FIRST LOOK: FOX UNION FOOTWEAR – THE APPAREL BRAND’S FIRST EVER MOUNTAIN BIKE SHOE

Foxy footwear

 

Fox Racing has been a mainstay in the mountain bike apparel industry for decades but has never offered footwear. With the introduction of its Union line of shoes that changes and Fox now has riders covered from head to toe. Fox says it spent over two years developing these shoes. Input from the likes of Greg Minnaar, Laurie Greenland, Jackson Goldstone, Nina Hoffmann and Steve Peat resulted in the reset button part way through the project after gaining rider feedback. The end result is three new shoe models: two clipless and one flat.

 

Union Boa

 

The shoes are constructed with a welded one piece upper with a molded toe cap and reinforced toe box for rock strike protection. An Ultratrac outsole is claimed to balance grip and durability. A glass filled nylon shank gives the clipless versions efficient pedal platform stiffness. The Union Boa features the Dual BOA Li2 system for micro on the fly adjustment while the Union clipless utilizes laces and a single velcro strap. A simple lace system is utilized on the Union flat and its sole features hex shaped lugs with optimized toe and heel spacing for hike-a-bike traction.

 

Union clipless

 

Every model is offered in four colors – Black, Grey, Mocha, and Red. These shoes use unisex sizing ranging from 37-47 EU (5.5-13 US Men’s / 6.5-14.5 US Women’s). To customize fit, both clipless models will include two pairs of arch height inserts. The Union Flat costs $150 while the Union clipless retails at $180 and Boa version runs $250. We will be testing all of these shoes so stay tuned for a fuure long term review.

 

Union flat

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