Recommend me flat mtb shoes

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  • Premier Icon cobrakai
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    For the past 4 years I’ve been wearing Salomon approach boots for MTB. They’ve been great to be fair, but willing to pay for specific shoes.

    Ideally after quick drying all year shoes. Would like ankle protection as mine are like glass but not too hot for summer.

    It’s a big ask.

    I would stick with my Salomon but they need replaced and I’ve been advised on a skill course that flats would make a difference.

    mattyfez
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    I get on fine with £35 karrimore boots… I know evil sports direct but they are cheap and they work for me.

    I’ve tried skate style trainers but don’t like the floppy soles, I prefer the stiffer soles of walking type shoed/boots.

    Premier Icon duncancallum
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    Vaude moans

    Mine are just dying after 3 years daily use.

    I’ll be buying more!

    Premier Icon welshfarmer
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    Was also going to suggest the VauDe Moab Mid height ones. On paper they fit your requirements, though they don’t come cheap. I have been looking for something with identical paremetres to you and they were the ones that came out on top. However, I have not yet tried them so the above recommendation is good to have. There are some deals to be had on last years model if you can find your size (I can’t) but the 2019 MY ones are around 170 euros!

    phil5556
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    Five Ten do a couple of High shoes, might be worth a look.

    I’ve got a couple of different pairs (not the boot versions) and the soles are nicely firm and stick VERY well to the pedals.

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    He did say quick drying!
    The pros aren’t that bad to be honest, but don’t come in highs (yet).

    phil5556
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    Yeah ok I missed that bit. Mine dry in under 7 days, and live on top of the boiler.

    Tbf I’ve got one pair that do take a week to dry but also a lighter pair which are actually alright and are ready to go next day with a bit of radiator heat or boiler action.

    paton
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    saxabar
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    On top of the quick drying variable, I’d be interested to hear suggestions for durable too. 3 months of riding and my Five Tens are typically shredded, and not in a good way.

    Premier Icon dougal365
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    Adidas Terrex Trail Cross Protect Boots?

    Five Ten Freeriders in canvas with extra ankle impact protection.

    If it’s support you need then you will need to compromise elsewhere.

    FWIW I’ve never found anything that didn’t dry exponentially faster when stuffed with newspaper as opposed to relying on heat alone.

    Premier Icon tuboflard
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    Just taken a punt on a pair of these

    https://www.sportsshoes.com/product/adi10807/adidas-terrex-swift-solo-trail-running-shoes-~-aw18/

    A fair bit cheaper than 5.10’s and hopefully will last a bit longer too. If they’re no good for biking at least I can use them as approach shoes for climbing.

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Dont know how everone is killing Five Tens, mine seem to last for ever. I got a pair of these in the low version when they were first brought out and they are still going strong, Dont seem to get that wet and dry quickly.

    Five Ten Freerider Eps High Shoes

    https://images.amain.com/images/large/bikes/fiveten/5289-060.jpg?width=475

    Premier Icon cobrakai
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    So I’ve ordered the Adidas Terrex boots. I’ll report back when I’ve gave them a go.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I’ve tried skate style trainers but don’t like the floppy soles, I prefer the stiffer soles of walking type shoed/boots.

    The point about Five Tens is that they half way between skate shoes and cycling shoes. Skate shoes are too soft for me to enjoy pedalling up big hills, I’ve tried them – but they are far better for gripping the pedals with your instep. Five Tens are firmer for pedalling but better than walking shoes for gripping.

    nealglover
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    FiveTen Freerider EPS high tops are brilliant.
    Seem to keep out the worst of the weather, and as they don’t particularly wet due to the design/material, they dry overnight easily.

    The adi protect boot are superb, I went flats this time last year and my adidas are still going strong, the stealth rubber sole is really grippy on dmr v12 and vault pedals ..
    If they had a gusseted tongue they would be perfect for winter, they dry fairly quickly I tend to hose mine down rinse under the tap, let them drain off for an hour then stuff with newspaper and under a radiator and they are 80% dry next morning, fully dry the next day

    The link to those terrex swift solo, seem to be an identical outer sole to the terrex trail cross curb shoe that was a mtb release last year, the sole is really flimsy (and not that grippy) with limited upper protection, I caught my toe on a root in the local woods last June, it snapped right back and hurt for weeks..

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    I’ve posted about the Vaude Moabs a few times. Basically because I bloody love ‘em

    Premier Icon colournoise
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    Bit late since you’ve ordered, but at the minute I really rate the O Neal mid/hi top flat shoes. Just retired some Triggers which were brilliant and replaced them with the Pinned Pro. Crap name but a couple of rides in feel like a great shoe.

    Premier Icon cobrakai
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    The vaude Moab did tempt me but price wise I was put off.

    Premier Icon devbrix
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    Vaude Moab mid height are fantastic. Really comfortable and solid. Eco-ish friendly too.

    It’s such a shame you can’t still get the original Sam Hill Fivetens. They lasted me years, were incredibly comfortable and the best bit was the removable insoles to help them dry. Don’t know why they don’t use these on all their shoes to be honest? My answer for soggy shoes…. buy two pairs.

    jedi
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    I love Giro jacket 2’s brilliant shoes

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    dougal365

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    Adidas Terrex Trail Cross Protect Boots?

    If you are riding and hiking anything steep. The above mentioned are excellent. Also grip the pedal so well. Excellent all day big mountain shoe.

    Impact vxi, the blue n black ones with grey laces, super comfy, usual five10 grip, and dry out proper fast.

    Flung in the wood shed after a pishin wet Wednesday nightride, put them away at 3 on Friday, bone dry, no radiator required.

    mindmap3
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    I have no idea how people ride flats with walking boots on. I like a degree of give in the soles so you can feel what’s going on and flex around the peddle a bit.

    Giro Jackets were good and lasted ages.

    I’ve been impressed with my Shimano GR7’s although they’re a bit cold in the winter. Grip well and dry well.

    I have some I’d top freeriders which are really good in the winter.

    Yet worst flat shoes I ever bought were Teva Links. So thick and stiff, you didn’t have a clue what was going on.

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    The vaude Moab did tempt me but price wise I was put off.

    Yes I’m sure the price puts a lot of people off but mine have proved to be a lot cheaper than anything else I’ve tried. Now into my third winter (worn all year round) and still as good as new. In contrast I never managed to get more than a year out of any of the FiveTen shoes I tried.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Dont know how everone is killing Five Tens, mine seem to last for ever.

    Soles are usually the first bit to go. Freeriders from a few years ago were not that durable.

    The EPS ones you mention are holding up really well though. Best five tens I’ve had, easily

    Premier Icon lightfighter762
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    I have the ELC waterproof 5.10s. They grip really well. Nice for parks and trail center stuff but the 5.10 sole puts me off for mountain use and I got back to my adidas mtb boots.

    Nice for parks and trail center stuff but the 5.10 sole puts me off for mountain use

    You mean for walking? Sole can be slippy on wet muddy grass tbh.

    Premier Icon lightfighter762
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    Yeah wet grass and that sole = slip

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    I was going to suggest Adidas Terrex boots, but it seems that’s what you’ve ordered anyway!

    I’ve got the normal height shoe version of them that I’ve had for a few months. I prefer riding in my 5-10 free rider elements but wanted something that dried out a lot quicker on wet rides. The Adidas are much better for that, whilst still acceptably grippy on the pedals. So the 5-10’s are kept for dry rides and the Adidas for wet rides.

    https://m.startfitness.co.uk/adidas-terrex-trail-cross-protect-mens-cycling-shoes-black-cq1746.html?gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIscj81MPR4AIVgbHtCh1ITwaMEAQYByABEgK3wPD_BwE

    Premier Icon Alex
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    5-10s for me seem to last about a year. My EPS have the sole mostly collapsed as do my Freerider Elements (which I rate as the best 5-10 shoe). Bought some GR7s and been impressed so far. Also have some of the Adidas Terrex- not the same as the one you bought but again they’ve been great. Not quite as sticky as 5-10s but way more robust.

    paton
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    Old shoes can be resoled

    Shoe Resoles?

    Was just thinking that, the whole selling point of fivetens years ago (after the Intense models and before they released under their own name) was that they can be resoled. Any decent climbing shop will offer the service.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    For more than I usually pick up a new pair for, iirc

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    @cobrakai where did you order the terrex boots from? Keep meaning to get some terrex boots and about time for some new shoes.

    Premier Icon cobrakai
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    It was Amazon. I know I know but its just too damn convenient!

    Premier Icon Andy R
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    Another vote from me for the Vaude Moabs – I love them!

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