Vaude AM Moab Mid STX: A year-round flat pedal bike shoe
The AM Moab Mid STX's construction is engineered for riders who want to cycle most of the year. Several features of this shoe make riding in most seasons possible.
The cycling shoe's waterproof materials protect the foot from drizzles and puddle sprays, while the mid-top profile provides support and protection from bike bumps and trail impacts. Offering more impact protection are the reinforced toe and heel areas.
Down below, the EVA midsole is responsible for shock absorption, while the more rigid PU foam in the pedal area offers adequate power transfer. Lastly, Traction is delivered by the brand's AM Flat sole, designed with varying lug patterns to provide the proper grip in different areas.
Other MTB shoes you can check out
Five Ten Kestrel Lace. This shoe's similarities to the Vaude AM Moab Mid STX starts and ends with their closure systems. But if you're after a heavier equipped MTB shoe in terms of performance and technologies, the Kestrel Lace may be more your speed. The Kestrel Lace is an SPD shoe designed for the demanding sport of enduro, which means it is very durable and has stiffer soles.
Shimano GR700. Like the Vaude model, the GR700 is a lace-up, flat mountain bike shoe. It also offers the same characteristics, such as adequately stiff soles and toe protection. However, the GR700 is not waterproof like the AM Moab Mid STX, but it features the gaiter that reviewers wanted from the Vaude shoe.