FLAGSTAFF, AZ (BRAIN)—Teva said it plans to launch its first-ever mountain bike shoe in the fall of 2011.
The brand collaborated with Teva athlete and professional mountain biker Jeff Lenosky to design the Links, a freeride mountain bike shoe with technical features, according to a press release.
"This fall season we've used our experience and technology to develop the widest range of footwear in the brand's history," said Teva president Pete Worley. "From hiking to mountain biking, paddling to traveling, Teva shoes enable you to be spontaneous, adventurous and live better stories."
The sole, made from Teva's proprietary Spider365 sticky rubber, was designed specifically to interface with the platform of a freeride bike pedal. The shoe also uses ion-maskâ„¢ technology for complete water protection.
"Teva has supported the freeride mountain bike scene for years at the Teva Mountain Games and I've always been impressed with their shoes," Lenosky said. "It was an amazing opportunity to design a product from the ground up and Teva didn't compromise on any aspect of these shoes."