If we were to categorise the Giro Terraduro shoe, it would be as a Jack of all trades. But does that make it the master of none? Absolutely not.
Launched last year, the latest Specialized 2FO 2.0 shoes are more flexible, much lighter and use a tackier sole than the first generation.
Supple Shimano GR9 feels pretty invisible on your foot, with a planted sole that gives good pedal feedback, but it’s not that supportive or locked in place.
The Shimano GR7 has a new, high-grip Michelin sole and uses laces rather than a tensioning loop system and also has a neoprene ankle collar.
One of the cheapest flat pedal specific shoes available, the O’ Neal Pinned Pro is completely new for 2018.
Ion offers a couple of flat pedal shoe options with the Ion Raid flat shoe being the cheapest at a hair under eighty quid.
The Giro Jacket II Flat shoe is one of the cheapest, but with a gumwall sole, thick tongue and heel pads and tough materials, the finish doesn’t look cheap.
This new Five Ten Impact Pro incorporates Five Ten’s latest improvements for weight saving, improved drying times and maximum toughness.
As the name suggests, the Five Ten Freerider Pro is a beefed-up version of the standard Freerider. These ‘Pro’ features adds to the price.
The Bontrager Flatline shoe has good grip, flexes enough so you can feel the pedal and it’s hardwearing. It’s not perfect though.
Like the taller Protect version, the Adidas Terrex Trail Cross SL uses a high-friction Stealth rubber sole and ticks boxes of durability, grip and comfort.
The Scott Metrix SPD MTB shoe is all-day bike tour shoe, designed to ensure a sportive feel that is equally good for cycling and walking.
The SiDi Dominator 7 MTB is an all-rounder: whether you're a racer, an adventurer, or a cross-country enthusiast, the Dominator is designed for you.
The Giro Riddance sports Vibram’s stickiest sole to date and a hexagon design sole that bears more than a passing resemblance to a rival brand.
The Athertons' influence is clear to see in the Shimano AM9, with protection and grip to suit harsh riding conditions and the most aggressive riding.
Scott’s latest high-end flat pedal shoe, the Scott MTB AR Lace Flat, uses a special ‘Sticki’ rubber outsole welded to a sculpted, splash-resistant upper.
The Five Ten Freerider Elements is a water-resistant version of the standard Freerider. No mesh panels and it’s treated with a DWR coating to repel water.
We loved the original Giro Chamber, but does the Giro Chamber II address the little issues and improved an almost perfect pair of shoes?
intended as a versatile and cost-effective MTB shoe, these Shimano M089 MTB SPD Shoes are made from a stretch-resistant synthetic leather.
The Shimano AM7 MTB Flat Pedal Shoes are all-mountain and downhill specific, intended to provide optimum pedal connectivity, rider comfort, and protection.