These have just arrived in the office this morning.
Fresh off the sample line these are the Vans Warner SPD shoes. Available from mid October 2009 these are the first SPD vans available to the consumer since the legendary Exacerbate 2 stopped being produced. These have been in development for a while now and we were lucky enough to have a pair a while ago while things were being kept quiet, but now the production shoe has arrived.
Here’s what Vans have to say about it:
The Warner is the first choice in style, comfort, and performance SPD compatible shoes for today’s BMX racers and mountain bikers alike. The Warner utilizes our lightweight gum rubber “Off the Wall” tread pattern molded to our performance driven SPD compatible outsole. We’ve internally relieved the material from key points on the SPD compatible plate to keep it light yet stiff over the mid foot area while providing flex in other key areas. The upper infuses a blend of weather resistant synthetic leathers and vented ballistic nylon mesh with a removable hook and loop adjustable tension strap. Our self centering gored tongue keeps debris out of the shoe while the molded EVA foam sock liner ensures that your feet stay comfortable and supported all day.
Mens US sizes 4-13 available with half sizes from 4-12
Only 1 colourway available
Not sure of GBP retail prices yet!
vans warner spd shoe clip in clipless mtb bmx dirt magazine