Influenced by the various sports at the Teva Mountain Games, the footwear maker has announced its plan to release a mountain bike collection for Fall 2011. The initial star of the new collection will be the Links freeride mountain bike shoe, guaranteed to help you execute those tricks in style.
The Links is a purpose-built, freeride mountain bike shoe that incorporates the best of the Teva Innovative Design Elements (T.I.D.E) for traction, water management and comfort. Using Teva's proprietary Spider365 sticky rubber, the Links sole interacts seamlessly with your bike pedal, while an aggressive tread pattern on the toe and heel gives you great traction off the bike.
Similar to Timberland's upcoming Spring 2011 footwear line, Teva will use P2i's ion-mask water repellency technology to keep water from getting into your mountain bike shoe, while at the same time encouraging evaporated perspiration to move on out.
Key wear and tear prone areas are reinforced with a flexible armor to help prolong the life of your shoe. A Shoc-Pad in the Links heel, together with the Mush infused insole, keep your feet comfortable for an entire day of adrenalin fueled action.
Teva turned to professional mountain biker Jeff Lenosky to help design the Links freeride mountain bike shoe from the ground up. Interested in becoming more involved with the sport of mountain biking, Teva will look to support more riders, events in addition to the Teva Mountain Games, and even sponsor mountain bike parks in the future.
The Links freeride mountain bike shoe will retail for $100 and start shipping June 2011. Rounding out the 2011 mountain bike collection with be the Pinner mountain bike shoe at $80 retail.