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Mountain bike shoe sale: Today's best deals on cheap MTB shoes

Mountain bike shoe sale
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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 mountain bike shoe sales.

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, mountain bike shoes on sale 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.

Best mountain bike shoe sales USA

dhb Dorica MTB shoe | 47% off at Chain Reaction Cycles

dhb Dorica MTB shoe | 47% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $90.00 | Now $48.00
The dhb Dorica SPD shoes exude retro cool, with their synthetic lace-up uppers. But there's a serious side with a full-carbon sole unit for great power transfer. They're a fraction of the cost of big name brands too. They're available in black, white or camo and a good range of sizes.

Ride Concepts Livewire | 20% off at Competitive Cyclist

Ride Concepts Livewire | 20% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $100.00 | Now $80.00
Available in both men's and women's sizes, the Livewire is designed to perform as well off the bike as on. It's got a robust, tacky sole that will keep you planted on the pedals but still be comfortable for walks around town post-ride.

Shimano GR5 | 25% off at Backcountry

Shimano GR5 | 25% off at Backcountry
Was $115.00 | Now $86.25
Designed for extra comfort, the Shimano GR5 shoe has a grippy sole for use with flat pedals. The uppers are a mix of synthetic leather and mesh for comfort even on hot rides while the relaxed look will take you on off-bike adventures too.

Ride Concepts Hellion | 20% off at Competitive Cyclist

Ride Concepts Hellion | 20% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $120.00 | Now $96.00
Made with anti-abrasion fabrics and tough heel and toe boxes, the Hellion shoes are designed to cope with bumps and bashes. They ride on a Rubber Kinetics rubber sole unit for ultimate grip. Jenson USA has the women's version priced at $84.00.

Ride Concepts Wildcat | 20% off at Competitive Cyclist

Ride Concepts Wildcat | 20% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $120.00 | Now $96.00
The high-cut Wildcat is designed to give you plenty of ankle protection and support. There's a gusseted tongue to keep out debris and Ride Concepts' D30 shock-absorbing material, that's also often found in knee pads, in the shoe's insole. It's available in women's sizes too with prices starting at $64.97.

Five Ten Sleuth DLX | 20% off at Jenson USA

Five Ten Sleuth DLX | 20% off at Jenson USA
Was $120.00 | Now $96.00
The Sleuth has a suede upper and Stealth Phantom rubber outsole with microdot tread pattern for good looks, robustness and a planted pedal feel.

Giro Rumble VR | Up to 15% off at Chain Reaction Cycles

Giro Rumble VR | Up to 15% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $116.50 | Now from $99.00
With a Vibram sole for durability and grip when walking, paired with an SPD shoeplate, the Rumble VR shoes work well both on the bike and off. They'll work well both clipped in and when riding flats. Giro recommends going up a half size for a comfortable fit.

Shimano SH-AM7 | Up to 29% off at Competitive Cyclist

Shimano SH-AM7 | Up to 29% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $140.00 | Now from $99.97
With a mix of tacky Vibram sole rubber and a synthetic leather and mesh upper with a robust toe box, these Shimano shoes are great for riding flats. Plus, if you do want to ride clipped in, you can punch out the soles and add cleats.

Northwave Clan | Up to 22% off at Chain Reaction Cycles

Northwave Clan | Up to 22% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $145.99 | Now from $114.00
Northwave's flat pedal Clan shoe has a Michelin rubber outsole, a TPU shank for stability and TPU heel and toe inserts for ruggedness. It's finished off with non-stretch laces to keep your feet secure.  

Ride Concepts Powerline | 20% off at Competitive Cyclist

Ride Concepts Powerline | 20% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $150.00 | Now $120.00
With a higher cut upper, the Powerline shoes include Ride Concepts' D30 shock-absorbing collar and insole. When you need to go hike-a-bike, there are added grip areas in the front and rear of the sole to make things a bit easier.

Shimano MT7 | 25% off at Backcountry

Shimano MT7 | 25% off at Backcountry
Was $160.00 | Now $120.00
A lightweight SPD shoe, the Shimano MT7 has a mesh and synthetic leather upper for comfort and enough flex to make hike-a-bike sections comfortable, with enough grip to stop you slipping. There's a Boa L6 closure for easy adjustability.

Northwave Ghost XCM 2 | Up to 45% off at Chain Reaction Cycles

Northwave Ghost XCM 2 | Up to 45% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $256.49 | Now from $140.00
There's a carbon insert under the cleats of the Northwave Ghost 2 shoes to ensure efficient pedaling, while still offering enough flex for comfort off the bike from the more flexible remainder of the sole. Closure uses two of Northwave's own SLW2 dials.  

Women's Shimano SH-MT5 | 32% off at Competitive Cyclist

Women's Shimano SH-MT5 | 32% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $110.00 | Now $74.97
A Speedlace closure and Velcro strap make for quick adjustment of the fit of the MT5 as you ride. There's a fiberglass-reinforced sole shank, SPD compatibility and synthetic leather upper for all-day riding comfort.

Shimano XC1 | 25% off at Backcountry

Shimano XC1 | 25% off at Backcountry
Was $100.00 | Now $75.00
Shimano's XC1 SPD shoes come with three velcro closures for a secure, easily adjustable hold as you ride. There's loads of perforation of the synthetic leather upper for great airflow.

Giro Berm | 15% off at Chain Reaction Cycles

Giro Berm | 15% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $98.10 | Now $83.00
With a mix of an aggressive tread pattern and SPD compatibility, the Giro Berm is ready to ride whether clipped in or not. There's a nylon skank in the sole unit for the stiffness for efficient pedaling, while the mesh panels in the synthetic upper ensure your feet stay cool on hot days. It's available in women's sizes too.

Women's Pearl Izumi X-Alp Summit | 36% off at Competitive Cyclist

Women's Pearl Izumi X-Alp Summit | 36% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $140.00 | Now $89.97
With gnarly ridged Vibram soles, the X-Alp Summit helps you clamber up, through and over stuff as well as supporting your pedaling. It's designed to work with flats but also has a recessed plate for SPD cleats, going you the option to pick and choose your pedal style. 

Northwave Raptor Arctic GTX | 44% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Hot deal

Northwave Raptor Arctic GTX | 44% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $269.60 | Now $152.00
If you're planning to ride through the winter, the Raptor Arctic has you covered. It's got a high ankle cuff, Goretex liner and insulation that Northwave says will keep you warm down to 14F. There's a 4-layer aluminum and fleece footbed, SPD boltholes and 360 degree reflectives.

Bont Riot Boa | Up to 22% off at Chain Reaction Cycles

Bont Riot Boa | Up to 22% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $199.00 | Now from $155.00
The Riot Boa uses Bont's legendary bathtub sole structure for wrap-around comfort and stability when using SPD pedals. They're heat-moldable for even more foot comfort and come with a composite fiberglass sole unit.

Shimano MT7 GTX | 25% off at Backcountry

Shimano MT7 GTX | 25% off at Backcountry
Was $230.00 | Now $172.50
A Gore-Tex membrane gives the MT7 GTX breathable waterproofing for all-weather rideability. You get a single Boa dial closure and reinforced toe cap, while the underside mixes grippy lugs with SPD compatibility, allowing you to make progress quickly both on and off your bike.

Sidi Defender 20 | Up to 22% off at Backcountry

Sidi Defender 20 | Up to 22% off at Backcountry
Was $249.99 | Now $187.49
Sidi's tough uppers are designed to withstand abuse, with a stiff heel cup to stabilize your foot and are closed with its Tecno-3 dial closure. They sit on a stiff sole unit with grippy rubber outsole to get you over whatever obstacles stand in your way.

Best mountain bike shoe sales UK

dhb Dorica | 42% off at Wiggle

dhb Dorica | 42% off at Wiggle
Was £70.00 | Now from £40.00
The Dorica shoe comes with a stiff nylon sole and lace-up upper in this camo colorway, as well as black or white. There's the option to add toe spikes for extra grip in sloppy conditions and the 770g a pair weight isn't too bad for an SPD shoe with grippy soles.

Leatt DBX 3.0 | Up to 50% off at Chain Reaction Cycles

Leatt DBX 3.0 | Up to 50% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was £99.99 | Now from £49.99
With a sticky sole that mixes a textured midsole for pedal grip and more heavily siped areas front and rear, the Leatt DBX 3.0 works well both on and off the bike. The synthetic leather uppers feature extra toe and heel protection and are designed to be easy to clean after your ride.

O'Neal Pumps | 33% off at Tredz

O'Neal Pumps | 33% off at Tredz
Was £90.00 | Now £59.99
A big discount on these O'Neal flat shoes, which boast a Honey Rubber super-grip outsole and a durable, lightweight PU upper with reinforcement of the stitching on the outer side for durability.

Five Ten Freerider Primeblue | 33% off at Wiggle

Five Ten Freerider Primeblue | 33% off at Wiggle
Was £90.00 | Now from £59.99
Available in women's sizes as well as men's the Five Ten Freerider Primeblue comes with an upper made partly from recycled ocean plastic, partly form leather. There's a mid-flex sole unit with Five Ten's Stealth S1 Dotty sole rubber for great grip on the pedals.

Mavic Deemax Pro | 60% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Hot deal

Mavic Deemax Pro | 60% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was £149.00 | Now £59.99
The Deemax Pro's uppers contain Kevlar for serious abrasion resistance and non-wetting along with easy cleaning. Mavic boasts a flexible but solid grip on any flat pedal from its Spider sole geometry and a dual-density midsole.

Northwave Tribe | 31% off at Tredz

Northwave Tribe | 31% off at Tredz
Was £89.99 | Now £62.00
A flat shoe from cycling footwear experts Northwave, the Tribe is made of suede with mesh inserts. It sits on a Michelin rubber flat sole unit for ultimate grip and includes a mesh tongue with non-slip laces to keep your feet in place. Or go for the next spec up Clan from £74.99 at Chain Reaction Cycles.

Ride Concepts Livewire | 31% off at Tredz

Ride Concepts Livewire | 31% off at Tredz
Was £99.95 | Now £68.99
Ride Concepts describes the Livewire as its Ninja-approved ride-anywhere shoe. It comes with a Rubber Kinetics DST 6.0 high grip rubber outsole, D3O High Impact Zone insole technology and a synthetic upper with anti-abrasion mesh.

Bontrager Flatline | 44% off at Sigma Sports

Bontrager Flatline | 44% off at Sigma Sports
Was £124.00 | Now £69.00
The Flatline shoes come with a Vibram sole unit that has a smoother central area so you can adjust your foot position easily, while the front and back are more deeply treaded for increased grip. Their uppers are synthetic leather for wear resistance and comfort.

Giro Ventana Fastlace | 46% off at Tredz

Giro Ventana Fastlace | 46% off at Tredz
Was £129.99 | Now £69.99
Designed for all-mountain and trail riders, the Ventana Fastlace uses Giro's one-piece, non-stretch Synchwire upper build with a cord lock Fastlace and velcro closure. Tredz has the shoe in a limited range of sizes; there's more selection from £81.99 at Chain Reaction Cycles.

Pearl Izumi X-Alp Elevate | 50% off at Cyclestore

Pearl Izumi X-Alp Elevate | 50% off at Cyclestore
Was £149.99 | Now £74.99
The X-Alp Elevate is a classic hybrid flat/SPD shoe with substantial lugs on its Vibram sole for grip on sketchy surfaces when off the bike or for good contact with flat pedals.

Specialized 2FO Roost | Up to 39% off at Sigma Sports

Specialized 2FO Roost | Up to 39% off at Sigma Sports
Was £110.00 | Now from £76.49
Designed for casual wear as well as on-bike performance, the 2FO Roost has a SlipNot rubber flat sole and a more relaxed fit to its upper. You get Specialized's BG ergonomic design and footbeds for pedaling efficiency though.

Ion Scrub AMP | 39% off at Rutland Cycling

Ion Scrub AMP | 39% off at Rutland Cycling
Was £124.95 | Now £76.49
With a SupTraction grippy rubber sole and negative sole profile, the Ion Scrub AMP is designed for great grip on concave flat pedals. That's paired with an EVA midsole and comfortable footbed for all-day riding comfort.

Shimano GR9 | 42% off at Sigma Sports
Hot deal

Shimano GR9 | 42% off at Sigma Sports
Was £139.00 | Now £80.00
Designed for downhill and enduro riders, the GR9 comes with a Michelin rubber sole. There's a lace shield along with an armored toe box to protect your feet from debris, while the asymmetric padded ankle also ups foot protection.

Crank Brothers Stamp Lace | 30% off at Tredz

Crank Brothers Stamp Lace | 30% off at Tredz
Was £114.99 | Now £80.49
The Stamp Lace flat pedal shoe from Crank Brothers is available in a wide range of sizes and colors from Tredz with 30% off. You can also buy the Speedlace version for £99.99, which includes a velcro top strap for added adjustability.

Ride Concepts Powerline | 29% off at Tredz

Ride Concepts Powerline | 29% off at Tredz
Was £139.99 | Now £99.99
Another higher-rise flat pedal shoe from Ride Concepts, the Powerline features the brand's grippy sole unit, impact-absorbing footbeds and a fully gusseted tongue to keep out debris.

Fizik X5 Terra | Up to 36% off at Chain Reaction Cycles

Fizik X5 Terra | Up to 36% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was £159.99 | Now from £103.00
Weighing 564g a pair, the X5 Terra is lightweight and breathable. There's a carbon/TPU co-molded sole unit for rigidity and wet condition grip. With a range of five colors, the X5 Terra is ready to match your trail outfit too. Sigma Sports has the X5 Terra at the same price if your size isn't in stock at Chain Reaction.

Fizik Gravita Tensor | 37% off at Sigma Sports

Fizik Gravita Tensor | 37% off at Sigma Sports
Was £179.00 | Now £113.00
A flat sole/clipped shoe, the Gravita Tensor has a wide engagement surface on its Vibram rubber sole. There's armoring of the ripstop upper to protect your feet, as well as scuff guarding to help keep your kicks pristine. Sigma Sports also has the low top Gravita Versor on sale for £83.

Crank Brothers Mallet Speedlace | 22% off at Tredz

Crank Brothers Mallet Speedlace | 22% off at Tredz
Was £149.99 | Now £116.99
The Mallet Speedlace is designed for good mud clearance from its SPD cleat unit. The Speedlace system makes it easy to adjust the fit on the fly when paired with the velcro top strap. There's a conventional lace-up version too, priced down to £99.99 at Tredz or you can get it with a Boa for £139.99.

Northwave Raptor Arctic GTX | 42% off at Wiggle

Northwave Raptor Arctic GTX | 42% off at Wiggle
Was £209.99 | Now £119.99
Be ready for winter riding with the Raptor Arctic. Its high cuff helps keep wet and dirt out, while its fully enclosed design and Gore-Tex Koala membrane keep your feet dry while providing breathability and insulation.

Ride Concepts Transition | 15% off at Cyclestore

Ride Concepts Transition | 15% off at Cyclestore
Was £149.95 | Now £127.46
With SPD clipless pedal compatibility as well as a grippy rubber sole, the Ride Concepts Transition shoe gives you both climbing and descending prowess. The high-top design helps to keep debris out of the shoe, which is available in three color options.

Specialized Recon 2.0 | 25% off at Cyclestore

Specialized Recon 2.0 | 25% off at Cyclestore
Was £175.00 | Now £129.99
With a bit more flex to the sole, the Recon 2.0 is a more comfortable option than the S-Works Recon, It's still got a Boa L6 dial closure for close adjustment of fit, an aggressive tread pattern and Specialized's BG footbeds for comfort.

Fizik X2 Terra Artica | 33% off at Sigma Sports

Fizik X2 Terra Artica | 33% off at Sigma Sports
Was £269.00| Now £179.00
If you're looking for a bit of extra foot comfort for your winter XC excursions, the Terra Artica might just be it. It comes with a high ankle cuff, insulation and eVent waterproof breathable membrane and sits on a Vibram SPD-compatible nylon sole.

Sidi Jarin | 44% off at Sigma Sports

Sidi Jarin | 44% off at Sigma Sports
Was £360.00| Now £200.00
The Jarin from legendary cycling shoe brand Sidi is designed for high performance, with an all-carbon sole, TechPro upper and single TecnoPush dial adjuster. You can add toe studs to augment the already aggressive sole grip.

Bontrager XXX | 35% off at Sigma Sports

Bontrager XXX | 35% off at Sigma Sports
Was £319.00 | Now £208.00
Bontrager's lightest off-road shoes are also its stiffest, with carbon sole that's rated 14/14 on the brand's scale. There's an external heel cup to keep your feet secure in the well vented uppers.

Fizik Infinito X1 | 34% off at Sigma Sports

Fizik Infinito X1 | 34% off at Sigma Sports
Was £325.00 | Now £214.00
Another high end choice for clipped in riding, the Infinito X1 shoes are lightweight and sit on a stiff carbon sole with grippy rubber lugs. The upper is made of laser perforated Microtex fabric for robustness and breathability.

Even more mountain sales

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 around:

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.

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born media professional who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his fascination with trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. Rides: Morewood Kwela Cotic Simple 26 Pyga 160mm aluminium prototype