ION Raid II flat-pedal shoes review

ION Raid II flat-pedal shoes review

Whenever new flat-pedal shoes land in the office, the first thing everyone wants to know is, “are they as grippy as Five Tens?” Well, the answer in this case is… very nearly. Shimano GR9 shoes review ION Rascal shoes review Disguised under a casual-looking, skate-shoe-inspired upper is a sole that offers much better grip than expected. This is thanks in part to ION’s ‘Pin Tonic’ technology, which matches a fairly hard-compound rubber outsole, for durability, with a softer EVA midsole, which allows the shoe to flex and grip the pedal. A fairly flat tread pattern across the central portion of the shoe gives plenty of foot-positioning options, and there are ridged sections on the toe and heel for walking. While overall traction isn’t quite up to the vice-like standards of Five Ten’s ‘Stealth’ rubber, the excellent foot support gives a feeling of solidity on the pedals. The Raid IIs have ...

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