ION Scrub Amp Flat Pedal Shoe – First Ride Review

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Ion has been making shoes for four years now, and flat pedal shoes since 2018. The new range is launched today, and we have had the new ION Scrub Amp shoes in for a quick pre-launch test.

The flat pedal shoes for 2020 use a new ‘Pin_Tonic 2.0 Sole Concept’ sole. This has a new tread pattern, with positive areas on the heel and toe for grip while walking or off the bike, as well as being made with a new stickier rubber compound.

ION Scrub Amp Shoe Specification

  • Claimed Weight: 440g per shoe (Size 42), Actual Weight: 422g (size 41)
  • Colours: Black, Rusty Leaves, Deeper Ocean, Mulitcolour
  • Sizes: 36 – 47 (EU)
  • RRP: £124.99, 149.95EUR

Also between the ground – or pedal – and your foot, is an EVA midsole for cushioning, plus an inner sole. Wrapping round the top of your foot, you get a textile and synthetic woven upper, which gets a layer of rubbery protective coating in many areas.

Getting muddy

Laces can be held in place by a neat elastic retainer, which has a tab on it so it’s easy to get hold of. We’ve got the rather ’90s rave scene multicolour ones in to test, but there are plainer options if you want something a little less attention seeking.

For when you need your shoes to match your tyres AND your shorts?

On The Trail

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Review Info

Product:Scrub Amp Flat Pedal Shoe
Tested:by Hannah for

Comments (3)

    Rugby boots, football boots and SPD disco slippers all have proper tough fabric that doesn’t hold too much water and dries out ok… why can’t we have a flat pedal shoe like this?

    I’ve got the Ion Rascal SPD shoes, by far the best set of kicks i’ve ridden in in 30+years riding

    How do they compare to the Raid Amp 2 in regards to arch support and overall stiffness? Also, is the heel cup and over fit the same?

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