Item # SHI00A2
Shimano SH-AM900 Cycling Shoe - Men's $139.95
Heading out for a day of rowdy descents requires shoes that can keep up with frequent sections of rough trail, split-second decisions to clip out or step off, and pedaling hard through fire road transitions. The Shimano SH-AM9 Mountain Bike Shoes were made to withstand the demands of all-mountain, enduro, and downhill rides, and their lightweight construction and palatable price make them a solid companion on the trails.
The synthetic leather upper on the shoes works with lightweight EVA foam construction throughout to maintain the each shoe's low overall weight while added features like a Pedal Channel create a more stable interface between the shoe and the pedal when you're clipped out and coasting. For the times you need to jump off and walk your bike, the heel and toe areas of the SH-AM9 are treated with added traction to improve your grip, with the sole earning a five on Shimano's stiffness scale. An asymmetrical shield covers the shoe's lace-up closure, acting as a barrier against trailside rocks and debris, and the ankle is finished with a raised collar for added support.
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Mid-sole very weak...
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Despite a lot of riders liking this shoe, personally I found the mid-sole and insole design poor. On the outsole you have the grip which seems good. But, but then you only have a thin plastic midsole then the insole/footbed. So you are standing on thin plastic covered by a thin insole insert. I always wear and run in minimalistic shoes and even go barefoot alot but this shoe just seems odd. Maybe it is because I have high arches, I don't know as most people seem to like them. They also have a lot of heel lift, like I've found with all Shimano shoes. Returning them. Will stick with the Five Ten Impacts I have for how.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 43
I love the fit and stiffness of this shoe and purchased it when my zebra colored (black and white) DX shoes finally wore out. They are a do it all shoe and provide a level of protection from rocks and stiffness that make them hard to beat. The only thing preventing me from giving them five stars is that they don't have ANY ventilation. I didn't notice before ordering, but they are pretty much sealed tight. Since I have been using them for winter conditions that hasn't been a problem, but I notice that my feet are pretty much soaked when I remove them. I don't know if I'll be able to use them when the weather gets hot.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 8.5
By far one of the most comfortable shoes I've worn. If you are going to be doing any flat pedal riding, then this ins't the shoe for you. Haven't been impressed with the grip when running with flats. If you're only running clipless and looking for all day comfort, look no further. Very well made and have been holding up great.
Tight Kicks For Loose Riding
- Fit: True to size
To preface my review, I use the AM9's strictly for clipped in DH riding. The reason is for the cleat position I had setup on these shoes. These shoes offer a TON of adjustability in the cleat position, and easily the most rearward positioning available I've seen in any other shoe. As far as clipping in, it's apparent that they are designed with Shimano's pedal's in mind as clipping into my XT Trail pedals are a breeze. While some shoes will have subtle delays when clipping in, these shoes guide the shoe/cleat exactly where it needs to go and it is seamless. The shoes are comfortable and offer a fair amount of ankle protection. I carefully removed the lace cover since rain or muddy conditions are rare in Utah. I did this prior to trying the shoes so I can't comment on how warm they are with the lace cover on, but without you get a bit of airflow through keeping them more comfortable. As for weight, they are ever so slightly on the heavier side than the trail shoes I've been wearing so that is also why these have been designated DH shoes. All in all a durable, burly shoe for the price, just a bit heavier than what some riders may want for doing much climbing.
I usually wear a 11.5 (sometimes 12) for a standard shoe and the 46's fit well.