Human feet have the right balance of flexibility and resilience to conquer all sorts of terrain. So why don't off-road cycling shoes? Shimano understands that aggressive trail riding and racing demands the right mix of protection, stability, and surprisingly, flex when the going gets really tough.
TORBAL (Torsional Balance) improves balance and bike control by letting the heel section accommodate some lateral movement, while optimizing pedaling efficiency at the sole/cleat interface. Flexibility better-connects the rider and pedal with what the bicycle is doing underfoot, while maintaining comfort and flexibility through all ranges of rider motion.
Torsional sole allows natural rider “flow” motion and provides sideways flex in the back section of the sole.
Pedal contact areas, toe and heel boast a Shimano-standard blend of grip and durability.
All trail and enduro models offer a lengthened cleat-adjustment range to support a wider variety of riders and riding styles.
Lugs on the outer edges provide excellent traction on the widest variety of terrains.
For the demanding conditions of trail-enduro mountain biking.
Shimano & Michelin in collaboration have developed the new sole that combines Dual-Density Rubber & Strategic Lug Placement Pattern for better grip without compromising pedaling efficiency.