Fox Racing expands its MTB footwear range with the Union Canvas shoe

Close up on the new Fox Racing Union Canvas MTB shoe
The Fox Union Canvas has a more casual look compared to the Fox Union (Image credit: Fox Racing)

Fox Racing recently entered the crowded mountain bike shoe category with its Fox Union shoe range, and it saw the brands able to offer mountain bike riders full head-to-toe protection and an ever-growing choice of complete apparel. Fox Racing has now expanded its MTB shoe offerings with the new Union Canvas shoe. 

Fox has spent over two years in design and development, gaining valuable feedback and input from its Fox athletes including four times World Downhill Mountain Bike Champion Greg Minnaar, Laurie Greenland, Jackson Goldstone, and Nina Hoffmann. The brand also renewed its partnerships with its five Fox Diamond Bikeparks around Europe, which saw them add all-new Fox Trail features and extend the Fox Hot series that gives riding days with some of the Fox riders. The Fox Union Canvas look perfect for Bikepark days and I had a delve into the details...

Laurie Greenland riding while wearing the new Fox Racing Union Canvas mtb shoe

Laurie Greenland is one of the Fox athletes involved in development of the Union Canvas (Image credit: Fox Racing)

Compared to the recently launched Union shoe, the Fox Union Canvas has a more casual look, but Fox says even though they have a laid-back styling, the shoe is packed with many of the same technical features, to deliver tough performance and comfort. 

Like their Fox Union siblings, these shoes feature an Ultratac rubber sole with an engineered tread pattern designed to provide best-in-class grip and durability. The low profile custom-tuned EVA midsole also improves pedal grip and feel, combined with the custom hex-shaped lugs on the sole which they add will engage with the best flat pedal pins to deliver control and feel on the bike.

Close up view of the sole on the new Fox Racing Union Canvas MTB shoe

Custom hex-shaped lugs on the sole are claimed to improve grip (Image credit: Fox Racing)

Up top the Fox Canvas as the name suggests is made from a durable canvas upper for on and off the bike comfort and styling. There is a choice of colorways coming in either Black, Red, Grey, Olive Green or Mocha Brown. They also feature a molded toe cap with a reinforced toe for protection against rock strikes. Unlike the Union, the Union Canvas comes with just a lace closure with a front elastic strap lace-keeper system.

View of the laces on the new Fox Racing Union Canvas MTB shoe

Color options are either Black, Red, Grey, Olive Green or Mocha Brown (Image credit: Fox Racing)

The Fox Union Canvas are available now priced at $119.95 / £109.99 / €119.99. Sized from 37-47 and available in Black, Red, Grey, Olive Green, and Mocha Brown coloring. More information can be found at Foxracing.com.

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Based in Edinburgh, Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.


Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm