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Experts Tell Us the Best MTB Shoes

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This article showcases our top picks for the Best MTB Shoes. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Shimano ME7 (ME702) SPD MTB Enduro Shoes

This product was recommended by Robert Gate from Archery Topic

These MTB shoes have it all covered when it comes to fit, protection and performance. After rigorous testing on different trails, it has earned a full five stars not only from me but from my mountain biking buddies as well. I used to have some trouble positioning my foot when pedalling. But when I tried these Shimano ME7 shoes, I was amazed as they allowed me to position my foot perfectly. Its SlipNot super tacky rubber will let your sole fit to the pedal pin’s shape for clipped in the level of grip. And when riding your bike seems boring already, it’ll have you covered for hike-a-bike escapades.

Giro Rincon Men’s Mountain Cycling Shoes

This product was recommended by Marc Bromhall from Beginner Surf Gear

They’re super comfortable and come with the combined boa and velcro strap system. The boa system makes them easy to put on and take off, and because there are no laces they remain light when riding through puddles and streams.

Fi’zi:k X5 Terra Cycling Shoe

This product was recommended by Candice Criscione from TheTuscanMom

I ride on the road and on trails and participate in amateur races in Italy. My husband and I met while cycling, we honeymooned cycling in Thailand… we love the sport. My pick for the best MTB shoe is the Fizik Terra x5. It’s excellent value for the price, it fits all types of feet thanks to its adaptive fit system, and they’re very comfortable and sturdy for walking on trails or pavement. Bonus – they look sharp too. The Terra x5 is handmade in Italy and a favorite of cyclists here.

Shimano S-Phyre XC9

This product was recommended by Nelson from AerobicsStepper

Shimano in general is known for designing effective road orientated RC9 designs with adjustable fit using the Velcro strap combo. Nothing can beat the super stiff sole which is wrapped in a minimalist tread to add an extra layer of protection. Although it may not be the best choice for rough hiking it can be our best bet if you are looking for cross country races. It dries instantly and the synthetic leather offers a snug fit to resist stretching.

Mavic Crossmax Elite CM

This product was recommended by Nelson from AerobicsStepper

The Mavic’s Crossmax is well sealed and known for keeping ample stiffness and upper security. The Velcro forefoot straps ensure a secure fit and help deliver efficient power through the pedals. What gives Mavic a competitive edge over the rest is the neoprene collar which makes sure to have a comfortable toe and tongue even when your feet are wet.

Ride Concepts TNT

This product was recommended by Nelson from AerobicsStepper

I’ve never seen anything like the Ride Concepts TNT. They have a DH tag with a ton of grip and protection. Considering how it doesn’t have a mesh lining, it is water-resistant and features a rubber compound for added benefit.

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