Two mags have run reviews looking at the best mountain biking trail shoes on the market right now – and perennial faves Shimano come out on top.
Mavic’s Crossmax enduro comp shoe (£130), designed by race legends Jerome Clementz and Fabien Barel, impressed at What Mountain Bike mag.
Their trail shoe review gave them a four-star rating, praising the sure-footedness of the Contragrip outsoles.
But they were outshone by two offerings from Shimano.
The AM41 (£90), the flat-pedal version of Shimano’s clipless-compatible AM45 – has the same Marmite styling as its SPD brethren, but it’s substantially lighter and has a grippy, Vibram sole.
The mag gave them four-and-a-half out of five stars.
Top of the tree in both What MTB and Mountain Biking UK, though, were Shimano’s M089 ‘do-it-all’ shoes. At £84.99 they also scored MBUK’s ‘Best Value’ win.