Who should buy the Ion Raid II
A relatively new brand in the cycling industry, Ion has released several footwear models to offer its market. This shoe is the successor of the highly commended Ion Raid Amp and Ion Raid Amp II. It is a solid option if you:
- Need a shoe that features a new outsole recipe from the brand that’s made from the combination of a new rubber compound and a softer EVA midsole. As a result, it provides incredible pedal feel and grip.
- Need a shoe that has an upper designed with an asymmetrical medial ankle collar for protection against ankle strikes.
- Need a shoe that has reinforced toe box and heel protect the foot from impacts.
Sporting the brand’s proprietary Pin Tonic Sole Concept, this shoe’s outsole is engineered for grip and comfort. This technology is made up of a mixture between a new rubber compound and soft EVA midsole.
The toe and heel areas are equipped with specially designed lug patterns for maximum traction while off the bike.
Provides sufficient stiffness
This shoe’s outsole is designed with two different components: stiff longitudinal axis and slightly flexible lateral axis. This composition provides sufficient stiffness for power transmission while maintaining a level of flex for walking and prevention of foot tilting while pedaling.
Ion Raid II cleat system
The Ion Raid II is a flat MTB shoe. It is compatible with the following pedal models: OneUp Composite Pedal, Crank Brother Stamp 3, and Race Face Chester.
Ankle protection and the ToeTal technology
With asymmetrical medial shafts, the wearer’s ankles are protected from inevitable bumps against the bike.
he shoe’s toe area features the brand’s ToeTal technology, which employs a pre-shaped reinforced toe box to keep the foot protected from impacts. In the rear area, the heels have also been pre-shaped to prevent heel slips and keep the foot in place.
The Ion Raid II employs the traditional lace-up closure system. This provides a lockdown fit without any hotspots.
Molded EVA insoles
This pair utilizes molded EVA insoles to provide enhanced support and in-step comfort.