Treat your feet with new Road, Triathlon, Cross-country and Enduro shoes plus new touring models
Cycling brand Shimano will use this year’s Outdoor Show festival (Friedrichshafen, 13-16 July) to launch selected models from its 2017 footwear range, designed to appeal to performance athletes and urban riders alike.
Mountain bikers are catered for with new Trail and Enduro-specific ME7 and ME5 models. The Mountain Enduro category provides riders with the light weight pedaling effectiveness of a cross-country shoe with the durability, grip and armour preferred by Enduro riders. Featuring a Torbal torsion control in the carbon sole and with a speed-lacing system (ME7), the ME series of shoes are SPD compatible and available in black or grey, weighing 375g and 385g respectively.
Triathletes benefit from a new specialist shoe too. Sharing a similar design to the elite-level TR9 model, the TR5 is made from a breathable synthetic leather upper with 3D mesh lining and features a quick-strap and extra wide collar for easy foot entry and quick transitions onto the bike. The TR5 is SPD and SPD-SL compatible and tips the scales at 265g.
New road and off-road shoes in the Touring category include classically styled cycling shoes with perforated, breathable synthetic leather uppers are designed for walking comfort and compatibility with SPD pedals. The RT5 features three Velcro straps and is available in men's & women's models.
At a similar level, new off-road MT5 and MT3 (men's/women's) shoes are designed to satisfy your inner explorer with SPD compatibility, rugged exterior and practical off-the-bike walking or trekking comfort.
The majority of these new lines will start appearing in stores from September.