Teva to go Clipless with new Bike Shoes

Teva has free-ride mountain biking shoes made for use with flat pedals in its line. Next year, the company is going clipless.

Its just-announced Pivot model was developed in collaboration with bike-component manufacturer Crankbrothers. It will feature a design made for use with the company’s popular Eggbeater pedals or any other SPD-compatible mtb pedal on the market.

Teva Pivot shoe takes clipless cleat on sole

The new shoe will debut in the U.S. at Interbike next month. It will come to market in fall 2013, meaning consumers have a long wait before lacing up and clipping in with a Teva shoe.

The company calls the Pivot an “all-mountain” shoe. Said Andrew Herrick of Crankbrothers: “While virtually all other brands that make a ‘skate culture’ cleat-compatible shoe tend to drill holes in the bottom of skate shoes, Teva has worked with our team here in Laguna to engineer the proper way to make a shoe from zero.”

Crankbrothers clipless Candy model pedal

Price is TBD. The Pivot is one in several bike offerings from the footwear brand. It will be sold starting mid next year alongside Teva’s non-clipless bike shoes, including the nine models in its current line.

—Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.