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Fox Motion Elite Long-Term Shoe Review

Thursday, November 28, 2013

After a long day of riding it’s nice to step into something comfortable. That’s why Fox offers its Motion Elite shoe. This athletic-style footwear provides versatile all-day comfort from the track to the gym and everything in-between.
From the first time we tried it, during the Fox Motion Elite Shoe Review, we were blown away by the superior level of day-to-day comfort. And now having worn the shoe for over a year, we’re equally happy with its durability.

The secret is in its unique four-layer sole. Starting at the bottom, the Elite sports a proprietary Duratrak rubber compound. It’s the same material that Fox uses on its top-of-the-line Instinct off-road boot. Not only does this it give fantastic grip against the footpegs of a dirt bike, it has excellent traction on a variety of surfaces from polished concrete to wet pavement. The midsole is comprised of a layer of expandable rubber foam, coined, Skylyte. The branded formula is what gives the Elite its plush feel with each step. Above that, a narrow strip of rebound foam is stitched into the sole and is designed to quite literally put ‘a spring in your step’. Lastly, a molded removable liner gives a little extra cushion and optimal arch support. 


You’d assume that footwear with such a pliable shock absorbing sole would quickly wear out (like other name brands we’ve tried), but the Motion Elite’s sole is virtually indestructible. We’ve literally worn the same pair for over a year. To help keep them fresh we remove the inner sock liner and wash them in a front-loading washing machine and allow them to air dry. Since the main body of the Elite is constructed out of air mesh material it dries quickly and does a fantastic job of keeping your feet cool and dry even on the warmest summer days.

Styling-wise we’re big fans of the shoe’s sleek design that looks as nice with a pair of jeans as it does with workout shorts. Another big plus is the shoe’s true-to-size fit. Available in 10 color combinations there is a color that will match your style or whatever brand of bike you like to ride or race.
Fox Motion Elite Highs & Lows
  • One of the most comfortable shoes ever made
  • Durable, easy to clean and lightweight
  • Sole offers excellent grip on different surfaces
  • No impact protection

Lack of protection is the only real strike against the Motion Elite. Since the entire top chassis is fabricated out of highly breathable fabric it has zero impact protection, say if you stub a toe or drop a small barbell on your foot. Therefore, we wouldn’t even think of riding a street bike in ‘em. But for working out, running errands or any other circumstances when you expect to be on your feet all-day Fox’s athletic shoes are fantastic.

The Fox Motion Elite Shoe is available at Motorcycle-Superstore.
MSRP: $90

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motousa_adam   December 4, 2013 12:57 PM
You make a good point but since this is an motorsports-inspired shoe we thought it would look nice with a sporty motorcycle as a backdrop. Of course, anyone is free to ride motorcycles in any shoes or boots they like, we just wouldn't because it's missing impact protection in the event of an crash... Adam
olsonives   December 4, 2013 02:53 AM
"Therefore, we wouldn’t even think of riding a street bike in ‘em." OK, so why would you show a photo of the shoes on a street bike at the end of the review?