After the success of the Moab flat pedal footwear series and as a consequential continuation of a steadily growing product range, VAUDE shoe developers have embarked on expanding the entire range of bike shoes. Seventeen new models are being presented, including VAUDE’s first three road bike shoes. The new models also include shoes for Cross Country and All Mountain segments, as well as innovative products for urban commuters, bike travelers and the growing segment of e-bikers. Oliver Korden, Head of the Footwear Division, explains the development: "In addition to a technically advanced shoe construction and a new V-Flow outsole concept, we have placed particular emphasis on using materials that are as environmentally friendly as possible. At the moment, we are not able yet to produce all bike shoes in accordance with our stringent Green Shape criteria. This continues to be an enormous challenge in the sports footwear segment. However, we are working hard on it, and in the mid run, we want to become the most sustainable manufacturer of cycling shoes. All models now are already completely PVC-free," Korden continues. The shoes from the All Mountain as well as the Travel & City segments feature the EcoPlush insole from Ortholite®. This insole consists of 25% bio-oil and 50% recycled material. The TVL Sykkel leather model designed for modern urban biking bears the Green Shape Label, as the leather comes from the German manufacture Heinen who is extremely sustainable in its processing. In the PVL Pavei STX bike-touring shoe, VAUDE exclusively uses the PFC-free Sympatex® membrane that is climate neutrally manufactured and made of 100% recycled membrane material.
V-Flow Stability Index
Different activities and terrains place different demands on the stiffness of a shoe sole. When it comes to wearing comfort and shoe performance, key factors are foot roll in the forefoot area and torsional rigidity of the shoe. The VAUDE V-Flow Stability Index combines shaft materials, fit and stability of a shoe to provide a classification system that allows you to easily classify your personal activity and comfort needs. The stability index ranges from 3 (flexible) to 9 (very stiff).
RD Snar Road Bike Shoes
VAUDE closes the previous gap in its bike shoe collection by adding three new road shoes. The compatible road bike apparel with a full range of pants, jerseys and weather protective gear for all season biking has been a part of the VAUDE range of apparel for a long time. The RD Snar road shoe comes in Pro, Advanced and Active versions. All models promise performance at advanced levels and differ specifically in the type of closure system they offer: two versions with the Boa® Dial system in combination with a Velcro fastener and one with only Velcro fasteners. All models feature the stiff performance RD outsole. The V-Flow 8 sole is a 3-hole outsole for all popular road bike clipless pedal systems. The continuous nylon reinforcement provides performance-oriented riders with high stiffness, which guarantees maximum power transmission to the pedal. The heel pad is interchangeable.
The new top Road Snar Pro brings together in one all that a good road shoe should offer: perfect fit, optimum power transfer, ventilation, low weight and easy handling. The seamless PU upper material is PVC-free, impervious to dirt, and ensures stability and high wearing comfort. It can be perfectly adapted to the contours of the foot by the Boa® L6 dial closure. Practical advantage: the Boa® system allows you to micro-adjust even while riding. The shoe (Size 42) weighs a mere 272 grams, so it will not hold you back. Lasered ventilation holes in the forefoot as well as in the tongue keep feet well ventilated and comfortable, even during all-out ascents. The brushed heel lining as well as the anatomically formed insole support an athletic fit and high wearing comfort.
Green Shape leather shoe – for an urban bike lifestyle
For everyday bikers and urban riders, the TVL Sykkel offers the ideal fusion of bike performance with stylish, sleek looks. The high quality, upper material made from hydrophobic nubuk Terracare® leather is sustainably manufactured in Germany. Additional toe and heel caps help protect from scuffs and scrapes. Together with a mesh tongue and ventilation holes in the front, the shoe ensures best microclimate comfort. An Ortholite® insole , reinforced in the pedal area with harder PU foam for better pedal pushing power, offers optimal support and comfort. The innovative SUPtraction® R20 outsole made from 20% recycled rubber has a high traction lug profile for outstanding grip in both wet and dry road conditions. Medium stiffness (V-Flow 5) of the sole ensures efficient power transfer to the pedal while also allowing for a comfortable foot roll and better walkability. A removable cleat cover makes this shoe compatible with most clipless systems. The VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally friendly, functional products made from sustainable materials.
With Boa Dial System and a knit look
Same mission – different look. The outsole concept behind the Travel & City TVL Skoj shoe is identical to the TVL Sykkel leather model. The look and fit, however, is definitely more athletic. The knit upper comfortably cradles your foot and ensures a pleasant microclimate. The Boa® L6 dial closure system provides a micro-adjustable, secure fit and easy handling. To keep you safe while riding, reflective elements at the heel enhance your visibility in early morning and late evening conditions.
Dry footed bike travel
The classic bike travel shoe line has also been completely revised and extended. The new top TVL Pavei STX model is waterproof and keeps your feet firmly planted on the pedals even when it is raining. The 100% recycled Sympatex® membrane is completely PFC-free and breathable for reliable microclimate comfort. Medium stiffness (V-Flow 5) of the sole ensures efficient power transfer to the pedal while also allowing for comfortable walkability. A removable cleat cover makes this shoe compatible with most clipless systems. The Pavei shoe is also available in a women’s and men’s version without the waterproof membrane.