Don’t call ’em a skate shoe. Osiris may be best known for their skate and BMX footwear, but thanks to their recent collaboration with Zoic you can add mountain biking to that list as well. Even though the number of riders turning to flat pedals seems to be increasing, the flat specific footwear market hasn’t been as quick to respond. In a space that had been practically owned by 5.10 for years, the recent loss of Teva’s options opens the door for smaller brands like Zoic to have a go.
Rather than creating their own footwear from scratch, they are instead partnering with an already established name. Representing the first product out of their ‘Linked Collab’ with with Osiris, the Prophet should be the perfect match to Zoic’s casual style…
Built using a firm sole and what Zoic is calling a snug fit to the upper, the Prophet was designed to be a pedal-able shoe specifically for flats. Underneath, HookUP rubber compound in a pedal friendly tread pattern will keep your feet glued to the pedals. According to Zoic President Eric Swenson, “Flat pedals inspire confidence among mountain bikers and we believe comfortable gear makes our sport more accessible, enjoyable and less intimidating. The dedicated ZOIC community of riders has embraced our casual aesthetic for technical bike clothing; The Prophet delivers this same experience in footwear.”
Currently only available for pre-order, the Prophet will be available in the three colors shown above. Each will retail for $85.00 and will be available in February, 2016. Called an ongoing collaboration from Zoic and Osiris, expect to see more from the two after the Prophet hits shelves.