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Teva Virgin Gravity and Freeride Shoe

The Only Virgin in Vegas

Words by Morgan Taylor. Photos by Morgan Taylor.
September 18th, 2013

We just found the only virgin in Vegas. Just in time for Red Bull Rampage, Teva has announced a new gravity shoe named for the location of the famous freeride contest. With a stickier sole and more protection than the Links shoe, the Virgin was developed with the help of 2012 Rampage champ Kurt Sorge.

While we would have loved to get our hands on this one, the Virgin was held behind a glass chastity case – so we did our best to lurk from afar. No surprise, it’s got a reinforced toe box. And the asymmetrical collar should appease both low top and high top lovers.

Riders who desire more grip than the Links shoe will be happy to see Teva’s Super Spider Rubber slated to be used in the Virgin. The Virgin is slated for Fall 2014 availability, which realistically means July or August, and will run in the $130 range. Get in line.

Teva, Virgin, Freeride, Downhill, DH, shoe, Kurt Sorge, Rampage, Red Bull Rampage

The Virgin combines elements of Teva’s other shoes. The sole and upper look like that of the Links, while the strap has Pivot in its blood.

Teva, Virgin, Freeride, Downhill, DH, shoe, Kurt Sorge, Rampage, Red Bull Rampage

The asymmetrical collar provides both ankle protection and good mobility.

Teva, Virgin, Freeride, Downhill, DH, shoe, Kurt Sorge, Rampage, Red Bull Rampage

This virgin has a reinforced box – toe box, that is. 

Teva, Virgin, Freeride, Downhill, DH, shoe, Kurt Sorge, Rampage, Red Bull Rampage

The chastity box makes it look like there’s dirt on our lens.

Teva, Virgin, Freeride, Downhill, DH, shoe, Kurt Sorge, Rampage, Red Bull Rampage

The Pivot clipless shoe’s strap is nice and stretchy, and we can only imagine the Virgin’s to be similar.

Teva, Virgin, Freeride, Downhill, DH, shoe, Kurt Sorge, Rampage, Red Bull Rampage

High top or low top? You decide.

Teva, Virgin, Freeride, Downhill, DH, shoe, Kurt Sorge, Rampage, Red Bull Rampage

Beam me up, Teva!


Teva won’t let us touch it just yet but we would like to get our hands on the Virgin… you?

  • ReductiMat

    Bastards, Fall 2014? These look like they’ll be my next shoes if I can somehow make these AM41′s last.