Ion Announces Details for 2021 Footwear Line

Jun 16, 2021
by ION Surfing Trails  


PRESS RELEASE: Ion

- WHAT WE CALL -
THE CONCEPT OF CONTROL





We at ION believe there’s more to a good bike shoe than just grip. That’s why we focus on the Concept of Control: mixing grip with protective elements and a sport seat feeling into stylish & technical mountain bike kicks.

True to our Concept of Control, you can fully trust on its easy formula:

GRIP + PROTECTION ELEMENTS + SPORTSEAT FEELING = THE CONCEPT OF CONTROL

When you see shoes as the only connection to your bike, it’s even more important that you can always trust this connection and that it fits your riding style. It should be protective for riding but also comfortable to wear. Find your new kicks. No matter if clipless or flat pedal versions – we got it all covered! All of our shoes were developed to break free from the status quo and to pass on the Concept of Control to your local riding spot.




The following part outlines an overview on our shoe range, defined by its preferred mountain bike category. Side note: There’s no rule for which shoes you have to ride in terrain. This is just our recommendation and shouldn’t keep you from following your own preferences.

All-mountain/Enduro:
Clipless shoes - Rascal
Enduro/Downhill:
Flat pedal or clipless shoes - Scrub or Rascal
Downhill/Freeride:
Flat pedal shoes - Scrub and Seek

Our shoes are generally available in 3 levels:

SELECT:
Top-notch level with premium features & materials
AMP:
Maximum performance for a good price
CORE:
Entry level & minimalistic





RASCAL


Rascal Select Boa
This award-winning shoe is our top-notch and race-oriented clipless bike shoe. The Rascal Select offers you not just uncompromising power transmission, but also the perfect combination of stiffness in the longitudinal axis and flexibility in the lateral and upper axis. The new BOA Fit system ensures a fast, effortless and precise fit while the inner lining feels velvety soft. To have you covered on the protection side, we’ve made sure that the rubberized heel and reinforced toe cap absorb and dissipate any forces that may occur in case your foot hits a rook or roots. The asymmetrically shaped shaft protects the foot on the crank side while still offering full freedom and movement.
Thanks to its robust PU main fabric and breathable mesh inserts, durability and a pleasant climate inside of this premium shoe can be ensured.

Key Features:
- BOA Fit System L6
- SUPTraction_Rubber soul w/ reinforced shank
- ToeTal_Protection & rubberized heel cap
- Robust PU main fabric w/ breathable mesh in forefoot area
- Nonslip_Heel
- Ankle_Pad


bigquotesIN FRENCH YOU WOULD SAY: MON SEUL ET UNIQUE!KILIAN BRON


Rascal AMP
This is our high-end and trail-oriented clipless all-terrain bike shoe. It offers the same stiff construction as our Rascal Select BOA. In comparison this shoe allows with its combined lace and Velcro closure system an individual fit and specific fastening in certain areas.
The Rascal AMP also offers the rubberized heel and reinforced toe cap to absorb and dissipate forces, while protecting both the shoe and its rider. Furthermore, the Ankle_Pad protects the foot on the crank side.
They’re available in 2 colours, white and black, and compatible with all common MTB clipless pedal systems.

Key Features:
- Robust PU main fabric
- SUPTraction_Rubber soul w/ reinforced shank
- ToeTal_Protection & rubberized heel cap
- Jet_Stream
- Velcro_Wide
- Ankle_Pad







SCRUB


Scrub Select
Our Scrub Select received a new outsole profile with positive threads in the forefoot and heel area and a negative profile in the mid area. This offers you perfect traction while pushing or carrying your bike while maintaining perfect grip and space on your flat pedal. The new SUPTraction sole got a stickier rubber compound. While a good biking shoe is not only about grip, we made sure that this shoe also features high protection against rocks and roots in the toe area and against contact with the cranks for your ankles with our Ankle_Pad.
The Velcro on top provides individual adjustment for a perfect fit.
These kicks are made out of real leather, which does not just look good, but also offers you a pleasant climate, high comfort and durability.
Available in Loam Brown and Black.

Key Features:
- Super sticky rubber cup flat-pedal outsole
- Classic lace closure with additional velcro fit
- ToeTal_Protection & pre-shaped heel
- Jet_Stream ventilation holes
- Ankle_Pad


bigquotesTHESE KICKS ARE MY FIRST CHOICE TO HAVE FULL CONTROL DURING MY RIDING!WILLIAM ROBERT


Scrub AMP
Another award-winning shoe in our lineup. While developing this shoe we kept fine-tuning the perfect mixture of grip, durability, usability and style. It offers the same sole concept and protection gimmicks as the Scrub Select with a classic lace closure. As its main fabric is made out of synthetic materials, we can offer you a wide range of different colours. It comes in Black, Thunder Grey, Deeper Ocean and Rusty Leaves.

Key Features:
- Super sticky rubber cup flat-pedal outsole
- ToeTal_Protection & pre-shaped heel
- Jet_Stream ventilation holes
- Lace_Ports
- Ankle_Pad


bigquotesNO MATTER HOW FAR OR HARD I WANT TO GO, THIS SHOE WILL TAKE ME THERE AND BACK AGAIN!MIKE HOPKINS




Scrub
This minimalistic and stylish flatpedal bike shoe also comes with our sticky rubber compound SUPTraction Sole and the ToeTal_Protection feature. It is available in Deeper Ocean, Root Brown and Black.

Key Features:
- Super sticky rubber cup flat-pedal outsole
- ToeTal_Protection & pre-shaped heel
- Lace_Ports








SEEK


Seek AMP
This is our urban-inspired flat pedal bike shoe with a classic lace closure system. The Seek AMP is your perfect companion if you like riding dirt jumps and love making anywhere your playground.
The outsole profile of this shoe features positive threads in the forefoot and heel are as well as a negative profile in between. This provides you perfect traction while pushing or carrying your bike and further perfect grip and space for the pins while riding. On top of that the SUPTraction_Rubber Compound provides all the grip you need. To get maximum contact on the pedal the Seek AMP features a lower shape in the very front toe area.
Available in Black.

Key Features:
- Super sticky rubber cup flat-pedal outsole
- Sockliner with cushioning heel element
- Clean and robust suede main fabric
- Classic lace closure system
- Toe reinforcement
- Ankle_Pad


bigquotesTHESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR MY RIDING!ANTOINE BIZET


Seek
This shoe has the same characteristics as the AMP version of it. It’s inspired by urban and creative riding. No matter if you plan to ride on your local jump spot, pump track, parking lot or on loose trails – these shoes can be your choice.
Of course the Seek also offers you our Pin Tonic Rubbercup and SUPTraction_Rubber compound soul. The sockliner with cushioning effect protects your feet from impacts while the suede upper takes care of durability.
Show everyone you’ve got taste with this technical yet stylish flat pedal shoe.
Available in Tidal Green and Grey.

Key Features:
- Super sticky rubber cup flat-pedal outsole
- Sockliner with cushioning heel element
- Low_Toe Rocker



bigquotesHONESTLY, WITH THESE KICKS I HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE ANYWHERE MY PLAYGROUND!ALEX VOLOKHOV







For more infos on our new shoe line visit our website and find your local dealer:
https://www.ion-products.com/footwear-2021/


Photo credits: Bartek Wolinski, Daniel Bardos, Maxime Rambaud, Sebastian Doerk



45 Comments

  • 39 5
 I can't be the only person waiting for a good flat pedal shoe with BOA right?
  • 20 11
 You are. While easier, they're ugly.
  • 3 1
 Scott Volt. I'm still waiting for a full lace cover to return though. Not sure why companies struggle to put that out.
  • 6 1
 @nickfranko: she don't have to be pretty as long as she's a good ride.
  • 5 0
 There's the two (X-Alp Flow Pop, X-Alp Launch) from Pearl Izumi, and the one from Crankbrothers.
But yeah, I'm waiting for my current freeriders to fall apart before I actually shop around for a new pair.
  • 3 0
 @ntns: I was excited about the Pearl Izumi's but based on what I've seen from the grip on my non-BOA Pearl's they have been delegated to "casual" sneakers not for riding.
  • 1 0
 Pearl Izumi have new ones
  • 3 1
 Came here to say the same, why no BOA treatment for flat pedals? I had some trail shoes with boa - no complains
  • 1 0
 By your comment, what didn’t you like about the Crankbrothers Stamp BOA shoes?
  • 5 5
 No need for boa, its not like anyone with laces ever undoes and then fastens them every time they take their shoes off and put them on, just pull the heel cup back and slide in eeeevvveerrryy time... I'm waiting for flat pedal specific slip ons!
  • 3 0
 @ctd07: oh my poor fellow you haven’t rolled your ankle and torn ligaments yet. I take 20 mins lacing the shit out of my trainers these days
  • 2 0
 @ctd07: FiveTen makes slip ons.
  • 3 1
 @nickmalysh: because steel cabling and rigid uppers are more of a clip less thing. You can feel those things through "normal" shoe.

Plus they always want a shoe thats "at home on the trails or in the pub" when it comes to flats.
  • 1 0
 @SvenNorske: had em, horrible grip compared to the 5tens and 2FO, suppppper comfy though. I ended up giving them away to a dude that said his vans had better grip.
  • 1 0
 Suplest has nice looking ones with a boa.

I'm waiting for a version with boa + ankle cuff like Nike soccer shoes - hope it will keep little stones and stuff out of my shoes
  • 11 0
 They look pretty good. Someone mentioned in another thread that we need a review of whether the grip and longevity is on par or better than 510. I agree.
  • 7 0
 Original or adidas owned?
  • 1 0
 @CuyunaHTmn: What I can get as of now. I have the most recent Freerider Pros, but will probably try the Spec. shoes next.
  • 1 1
 I have the Scrub Amp and the grip is really great. Easily on par with the newest Specialized 2FO rubber.
  • 9 0
 HELP I'M SUPPOSED TO WRITE A TOTALLY LEGIT TESTIMONIAL ON THESE "KICKS" BUT MY CAPS LOCK IS STUCK
~ SRC248
  • 6 1
 The marketing language here isn't too convincing. Not sure gimmick is the best word here...

"It offers the same sole concept and protection gimmicks as the Scrub Select with a classic lace closure."
  • 4 0
 Please please be human foot shaped and actually have some width!
  • 1 0
 The Scrub Amps have great width. I need wide shoes for my real life bunions.
  • 1 0
 I have a set of the Rascals and they fit great.
  • 2 0
 Still hoping that one day there will be a brand to make waterproof flat pedal shoes...
  • 3 0
 Waterproof socks are cheaper, so don't wait.
  • 2 0
 Quick drying shoes are better imo. With waterproof shoes the water will seep in via the socks and then the waterproof membrane will keep the water inside the shoes.
  • 1 0
 @Rainallday: I have those and they are great, but I am still missing some good options for winter shoes for flat pedals. For SPD there are plenty of nice shoes to keep your feet warm and dry during all-day winter rides in the snow, but with flat pedals (which I prefer) going for a 3hr ride in the snow is really pushing the limits because of my toes are freezing off in my soaked shoes, even while wearing my Sealskinz waterproof socks.

Personally I see waterproof socks as an answer to rainy days (so above 0 degrees Celsius) or as a complement with proper winter SPD shoes. But not enough for riding in non-waterproof "warm" shoes while -5 degrees Celsius and snowing.
  • 2 0
 If you make big sizes, I will buy them!
  • 2 0
 Anyone have wisdom on the grip compared to 5.10's for flats?
  • 2 1
 Have a new pair of the Specialized who's grip is supposed to be as good as the 5:10 and the Scrub Amp is as good as my 2FOs
  • 1 0
 typically during lifespan of 1 pair of 5.10 (several years of riding only) u can get a deal on another one for like 50$
  • 1 0
 These shoes were released some time ago in the UK, but impossible to find stock anywhere
  • 1 0
 Are those not all the same shoes? Maybe the Seek or Scrub being new?
  • 1 0
 No size 49+ not that most riders need the large sizes. #Bigfoot Problems
  • 1 0
 So reach getting pass 550 mm mark, however riding shoes within 46 size range
  • 1 1
 How dangerous are they to hike a bike with? Seems too think of an out sole. Seems dangerous for us compromised ankle folks.
  • 1 0
 Mtb shoe game has def graduated this year.
  • 1 0
 isnt this that speaker company
  • 1 0
 Very Nice... How Much
  • 1 2
 I switched from Five Tens to Ride Concepts mid tops with the velcro lace cover strap and am not looking back.
  • 2 0
 Cool
  • 3 4
 Buddy ain't getting far without his chain
  • 4 0
 Check again, high pivot bike and you can see it on the far side of the chainring
  • 1 0
 @steviepcommencal: Ahhhh yeah buddy! Eagle eye.

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