Adidas Adistar XC Race shoes review

High-performance mountain bike racing shoes

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £170.00 RRP | USD $278.44
Adidas Adistar XC Race Shoes

Our review

A great , if costly, way for riders to lay down the race day power
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Adidas is famed for its attention to design quality and construction, and the Adistar XC – an updated and improved version of the high-performance World Cup-winning race shoes – doesn’t let the side down. Every stitch on our pair was tight and every glue seam solid.


Choose red or black, slip them on and you’re immediately aware that they’re built to transfer power to the bike.

The full-length carbon midsole is as stiff as they come and the outsole is pleasantly grippy.

They’re not cheap though. The material tab which the ratchet strap attaches to is short, so if you’ve got a high instep you’ll be right on the end of the ratchet, which can be uncomfortable.


Super stiff, reliable race shoes that will best suit riders with got low-profile feet.

Product Specifications


Name Adistar XC Race Shoes
Brand Adidas

Available Colours Black/White
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Weight (g) 600
Fastening Type Ratchet Velcro
Shoe Type Road
Shoe Sizes Available 10 11 12 7 8 9
Sole Type Carbon
Uppers Material Mesh Covering