Afton Shoes Announces Fall 2018 Line

Oct 10, 2018
by aftonshoes  
Fall Product has arrived The 2018 Afton fall line is more than just new colors. We have continued to improve on the shoes that have already been on multiple UCI World Cup DH podiums taken home a U.S. National DH Championship and have won an X-Games gold medal.

PRESS RELEASE: Afton Shoes

Fall Product has arrived! The 2018 Afton fall line is more than just new colors. We have continued to improve on the shoes that have already been on multiple UCI World Cup DH podiums, taken home a U.S. National DH Championship and have won an X-Games gold medal.

Both the Keegan Flat and the Vectal Clipless feature Afton’s second-generation Intact® Rubber that is more resilient and less susceptible to wear, yet still maintaining a shore A of 60.

Additional revisions to both models include:

• Pre-formed heel pocket to improve fitment and reduce heel lift.
• Denser / thicker ankle foam to improve ankle protection.
• Re-formulated glue to increase bonding strength between the upper and outsole.
• Non-wax laces that slide better in the eyelets.

Keegan:
The 2018 Design & Innovation Award-winning flat shoe is now available in Black/Maroon and Black/Grey.

Vectal:
Our race proven clipless shoe is now offered in the extremely popular Black/Gum combo as well as Black/Navy.

All of the Fall product can be found on the completely redesigned website.

The Vectal is a clipless shoe that has enough flex in the toe and heel to make walking bearable yet is rigid enough to perform excellent on the pedals. Mix that with our second generation Intact Rubber 35mm clip adjustment generous clip box and a protective cage and the Vectal is not a MTB shoe that can be ignored. Available in Mens sizes 7-13
The Vectal is a clipless shoe that has enough flex in the toe and heel to make walking bearable yet is rigid enough to perform excellent on the pedals. Mix that with our second generation Intact Rubber 35mm clip adjustment generous clip box and a protective cage and the Vectal is not a MTB shoe that can be ignored. Available in Mens sizes 7-13

The Keegan features a proprietary Design amp Innovation Award winning mono-directional shank which is stiff over the pedals but allows you to walk naturally. It also reduces vibration gives more pedal power and helps with hard landings or impacts. Mixed with our second generation Intact Rubber with a Shore A of 60 which is soft and tacky yet durable and other protective reinforced features the Keegan does not disappoint. Available in Mens sizes 7-13
The Keegan features a proprietary Design amp Innovation Award winning mono-directional shank which is stiff over the pedals but allows you to walk naturally. It also reduces vibration gives more pedal power and helps with hard landings or impacts. Mixed with our second generation Intact Rubber with a Shore A of 60 which is soft and tacky yet durable and other protective reinforced features the Keegan does not disappoint. Available in Mens sizes 7-13

About Afton Shoes:

First launched in fall of 2017, Afton Shoes incorporated extremely technical and protective features into low-profile, casually inspired MTB shoes. We hope you join us as we continue to explore new designs and technology to create a modern way of interpreting cycling footwear.

Afton Shoes, Redefining Footwear.



MENTIONS: @aftonshoes




24 Comments

  • + 3
 I got a pair of their shoes, no joke 3rd ride, hit my foot on a rock and the whole shoe exploded, it literally ripped apart across the vent holes above the toes and separated at the toe where the rubber and fabric meets. I was so pumped on the shoe prior to that. When it happened I was in the valley after a descent and had to climb a bunch with the shoe like that then do another descent which totally ruined my experience with the brand. I was tripping that I wasn't going to get my money back or an exchange but Jenson took care of me. Got a pair of Shimano shoes instead with a Michelin sole and neoprene booty stiched to keep the sand out, night and day better than the Afton. The little badge says design award, I mean yes the design is like an older skate shoe which is cool but I am not sure it wins function. :/
  • + 3
 Sorry our shoes didn't work for you - we would have gladly helped you out with exchanges but sounds like Jenson took care of it as well.
  • + 3
 Speaking of Afton shoes, what about that contest? @pinkbikeaudience @xpedo @aftonshoes
  • + 3
 We're waiting on PB to provide us the winners, it should be coming soon!
  • + 0
 @aftonshoes: Thanks for the reply! The contest never updated to say closed... I was so confused. The R-dog tire contest winner was recently announced, so I figured this one should be soon.
  • + 3
 @aftonshoes: P.S. No need to wait, I can confirm that I won... Wink
  • + 1
 Their site suggests buying a size up as they fit snug if you want a looser fit. If I wear a 9 in 5.10s (I have the Impact VXi, SpitFire, Freerider and Aescents) what size would be equivalent in the Aftons?
  • + 3
 The shoes you see above - the sizing is updated, so we would recommend a 9 in these colors. Previous colorways we would recommend going to a size 10.
  • + 1
 @aftonshoes: Sweet, thanks!
  • + 1
 These dudes are legit great customer service and these dudes take care of their customers and grip is legit keep up the great work @aftonshoes
  • + 0
 Thanks! Always great to hear accolades!
  • + 1
 I bought the Keegan's on super sale just to see how they compare to 5.10's. They are stiffer and pedal better but nothing beats the grip of 5.10's.
  • + 1
 have to agree at first I found the tread pattern physically interfered with getting an even and deep initial bite. you would plant your foot then feel it wiggle and float till all pins found a recess to sink into. it didn't take long for the pins to eat away at the tread - its similar to the old sckool Van's waffle design. now the pins have a dog-chewed pit of fuzzy rubber to sink into with a instantly firm connection.
  • + 1
 @WasabiJim: Our new Intact Rubber on the colors above is second generation and more resilient.
  • + 1
 Are they still thin or narrow? I've got manly fat feet and while I still wear my Keegans, I wish they were a little wider around the foot.
  • + 1
 they (the previous black and grey editions) are on the snug side but are good for wider feet. I sold my first set to a mate as they were a size too small, he has wider feet and was stoked on them.
  • + 1
 The new shoes above are larger / wider than our previous models.
  • + 1
 Do these have reinforced toe caps? Can't count how many broken toes I would have without them.
  • + 1
 no more than your standard purpose built MTB flat, better than a skate shoe but not like 5.10 impacts
  • + 2
 @WasabiJim: We do have reinforced toe caps. We got clever and back laminated plastic to the material so it's formed when making the shoe so you don't feel it. They are all mountain shoes.
  • + 1
 Please make size 14 (Uk).
  • + 1
 Yo have you got British disto yet??
  • + 2
 Pretty sure decade have them mate
  • + 1
 @dhross: Correct, Decade is our UK Distributor.

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