Vaude Ridge AM mountain bike shoes review

Rugged dual-purpose footwear

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £105.00 RRP
Vaude Ridge AM shoes

Our review

Versatile bike/walk shoe for outdoorsy all-rounders
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Designed for TransAlp style riding, the Ridge AMs are as comfortable off the bike as on it. The fit is wide, but the combination of laces and substantial Velcro strap kept them securely in place even on this tester’s skinny feet.

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The insole is supportive and has an antibacterial treatment, which means the shoes don’t pong too badly. At 1,322g they’re a bit on the heavy side, but not unreasonable and we’d happily wear these all day off the bike.

The recessed cleat means you can run them clipless or flat as you prefer. That sort of shoe often has flexy soles where you can feel the cleat as you pedal. Not so here, as the pressure is spread over a wider area.

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You do get a sense of the sole curling over the pedals where the stiffening plate ends though, especially when you’re turning on the power. They’ll cope with an epic all-day ride, but are better suited to trail riding or multi-activity weekends when you only want to take one pair of shoes.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Ridge AM shoes (10)
Brand Vaude

Weight (g) 1322
Features power cage - velcro closure - 360° rubber frame for abrasion protection - heel clip for optimum heel grip - pull tab for easy on/off at heel - click module attachable to outsole - loop on shoe tongue for securing the laces
Shoe Sizes Available 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47