Leatt 5.0 Clipless Shoes

Noah Bodman reviews the Leatt 5.0 Clipless Shoe for Blister

Leatt’s 5.0 Clipless shoe offers downhill-worthy protection in a package that still pedals impressively well — and it’s competitively priced. That sounds great, but is there a catch?

Ride Concepts Hellion Elite Shoe

Zack Henderson Reviews the Ride Concepts Hellion Elite for Blister

Ride Concepts recently added a new flat-pedal shoe to their lineup, the Hellion Elite, which is a relatively low-profile option with the brand’s stickiest rubber. But how does it compare to popular options like the Five Ten Freerider Pro, and which riders are going to like this new shoe the most? Check out our full review to find out.

Five Ten Kestrel Pro Boa

Dylan Wood reviews the Five Ten Kestrel Pro Boa clipless mountain bike shoe for Blister in Gunnison & Crested Butte, Colorado

Five Ten’s Kestrel Pro Boa clipless mtb shoe combines elements from stiff & light XC shoes and much burlier, hike-friendly options, and the result is a very versatile shoe. Check out our review for more.

Casual Shoe & Boot Roundup — 2019

Blister's 2019 casual shoe and boot roundup

While we love to talk about the newest and most technical footwear, we spend most of our time in much more casual shoes and boots. The good news is that we’re continuing to see casual-looking shoes that are more comfortable, more versatile, and / or more environmentally sustainable, and you can check out our roundup for several of our favorite men’s and women’s options.

Five Ten Hellcat Pro

Noah Bodman reviews the Five Ten Hellcat Pro for Blister

The Five Ten Hellcat Pro is a burly, downhill-oriented clipless shoe that’s designed to offer lots of protection and comfort while maintaining pedaling efficiency. And for that use, it’s one of the best options we’ve tried.

Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch SPD

Noah Bodman reviews the Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch SPD for Blister

When it comes to bike shoes, there are plenty of burly skate-style shoes that sacrifice pedaling performance, and a lot of pedal-oriented shoes that look out of place anywhere except on the bike. In between those two categories sits the Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch SPD, and it’s definitely worth a look for riders looking for some of the best of both worlds.