BMX shoe review 2010 / Best shoes for Christmas?

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Best shoes for Xmas?

It’s not long now until Christmas, and we’ve been out shoe shopping. Shoes are a key part to everyone’s riding. There’s a big selection out there, so we’ve picked a few out from the key brands and reviewed them for you. Everyone is different when it comes to footwear, some people like a stable and solid shoe, and some like them flexible and light. Below are 6 popular models that we gave the once over. Check it out.

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Nike 6.0 – Mavrk Mid 2

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Pulling Factor: 6.5 / 10

As worn by UK riders:
Alex Kennedy & Kriss Kyle
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Nike is the most recognizable brand in this shoe review, and under the 6.0 umbrella these are the shoes designed for “action sports” types like ourselves. Nike is known for it’s clever technically advanced footwear across various other sports and you can tell straight away when you slip these on that they were designed with all the technical steps and advancements that made the rest of the Nike range. Check out more!

Orchid – Matt Beringer Pro Model

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Pulling Factor: 5 / 10

As worn by UK riders:
Ben Wallace & Niki Croft
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Orchid is a rider run and rider owned shoe company who have been in the industry since – well – before I can remember. Since I started riding, I’ve been a big fan of Matt Beringer, and one day I will fulfill my dream and have the first ever UK version of Beringer’s back yard! A simple looking shoe, and really tough all over, the perfect ingredients for a good all round riding shoe. Check out more!

Lotek – Enns

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Pulling Factor: 2.1 / 10

As worn by UK riders:
Mike Miller and Robbo
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Lotek is the newest brand out of them all, and these are one of the the most popular styles in the range, perhaps because these are super strong and Lotek have an amazing team. Having a stronger shoe will reduce the flexibility and comfort, but at least you know when you land hard it’s going to save you in the long run! Check out more.

VANS – 106

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Pulling Factor: 7.5 / 10

As worn by UK riders:
Matt Priest & Bas Keep
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Being the oldest brand of the bunch, these might be considered by some, to be the most popular shoe. Although these aren’t a dedicated riding shoe like most of the others, this model is worn by a lot of riders both on and off the bike. They might look good and are the best lady puller but these wont last as long as the stronger, more bulkier models, but saying that, another positive is that these are easily the lightest! Check out more.

DC – Tactic Mid

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Pulling Factor: 7.0 / 10

As worn by UK riders:
Kye Forte & Lima
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If your DC’s are not jumping out of planes without parachutes, or rallying cars through balloons filled with green paint, then they’re probably attached to your pedals. If you want a shoe that protects your feet, then these are the number one choice. The ankle area is pretty tough and ridged and they also have extra padding to protect your achilles tendon. Check out more!

etnies – Sunday Number Mid

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Pulling Factor: 5.3 / 10

As worn by UK riders:
Ashley Charles & Josh Bedford
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etnies have been in the BMX game for some time, and you can tell by the ridiculous team they have. These Sunday / Aaron Ross shoes are definitely a good competitor against the others. They have good grip, good flex and are surprisingly comfy too! If Aaron Ross wears them, then why shouldn’t you. Check out more!

Happy shopping!

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