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.
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.”
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.