FIRST LOOK AND RIDE IMPRESSIONS: RIDE CONCEPTS 2022 SHOE LINE
RIDE CONCEPTS 2022
Ride Concepts has revamped its shoe line for 2022 by launching all new models and updating current favorites. We got our hands, or perhaps we should say feet, on their compelely new shoe the Tallac for some first ride impressions. With more clipless, flat, youth and women’s choices than ever, Ride Concepts has something for everyone short of cross country race footwear.
TALLAC FIRST RIDE IMPRESSIONS
We’ve had a few weeks in the new Tallac and the best way we can summarize the fit, feel and performance is that they remind us of a highly evolved Five Ten Impact shoe that put the brand on the map years ago – and we mean that as a serious compliment. Pedal grip from the MAXX GRIP compound outsole is superb on both sharp and less aggressive pedal designs. Sole stiffness strikes a nice blend of having enough flex to feel the pedals and support for long chattery descents.
Unlike those old Five Tens, the Tallacs feel light and agile. Weight comes in at 890 grams per pair in size 11 and they retail for $160. Toe and heel protection is excellent and has already fended off a few rock strikes. The heel cup it snug so if you’re one of those riders who likes to slip shoes on and off without tying, you’ll struggle for sure. The Cordura upper seems somewhat breathable but the jury is out until we get a few really hot rides under our belt and the same can be said for long term durability. Look for a long term review soon. See below for highlights from the rest of the 2022 line.