Why We Like The MT7 Mountain Bike Shoe
We love the performance benefits of a stiff-soled cycling shoe, but for riding applications that involve a certain degree of walking or hike-a-bike, a more comfortable option makes sense. Built with mountain touring in mind, the Shimano MT7 Mountain Bike Shoe is a perfect companion for trail riding, bikepacking expeditions, or even just commuting to and from work. With a Boa closure, grippy outsole, and breathable synthetic uppers, we're impressed with how much technology Shimano packs into a shoe at this price point.
Shimano constructs the shoe with durable synthetic leather uppers for longevity, which are infused with mesh inserts to let your foot breathe on hot days or during intense riding efforts. The Boa L6 closure delivers a quick, easily-adjustable fit that provides even tension across your foot, all at the turn of a dial. Moving to the bottom of the shoe, Shimano uses a flexible half-length shank in the sole, paired with a shock-absorbing EVA midsole for the right balance of efficient power transfer and comfortable walkability. All of this is bonded to a rubber outsole for sure-footedness on those mandatory hike-a-bike sections.
- A lightweight mountain shoe, perfect for trails with some hike-a-bike
- Breathable upper keeps feet cool in warm temperatures
- BOA closure hones in the fit
- Sole's flex makes walking and hiking more comfortable than most cycling shoes
- 2-bolt cleat compatibility matches with your favorite mountain pedals
- Runs small, so we recommend sizing up for ideal fit
- Item #SHI00OK
- Upper Material
- synthetic leather, ripstop mesh
- Cleat Compatibility
- Claimed Weight
- [single, size 42] 12.9 (364g)
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
5 based on 1 ratings
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May 14, 2022
Comfortable & Functional
- I've used it several times
Purchased MT7 MTB to spin in as I prefer the comfort found in a MTB shoes preferable to the the inherent lack of comfort in my more technical road bike shoes. There is flex due to Shimano's use of a half shank in the sole that can cause a bit of power loss when your standing on them hard. But it's a good trade-off for all comfortable the wide front pocket, light weight, and breathability the shoe exhibits. Haven't tested it on my MTB yet but my guess is that it wuld be a good choice. My foot is a 9.5-10 EE US and a 44 fit me nicely. Love the BOA system too.
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
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