Since acquiring Five Ten a few years ago, Adidas has been ramping up its cycling catalog. We saw the brands first big move with the Velosamba shoes and now with their new, high-cuff gravel shoes. These SPD shoes contain recycled material (50% of upper is recycled content), offer a sock-like snug fit, are lightweight and stiff, and because we always end up on a hike a bike, the sole is made from a durable and grippy material. See more at Adidas.
Fizik’s Terra Ergolace X2 shoes, which we reviewed a while back, got a facelift thanks to PeDALED. These new shoes, dubbed JARY, feature the successful design of the Terra Ergolace X2 shoes with a new splash of burgundy and hits of yellow. For more information on the X2, read our review, and to see more information on the JARY model, head to PeDALED.
This morning Chrome Industries announced its new Pedal and Pro Series footwear, equipped with an exclusive rubber outsole from legendary Panaracer Tires. The launch video alone is worth the mention! Check it out above and see all the models at Chrome.
For those who prefer flats to clipless for riding and touring then check out Giro’s new Latch flat pedal shoes. These shoes have a 3D molded footbed, a slimmer, closer to the pedal form and fit, and a tack rubber footbed. The Latch is available in four different colors and stock is on the way. Retail is $150 and you can get on a sizing waitlist at Giro.
Using the same tech as Five Ten‘s parent company, Adidas and its Terrex hikers, the new Gore-Tex Trailcross from Five Ten is arriving just in time for autumnal slop. Complete with a neoprene cuff to keep muck out, a completely waterproof body, grippy soles and drain ports in the shoe to allow water that does get in to escape, the Gore-Tex Trailcross looks to be an ample ally in wet conditions.
Available now through your local dealers.
Suplest’s carbon fiber road shoe model the EDGE+ Road Pro LTD got a makeover in a “GAME ON” colorway inspired by Fabian Cancellara’s two-time Olympic wins. These special edition shoes feature Olympic colors overlayed on an all-white upper sole. These shoes feature an Anatomic Wrap design which allows the shoes to conform to a number of foot shapes and sizes, a carbon shield wrap under the closure to help spread out the pressure from the BOA system closure, and come with SOLESTAR insoles, which were specifically designed for the rigors of road cycling.
To see more about the EDGE+ Road Pro shoes, head on over to Suplest.
Throughout the month of May, Ride Concepts devoted their social media presence to sharing the challenges and accomplishments of various women athletes in mountain biking. As May wraps up, they decided that the best way to complete their #SheRidesEveryDay feature is to offer an inside look at the women who are part of the staff of Ride Concepts.
Check out the full article at Ride Concepts.
Jumping onto the movement in the outdoor industry to use recycled ocean plastic in apparel, FiveTen just announced their new footwear lineup made from recycled Parley Ocean Plastic with an impressive 50% of the upper being made from textile of which 75% is Primeblue yarn. Both the Freerider and Freerider Pro shoe models for men and women are made from this innovative material. See more at FiveTen.
With the warmer Summer months just around the corner, having a pair of lightweight road shoes is crucial to battling the elemetents. Australia’s MAAP has teamed up with high end shoe manufacturer Suplest on a pair of Edge+ Road Pro Shoes. These shoes are lightweight (230 g – 8.11 oz) and are designed specifically for dry, hot, and windy conditions. They come in olive (pictured) or a bright white and retail for $549.00 AUD (approx. $399 USD). See more at MAAP.
Fizik announced a new branch of their footwear lineup today with new flat pedal shoes falling under the newly-dubbed Gravita category. The Tensor (left, $169.99) is a mid-top, race-ready, shoe built to withstand the rigors of trail and DH riding, with a pop of turquoise and an asymmetrical lace pattern. While the Versor (right, $139.99) is a lightweight trail shoe designed for DH park laps. Both shoes come in three colorways and would be great candidates for all-mountain activities. See more at Fizik.
Longtime fans of cycling will recall how rambunctious the designs and styles of the 90s were. Sidi’s latest limited edition shoes look back at the era and inject some color into their lineup. Using the Sixty road shoe platform, these Multicolor Shoes really stand out from Sidi’s normal monotone look, which is why they are so unique. Information such as pricing and availability is scarce at the moment with some online retailers pricing these at £350.00. Head on over to Sidi to see more and your local dealer for ordering.
A few weeks ago, Adidas announced the new Velosamba “commuter” shoes. I jumped on them as soon as the press release hit our inbox and I must say, I’m impressed. Read on for a more detailed look as well as some initial impressions…
In my opinion, you don’t need racing shoes to do rides. Back when we started riding ‘cross bikes on singletrack and fire roads, the only real options were stiff ‘cross racing shoes. Footwear tech and ideologies have come a long way since with the case in point being the latest from the Rapha apparel line, the Powerweave Explore Gravel Shoes. I’ve been lucky enough to get my grubby hands on a pair to check out and post up a quick first impressions review of these beautiful shoes.
We all remember the fabled Eddy Merckx Adidas cycling shoes. Perhaps you’ve owned a pair or maybe you’ve seen them in a shop, or on this very website back in the day. When the Eddy Merckx editions came out, traditional pedals and toe clips were the ideal foot retention system. We’ve come a long way with clipless designs since, which is why the new Velosamba cycling shoes utilize an SPD design, perfect for commuting. Adidas took this pedigree and meshed it with the classic Samba silhouette in an online-exclusive model, in four UK colors (the US market gets one color – black).
The Velosamba retails for $120. Head to Adidas for all the details…
Gaerne, Italian makers of performance cycling footwear, have updated their two winter riding shoes just in time for frigid temperatures. The G.Ice Storm Road shoes have a new sole that is made of nylon-impregnated carbon that delivers a thin thickness and increased stiffness. The sole has a non-slip insert in the toe and an interchangeable pad in the back. Meanwhile, the G.Winter MTB shoes received a new “MTB 3Density Sole”, which is a hybrid material, combining nylon and fiberglass materials, making it durable, lightweight and thin. The G.Winter MTB shoes also have removable studs on the front toe for increased grip. Both shoes retain their warm cuff to keep your ankles warm and dry.
See more at Gaerne.
At $100, the new Ranger Shoe is a budget-minded dirt shoe with a silhouette developed from a classic XC MTB shoe, making it ideal for gravel and trail riding alike. The Ranger features a nylon and rubber co-molded outsole for added grip, a Synchwire mesh upper for breathability, rubber fortification in high-abrasion areas, and three, easy to use velcro straps for fit adjustment. The Ranger comes in grey, olive, and black and is in stock now at Giro.com and your local dealer.
I must say, the latest footwear drop from PEARL iZUMi really grabbed my attention. Over the years, the brand has made a big push to constantly update and redesign their classic silhouettes and one shoe that recently got a facelift is their X-Alp Launch SPD shoes. Now with a BOA closure system and this beautiful kiyote tan color, I had to try a pair out. After a few rides on our local MTB trails, I think I got the gist and can talk a bit about them, so read on below for a quick and succinct “This Just In” review…
The Synchwire-constructed shoes Giro has been developing lately are really looking great. This construction is stitchless, vented, and reinforced. The Rincon is the latest in this new family of footwear. It’s a shoe for MTB riding, gravel riding, bicycle touring, and anything dirty. The Rincon features BOA closure and lots of rubber reinforcement areas for protection. Best of all, these high tech shoes only carry a $150 pricetag and yes, they come in black. See more at your local Giro dealer.