Calling All Mountain Bikers: These Shoes Are Built to Shred

What makes the Union Shoe Series worth talking about — by Gear Patrol Studios.

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While your go-to sneakers may feel like a natural choice for every adventure, some shoes can transform the experience altogether.

That’s where Union comes in. The all new shoe series currently includes three models: two clipless styles – the Union Boa and Union – plus the Union Flat Shoes. To create the new series, Fox Racing spent over two years in design and development. After testing each model on a wide range of professional and amateur riders, the team improved upon, optimized and eventually cemented the perfect design.

Now, riders can bring them home. So read on to learn what makes these shoes shine, and get ready to ride harder.

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Fox Racing

The Backstory

Fox Racing: Adventure Farther

Fox Racing is built around a fierce community of adventure seekers, pro riders and powerful newbies. For decades, they've released and optimized some of the most interesting gear in the game.

Their emblematic helmets are immediately recognizable, but now, with the new Union shoe series, Fox offers riders everything they need to stay protected from head to toe.

With nearly half a century in the field and years of experience designing the best gear for the best riders, Fox is only giving everyone more to write home about.

The Gist

What Makes the Union Shoe Series Great for Mountain Biking?

For starters, the lightweight shoes offer a super precise fit. Pros know that the better the fit, the more you’ll be able to feel, meaning the better you’ll be able to respond to the terrain. Plus a low-profile, custom-tuned midsole only ratchets up your pedal grip to ensure even better comfort while you shred.

Meanwhile, on the clipless styles, pedal power is optimized thanks to the molded internal stiffening plate. That said, off-bike, you can still count on a comfortable trek thanks to Fox Racing’s extra R&D.

Each shoe also boasts a sole designed with the Ultratac rubber compound. This means riders can count on best-in-class grip thanks to an intelligently engineered tread pattern. Of course, the two-bolt cleat system on the Union Boa is also compatible with most major clipless pedal suppliers.


From the Trail to the Tailgate, Get Ready to Live in the Union

Versatile and truly equipped for every trail to come, the Union MTB Shoes were born to rip.

For newbies, finding the right mountain biking shoes can often feel like a struggle – so take the guesswork out of your search. The Union shoe series is a full line you can trust for every trail, trick and trek to come.

Designed to take you right from the course to post-ride brews, these are shoes you can spend all your favorite days in.

Price: $150 - $250


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