Shoes are critical comfort and performance components for all cyclists. 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-fibre wheelset and trickest new suspension bits, but without an ergonomically appropriate shoe, trail riding and long-distance mountain biking can become agony.
MTB shoes can be expensive, but as more technologies enter and expand the range of each brand's offering, there are great shoes that are displaced and need to be flushed from global inventories. Our roundup of the best MTB shoe deals looks to this 'need' in order to bring you great shoes at great prices.
Lacing systems have been the most significant driver of innovation in off-road cycling shoes over the last few seasons. Whereas the conventional lace-up was once regarded as adequate, Boa dials are now preferred by many. This configuration change in the way most new MTB shoes are secured has made some of the Velcro strap and traditional lace-up shoes much cheaper.
The result is that some truly premium shoes with lace-up or hook-and-strap fastening systems now make for great mtb shoe deals. As there are many different combinations of sizes 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.
And once you've checked out the shoes, check out our best 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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Cheap MTB shoes
Muddyfox MTB200 | Great deal at Evans
Was $202.49 | Now $67.49
The Muddyfox MTB200 is a robust shoe at a great price. Compatible with Shimano's SPD cleat plates, the MTB200 has a medium width structure, to ensure great comfort, even if you choose to ride with thicker socks in die winter. Ample breathing is facilitated by a mesh ventilation channel and the fit is secured via two Velcro straps and a third ratchet strap, to ensure your pedal inputs remain secure, even when riding over technical terrain.View Deal
Giro Terraduro Mid Off Road | 47% off at Wiggle
Was $190 | Now $99.19
Giro’s Terraduro is a terrific shoe for adventurous riders, who don’t mind lots of hike-a-bike portages, seeking that perfect natural descent. With its ergonomically shaped and reinforced ankle support, Vibram sole and classic lace fastened upper, this is a trail riding and enduro shoe that is tremendously comfortable to walk in off the bike, traversing challenging terrain.
Shimano SH-GR9 | 60% off at Jenson USA
Was $150 | Now $59.99
A classic flat pedal slipper shoe design with modern uppers, delivering a notable volume of cooling airflow on those hot days. Michelin rubber underneath creates a very secure and grippe sole surface, ideal for interfacing with flat pedal traction pinsView Deal
Northwave Scorpius 2 | 35% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $99.95 | Now $64.97
A hot deal for warm weather riders. The Scorpius 2 mountain bikes shoes have large mesh inserts and a light microfibre structure, to allow for excellent ventilation. Three asymmetric Velcro straps ensure a comfortable fit, without inducing pressure points.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
Mavic Deemax Pro | Half price at Backcountry
Was $179.95 | Now $89.95
Trust the French brand to create a great Alpine enduro riding shoe. With ample ankle support and a traditional lacing system to spread the fastening force, Mavic’s Deemax handles all the terrain impacts when descending – and remains hugely comfortable dismounted, when hiking back up to that steep drop-in point. View Deal
Northwave Outcross | 35% off at Backcountry
Was $119.95 | Now $77.97
The Northwave’s bright colourway and trail-running shoe proportions, tell you that this is going to be a very comfortable off-piste option. With Michelin rubber underneath, slippage risk is minimal, even when portaging those really steep and technical ascents.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.
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.