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Fox Racing has entered the footwear marketplace for the primary time, at present releasing the Fox Union Clipless and Flat Pedal Mountain Bike Sneakers. Athletes Greg Minnaar, Laurie Greenland, Jackson Goldstone, Nina Hoffmann and Steve Peat have all offered suggestions on numerous iterations of those sneakers all through what has been a two-year growth course of.
There are three choices to select from; the $249.95 USD Union BOA, the $179.95 Union, and the $149.95 Union Flat. Right here’s an summary of the vary.
Fox Racing Union Mountain Bike Sneakers
All three fashions of the Fox Union mountain bike sneakers share a one-piece welded higher development, with a strengthened toe field to guard in opposition to rock strikes and a few perforations aft thereof to permit the wearer’s toes to breathe. A glass-filled nylon shank stiffens the mid-sole to what Jackson Goldstone reckons provides “the proper stiffness and assist”.
The outsole is made up of Fox’s proprietary Ultratac rubber compound, organized into hexagonal lugs with chamfered edges. These are stated to grip the pins of flat pedals to ship management, whereas the broader hexagonal lugs positioned towards the heel are stated to be higher fitted to hike-a-bike sections when you really want to have the ability to dig into the terrain beneath foot. The precise formulation of the rubber differs between the flat pedal and clipless choices, however Fox aren’t capable of share any extra detailed info than that.
The Union and Union BOA Clipless choices share the identical cleat field, with a visible power-control information to assist riders discover the very best cleat place, and to duplicate that place between every shoe within the pair; it provides scope for 33mm of adjustment. Each clipless fashions will embrace two pairs of arch top inserts to customise match for the completely different clipless pedals available on the market.
Pricing & Availability
Every mannequin of the Fox Union MTB Sneakers shall be accessible in 4 completely different colours – Black, Gray, Mocha, and Purple – and makes use of unisex sizing with a spread from 37-47 EU (5.5-13 US Males’s / 6.5-14.5 US Ladies’s). Half sizes shall be supplied from 41-46.
- Union Flat – $149.95 – Dimension 43.5 weighs a claimed 407g
- Union – $179.95 – Dimension 43.5 weighs a claimed 474g
- Union BOA – $249.95 – Dimension 43.5 weighs a claimed 435g