Specialized announced their new Rime Flat mountain bike shoe today. Us being us, Specialized sent us a pair to try out. After riding Vans for decades for flat pedals, we found a better grip and overall performance from another brand. Specialized has bested that with the new Rime Flat MTB shoes. We’ve been riding them for a bit, and their new SlipNot™ ST rubber sole stays on pedals like you were running cleats.
The welded mesh and TPU upper eliminates seams and increases durability. It has XPEL hydrophobic mesh to reduce water absorption and improves drying time. The cushioned EVA foam midsole is designed for comfort and impact absorption with a shank layer for further impact absorption and stability. This all boils down to a shoe that’s really comfortable and gives a very confident feel on the pedals.
Weight is 387 grams. It’s available in White Mountains (shown above) or all black.
They come in European sizes from 36-49, and the price is $130.