- Recommend me flat mtb shoes
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.Posted 3 months agowelshfarmerSubscriber
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!Posted 3 months agosquirrelkingMember
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.Posted 3 months agotuboflardSubscriber
Just taken a punt on a pair of these
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.Posted 3 months agoTraceySubscriber
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 ShoesPosted 3 months agomolgripsSubscriber
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.Posted 2 months agowhatyadoinsuckaMember
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..Posted 2 months agochoppersquadMember
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.Posted 2 months agomindmap3Member
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.Posted 2 months agoroverpigSubscriber
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.Posted 2 months agojoebristolSubscriber
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.Posted 2 months agoAlexSubscriber
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.Posted 2 months ago
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