Ride Concepts adds new Vice flat pedal shoe

Ride Concepts Vice shoes
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Ride Concepts has launched a new Vice MTB flat pedal shoe. Using input from its professional dirt jump riders and freeride mountain biking legend, Kyle Strait, Ride Concepts has delivered a shoe with proven features and casual style.

Available in a range of colourways, the Vice has a suede upper and gusseted tongue, preventing the potential annoyance of dirt and debris ingress, while riding or walking.

Creating a traction interface with whichever pedal pins you are riding, is Vice’s Ride Concepts Fuzion outsole. Specifically moulded to ensure the best combination of grip and terrain feedback through the pins and pedal structure, this Fuzion outsole features an inverse hexagon pattern.

Aware that pedal-to-sole grip dynamics vary along the profile of any outsole, Ride Concepts shaped its Vice sole with larger 9mm hexagons at the edges and smaller 7mm shapes in the main underfoot pedal contact area. This hexagon rubber pattern allows your pedal pin arrangement to dig into the sole and create the ‘feel’ that flat pedal riders desire.

Reducing impact harshness are D3O insoles and a 3mm EVA layer, moulded into the Vice outsole, to provide additional shock absorption and walking comfort, off the bike.

The Ride Concepts Vice is available in a range of three colourways – black, grey and camouflage – with men’s, women’s and youth sizing. As a reference point for weight, the UK size 10 Vice is classified at 468g.

Pricing for the new Ride Concepts Vice is £89.95 for either the men’s or women’s, whilst the youth range retails for £64.95.

Lance Branquinho
Freelance writer

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born journalist who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. As well as Bike Perfect, Lance has written for MBR.com, Off-Road.cc and Cycling News.