Unparallel Shoes

Mountain bikers who know their sneaker-style MTB shoes will see a few familiar features in the Up Link clipless model from new footwear brand Unparallel Sports. 

Start with the outsole: That's similar to Teva's Pivot clipless shoes from the brand's brief foray into the MTB market, right? Actually, it is the Teva outsole design.

Unparallel owner Sang Lee worked on Teva's MTB shoes for parent company Deckers, and when Teva exited the bike market in 2014 he purchased the tooling. 

Sang Lee Majored 18 years ago in Mechanical engineering and had worked with Charles Cole on 5.10 footwear ever since then. 

With 25 years of experience creating shoes for Etnies and 5.10, French shoe designer (and mountain biker) Franck Boistel rounds out the Unparallel product development team. Franck has worked for Many major brands in the Action Sports and is a versatile, creative, footwear designer.

We wanted to come to market with a range that's not only for all-mountain/enduro and the more enthusiast hard-core riders.