Posted by Miles Arbour
We’ve announced several new or updated cycling shoes recently that appear to be a good fit for bikepacking. However, the majority of these shoes are SPD/clipless and there’s a good percentage of our readers who prefer riding flat pedals while bikepacking. Here’s an interesting new one, although we’re not sure about how it might perform. Swiss based Suplest has announced their first flat pedal cycling shoe, the Suplest Flat Pedal Pro, and it looks fairly interesting for riders who still desire that “performance” look.
The new Suplest Flat Pedal Pro uses a weather-resistant upper, an interesting one piece tongue design, and a BOA L6 closure to dial in the fit. Suplest claims the new shoe features a robust toe cap and crank protection, and their “Bear Paw 5” outsole is designed to provide exceptional grip on flat pedals and hiking in any terrain. At first glance, the tread pattern shares some resemblance with Five Ten’s outsole, which Logan likes and has used extensively with great success. We’re not personally familiar with the Suplest brand, or their products, so we’re eager to hear more about the Flat Pedal Pros, or if anyone else has had any experience with them.
The Flat Pedal Pro will be offered in two colours; black-fir green and black-red plum, and will be available starting December 20th, 2019 through select retailers and Suplest.ch. The retail price is €169 (~$186 USD).