shimano SPDs, flat pedals, and shoes


Shimano reaffirms its commitment to downhill and gravity disciplines with the introduction five new shoes and four new pedals, including SPD and flat pedal options.

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Fi’zi:k M3B Uomo MTB shoes


Low weight, a reinforced upper, and one seriously stiff outsole highlight the new-for-2017 fi’zi:k M3B Uomo mountain bike shoes.

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