Mavic Alpine mountain bike shoes review

Revamped trail shoes

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
£72.00 RRP
Mavic Alpine Shoes

Our review

Sturdy,comfortable general-use trail shoe but not that weatherproof
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The fit of these versatile shoes is comfortably neutral, with useful toe space for helping circulation in the cold. However, the unsealed suede and mesh upper doesn’t stay dry for long on wet rides, so they’re not ideal for winter riding.

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The mix of laces and a broad Velcro strap is easy to adjust for secure comfort, while the tall heel keeps a good secure grip when walking. The soles are flexible enough around the forefoot for rambling, and the new two-tone Trail Grip tread is reliably surefooted on all surfaces too.

On the bike they’re still stiff enough to only vaguely feel the cleat when you’re putting the power down hard, and cleat engagement/release is fine on platform-style clipless pedals.

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The sturdy build (942g for a pair of size 44 with SPD cleats) includes a reinforced toe bumper to fend off rocks, and there’s a more subdued grey with green trim colourway option than the model pictured. The cleat mounts are a long way back, so measure carefully when fitting.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Alpine shoes
Brand Mavic

Weight (g) 942
Features • Energy Ride: Shock Grip Outsole: Contragrip rubber outsole with trail tested lug pattern, Eva midsole for extra shock absorption. Energy Ride. • Contagrip: The best in traction and durability contragrip outsoles feature a unique combination of a proprietary rubber compound, tread geometry and density. Energy Ride. • Ergo Ride: Ergo Fit: Pre-shaped composite insole. Mesh for moisture transfer with Agion anti bacterial treatment. Ergo ride.
Shoe Sizes Available 10 11 12 6 7 8 9