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

Product:AM Moab Mid STX /
Tested:by Amanda for 3 months

Comments (5)

    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.


    I Use Vaude moab tech best shoes 4ever. Better than 5,10 freerider, shimano AM, DX, …

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