Pearson and Lake launch new Velcro-based all-terrain pedal/cleat system

New Tearaway shoe and Born Unslippy pedal aimed at those who don't like click-clacking around in cleats

Pearson RUG shoe and pedal
(Image credit: Pearson)

Pearson, officially the world’s oldest bike shop, and shoe brand Lake have collaborated to launch a new cycling shoe and pedal system featuring proprietary Velcro RUG technology that they say is designed for life on and off the bike.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.