Ride Concepts Livewire Flat Pedal Mountain Bike Shoes Review

I’ve really been enjoying riding with my Ride Concepts Livewire flat pedal mountain bike shoes.  Initially I thought I was gonna clip in, but then decided to go the flat pedal route.  I’m not that confident anymore I can clip out fast enough mountain biking.  I think they look good, check them out:

Ride Concepts Livewire Mountain Bike Shoes


Rubber Kinetics DST 6.0 high grip sole

Durable synthetic suede upper with anti-abrasion mesh

Molded toe and heel guard protection

D30 High Impact Zone Insole for impact absorption and reducing fatigue

Gusseted tongue

Elastic lace tuck

3 Colors: Red/Charcoal, Black/Charcoal and Orange/Charcoal


I’ve been wearing these all season so far and like them a lot.  No slipping off the pedals, and no foot injuries.  The sole is much stiffer than running shoes, so they should be transferring more power.  I can walk around in them fine, though I wouldn’t wear them for walking.  So far they seem nice and durable.

Save your feet

When I got back into mountain biking, I started out just wearing some old running shoes.  These worked fine, but eventually I hit my big toe on something.  My nail then turned black over the next few weeks and fell off after a few months.  It took a long time, and I didn’t want it to happen again, so I decided to get some real mountain bike shoes.  You should probably just do it right away. 


I currently have no complaints about these shoes other than they aren’t that cheap.  But they are pretty cheap in the world of mountain bike shoes, so I’m gonna give them a full 5 stars.  Get yours today on Amazon:

Ride Concepts Livewire Mountain Bike Shoes – AMAZON

3 thoughts on “Ride Concepts Livewire Flat Pedal Mountain Bike Shoes Review

  1. I know what you mean. I bought two sided pedals for my trips abroad (univariably on mountain bikes) but I don’t use the sides without the clips–though I think I should. I either need some very grippy tape (or some substance) to make the non clip sides a bit more stable. I also suppose I could get those multi directional clips. If only I could remember their name–the unclip in any direction and are a bit easier than twisting….
    Nice review.

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