Vaude AM Moab Mid STX Waterproof MTB Shoes | Reviewed

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Amanda has been hammering these Vaude AM Moab Mid STX boots through mud, rain, snow and ice without once complaining about performance. Find out what’s made our resident fusspot claim to have found her ‘forever shoes.’

Vaude AM Moab Mid STX

High top flat pedal mountain bike shoes. There’s not a huge choice out there, but there’s certainly options. Add waterproof to your requirements and there’s a significant drop in choice, so when Vaude brought out the latest version of the Moab Mid STX, and they happened to look incredibly cool, I jumped at the chance to try them.

Vaude AM Moab Mid STX

There’s a lot of technology going on in these boots, and all materials claim to be environmentally friendly, sustainable and manufactured under fair working conditions. The outers are constructed from hydrophobic oiled nubuck leather (I personally don’t consider that environmentally friendly, or ethical, but I’ve been wearing them so I’m a hypocrite), Terracare® certified leather (uh huh) 100% recycled Sympatex® membrane, 100% recycled polyester lining and hydrophobic canvas.

There’s a stabilising Velcro strap that wraps fully across, and the laces come right the way up to the ankle for added support.

Vaude AM Moab Mid STX
Come at me, weather!

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Review Info

Brand:Vaude
Product:AM Moab Mid STX
From:vaude.com / raleigh.co.uk
Price:£138.00
Tested:by Amanda for 3 months

Amanda Wishart

Singletrack Art Director

When Amanda arrived at Singletrack she had only been riding for a couple of years, but having already ticked off a healthy list of uplifts and races including Megavalanche, we didn’t see any problems with her keeping up. Previously serving 11 years in a publishing house, she was keen to continue her art and design career without being tied to a desk, and has progressed as both a rider and a designer from all the fresh air Calderdale offers.

She began mountain biking to keep herself occupied out of snowboard season, but bikes have since taken over as the preferred sport. It’s not a hobby - it’s a lifestyle, and the impact riding has had on Amanda’s life is more than just how she chooses to spend her weekends. Relocating to Calderdale, giving up driving, being more eco aware are all either directly or loosely related to the sport and the future of it.

Her love of bikes isn’t for the adrenalin rush, the exercise, achieving goals or even the travelling, it’s mostly about the people she meets along the way. She’s our in-house tree hugger and is interested in any earth positive products and vegan trail snacks.

Comments (4)

    These are the “grippest riding shoes I’ve worn to date” – does that include the pedals, the review seems to focus on walking grip?

    Grip on the pedals, compared to the usual suspects, should be included in this review. Off the bike grip is nice, but not what I look for in the first place.

    @richwales Sorry about that – I mostly use Chromag Contact Gen2 pedals, but I’ve also ridden DMR V12, Vaults, Nukeproof Neutron EVO and some strange unmarked ones on a friends’ bike. Basically, any bike I jump on I immediately think ‘Wow, these are sticky’.

    @brookes My other shoes are FiveTen Sleuths, and prior to those I tried some ION Raid Select. I don’t think the Sleuth are a fair comparison because they’re the other end of the season spectrum – Not at all waterproof and have a super soft sole. I probably should try FiveTen Freeriders at some point since that’s the comparison everyone wants, but I haven’t yet found a pair that fit me (They’re too wide!)

    Shoehorns – I got some for my OWN-FR-01™ – I used to thrash around on the floor trying to get them on ( It was like tubeless inflation from the early noughties) then I got a shoe horn.

    Ahhhh

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