Flat pedal enthusiasts rejoice! We've created a shoe that not only performs on the bike, but looks good enough to be worn off of it. Flats, platforms, whatever you call your traditional BMX-style pedals, the Gravel shoes will stick to them like glue, thanks to our custom-designed TRAX rubber outsole featuring our WaffleGrip tread pattern. The Vanslite midsole will keep the weight down and the comfort level high all day, while the Impactsorb heel insert will prevent any heel bruising. The entire upper is wrapped in abrasive-resistant synthetic materials that also repel water. A reflective sidestripe and woven labels top off the details.
TRAX Rubber specializes in engineering high-friction rubber for performance sports footwear. Originally developed for technical rock climbing where high friction and grip is essential to performance, TRAX Rubber is now used by top performance footwear companies for various action sports applications.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous ace shoes
been riding these for a about 18 months now and totally impressed by them. i've ridden vans for years, going back to bmx in the early 80s, and i was wanting to try a change from SPDs which i'd started to ride. was looking at five tens, but didn't really like any of them and thought i'd check out the gravels. they stick to the pedals so much, but you can lift your foot from the pedals whenever you want, or need to, but still have the same riding feel as regular vans, despite having a stiffer sole, which i absolutely love. even though there are two breathe holes on the inside of the shoes and several dabs into what turned out,(on more than one occaision), to be deep watery mud, the only times my feet have gotten wet is from water ingress from over the top of the ankle when fully submerged thanks to the rubberised finish all over the shoe. i wear with wool socks and haven't had cold feet at anytime on any ride, even on top of deadwater fell at kielder atthe new year. they were a bit stiff across the toes when walking when they were new, but after 2 rides they became supple enough to not cause any discomfort. absolutely ace shoes!
27 January 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous I had these shoes for about 2 months then the sole began to peel away at the edges! Very grippy though, almost as much as my 5.10s which i bought after these.
06 June 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Nice shoes but terrible quality
I used these for around 2 months before the front part of the sole came away from the shoe upper. Light, comfy and grippy but the quality of these means I wouldn't recommend buying them. I've recently met two other people that have had exactly the same issues so I know it's not just my pair.
14 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great trail shoe....
After using the same model Vans for 15 years I took a long time to find a pair of flatties I like to replace my favorite vans, but these are them for sure. Been using them for 8 months now, Still stiff, but still bags of feel for knowing where your weight is on your pedals (crucial)!spot on grip over all..too grippy at the start but settled in perfect now. The thing is that amazes me is how light they feel on my feet.... and also how dry and warm they have kept my feet when I got caught out by bad weather. Half sizes are available so you can run them tight more like a cycle shoe than a trainer/ .... Brilliant. GLC riding the trails since 82.
01 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Awesome, simple as
Been riding in five tens for a while & simply fancied a change cause everybody wears five tens. Was a bit unsure of what I was gonna get but the haven't dissappointed. They're really comfy & as grippy as the stealth rubber. And to top it off they look pretty cool too. Worth waiting for CRC to get stock!
31 December 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous allright shoe
Had this shoe for bout 3 months then the sole began to fall off and they let in loads of water from then on. The sole is very grippy and the rest of the shoe is still going strong though.
22 October 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Les chaussures parfaites
Les meilleures chaussures pour pédales plates !! Très heureux de mon achat.
22 September 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Superb
I bought these for my son as he rides MTB with flats, they are a great quality shoe, he tells me they are extremely comfortable and he does not loose grip of the padals. What more can you ask for...
25 April 2011