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Description

Designed for hard chargers who require all-day comfort and grip, the Powerline introduces a new class of flat pedal superiority. Utilizing the utmost of materials and construction techniques, the Powerline is the go-to when the going is anything but predictable. All Day. All Grip.

Built on our DST 4.0 MAX GRIP rubber, the Powerline combines enhanced features like a fully-welded but breathable microfiber upper that is weather resistant, an asymmetrical medial collar with D3O impact protection, a high-step EVA midsole for increased stability, and a custom molded rubber toe cap in a lightweight package.

 

Men's Powerline - 2021

2341-580

Regular price $150.00 Sale price$80.00
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•Rubber Kinetics | DST 4.0 MAX GRIP Rubber Outsole
•Recessed toe and heel for hike-a-bike situations
•Welded microfiber upper is abrasion and weather resistant
•Asymmetrical medial collar with D3O impact protection
•Custom-molded rubber toe cap and heel protection
•Medial high-rise EVA midsole provides support and shock absorption
•D3O High Impact Zone Insole Technology absorbs impact and reduces fatigue
•Fully gusseted tongue prohibits intake of dirt and debris
•Elastic lace tuck

Weight: 435g (Men’s 10)
Material: Synthetic, Rubber

Technology

max grip icon indicating maximum grip for shoe sole that Ride Concepts Offers

Our softest, most grippy compound, MAX GRIP is dialed specifically for the utmost pedal contact and feel but also upholding a high level of durability. Downright tacky and responsive, it is the ideal instrument for the most demanding days on the bike.

an impact absorbing material, d30 is a staple in ride concepts shoes

We partner with D30 to incorporate impact absorbing materials in our insoles and medial collar protection throughout much of our line. This soft, lightweight and flexible material is ideal for footwear – reducing feedback from the trail and harsh impacts through our Zone Technology insoles and adding crank protection in our premium gravity and enduro models.


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Customer Reviews

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Dan Walsh
Size matters... ;-)

Somehow, I had missed earlier reviews and comments regarding sizing for the Powerline shoes. So, when I saw them on sale, I ordered my regular size (9.5). As others experienced, when they arrived and I tried them on, I was surprised and disappointed by how tight and painfully uncomfortable they were. I placed them side-by-side with other 9.5 shoes (mountain and road bike shoes from other brands, running shoes, boots, dress shoes, etc., etc.) and found that the Powerlines were much shorter from heel to toe than any of them. I thought that I had possibly received a miss-labeled pair. I called RC customer service and they were very helpful (though they didn't mention that others had had a similar experience). I asked if the shoes might just need a break-in period and would stretch a bit and become more comfortable. I was advised that due to the materials used, it was unlikely that they would stretch enough to become comfortable and that I could return them for a refund or exchange them for another size. Since I really liked the design and quality of the shoes, I chose to try a half size up and that did the trick for me. As another customer noted, they were way more comfortable right out of the box. For me, though, I think an ideal fit would be right in the middle between the 9.5 and 10 sizes because, as that same customer noted, these 10's feel like they may start to feel a bit "sloppy" after breaking them in. We'll see. That said, I think these are great shoes and I expect that I will get used to the way they feel and come to like them very much...and because of how well made they are, I'll enjoy them for a long time. (BTW, Ride Concepts made the exchange process very easy. The only downside was the time it took in transit...a week there and a week back...to get the other size.)

That said, these shoes are surprisingly lightweight but very sturdy and will, like quality hiking shoes, probably benefit from a break-in period to increase their comfort level.

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A.L.
Great shoe but WAY small.

After reading reviews and talking to friends who already own RC shoes I ordered up half a size, but they were still too small. I ended up exchanging them for a whole size bigger than I normally wear. They have decent grip off the bike and good grip on pedals. They are super supportive, comfortable, and the toe box seems pretty sturdy. Would definitely buy again….but size up for sure!

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PAUL KOVACSOFSKY
Incorrectly sized

After reading reviews I sized up half a size. The shoes are still incredibly undersized. Although marked a size 11.5 they are much smaller than any pair of size 11 shows I own. Very noticeably smaller when compared side by side.

I called about this upon receipt, and was told they are “athletic sized” which I guess is a fancy term for mis-sized. Paying to return would have been on me, and that widow has closed now.

I have been using another brands riding shoes for years. Decided to try these after my daughter had good luck with their Wildcats, but I’ll be going back to the other brand....which is sized normally. Bummer because they seem nice, but I’ve never encountered shoes so mis-sized.

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Wiliam Groner
Power line

Yo compre este modelo en Ecuador me gusto mucho pero me duro 2 meses y la suela exploto por pedazos Mi zapato es en negro entero

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Michael Lee
Big Powerline fan

The features speak for themselves, the quality of construction in person is top shelf. Comfort and support are fantastic and the sole compound is a very well judged balance of pedal grip, damping, and durability. Also ordered a half size up after initially trying my listed size. I actually think once broken in, I’d have been fine with. Ordering up will feel better out of the box but may end up slightly roomy a few rides in. Good looking shoes to *boot*