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Mountain Bike Shoes
Mountain bike shoes are designed with rigid and sturdy soles, with or without cleats, to provide better traction on challenging surfaces. Additionally, the 2-bolt cleats are recessed, making walking easier. The ability to walk is an essential feature of mountain bike shoes, especially when bike portage is necessary. Gravel enthusiasts, whether for pleasure or competition, also often use this type of shoe. We offer a wide variety of mountain bike shoe models from well-known brands such as Bontrager, Shimano, Five Ten, Leatt, Ride Concepts, 45NRTH, and many more!
There are several types of mountain bike shoes, each suited to the specific needs of the discipline:
The All-Mountain or Trail mountain bike shoe, one of the most popular models, features a flexible sole that cushions the cyclist on rough terrains and facilitates walking during portage sections. It also offers reinforced protection for the foot against impacts. You can choose either flat pedal models or shoes compatible with clip-in pedals. The closure system can be combined or not, using laces, straps, or the BOA system. These shoes can also be used for Enduro or Downhill disciplines.
The cross-country shoe is specifically developed for cross-country racing and tracks. It has a lightweight carbon rigid sole that is compatible with clip-in pedals to optimize energy transfer. These models have a low profile and do not provide full ankle coverage. However, there are winter-specific versions available that offer superior thermal insulation and water resistance. Their soles are typically made of plastic material or even carbon for higher-end models. In wet track conditions, the use of cleats may be necessary to facilitate walking sections during races. As for the closure system, ensuring a perfect fit is crucial. This can be achieved with laces, straps, or the BOA system, depending on individual preferences. Cross-country mountain bike shoes are also used by cyclocross and gravel enthusiasts.
Hiking/recreational shoes for leisure mountain biking are specifically designed to meet your needs. They offer a balance between minimal stiffness for efficient energy transfer to the pedals and increased comfort with a padded insole. Models with cleats are available for steep or slippery climbs. The sole is compatible with clipless SPD or platform pedals. These shoes are perfect for cyclists seeking a versatile pair of shoes.
Riding comfortably in cold weather is entirely possible with a good selection of appropriate shoes! Cycling boots are specially designed to keep your feet warm even in very cold temperatures. They generally offer waterproofing, non-slip grip, a robust construction with thermal synthetic leather, and compatibility with flat pedals and clip-in pedals. Some boots use the BOA closure system, like the renowned Wölvhammer BOA boot from the 45NRTH brand, known for being the warmest and perfectly suited for polar conditions.
Find your next pair of mountain bike shoes from our wide selection online or in-store. Don't forget to visit our mountain bike pedals section if you need to equip your bike. Primeau Vélo is the #1 retailer of bicycles, parts, and accessories in Canada!