Leatt Releases Aaron Chase Signature Twenty/Twenty Shoe

Jun 23, 2020
by Leatt .com  
Richard Kurowski Photography

Press Release: Leatt

Earlier this year Leatt released their line of Twenty/Twenty shoes. Now, Aaron Chase has revealed his own signature 3.0 model, designed to combine style, comfort and control for mountain bikers at all levels.

bigquotesI wanted a shoe that was perfect for riding, digging and everything in between. When Leatt came to me with their new shoe range it was pretty clear for me that the 3.0 was going to be the base for my signature shoe because it ticks all the boxes.Aaron Chase

Available in Aaron’s signature colorway, the all-new Leatt Aaron Chase 3.0 Flat shoe is a durable performance sneaker with distressed leather, offering advanced comfort and protection. This rugged shoe features a padded tongue and sidewalls, with toe and heel protection designed for aggressive enduro and downhill riding.

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The specialized sole is manufactured from our highly durable, abrasion-resistant RideGrip rubber compound, and features mud channels for ultimate bike control in all weather conditions.

Another key feature of Leatt MTB shoes is the shank that controls the flex for different types of riding. The mid-stiffness shank of the 3.0 is optimized for rigorous riding, walking and digging. While the WaffleGrip sole pattern interlocks seamlessly with pedals for the ultimate grip and bike control.

Richard Kurowski Photography

bigquotesWhat makes the perfect riding shoe? Well, it needs to protect your foot. Protection is often overlooked but very important. Second, it needs to be comfortable. I ride all-day so the shoe needs to be nice and snug. Third, it needs to be grippy in all weather conditions and not just on the pedals! Lastly, they should be durable. I ride, dig and do loads of stuff in my riding shoes so they need to be tough. Oh and one more thing – they need to look awesome! I am stoked about my signature shoe with Leatt, I hope you enjoy riding in them too.Aaron Chase


Leatt shoes are now available worldwide.


66 Comments

  • 38 1
 Toe protection on mtb shoes is often an extra layer of rubber for scuffing. With low BB's in rock gardens and hidden stumps, I've had my feet blown clean out shoes. Others must have broken toes and metatarsal bones. How about even a composite toe like my work shoes I'm required to wear?
  • 16 0
 Ive broken my toe from a pedal strike, yeh it sucked, yeh I wish shoes had more toe protection!
  • 7 0
 I've been asking/wanting a toe box for years. Why is it no one can make one!!
  • 3 0
 They had toe protection back in the day. Was awesome.
  • 5 0
 @neimbc: broke my toe in 5.10 freeriders which bent back to touch the top of my foot. that's why I got the freeriser pros which have a plastic tor box but also a stiffer sole which is essentially kick protection
  • 24 1
 Hi @Ron-C you are right. At Leatt whenever we start with a new product we always begin with protection and how it can make you safer on the trails. Our 3.0 shoe has internal reinforcement as well as the external polymer overlay. Maybe give it a try! We hope it meets your expectations.
  • 2 1
 Ride Concept Transitions have really burly toe protection. Definitely a level of extra protection that doesn't seem to have draw backs. Note: "Transition" is an SPD model, not sure if they make a flat pedal shoe with similar toe protection?
  • 11 0
 Yes a composite toe MTB shoe would be great!!! If it is ASTM certified toe material than I can get reimbursed for buying them and I could wear them to my job sites!!!
  • 1 0
 @JDFF: All of their mtb models have a high level of toe protection. The vice and hellion have lower though.
  • 2 1
 @LeattUSA: as good as they are in every other way, they are not a true toe box that is not easily crushed. Make that and SPD compatible - and you can take my money.
  • 2 0
 @neimbc: I have their 2.0 shoes and even those (which are designed to be more like a traditional skate shoe) have pretty darn good reinforcement around the toe. No, it doesn't compare to a work boot, but my piggies feel much more secure than in my old Freeriders
  • 1 0
 As someone who broke their navicular bone (midfoot) and has had 2 surgeries to repair/fuse, I concur. I ride moto as well it's always baffled me how behind mountain biking shoes (and a lot of the other gear) are for protection. These look better than most, including the Freerider Pro's I currently ride with.
  • 2 0
 I have the specialized 2FO's an they have a really solid toe box It's horrible, feels like my feet are in some sort of rigid plastic case
  • 1 0
 @nojzilla: I feel like this is an are where something like D30 can really come into play.
  • 2 0
 @JDFF: The Powerline flat has the same toe protection as the Transition. TNT is similar as well.
  • 6 1
 It would be cool if someone invented pedals and shoes that locked together to help your feet from getting blown off the pedals in rock gardens to avoid broken toes and feet. And then maybe you could do a special foot motion to unlock the mechanism. That would be cool. Not gonna hold my breath though.
  • 1 0
 @vinay they're made for digging because they have the red/black/brown colorway of a Danner boot. If you think you're in this boot, you'll dig:
www.danner.com/men/hike/mountain-light-cascade-clovis.html
  • 1 0
 My left little toe is permanently mangled thanks to a sticking out Welsh rock. You'd think it would be obvious, but then so many 'mtb' shoes get released with a cut out heel collar as well, just so you can smash your ankles to bloody pulp against the crank ams. This one at least gets that right.
  • 1 0
 Reasons why I switched back to clips...tougher/stiffer construction and no blow offs. I still run flats at parks and certain days, but anything 'enduro-y' I'm clipped in now.
  • 1 0
 Toe protection could be good. There are a few hi top shoes out there, but not as many as I would like to see in the market and that's where I get loads of injuries on the ankles.
  • 23 0
 I think all shoe manufacturers should test their shoes in Scotland. They will soon start making them from less water absorbing materials....
  • 6 0
 Afterwards, can they then test them in dusty loose rocky places too...the amount of times my feet have been smashed by flying rocks...ouch.
  • 7 1
 Id suggest trying the specialized shoes. They would seem to fit your requirements a lot better. Good protection, good grip, fast drying.
  • 5 0
 @toop182 - too right! Tested and approved in Scotland (and Wales too).
  • 2 1
 After testing them in the US during the summer to make sure your feet aren't being set on fire.
  • 1 0
 @bombdabass: Works for me
  • 1 0
 I support your proposal. Heck, I'd be happy if they test on rainy days in BC. I had to dry my shoes out a week and a half ago due to a rainy ride, and it's summer. Fall is always wet AF. And WTF is with using cardboard (or whatever it is) under the insoles like a cheap skate shoe? Seems common and doesn't fair well with creek crossings. I buy baking soda in bulk to keep my shoes from rotting (pull the insoles, pour in copious amounts of sodium bicarb).

My sailing shoes don't have moisture holding rot prone materials, neither do my snowboard boots. Makes no sense why mtb manf can't figure it out.
  • 6 0
 Not sure about the digging specific features. Is the sole extra strong to endure stomping the back of a spade? Is there extra sealing to keep the rubble out of your shoes if you happen to spill some from your shovel or wheelbarrow? Extra large platform for compacting the dirt maybe?
  • 1 0
 Yes. Impact highs have been my digging shoes for a long time, hoped the Ride Concepts TNT would replace them but it looks like I'll have to pick up another pair of impacts.
  • 1 0
 @dirtpedaler: Yeah, I haven't used the Impact highs much for riding (typically the Impact low, for the last few years the Freerider) but I've used them loads for digging, hiking etc. Grip on rocks is amazing, which makes for fun boulder hopping. I learned they aren't great on grass though. I was playing a game of soccer with some friends and just kept sliding out. I quit when I eventually twisted and injured my knee. Only much later to realize that "oh yeah, these edges don't bite in the grass unlike even the cheapest plastic soled soles. Horses for courses. Which then indeed makes me wonder, what makes these the ideal shoe for both riding and digging?
  • 1 0
 @vinay: When I'm digging/building I need traction and protection, I also combine riding with trailwork, and hike a bike with riding. The kind of hiking I do has been challenging with the TNT's, also traction on steep jumps and landings isn't close. Don't see anyone using impacts anymore for riding unless lift served bike park.
  • 9 0
 Hold on, off to paint my bike brown to match my shoes.
  • 5 0
 Just get a 2007 Big Hit 3!
  • 3 0
 Or a Specialized Pitch from around 2010ish.
  • 1 0
 @Warburrito: Or a Ra (with a circle above the a, so probably pronounced as "roh"). Not sure whether it really is (probably not) but it looks as if these bikes are made out of corten steel. I only read about them in Cranked issue 15, not sure whether there is actually anything online. They do look pretty cool though.
  • 3 0
 Or a Kona STP. The black and brown colorway reminds me of saddle shoes, which only me and about two other people on this site know what the hell I'm talking about.
  • 1 0
 my 07 sx trail is a nice faux (and real) patinad brown
  • 5 0
 Broke my little (pinky) toe came back into to work and was ready to moan about it but then remembered my colleague who had one leg amputated from a motorbike accident. I kept my mouth shut
  • 3 1
 What makes the perfect riding shoe: I feel like grip should always be the top priority. Looks and durability are common amongst big brand sneakers and work boots. That technology should easily trickle into biking shoes. For me if the grip isn't 10/10, I'll pass.
  • 1 0
 Totally agree
  • 2 1
 I have their 2.0 shoes (made to be more like a skate shoe) and I've been really impressed with the features, fit, and performance vs. 5.10. I would say their grip is comparable, and all the other features put them over the top. Plus they seem like they'll last more than 6 months!
  • 2 0
 Aaron chase came down to Peru in 2019 for the Inca Avalanche race which was like 3 hours from where I live in Peru and I rode with him during and after the race. Such a cool dude!
  • 1 0
 Currently trying out the RC Wildcats as a less bulky option than my old 5:10s, they have a pretty stiff toe box with 3DO and feel less like having concrete blocks tied to your feet.. also just got the Adidas/5:10 mashup Trailcross SLs as an every day shoe, in case I feel the need for a quick dj session. Old 5:10 grip can't be beat, but the shoe feel and comfort definitely can. Leatt has some nice products now
  • 2 0
 Been riding the 3.0s for a couple of months now. I like them, seem to be durable so far. They aren't quite as sticky as the RC Helions that I was previously on and will probably switch back to.
  • 4 0
 Shut up and take my .... no size 47/48 (US 13)? WTF! Puts wallet away.
  • 5 1
 Boa flats with a toe box. Boom, you now have an MTB shoe company
  • 1 0
 Then release a flat shoe with a velcro top strap. Boom, product diversity.
  • 3 0
 @LeattUSA How wide are these? I've got fat feet (EE) and am pretty limited in choices. No 5.10 or RC options.
  • 1 0
 if they are like the companies other shoes, they will suck! Way to hot and not a good fit! Never had problems with other shoes but unfortunatly these guys need to work on breathability! Holy hell are they hot!
  • 4 0
 A+ for style
  • 1 0
 Honestly, these look pretty great. Leatt really has the style dialed and the features look decent too. Curious how they compare to 5.10s.
  • 2 0
 Just what we needed, the cursed number will be on our feet now :o
  • 1 0
 Looks nice, but having 2 different rain jackets from Leatt I would not believe it's quality
  • 2 0
 Nice looking shoe. But does it grip like a 5Ten?
  • 1 0
 Anyone know how the sizing compares to five tens? I’m between 12-13 in fiveten and not sure the Leatt 12 will work.
  • 1 0
 What is going on, brown is the new black!
  • 2 0
 never wear brogues to the city!
  • 2 0
 These look nice.
  • 1 0
 again...e-bikes are not leaving. Ha!
  • 1 0
 UGG... why only 6-12?!!??!!?.... tall guys want shoes too...
  • 1 0
 Every size above 12 is just showing off
  • 1 0
 I really want to try them out. but no size 13 Frown
  • 1 0
 They could make a Gortex winter version for us pnw riders
  • 1 0
 we need bigger sizes, cmon Leatt !!
  • 1 0
 Nice shoe
  • 1 0
 Take my money!!

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