VAUDE’s first waterproof flat pedal shoe, Moab AM MID STX, was well received on the bike scene at its launch back in 2015. For the newest edition of this shoe, VAUDE focused specifically on the construction of the outsole. This included an in-depth analysis of the position on the pedal, the pin placement of the different flat-pedal models, as well as foot roll mechanics while walking. After an intensive development and test phase involving several prototypes and field testing together with the mountain bike athlete Andi Wittmann, VAUDE is now ready to present its innovative sole concept. In combination with SUPtraction's specially developed rubber compound, the outsole provides perfect grip on the pedal and good traction while walking. Andi Wittmann is enthusiastic about the results of the intensive field testing for the new AM Moab line: “Our feet are responsible for direct power transmission to the bike, but also to the ground. For me, the AM Moab Tech is the perfect blend of the best possible ergonomics ensuring protection from foreign objects together with grip on the pedal, easy handling and cool optics.”
Grip and traction with SUPtraction soles
All four of the new AM Moab Series models are outfitted with the innovative AM Flat outsole for a new level in bike and hike activities. The multi-level hexagon tread pattern in the pedal area combined with the soft SUPtraction rubber compound provides perfect grip on the pedal. At the toe and heel, the sole has a deeper tread that provides the necessary traction when you need to carry or push your bike. The hexagon tread works like fish scales that wedge into the ground when walking for excellent traction whatever the ground surface. A toe cap and heel cap protect from stones and other impacts. The lining materials contains 40 % recycled materials. The four models of the AM Moab series also have an anatomic insole. A shock-absorption element provides additional protection at the heel.
The 4 models differ in the upper materials as well as in features that determine the best use for the shoe.
AM Moab Mid STX
The AM Moab Mid STX offers everything a year-round flat pedal shoe needs. Performance, extra traction and plenty of protection. The waterproof high-cut flat pedal shoe made of high-quality and robust leather from Terracare® is outfitted with a 100 % recycled Sympatex® membrane and lining. The eco-friendly Sympatex® membrane protects against moisture and dirt and provides a pleasant microclimate for your feet due to its high breathability. A high-cut upper, conventional lacing combined with a Velcro fastener keeps the shoes firmly on your feet. The certified leather from Terracare® comes from German production and features excellent eco-friendly manufacturing. The AM Moab Mid STX bears the VAUDE Green Shape label.
AM Moab Tech
The AM Moab Tech features an asymmetrical shaft construction and Boa® L6 dial for excellent stability that can be micro-adjusted for each foot. The Boa® dial has a Velcro cover that protects the rotary wheel from dirt and provides additional stability. The napped heel lining and the anatomically pre-shaped insole support the athletic fit. An additional cushioning element is incorporated in the EVA midsole at the heel. The inner ankle features a higher collar for protection from the crank arm and the reinforced toe cap provides reliable protection from stones and branches.
The AM Moab is a flat pedal shoe that looks like a sneaker. It features classic lacing combined with an anatomic insole for an optimal fit. Terracare® leather gives it a water-repellent surface and it carries the VAUDE Green Shape label.
AM Moab syn. (Women’s/ Men’s)
The entry-level model AM Moab syn. features a newly developed sole and a robust textile surface. Looking like pair of sneakers with colorful styles, the AM Moab syn. for women sports fashionable pink highlights. The men’s versions come in a choice of two styles – with green highlights and in blue.