Spoke Magazine

New kicks from Teva (plus free Teva T-shirt comp inside)

Posted by Caleb Smith on Tuesday April 24 2012

Teva's new Crank Mid.

Its seems that every other post these days is about Teva. The reason for this is pretty simple; they’re putting their money where their mouths are. What with amazing events, sponsoring core athletes and getting shoes on the feet of a bunch of New Zealand MTB shredders, they don’t seem to be doing too much wrong (actually they haven’t set a foot out of place!)

The Crank. There are three colourways in the Crank, not sure what will make it to New Zealand shores though.

The Crank's Spider 365 outsole

Their not screwing up has just continued with the release of three new shoes and a new colourway for the Links. First up there are two new vulcanized shoes, the Crank ($159.90) and the Crank Mid ($189.90). Both are a bit more skate inspired, but unlike riding in a pair of Lakais or Vans they feature a stiffer midsole (not as stiff as the Links) and Teva’s sticky Spider 365 rubber.

The Cam McCaul-inspired Links Mid

Then there is the new Links Mid ($249.90), which supposedly Cam McCaul asked for. Obviously it offers up a bit more support than the standard Links shoe and just may be a hit for downhillers looking for a bit more than the Links was providing. Oh and it comes in black.

The Black Links (yes they do come with a set of black laces as well)

Speaking of black, Teva have also added a new colourway to the Links lineup and that is… um… black, although there’s a little bit more going on. If you’ve been afraid of the slightly fruity colours that Teva have released so far (for the record I haven’t), this may well be the shoe for you.

Maybe if you wear Teva Links you might be able to stomp Gainers like Kelly's one at the Canyon Swing

All these shoes will be released in September and will be available through Teva’s current stockists, which coincidentally is where you can pick up a pair of the current shoes.

Oh and it appears I came back from Queenstown with a large Teva tee, that doesn’t fit me. If you want it come up with an acronym for the word “Links”. Remember, I only have one large tee up for grabs. Best answer in the comment field below by 3pm tomorrow gets it (the courier comes at 3:15 you see.)

You can get Teva’s MTB lineup at these stores. Or hassle your local bike shop to get them in!

BANKS SHOES – LOWER HUTT – WELLINGTON
THE FRONTRUNNER – NEW PLYMOUTH
McDIARMIDS (OAMARU) LTD
ELEMENT – QUEENSTOWN
THE OUTDOORSMAN HEADQUARTERS – ROTORUA
R & R SPORT – DUNEDIN
R & R SPORT – AUCKLAND
R & R SPORT – HAMILTON
R & R SPORT – QUEENSTOWN
HIKOI NEW PLYMOUTH LIMITED
GORDON’S OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT – TAUPO
R & R SPORT – WELLINGTON
M & J SHOES LIMITED – FIELDING
REYNOLDS SHOES LTD – GREY MOUTH
SOLE – (TAKAKA MARIPOSA)
TRENDZ OUTDOOR CENTRE – ALEXANDRA
VERTIGO BIKES -QUEENSTOWN
KIWIBIKES LIMITED – ROTORUA
BIKE PARKS LIMITED – WOODHILL (west AK)
THE FRONTRUNNER – DUNEDIN

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  1. Maybe if you wear Teva Links you might be able to stomp Gainers like Kelly's one at the Canyon Swing
  • Mountainman

    Size range?? kinda important for a bigfoot like me…often struggle to get the Euro 47’s I need. Lovin’ those black link mids too….very stealth

  • http://www.spokemagazine.com Caleb Smith

    Hoz, i’m a 12 and they fit perfectly, and NZ team riders Kelly McGarry and Conor McFarlane are both 13’s so i think you could be in luck, but you may just have to place a pre-order

    • Mountainman

      Cher bro’, just got me some flats for the Covert and need some shoes that suit. Maybe I should try yours on…no wait on second thoughts maybe not. happy to preorder, just need to get a handle on how the sizes fit up. CU

  • Grubby

    Love Ingenious New Kicks, Stupendous!

    • http://www.spokemagazine.com Caleb Smith

      Grubby, takes it, not just cos he was first, but he even got the word kicks in the mix!

  • Christian Fehn

    Live Is Now Kicking Sexy

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  • http://www.facebook.com/aidan.forrest Aidan Forrest

    lanky incestuous narcoleptics know shit