Dual-Duty MTB Shoes - That Aren't Black

Apr 24, 2018 at 15:31
by PHeller  
I've been searching for shoes suitable for flat pedals that still are comfortable to wear for short day hikes and around town. Too often, cycling shoes look like skate shoes or clown shoes or somewhere in between. I want something that doesn't stand out when wearing kahkis downtown on a family vacation or with shorts.

Ion Raid Amp in "Single Malt"

SCg Sound, LoPro, Mid available in Burgandy, Butterscotch, Chocolate, White and Leather with gum soles. Availability is difficult with these.

FiveTen Macaskill can be found in Blue/Grey, the Slueth in Grey, and the District in Grey or Blue. The Aescent is a non-bike specific option that hikes well and looks casual. The Spitfire is available in a kahki/brown color but looks like a skate shoe. Access Mesh is another option.

Afton has the Keegan, but it's black.

Giro has the Jacket, Jacket II, and Riddance, all available in colors aside from black.

Shimano has the kinda casual GR7 and CT5 (clips).

Scarpa approach shoes like the Crux have long been popular among bikepackers. Asolo and La Sportiva makes something similar.

Specialized has some more casual colors of the 2FO Flat and the Skitch is an interesting option, although black.

Some folks like Trail Runners like the Adidas TERREX TRAIL CROSS SL (which is also sold as FiveTen).

Astral Designs has some interesting options, although not bike specific.

Pearl Izumi has the [L=https://www.pearlizumi.com/us/en/Shop/Ride/Mountain/Men's/Footwear/Cycling%20Shoes/Men's_X-ALP_Launch/p/151018052FJ]X-Alp Launch[/L] in a light grey.

I have read that Crocs are quite comfy for bikepacking, but since I'm looking for some stylish, these are out.


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