Crankbrothers Release Stamp Street Fabio Shoe

Dec 12, 2022
by Henry Quinney  
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After introducing their Stamp and Mallet shoes a few years ago, for flat and clip shoes respectively, Crankbrothers have a release a slightly more casual take on their Stamp shoe. This shoe, which has seen design input from its namesake Fabio Wibmer, is aimed at flat pedal street riders or those just wanting a more relaxed look from a pair of their mountain biking shoes.

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The Stamp Street Fabio flat shoes use Crankbrother's own rubber compound (MC2) which they say is optimized for grip and durability. They also say it has low rebound properties to damp vibrations as well as abrasion-resistant lugs.

Much like their previous Stamp shoe models, this shoe is claimed to match up best with Crankbrothers pedals, and treat the shoe-pedal interface as one system that are made in consideration of the specifics of the other.

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The shoes feature a synthetic upper with premium materials for protection and comfort. A reinforced TPU inner panel provides added protection from the crank arms whilst also aiming for a comfortable fit for all-day wear.

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The shoes are available in black, purple, sage, and white. They have a retail of $129.99 USD. For more information please visit crankbrothers.com.

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39 Comments
  • 42 1
 Shoe product managers, please give us human foot shaped shoe. The dress shoe pointy last design and heel to toe drop is not evidenced based.
  • 13 0
 As someone who wore cycling shoes for 30 plus years, making them tight as sh!t because I did not want foot moving around when I was shredding, sprinting, etc....this caused neuromas in my feet (foot bones crushing the nerves). Years of mass market sportswear shoes too also did not help.
Fast forward to zero drop/wide shoes in my casual and cycling life (well, as you mention, impossible to find zero drop and wide) and physical therapy on my feet has reduced the pain. I will say, my crankbros mallet BOA shoes I am using on the trail bike are the BEST for my foot currently, but, still waiting for a brand to come out with a 'human foot shaped' shoe as you mention.
These new Stamps look great and awesome to see how quickly CB has ramped up the shoe business.
  • 6 1
 YES! Human foot shaped biking shoes would be amazing! This is my biggest reason for holding out getting any biking shoes. Flats or clipless.
  • 8 0
 For real. They make shoes shaped like this because it’s the status quo or because that’s all their Chinese factory knows. Either way it needs to end. Maybe Altra will get into the cycling game.
  • 1 0
 @stiksandstones: I have had a Morton's Neuroma in each foot for over 5 years now. Did you have surgery? If not, are you just living with them?
  • 2 0
 I exclusively wear foot shaped shoes now (vivo and Lems) and recently started wearing Ride Concepts Tallac, they are much more comfortable then my old 5.10's in terms of width. I tried them without the insole and they were even more roomy so I am thinking about going that route full time. Grip and small vibrations seemed to be lessened as well.

I do have a friend that rides in Lems boulder boots and he says they are great, FWIW.
  • 3 2
 A human foot shoe, you say? I present to you Vibram FiveFingers.
  • 4 0
 off the bike I wear barefoot shoes only, and shimano bike shoes work for me
  • 1 0
 The average north american foot is wider than the european and asian. I guess most manufacturers have not been adressing that.
  • 3 1
 Amen, brotha! My toes don't point inwards and neither do anyone else/s... unless destroyed by pointy toed shoes.
  • 2 0
 Amen. I wear "barefoot" shoes for everything but biking. When someone releases a cycling shoe that is made for human feet, not elf feet or Genie from Disney's Aladdin feet, I will buy them.

But in the meantime, I wear Specialized 2F0s because they have a fairly straight last. Most shoes have a slightly C-shaped last in addition to a pointed toe box, which together conspire to fold my fifth toe under my fourth. The 2F0s are snug, but at least they don't feel like they were designed with the sole (ahem) purpose of causing me pain.
  • 4 0
 @DBone95: Yo, yes, I have mortons neuroma. I did not get surgery, i've been wary of it after hearing more cons than pros. I did get cortisone shot on left foot (this was before the right foot developed pain) and I think it helped a bit.
I think most of my improvements have come from tossing ALL my shoes and reinvesting in Altra for casual, when i've needed dress shoes/boots I got EEE Allen Edmonds. I bought all wide cycling shoes (which aren't very wide) and I recently got some Lake shoes (mx23Cool for my gravel bike and XC and only have 2 rides in them thus far but I am very impressed.
In addition to the shoe investment, I did 6 months of physical therapy building muscles in my feet, legs, core and (try) to do those exercises daily. I also use toe spreaders whenever I can and iniji five finger socks (my daughter cringes at the horror of seeing those things on me).
It has been a lot of work, I am not pain free (don't think ill ever be) but I am at least able to ride my bike again, travel, work, etc.....when the neuroma came on during the pandemic (I was riding to work, 60 miles round trip, and suddenly got foot pain that was brutal) I thought cycling was over, but the above changes have got me back going again, I have discomfort, but not 'pain'. I can ride an hour before my feet hurt, but if I get off the bike and massage foot, it gives me another 30 mins and so on. Best of luck!!!!! DM me if you have any other questions-not that I am a neuroma guru, but, always nice to share pain stories? haha. Cheers-Stikman
  • 1 0
 This 100%. I’m fed up with trying to cram my feet into traditional pointy shoes for biking when for day to day life and running I can buy shoes that are actually foot shaped.
  • 1 0
 @ms-dos: they might look weird AF, but they are actually very good for your feet. I haven’t brought myself to actually wear them yet although I tend to wear other foot shaped brands
  • 1 0
 @PoorInRichfield: sorry my fat thumbs accidentally downvoted you.
  • 9 0
 Never saw the point of the match sole, if you want your foot in the “perfect” position , just go clipless … but generally flat riders don’t put their feet in the “perfect” position … 510 stealth sole knows what I mean
  • 17 6
 Nice Job copying the Nike Nyjah Free's. Congrats!
  • 3 0
 Was just about to comment the same. Taken more than a few design touches!
  • 3 0
 If you see Fabio’s casual look he only wears nyjahs. I don’t mind at all. Nyjahs are fantastic design concepts and perform exceedingly well and comfortably.
  • 2 0
 I’ve had 5 pairs of nyjahs and currently own his 5.10 white sleuths for riding shoes. Dream come true
  • 1 0
 @sr-34, I thought the exact same thing when I saw the thumbnail.
  • 8 2
 Looks good. Could wear em to the pub.
  • 2 0
 Grip and durability are oxymoronic when it comes to rubber. Which is it? Personally I'll go for grip and a new pair of shoes every year rather than have my shoes tap dancing off my pedals on descents. And please include durometer value in shoe adverts.
  • 5 0
 Looks nice. I'd love to see this compared to the Five Ten Sleuth's.
  • 2 1
 Ordered the Crank Bros stamp when they were initially released. Liked the styling and features, but the rubber couldn’t compete with FiveTen and the latest Specialized rubber. They have been relegated to living in my vehicle as “just in case I forget to bring my gear” shoes. Unsure if the shoes launched with MC1 or this MC2 compound.
  • 1 1
 mine have been relegated to dog walking/everyday shoes. their pedal grip is horrendous. but they are extremely comfortable haha.
  • 1 0
 Stamp are my driving to the trails shoes. Like others have said, exceptionally comfortable (love the Boa), but a pretty poor grip and lethal in the wet. Seriously considering Mallets and going clipless again, but for the moment, Back to Five Tens and laces.
  • 3 1
 Yes ! white shoes , white socks , white shorts and white shirts are what the most hardcore riders choose if they have their mommy do their laundry.
  • 2 0
 Nice, might have to try some of these for the dirt jumps. 5.10 rubber is way too sticky and the New Balance skate shoes I've been using are not cutting it.
  • 1 0
 if they come with even a sliver of dude's skills (like the flat shoe version of the 10 Rings of Power....), then I'll take a pair in every color. Wink
  • 1 0
 The first parts to wear out on the sides of my stamps are now gone, replaced with solid thick material. This is a good improvement.
  • 1 0
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o
Does anyone know where I can buy his shoes?
  • 2 1
 I'll take the white ones, please!
  • 1 0
 Hope the Spider-Man wibber is as sticky as the real thing
  • 1 0
 I'm still wishing for one with a plastic type toe box.
  • 1 0
 I just wear my Merrel light hikers. Do these make a big difference?
  • 1 1
 I'm not so sure about the synthetic upper
  • 1 1
 bike shoe ? lmao lol
  • 2 3
 Ugly, flimsy, golf shoe







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