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Cheap MTB shoes: Today's best deals on mountain bike shoes

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Mountain bike specific shoes are expensive which makes it tempting to make do with an old pair of trainers. However, there are considerable benefits to be had, in comfort, protection and control, from mountain bike shoes. If you have been holding off or your old MTB shoes are getting a bit worse for wear then we recommend having a look to see if there are any cheap MTB shoes on sale.

Finding the best mountain bike shoes for your feet will be the difference between all-day comfort and instant pain. You can have the best carbon-fiber wheelset and trickest new suspension bits, but without an ergonomically appropriate shoe, a long day of mountain biking can become agony.

Whether you are looking for clipless or flat pedal shoes, lightweight XC or enduro, as there are many different combinations of sizes, colors and specifications for shoes there is often surplus stock that retailers need to clear before new stock arrives. This results in some great deals to be snapped up by those who are quick and lucky. 

To help make sure you don't miss out on the best mountain bike shoe deals, we have done the hard work for you and hunted down what we think are the best deals online now. Obviously, cheap MTB shoes are only worth buying if they are in your size, we have tried to pick shoes that have a range of sizes. However, if you have smaller or larger feet there are often even better deals around so check out our quick links below to the retailers with the best sales.

  • Jenson USA: Huge sale with up to 40% off bikes
  • Competitive Cyclist: 30% of bikes and frames from Devinci, Yeti and Santa Cruz 
  • Backcountry: Up to 67% off bikes, clothing, helmets and more
  • Rei: Up to 60% off cycling products and other categories
  • ProBikeKit: Prodominatly a road retailer but also sells MTB gear
  • Wiggle: 53% off huge range of bikes and cycling kit
  • Chain Reaction Cycles: Discounts on tons of bikes and gear
  • Leisure Lakes Bikes: Over 40% off mountain bikes from Trek, Specialized and more

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Cheap MTB shoes deals

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Pearl Izumi Men's X-Project ELITE Shoe | 50% off at Moosejaw
Was $275.00| Now $137.99   
The X-Project Elite features a BOA dial to easily keep your feet snug and traction capability for off-the-bike hiking when the trail gets tough. 

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Pearl Izumi Men's X-Project ELITE Shoe | 50% off at Moosejaw
Was $350.00| Now $174.99
The X-Project P.R.O. features two BOA dials for the best fit and adjustability, and it also has a carbon sole for optimal stiffness. At 50% off, this is a great deal for mountain bikers who love big days in big terrain. 

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Five Ten Men's Freerider Eps Shoe | 31% off at Moosejaw
$129.95| Now $89.99
The Five Ten Freerider is a classic flat pedal shoe for downhill riding, freeriding, dirt jumping or any discipline you want. This model has great-looking weather-resistant leather too. 

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Five Ten Men's Women's Kestrel Lace Shoe | 30% off at Moosejaw
Was $149.95|Now $104.97
The Five Ten Kestrel is a clipless shoe that offers casual style without sacrificing performance. 

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Five Ten Men's Women's Hellcat Pro Shoe | 50% off at Moosejaw
Was $179.95|Now $89.99
The Five Ten Hellcat is a clipless shoe that's designed for comfort and casual performance. It would be great for a trail rider who isn't too worried about racing. 

ION Raid AMP II

ION Raid AMP II | 39% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $139.95| Now $84.99 
ION has been making some stand out flat pedal shoes recently, the Raid AMP II's some fully equipped for rowdy trail-riding with its grippy sole, shock-absorbing EVA midsole and protection for ankles and toes.

Northwave Ghost XC

Northwave Ghost XC | 40% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $399.95| Now $239.99 
Super-stiff carbon-soled shoes for riders who are looking to transfer as many watts as possible when climbing and sprinting. The sole uses Michelin rubber on its minimal grips and uses a single SLW2 dial for closure.

SHIMANO AM9

SHIMANO AM9 | 34% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $160 | Now $104.95 
Shimano was one of the first brands to make gravity-orientated clipless shoes with its trademark lace cover. These AM9s continue that heritage with a shoe that works well over a range of riding from trail to DH.

Shimano XC5

Shimano XC5 Womens | 33% off at Backcountry
Was $150.00| Now $99.95 
We have been riding Shimano XC5 shoes for XC and gravel for ages and are nothing but impressed with the performance of the XC5's. Being light, stiff and super comfortable makes them best suited to long days in the saddle. Competitive Cyclist also has the men's version with up to 23% off.

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Giro Jacket II | 20% off at Backcountry
Was $89.95| Now $71.96 
Giro makes shoes for pretty much every cycling discipline around so it knows a thing or two about footwear. The Giro Jacket II shoes are ready to take on everything from dirt jumping to downhill.

Five Ten Kestrel Lace-Up

PEARL iZUMi X-alp Launch Shoe | 31% off at Backcountry
Was $160.00| Now $109.95
A clipless lace-up shoe that brings comfort to all-day trail rides, the Pearl Izumi X-alp Launch also features a casual look combined with modern performance features. 

PEARL iZUMi X Alp flow

PEARL iZUMi X Alp flow | 30% off at REI
Was $100.00| Now $69.73 
Lightweight flat-pedal shoes for trail riding with a specific pedal grip area in the midsole. The ladies don't miss out on the sales and also get a 30% discount.

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Five Ten Freerider Women's Shoe | 30% off at REI
Was $150.00| Now $104.73
The Five Ten Freerider is a classic flat pedal shoe for downhill riding, freeriding, dirt jumping or any discipline you want. The women's version of the shoe is on sale at REI. 

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Five Ten Hellcat men's Shoe | 30% off at REI
Was $150.00| Now $104.73
The Five Ten Hellcat is a clipless shoe that's designed for comfort and casual performance. It would be great for a trail rider who isn't too worried about racing. The men's version is on sale at REI.

Even more cycling deals

If you are upgrading your footwear it is also worth budgeting for a new set of pedals too. Bike Perfect's best mountain bike clipless pedals and best flat pedal guides have all the information as well as our pick of the best products available.  

Looking for more deals? Check out Bike Perfect's other round-ups of the best deals available:

For more ideas on getting more performance from your mountain bike, check out our best mountain bike upgrades guide for some ideas on your next upgrades.

Haven't found what you want?

Below, we've put together a roundup of the retailers where we regularly find great deals. If our selection of deals picks haven't supplied you with what you need, we won't just leave you hanging. We're happy to provide you with the tools to help you find your own. While not all of the following retailers sell bikes, they all cross over into the world of cycling in some way or another, be that by selling clothing, components or tech. 

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Competitive Cyclist is one of the largest cycling retailers in the US. Their cycling sale is ongoing and there are deals aplenty. 

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BackCountry, the US outdoor sports retailer, is one of the United States' go-to online retailers for bikes, components, clothing and accessories. It doesn't limit itself to cycling though, with fishing, skiing, and even yoga in the range of sports catered for.

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Jenson USA is another USA-based retailer and always has thousands of offers available.

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Rei is an outdoor retailer based in the USA. There's always a sale, and you can currently get up to 64% off cycling products and even more in other categories.

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Gear sells a whole host of outdoor gear, but its cycling offering is what's interesting to us, such as these Smith Optics Flywheel glasses on sale.

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Gear Coop has a huge cycling section currently with discounts on Giro shoes and helmets. 

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Seshday has up to 80% off in its sale. It's not all cycling, but there's a good portion of tech that cyclists of both road and mountain bike disciplines will get excited about. 

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Clever Training is the go-to place for all-things fitness training. With everything from turbo trainers to track pumps, the Clever Training sale has discounts on brands such as Garmin, Suunto, Topeak and more.

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Moosejaw isn't a dedicated cycling retailer, but it sells a range of venerable brands. There's a heap of bikes on sale, including hardtail, full-suspension and gravel bikes.

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Eastern Mountain Sports is another outdoor retailer that also sells cycling products. You can save up to 60% on cycling gear, although they don't sell bikes. 

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Tree Fort Bikes has a range of mountain bikes, gravel and road on offer, including a number of bikes from Salsa, Surly and Giant. 

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Alchemy Bikes currently offering $1000 off select bikes, very limited stock left.

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Walmart might be a left-field inclusion in this list - even with the Walmart family buying Rapha. We certainly wouldn't recommend a typical supermarket bike, but Walmart has a huge range of electronics, a lot of which are useful to us cyclists - such as GoPro cameras, iPads or laptops for Zwift and Garmin computers.

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Wiggle is one of the world's largest online cycling shops, supplying over 70 countries with cycling deals. 

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Chain Reaction Cycles is owned by Wiggle, and therefore shares many of the same cycling deals as well as an international audience.

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Evans cycles is one of the oldest cycling retailers in the world, it is a British company that services the world via its online store. For even more deals, check out our Evans Cycles deals.

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Amazon isn't exactly the first retailer you think of when shopping for your bike but there's little the world's largest retailer doesn't sell, such as action cameras or Garmin computers.

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Tredz is another British retailer with international delivery options and a range of great cycling deals.

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Rutland Cycling is yet another British retailer that operates internationally.

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Tweeks Cycles is more UK-focussed, but there are still some great deals worth checking out. 

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Hargroves Cycles is a retailer based in the UK and regularly discounts mountain and gravel bikes.

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Cyclestore, one of the UK's lesser-known retailers, often has Specialized products at the best available price. 

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Leisure Lakes is another UK retailer. With 11 stores, it's a relatively well-known franchise, and will happily ship overseas.

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Halfords is discounting all sorts of cycling products. We'd probably recommend against their bikes, unless you're after something cheap and cheerful for the kids, but for your electronics and tools, you can't go far wrong.