Having a good grip on the pedals is essential. Skate shoes are always spot on, in combination with good platform pedals. There are a number of options out there in the market these days, available in all sorts of designs and prices.
DC shoes have been around for a while and are now available in India through TATA CLiQ and Reliance Brands. We recently got our feet into the new Court Graffik pair of sneakers. These BMX/Skate shoes are good enough for dirt play too!
Though it’s not typically a mountain biking shoes, these BMX/Skate shoes come with a gluey sole that’ll keep you stuck to your pedals throughout the ride! The design pattern on the sole helps keep the pedal pins stuck in. To adjust your feet on the pedals you’ll have to lift and place it back on the platform! With it’s well stitched sole, unlike some of the new, glued mountain biking shoes, the Court’s soles wont fall off.
Hiking up the hill with a bike wasn’t a great experience though. Struggling for traction on soil, the Courts aren’t designed for dirt walks! Till the time you’re on pedal spikes, you’re good.
The upper half of the Court is hefty! With it’s thick suede leather layout, these puppies felt safe through the rocks and dense shrubs. The thick tongue keeps your feet safe from pedal whacks.
It does get a little too hot inside while on an all day ride.
- Leather, nubuck or suede upper materials
- Lightweight mesh tongue
- Foam padded tongue and collar for added comfort and support
- Ventilation holes for breath-ability
- DC’s trademarked Pill Pattern tread
- Cupsole construction
- Rs.4500/- (MRP)