Issue #026 Review

The Lab #026: Parts and equipment long term reviews

VAUDE Moab Low AM Flat Pedal Shoes

For the past fourteen months Manne has been stomping around with a grin thanks to these flat-pedal-specific shoes. Relying on a purpose-designed Vibram sole, the Moab has a two-rubber profile sole construction, borrowing a fairly aggressive tread for the heel and toe area for grip and a softer rubber compound in the central contact point of the sole that grips the pedals and ensures optimal power transfer. Manne’s never had any issue with pedal contact, although admits they’re not the stickiest soles around. Much more flexible than other flat pedal shoes, Manne’s happy to tread the trails or the tarmac in the VAUDE Moab Low AM for a full day without discomfort. They’ve got lacing and a Velcro strap that tightens nicely over the pretty wide footbed. Due to the softness of the sole, he steers clear of gnarlier bike park-type riding, and reckons the Moab is definitely more suited to longer trail rides where you might have to walk. The Moab has a water-repellent leather upper, and meets VAUDE’s high sustainability standards by satisfying their Green Shape criteria.


  • Really well-made
  • Good compromise between pedal performance and walkability
  • Comfy shoe with good ventilation


  • Less suited to bike park days
Tester: Manne
Length of testing: 14 months
Weight: 890 g (Pair with size 42)
Price: € 140
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