First Look: Only What's Necessary Shoes, Spank Pedals and Wheels - Eurobike 2015

Aug 28, 2015
by Mike Kazimer  
OWN 2015

OWN FR-01 Flat Pedal Shoe

Dan Hutchinson and Warren Bosomworth are on a mission: re-invent the flat pedal shoe. Fed up with heavy and bulky shoes full of features that didn't serve a purpose, and with years of experience designing shoes for other companies, the two men decided to take matters into their own hands, and Only What's Necessary (OWN) was born.

The result of their efforts is the FR-01, a shoe that looks vastly different than the typical skate shoe-inspired options that currently dominate the market. A Kevlar fabric is used for the outer shell, and a sticky Vibram rubber is used for the sole. Rather than stitching, heat and pressure is used to join the materials together, similar to the construction techniques used for high end outerwear.

Instead a traditional footbed the shoes use a there's a removable liner that extends slightly above the ankle to keep out debris. There will be two liners included, one that's ventilated for warmer days, and another that's waterproof and lightly insulated for cold and wet rides. A rectangular portion of D30, the viscoelastic material that firms up upon impact, is attached to the bottom of each liner; the idea is that it will help provide extra cushioning during harsh landings off drop or jumps, and also contour to a rider's foot. The overall shape of the FR-01 is slim but wide, a shape that's almost like a climbing shoe. The expected release date of the shoe is Spring 2016, and the price will be €190.


OWN 2015
The front and back of the sole is lugged for off the bike traction, and the area that contacts a pedal is flat and uniformly shaped.
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Two booties are included, one for warm rides and the other for when the weather takes a turn for the worse.


Spank Eurobike 2015

Spank's New Pedals, Rims and Wheels

Bikes and clothing come in different sizes, so why shouldn't pedals? That's the reasoning behind Spank's new Spoon pedals, which come in three different widths: 90, 100, or 110mm, allowing riders to chose their platform size based on how big their feet are. The pedals spin on scandium enriched chromoly axles, and use a DU bushing on the inboard portion of the spindle combined with a sealed cartridge bearing on the outboard portion. There are plenty of flat pedals out there that use different sized traction pins to make them feel as if they are concave, but Spoon's body is a true concave, measuring 14mm in the center. 10 replaceable pins screw in from the backside of the body, which keeps the hex head from being mashed out of shape on the trail. Available in green, blue, black, and red, the Spoon will retail for $95 USD.

Spank Eurobike 2015
Spank have also added a number of wider rims and complete wheelsets to their line. The Ooozy trail 345 is designed for tires up to 2.5" and comes in both 27.5" and 29" versions, while the 395+ is aimed at the Plus bike crowd, either 27.5+ or 29+.



159 Comments

  • + 202
 I believe you would get your ass kicked for wearing a shoe like that
  • + 4
 They remind me of these...Nike Air Rift.

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  • + 27
 What ran through my head when I saw that shoe.. www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDgq-K2oYLo
  • + 100
 Spoken like a true fashionista. Every day I go out to ride I ask myself, "What should I wear so that Bajawfo won't beat me up at the bike park?"
  • + 8
 they dont look like they breathe too well or have much or any toe protection. Gonna get your ass kicked in these for sure
  • + 21
 They surely must come as a bundle purchase with a leotard & a tutu Eek
  • + 2
 "f*ckNa" austinmtb ! (now following)
  • + 29
 WHO WANTS TO GO SURFING?!?
  • + 0
 They don't even look that comfortable. IMO
  • + 1
 They do look a wee bit dainty don't they?
  • + 16
 At what point of the design process did someone actually say " Damn! they look good! " ?
  • + 7
 Euro-trash shoes at Eurobike. Seems fitting.
  • + 3
 Too air jordan ish with the white...and the ass kickn may come if ur in the wrong part of town and the thugs think they're Jordan's! Replace the white with gum/brown leather/all black/gray
  • + 1
 so a sock, liner, then shoe..
  • + 8
 Hideous, basically no toe protection, would not wear. NEXT.
  • + 0
 & more importantly WHO ?
they're the one that needs their ass kicking. but hang on it was probably a 6yr old girl so that's not fair!
  • + 3
 ^actually, hill's new model should be better
  • + 0
 if you have too much money you can still buy them, it's pretty useful to light your barbecue
  • + 4
 True. As soon as the new Sam Hills are in, I'll be ordering a pair. Honestly, even if these goofy water socks are the greatest thing since sliced bread, I still wouldn't wear them. I'd prefer to look like a mountain biker, not a clown.
  • + 5
 I think they they look much better than those latest 5.10 Sam Hill shoes
  • + 4
 You have to give them credit for going against the status quo. Imo 5.10 impacts look like boots and all their kicks looks like they dont breathe very well but ive never tried a pair(cheapo DC for me). These could be a option for people looking for something different.
  • + 9
 I would kick my own ass if I caught myself wearing those shoes.
  • - 5
flag xTwoSnakesx (Aug 28, 2015 at 14:12) (Below Threshold)
 I hate the look of 5.10s. These look like bike versions of Roche Runs, which is kinda cool. I'm into them, just maybe not the price tag.
  • - 1
 They don't look bad....and you don't have to wear the "bootie."
  • + 2
 looks like a basketball inspired shoe..
  • + 4
 They've basically copied the design of Arcteryx outdoor/hiking footwear and applied it to mountain biking. Fail.
  • + 2
 The sole looks like a design by Jonny Ive, a knob remover.
  • + 1
 Wear those shoes and you probably will end up removing knobs.....
  • + 1
 @hobbnobs I actually wear those shoes biking, haha, they're great.
  • + 1
 look way better than 5.10s, hate the look of those
  • + 1
 I don't think anyone buys impacts for looks.
  • + 1
 In a "ragdoll" scenario, which shoes would you rather be wearing, a big, chunky set of Impacts, or these things? I know there's some sort of Kevlar witchcraft at play, but they just scream "severed toe" to me.
  • + 1
 Also: "booties".
  • - 8
flag sicmoto (Aug 28, 2015 at 16:02) (Below Threshold)
 ONLY NOOBS LIKE SAM HILL AND BRENDAN FAIRCLOUGH USE FLAT PEDALS ANYWAY. Clips for whips, flats for prats.
  • - 3
 On a more serious note, imagine walking into a shop wearing them? HA excellent. Cool innovation though.
  • + 6
 @fullbug you couldn't be more wrong on that point.. Look around you. One absurdly juvenile comment simply reads, and this is the exact quote: " It don't say 5 Ten on it. nuff said..." Turns out he's 50. No, I don't know why a middle aged guy from the UK is speaking like that either but I digress.. I'm sure Mr Radical Midlife MTB mad guy there is being silly but he highlights a sad fact, peeps be lovin' dat 5.10 shizzle ma hizzle. Infact, id be surprised if this comment even survives more than an hour. Criticise 5.10? MTB suicide. ridiculous.
  • + 6
 Is that a LA gear?
  • + 2
 Understood, nickkk. I just wear em cuz they work and they fit but I'll ride in a tshirt and jeans if I have to so will leave fashion trends to the experts for sure
  • + 2
 Have you seen any new basketball or american football cleats lately? Those booties inside will make the shoe fit great and feel good on your foot. High ankle support is great too! Into it!!
  • + 10
 I actually really like what these shoes look like they bring to the table. I am going to wait for reviews and durability reports before I make the move but I would like lighter, more comfortable and more breathable flat shoes. Since they are using D3O then I would like to see a toe cap made from that as well and that would make them a dream shoe for me. The price scares me a little but I will wait to see durability and the NA street price before I complain.

I have been running flats for both DH and AM/trail/XC (I lump them together) since I started mountain biking. Recently while rummaging through old bike parts I found some Crankbrothers Candy pedals I used to have on a hybrid with some super cheap xc shoes and decided to give them a try on my trail bike.

Preface: I know I am weird.
I liked clipless way better for descending then for climbing and am thinking of getting some for my DH bike and keeping flats on my trail bike. Plus sometimes I like to hike my trail bike around to search for new lines so I prefer flats for that over clipless shoes. The problem is finding breathable more XC-ish shoes for flats since the market trends towards clipless for XC/AM a lot more. My 5.10 Sam Hills have been good shoes but while they do not create any pressure points they are not comfortable for long pedaling sessions either (for me at least), they do not breathe well, look funky, are a bit heavy and have not had great durability. None of those were so bad to make me dislike the shoes but I feel that there is a lot that can be improved and I am hoping these shoes will be better in those areas.
  • + 0
 Very Euro
  • + 43
 hmm, same old opinions... for a progressive sport sometimes, I'm saddened by the lack of appreciation for the bigger picture. If the uppers had some colour and the sole was STEALTH rubber would there be so much snarky heat in the comments? so a company wants to try and reinvent the wheel-good on them for actually using their talent to do something. There's some impressive innovation here.
  • + 10
 Exactly. At least someone is thinking outside the box. Although it seems silly to call a shoe with kevlar, viscoelastic liners, and heat sealed seams "Only What's Necessary."
  • + 9
 @bentplate haha! that's a good point. I suspect the vision to create a true MTB shoe without the 'unnecessary' skate/trekking style hangovers is their idea. The liner idea alone is compelling to me anyway.
  • + 10
 "Fed up with heavy and bulky shoes full of features that didn't serve a purpose..."

Trying to think of useless features on my 5.10's. They have shoe laces but I've found those to be quite useful, myself.
  • + 4
 @ecologist there might not be 'useless' features - but there are definitely carry-overs from a different shoe industry, that of the skate shoe. In the context of the mountain bike industry there haven't been many efforts in doing something truly unique or specific to those needs (for flat pedals anyway).
  • + 3
 what kind of carry-overs, though? Skate style, sure, and I won't blame anyone for wanting other style options. But otherwise 5.10's are just shoes with good soles for flat pedals. I'm not criticizing this company. I think it's awesome that someone is trying something different. I just don't see many "features without a purpose" in my current footwear.
  • + 4
 @ecologist taking a look at the Freerider shoe - maybe the most popular silhouette for 5.10 - the description on their website calls out "lifestyle inspired", meaning the conventions in construction and even materials are derived from activities peripheral to bike riding (they even mention that Tippie got married in them, so they are good for ceremonies as well!) The Contact model moves the bar a little bit more in the bike-specific direction.

The most bike-riding-specific flat pedal 5.10 makes is probably the Impact VXi, in that you probably wouldn't see most people involved in lifestyle activities wearing something like that.

The relative success of this new shoe will be highly dependent (I'm guessing) on the quality of the pedal/shoe interface.
  • + 4
 @ecologist that's a fair comment. To answer you though, I think the 'volume' or 'bulk' they refer to of the current crop of market leading flat shoes is absolutely a key area to be looked at in late 2015- and seems to be a main driver for the product we see here. I imagine their brief was to initially eschew conventional tastes altogether and prototype a shoe that would be in effect 'pure function' a main goal of many a industrial designer/engineer, which not coincidentally is something that does appeal to a huge slice of the MTB community. OWN clearly aren't going after the bikepark/pub element.

What might a TRULY specific, strong, functional all weather shoe designed for flat mountain bike pedals look like? it probably would look like this. Would not should. Now, you and I and most of us DO care about how things look, its what we have been conditioned to believe in this sport... I certainly do i'll give you that, so perhaps, yeah they went a little too 'cold and Si Fi' with the styling. Although I'm willing to bet that wasn't by accident-or for that matter the result of a lack of awareness of the MTB zeitgeist- and it isn't the point of this product. Its looking at the MTB shoe in a new way. Mission accomplished I think.
  • - 2
 They're still fucking ugly.
  • + 6
 *cries*
  • - 4
flag jaame (Aug 28, 2015 at 17:58) (Below Threshold)
 The soles look awesome, the uppers look shit. Fact.
  • + 1
 I totally appreciate the need for a lightweight flat pedal trail shoe. I would prioritize breathability however, and maintain a thin sole to go with thin pedals. My personal preference is a flexible sole too, in order to slightly wrap my foot around the pedal for uber control.
  • + 4
 Yep agree. Staggering lack of open mindedness. As an industrial designer and rider of most cycling disciplines I think there are some really good thoughts in there. The liner especially which makes them really easy to clean. The high ankle to protect the ankle and slim sole which is way better than the general heavy and clunky skate style shoes we have. I'd buy em
  • + 4
 @nickkk -- good point about "pure function." Totally get it now and I agree that's what I think they were trying to say. Basically all the features of most flat pedal shoes were developed for reasons apart from riding, except for the great soles. So pointless from a riding perspective. So now they're taking this pure riding function approach. Will be interested to see how well they do, but I fall in the camp of not wanting my riding kit to look decidedly like riding kit (at the cost of some on-the-bike function) so probably won't be the target market.
  • + 3
 Ditto, I want my riding kit to resemble normal clothes yet be functional. If I didn't I would dress up in lycra and ponce around Richmond Park with Londons millions of Wiggins wannabes I'm bummed vans stopped making the gravels and warners. I have gravels and they're great shoes. Was after some warners for clipless but they stopped making them.. the choice was between 5.10s and 661s. I ended up getting the 661s because they weren't grey or garish yellow.
  • + 1
 Agreed. Gravels are great. I'm down to my last pair that I found online. They need to bring those back!
  • + 28
 Those shoes will either be really great or really shit. The trouble is, who's going to drop that kind of money to test them out?
OWN seems like some cool cats though, I do hope their kit is good.
  • + 9
 We will have to wait for, and trust, an upcoming PB review of the shoes, before dropping that much dough. Durability long term might be something to worry about, though the heat-laminated sole shouldn't be a problem. I think aspects like 'toe protection' or 'climbing up slippery muddy hills' are not what these shoes are intended to do. Obviously the intended use is RIDING A BIKE, and staying on the pedals; these are alternatives to the plastic-and-synthetic 'ballet slippers' aka mtb clipless shoes. They have solved the 'bulky, skate shoe' appearance but there's no mention of weight, and the D30 insole might be insanely great, or the first thing to get rid of in V-2. I've been waiting for some alternative thinking in the mtb shoe market though, so props to OWN.
  • + 6
 Yea, I am super curious, if for no other reason than that they are very different.
  • + 7
 From other articles, it seems that these guys seriously know their shit. Freelance shoe designing for big names and proper riders. I would hope they have these dialled. But. They could still be shit!
  • + 0
 Minimal shoe for maximum price.
  • + 9
 I dunno. Kevlar, D30, vibram, removable inners. This stuff doesn't come cheap, I don't think they're taking the piss. They do lack some RAD factor. Put some fluoro on them quick!
  • + 2
 No question those are some mighty different looking shoes. But the features seem solid. I think an armoured toe all the way around to the pinky toe would make them better. I agree that the more neutral coloured skate style shoes look better off the bike. But really who gives a rats ass if you wear shoes on the bike that make you look like a cyclist. Function first I say. Fashion second. Personally I wear riding shoes that look like riding shoes. M200, North Wave winter Shoes and some terraduros. For flats which I rarely ride I have 5.10 because the sole grip is so good but the damn shoes are huge. And my feet are small. I think they look funny on the bike because they are so clunky. Prefer sleek.
  • + 2
 They talk the talk but can they walk the walk.
  • + 10
 Finally, somebody put hike-a-bike treads on flat pedal shoes. If anybody has to haul a bike up steep, muddy chutes for sessioning, it's people who ride flat pedals.
  • + 5
 that's the best idea I see in these shoes. Don't know why 5.10 won't do that...
  • + 7
 Spank's Oozy wheels are some of the most underrated on the market. I blew up a set of Heists and swapped them for some Trail 295s the other month and have been ripping up and down no problem ever since. They even came with a hand-written builder's card with the tensions for each wheel on them. Not necessary info, but I definitely appreciated it. Stoked they've got some wider options coming soon for sure.
  • + 5
 Spank is a f*cking awesome company. Spank rims are strong, light and cheap. What's not to like?
  • + 7
 Interesting take on the shoe market, but they don't look like they would protect my foot from a massive rock on the side of the trail. I like the two lining options though.
  • + 2
 Agreed. Our trails are lined with rocks of all shapes and sizes and it doesn't appear that light mesh would do much for protection?
  • + 3
 On the other hand, I find that 5.10s are way too big (even the new ones) so they don't breathe at all. I would gladly sacrifice a little protection for more breathable shoes (except for the toe area).

Oh and that white heel is literally going to look like shit after very few rides. Bad color choice.
  • + 4
 I like the concept of multiple liners for the shoe. I would love a dry set of shoes every time I wanted to ride outside of our stunted summer. I'm also keen to experience the sole-pedal interaction - currently on teva links and shimano am-45 ... Both options take an age to dry properly. It's a hard life for feet that are in safety boots 12hrs+ at work and wet or damp shoes at weekends or post work rides. We need innovators like these guys as our sport is so diverse and in my opinion still in its infancy... (still deciding between which two lids for example) not interested in awkward looking half/full faces with removable chin bars... Remove the need to faff with the lid altogether!

Climb-Drop down a few on the cassette-Slam saddle...feel alive for a fleeting moment. Reflect.

Removing what is essentially a prosthetic jaw and stuffing it somewhere kind of ruins the flow for me.

crossing fingers for CG's development input with the IXS XULT (the trail RS lid schley helped make is decent)
  • + 5
 Stoked to see the Spank Spike rims come in a bit wider now. Been loving the spike race 28 wheelset. Hopefully the price stays at 500 USD.
  • + 7
 It does - the Spike Race33 has rims that measure 28.5mm internally and retails for $499 USD. Available for 26" and 27.5".
  • + 1
 Do they really need bead bite though ?
I have had no problems with hookless burping and it should be stronger since you don't have to remove material
  • + 2
 Nit picking: But does it not say 30.5mm internally on the diagram in the picture?
  • + 2
 Is there an availability date?
  • + 8
 Availability will be early 2016. They are in production now. @Silliker269 we have seen that the bead bite has helped riders run lower pressure without burping, as for removing material that isn't the case. The rims are extruded with the ridges so strength is not an issue even with as light as they are.
  • + 2
 Thanks for the reply, good to know
  • + 1
 i have the 260s and waiting on hubs and spokes to build up some 28h 295,s now they have 2 mores version AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH !!!!! .will they stop advancing like phones and computers , every 3 mths seems like the old is old and they have to redo a perfectly working product
  • + 2
 @Silliker269 I've been running the Spike and Oozy rims all season and the bead bite is really noticeable when you're mounting the tire - it just pops on the bead and seals. I've even left a new tire inflated on the rim without sealant overnight and it held pressure just fine! With the Spike rims (35 Evo) I've had a couple of instances where I've blown the tire off the rim; landing onto off camber and very high energy berms - but I've not lost a tire from the Oozy 295 rims. In fact I've run an Oozy wheelset all summer up at Northstar and I never would have believed that a 28 spoke wheelset would take the unfettered abuse that I've dished out in the rocks, but everything is still true, round and straight!
  • + 2
 Looks like I found my new 26" DH bike wheelset. Is there even anything else close? (26", ~30mm internal width, tubeless, not worth more than a 26" DH bike)
  • + 1
 Could be something there: Arcteryx and Salomon have the same parent company and could have been sharing some information on making a liner work within a shoe. Hopefully there's no sensitive IP being violated with this shoe.

(disclaimer: I also work for that same parent company)
  • + 1
 Exactly what I thought. Looks like a bad copy with a flat sole. Those Arc shoes are super comfy and fit (me) extremely well though, hopefully these will be similar.
  • + 1
 @tinfoil have you tried riding/pedaling with those Acrux shoes? Just curious how they might work for winter riding, if the rubber/tread pattern has good contact, etc. They seem to run a little large on the sizing as well.
  • + 1
 As soon as I saw those shoes I figured they were owned by same company that has Arc'teryx and Salomon. They share a lot tech across their brands, like how Mavic shoes use the same rubber as Salomon's trail runners. Given that these OWN's are basically just the mid height Arc'teryx approach shoe you could probably just get the insulated liners from them and put them in the OWN's (you can buy the liners on their own).
  • + 2
 @twozerosix I just tried them for a short climbing trip, I've got too many expensive shoes to afford to add them to the closet full time. I think they'd be sweet, not unlike 5.10 guide tennies in sole contact. The vibram will be harder rubber than stealth though, but then in the winter everything's hard. Giggity.
  • + 3
 Nice the spank spike, 26" and 30,5 inner width. Does it hold up to a trailbike 140mm rowdyness or only xc? Not many wide 26 options wider than 25mm. But them probably one is better off with an ex471.
  • + 4
 I've been crushing the trails on my Spank wheels, they're great. I'm on the enduro's (26")! I've hit everything from local trails to the park on them. Still true!
  • + 1
 Love my Spank Spike rims. Best rims I've owned. I'd say for sure you won't be disappointed - they're more than enough for what you'll put them through most likely.
  • + 4
 Much better write up on the OWN shoe on Dirt, here: dirtmountainbike.com/longform/own-fr-01-shoe#IZ8l8BKujbYAjgER.97
  • + 1
 How many kind of flat pedals is Pinkbike going to report on? I mean...they all look 95% the same, have no technological advancement, provide very little advantage from one model to the next, and fewer people ride them now than ever...
  • + 1
 The shoes certainly look different, but I like the concept. Two sets of liners means you're covered year-round, so maybe they're not so pricy after all. Overall they look they were designed with form folIowing function. Hope they hit it right with the sole stiffness and the materials last. By the way, 5.10 Sam Hills' look ugly, sweaty, cubersome and heavy. If they work for the intended job though, all that is irrelevant.
  • + 1
 I have some old 5.10 impacts that are still pretty similar to the hill version. Little heavy, sole is too thick (esp with older thick pedals), but perfect for pounding out a few days on the chairlift...
  • + 1
 Search 1994 John Tomac kamikaze race, those shoes are a perfect match.

malcolmfearon.photoshelter.com/image/I0000x1c.wwN5f40

OWN doesn't realize that form is just as important to bikers, especially those that use their shoes off the bike!
  • + 4
 I'd probably try it and love it and never wear anything else again
  • + 2
 At $212 USD I will stick to some 5.10's and those new pedals. Those shoes look like wetsuit boots and should never be released.
  • + 0
 Anyone else have trouble taping up their oozy rims? First, Spank's fratelli tape is terrible. Doesn't stick well. Went back to Stan's tape. Second, the bead bite ridges don't hold tape well because it's not a flat surface -- so you have an increased chance of dislodging the tape when mounting your tire (I know, I know, I shouldn't use a tire lever for mounting). Great rims once everything is set up. Fantastic on the trail. But I had sealant leaking out the spoke holes on my first few attempts to setup. Real annoying when you waste a perfectly good riding day resealing your rims.
  • + 0
 I've been using gorilla tape on stan's rims and it seems to work very well.
  • + 8
 @SpillWay We recommend the Fratteli tape because it is thinner and it will conform to the Oohbah profile better than the thicker stan's tape. As for it not sticking well I haven't seen or heard of any issues like that, perhaps it was a bad roll? if you PM me I would be happy to send you a new roll. If you were getting sealant out of the spoke holes then the tape was not adhering to rim well and I see that a lot with the stan's tape. Most of the time you won't need to go bead to bead with our tape to get a good seal but we do advise to go bead to bead just to be sure. feel free to email me with any questions.

Vic
  • + 1
 Hey Guys....Mike from Spank here. New Oozy Bead Bite and Spike Bead Bite have a couple of advancements to the bead bite system. Bead Seats (Beds) are widened, to accommodate the slightly larger beads we see on next season's high volume tires from many of the major producers, and offer more support to the tire side wall. Also the troughs on either side of the Oohbah bulge in the center of the tube well are deeper to make tire fitting tires easier (without reducing ETRTO), and ramped more smoothly to create a seal with the tire bead and facilitate a lower pressure jump onto the bead seats. In testing, floor pump and even hand pump inflation is drastically improved.
  • + 4
 "Two booties are included" WTF. Is it the 1st April ?
  • + 4
 Looks more like a basketball shoe than anything.
  • + 0
 It don't say 5 Ten on it, nuff said..
  • + 16
 Air Semenuk
  • + 1
 they would sell so much more if Semenuk's name was written on the shoes!
  • + 1
 I'm not hating on the shoe, but I think toes are gonna be in for a lot hurt. They certainly don't look flat pedal product, and not much good for XC without clips. But who knows, none of us saw 27.5 going mainline.
  • + 3
 They look a heckuva lot like some permutation of Jordan's from back in the day...
  • + 1
 I want to like those boots because most flat boots are function follows form and are generally no good. But these just need to look a bit less geeky! What's the white heel all about?
  • + 3
 I'm looking at that shoe an thinking The mtb gravy train is about run off the rails
  • + 1
 no white bit, and a bit more toe protection, i would like them then ....... lot a thought gone into the design...... best bit? the treads at the front, grip!
  • + 1
 They forgot the part about making the shoes look good... 5.10 doesn't make the best looking shoes but I'll be sticking to them, pun intended.
  • + 3
 Those shoes look like something you would wear to a dance recital
  • + 1
 Maybe those flat shoes are designed for XC riders who don't want SPD's, they may not look great but they might suit the Lycra clad XC crowd.
  • + 1
 Well I've got a mate who's twisted both ankles to the point, where he's thinking of buying some Motorcycle Trials boots (Toni Bou) style to ride DH in!!
  • + 3
 no thanks, gonna stick with my skate shoes
  • + 2
 vans or etnies 4 life!
  • + 1
 more like for 1 day of riding. Nikes seem to last ok but any major skate brand especially dc are smooth and limp like a piece of lasagna after a few good rides.
  • + 4
 "booties"
  • + 4
 WHAT ARE THOOOOSE!
  • + 1
 I guess some one should have their ass kicked for being smartasses. We all know that you wannabees are going to buy these shoes when the pro's starts wearing them.
  • + 3
 Yeah we definitely got a great angle on all of those Spank components...
  • + 1
 I like how its all about looks you sound like a bunch of women grow a set and fkn where your hispter shoes.
  • + 0
 I would wear those shoes. If you paid me $7m tax free in a third world country where cameras were banned. also providing I was able to burn them after 7 days
  • + 1
 I think the shoes are an interesting idea and I'd like to try a pair on before poo-pooing them.
  • + 1
 OWN is not in touch with their target demographic. Not in the slightest.

All that's necessary for me are $60 Vans.
  • - 2
 Well, seems like this OWN FR01 was designed with a resemblance of a high-end mx shoe where you have a hard-core shell and an inner shoe for comfort.
But the mx shoes look full bada$$ and this OWN FR01 is something else... I mean F.A.G
  • + 1
 Like the idea behind the shoes but the price is ridiculous! Also great to finally see some wide and light rims from Spank!
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 That shoe is beautiful. Haters gonna hate. Also Mountain bikers aren't known for their sense of style :p
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 The OWN shoes don't look great, but if you read what features they offer your foot is going to thank you. I could care less what a bunch 19 year old emo kids wearing skinny jeans on pinkbike think about how the shoe looks. Like 510 impacts don't make you look like Frankenstein. Sometime you pb trolls need to read past the titles. These shoes will push the industry to make better shoes. I will buy them, make fun of me on the trail......kids.
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 Like the shoes. Good alternative the overbuilt ugly shoes currently available. However some toe protection for the occasional bang off a rock would be great
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 Did you just ignore spike 33 just because it's offered in 26 as well???
Btw I was happy with 28s and would like to give them a shot
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 Remove any unecessary feature from a shoe Charge double of what the competitor dares
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 The only thing necessary here is to move on......next.
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 OWN, I like it but will there be clipless version?
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 say clipless one more time....
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 Don't you already have enough shoe options riding clips?? There are what, 5 different types of flat pedal shoes for MTB (2 real types of 5.10s, 1 Giro, 1 Shimano, 1 Specialized)... and a quick search on Competitive Cyclist shows 94 different MTB-specific clipless shoes.
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 I see that 26 is lghter than 275 .. Mmm 20 gram saving s huuuge
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 Ayyyyyyy sea shoes!
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 I'd rock those shoes I like them actually just needs to be all black
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 I hope that the axles on these pedals will hold better than on Spikes www.pinkbike.com/photo/12451762
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 Have spikes over 2 years and still going great.
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 I really liked them when they functioned but considering how little abuse they got I can't any longer
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 @kmoter I and a bunch of my friends have spank spikes. Zero problems. Have you called them to rma them? I'm going to say yours are an isolated incident and you need to allow spank to make it right before flaming them on pb.
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 the Polish distributor said they only carry a one year warranty and they were a couple of months beyond that. Theoretically, I could replace just the axle but the body got damaged in the process. I replaced the pedals with the ones I had before no problem so far
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 Just replace them with the ti spindles! Lighter and stronger! Spank products rock!
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 Unfortunately the body is cracked and the new axle won't fit. Spank Spike stem is nothing short of brilliant though
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 spank, we have all bought your stuff. hook kmoter up. he needs another chance to believe
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 Hi Kmoter, having a quick look at your pedals, they are the original production version from '11, before several updates. We'd like to hear a bit more detail from you please and perhaps inspect that broken axle. Normally that assembly tested to over 900kgf load in the lab, even before the axles were updated. Our distributor in Poland is well informed on test standards and policy, so I'm not surprised if they were a little wary of a just riding pumptrack claim, but there is always an off chance of an issue thats out of your control. Please email us at info@spank-ind.com
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 That's perfect for a pingwin style look.
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 I like the shoes. and would like to see any of you try to kick my ass; p
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 I can glue my football socks to a piece of worn minions and look much better
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 Those flat pedals look sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!
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 water thoseeee
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 I love these shoes!........AND I DON"T EVEN MOUNTAINBIKE!!!!!!
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