- Flat Pedal Shoes
I’ve always been an spd man but decided to buy flats and try some adidas Terrez trailcross ankle boot down to £77, adidas are £120
Includes the stealth rubber sole which adidas bought the 510 company for.
Also do low shoes for £60Posted 2 years agomindmap3Member
Leisure Lakes were jobbing out Freeriders for £55 a pair recently. Loads of grip but can act like a sponge when it gets wet.
I’ve been through a few brands (Sombrio, Teva and Giro) and haven’t found any that grips like a 5 10. The new Impacts don’t look as ‘special’ as the original versions and offer a stiffer sole than Freeriders so I find them better for actually pedalling and they see a bit better in the wet.Posted 2 years agoVan HalenMember
Cheers for teh cheap terrex link – couldnt resist at that price – buggered if i was gonna pay more than £60 for a shoe.
I have freeriders at the mo and they are light flexible and grippy. I`ve just found a hole in the sole though! (but they are over a year old worn on and off the bike)Posted 2 years agofederalskiMember
Echo the good shout above on the deal on Adidas Terrex.
Was looking at getting a pair a few months ago but wasn’t quite willing to buy them at £90.Posted 2 years ago
Have the older model already and Adidas are one of the few brands of bike shoes that look decent away from the bike for just kicking about as well for me.GavinBSubscriber
I got a pair of the Terrex shoes a few months back, and will not be buying a pair of 5.10 biking shoes again (I’ve had two pairs over the years). Tons of grip (better than the 5.10s off the bike too), stiff enough sole (better than the Shimano ones they replaced), pretty weatherproof and dry out like a pair of trainers (unlike 5.10s)Posted 2 years agojoebristolSubscriber
I like my 5-10 freerider elements. Very grippy on the pedals and reasonably resistant to getting wet feet inside. Not very grippy for walking off the bike on slippery mud if that’s a consideration for you. I did a push up day recently at a local bike park and it was quite slippery as there pushup tracknwas very muddy!
Also, they took days to dry out afterwards. It would be good if they had a flap to cover the laces tonstop that area getting quite so wet.Posted 2 years agojekkylSubscriber
The cost for cycling specific shoes is ridiculous and I just can’t get past the price to justify them. For my last 3 pairs I’ve gone to sports direct and just picked a pair of dark trainers with with a very stiff sole (there are lots) and they are usually under £20. Honestly can’t fault them and you can waterproof to some degree with some fixing spray. At that price I really don’t worry about getting them messed up with mud.Posted 2 years agoHob NobMember
I’m still interested in trying a set of the Terrex, I’ve got a couple of pairs of Impact VXi’s which are held together with mostly glue now, but they are still a great shoe.
At £60 they are about what I can get a pair of 5-10’s for anyway, so part of me thinks just buy the new freerider pro’s which seem to tick all my boxes for what want from riding shoes 🙂Posted 2 years ago
terrex are pretty much inline with my other adidas shoes, adidas are notoriously small if you wear nike or other brands,Posted 2 years ago
I’m a regular uk9 in all shoes, but ordered a UK10 as i intend to wear a sealskinz sock with the boot. should received later today will updatejoemmoMember
I found the terrex to be pretty roomy compared to other Adidas shoes, certainly quite spacious around the toe but the 9 is a good fit for me and I wear 9 or 8.5 in trainers. Going up a whole size might be unnecessary but YMMV
So the Terrex Trailcross shoes – they look curved in the pictures. Does this not affect riding?
they’re not curved in reality 🙂 at least mine aren’t. The sole is flat with some deeper tread bits on the heel and toePosted 2 years ago
@joemmo agree i think the uk10 are too big for me, gonna reorder a UK9.5, i’d wear the uk9 in summer with a thin sock, but where i ride yorkshire, summer is only 1-3 months, so UK9.5 it is.
in terms of curve the back 4/5s is flat, then the front 1/5 curves up.
these would be perfect if they had a Weather-resistant gusseted tongue.Posted 2 years ago
can’t see them being waterproof if water can go through the laces and down the side of the tongueNorthwindSubscriber
Still spent most of my time in Freeriders. The Element is the closest thing they do to a winter mtb shoe. (tried the EPS, it’s rubbish, no effective waterproofing at all)
But I’m just trying some Guide Tennies just now and so far they’re very good. Haven’t done any real technical riding on them which is the best test but first rides have been really positive.Posted 2 years ago
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