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 wears then we recommend taking advantage of the upcoming Black Friday mountain bike shoe sales to grab yourself a bargain
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.
And once you've checked out the shoes, check out our Black Friday mountain bike deals for discounted bikes. Alternatively, our guide to cheap MTB wheels will save you money on rolling stock, and our guide to cheap MTB helmets provides financial savings without cutting corners in safety.
Best mountain bike sales — quick links
- Jenson USA: Huge sale with 67% off helmets
- Competitive Cyclist: 35% of bikes and frames from Yeti, Santa Cruz and Evil
- Backcountry: Up to 50% off bikes, clothing, helmets and more
- Rei: Up to 64% off cycling and more in other categories
- ProBikeKit: Prodominatly a road retailer but also sells MTB gear
- Wiggle: 60% off huge range of bikes and cycling kit
- Chain Reaction Cycles: Discounts on hundreds of 2020 bikes
- Leisure Lakes Bikes: Over 50% off Shimano shoes
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Black Friday mountain bike shoe sale
Five Ten Freerider Pro | 29% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $119.95| Now $85.00
Arguably some of the best flat pedal shoes available on the market, the Freerider Pro's are a culmination of everything Five Ten has learned over years of making the best flat pedal shoes.View Deal
ION Raid AMP II | 36% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $139.95| Now $89.99
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 toesView Deal
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.View Deal
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 AM9's continue that heritage with a shoe that works well over a range of riding from trail to DH.View Deal
Shimano XC5 Womens | 33% off at Backcountry
Was $150.00| Now $112.50
We have been riding these 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 25% off.View Deal
Specialized 2FO Cliplite | 42% off at Jenson USA
Was $120.00 | Now $70.00
For riders who prefer the natural fit of a laced shoe, but require terrain walking comfort, Specialized’s Specialized 2FO Cliplite is a great choice. It also features a generously spaced cleat box. This allows for a substantial contact point adjustability, and easy unclipping, if you fancy practicing the foot-out cornering technique.View Deal
Five Ten Sleuth DLX | 30% of at Competitive Cyclist
Was $120.00| Now $84.00
The Five Ten Sleuth DLX is the perfect shoe for riders looking for a shoe that's as at home on the trails as it is about town. The low profile upper gives the shoe a casual look but is equipped with Five Ten's famous stealth rubber sole for ultimate grip on the pedals.View Deal
Shimano XC9 | 25% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $425.00| Now $318.75
Tune into any world cup XC race and you will be sure to see many riders rocking Shimano XC9's. Borrowing a lot of tech from Shimano's road shoes, the XC9's don't lack performance.View Deal
Five Ten Kestrel Lace-Up | 30% off at Backcountry
Was $150.00| Now $105.00
Excellent clipless enduro shoes from Five Ten combining the security of SPD with the back up of Five Ten's Stealth rubber sole if you need to unclip mid-gnar. The women's version also gets a 30% discount treatment.View Deal
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.View Deal
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 this Black Friday? Check out Bike Perfect's other round-ups of the best deals available:
- Black Friday mountain bike deals: The best deals on hardtails, full-suspension and E-MTB's
- MTB clothing sale: Wardrobe upgrades to look and perform better on the trail
- Cheap MTB helmets: Today's best deals on mountain bike helmets
- Black Friday mountain bike wheel sale: Today's best deals on cheap mountain bike wheels
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.
Competitive Cyclist is one of the largest cycling retailers in the US. Their cycling sale is ongoing and there are deals aplenty.
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.
Jenson USA is another USA-based retailer and always has thousands of offers available.
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.
Gear Coop has a huge cycling section currently with discounts on Giro shoes and helmets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tree Fort Bikes has a range of mountain bikes, gravel and road on offer, including a number of bikes from Salsa, Surly and Giant.
Alchemy Bikes currently offering $1000 off select bikes, very limited stock left.
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.
Wiggle is one of the world's largest online cycling shops, supplying over 70 countries with cycling deals.
Chain Reaction Cycles is owned by Wiggle, and therefore shares many of the same cycling deals as well as an international audience.
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.
Tredz is another British retailer with international delivery options and a range of great cycling deals.
Rutland Cycling is yet another British retailer that operates internationally.
Tweeks Cycles is more UK-focussed, but there are still some great deals worth checking out.
Hargroves Cycles is a retailer based in the UK and regularly discounts mountain and gravel bikes.
Cyclestore, one of the UK's lesser-known retailers, often has Specialized products at the best available price.
Leisure Lakes is another UK retailer. With 11 stores, it's a relatively well-known franchise, and will happily ship overseas.
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.