VeloKicks, born in Geelong so what better name for our first MTB shoe than after the You Yangs track whose name really is a beautiful summation of what it is like to ride and what our mountain bike experience tends to mostly consist of. Lactic.
Crafted again with a generous wider fit, we opted away from a full carbon fibre sole after testing supported what consultant had recommended. Carbon composite soles provide more comfort (compared to full carbon fibre) when the inevitable time comes - at least for us - that you need to 'hike a bike'. There is, in fact, such a thing as too much stiffness. And even with the added bonus of less carbon meaning we could bring the costs down (to save money for post ride snacks), that this design choice would make our kicks more comfortable the choice was simple.
And while some might find it a little coincidental that VeloKicks started getting samples of SPD shoes right around the time they had a new gravel bike in the works... regardless, the wait is over. VeloKicks now have you covered off road with the Lactic.
ATOP MOZ dual dials for extensive volume control
Carbon composite sole for exceptional power transfer
Sliders for the cleats, allowing a greater range of fore/aft positioning
Generous volume upper that accommodates all cycling orthoses
Toebox screws to add screw in studs (for CX or those insanely muddy rides)
VeloKicks shoe bag, to keep your kicks comfy and protected when travelling
SPD drilling for 2-bolt MTB cleats
Synthetic leather upper
Pleaserefer hereto our chart for sizing and comparison to other brands to work out what size best fits you. NOTE that size 47 is now available.