Our outsole patterns and materials are also tailored for each type of riding surface, style, and course. SHIMANO off-road shoes feature high-quality rubber outsoles that offer great traction on various surfaces, better grip to pedal via pins, and even higher durability. The performance of off-road shoes is also heavily influenced by the pattern and quality of the rubber outsole material.
OUR ULTIMATE RUBBER AND TREAD TUNED FOR EACH RIDING STYLE.
Durable & Lightweight
Lightweight ULTREAD XC rubber outsole delivers competition-grade grip and riding performance that last.
Our MTB cross-country and cyclocross racing formulated rubber is optimally applied with lightweight outsole patterns to support performance in dry and wet conditions.
Stable Pedaling & Walking
Lightweight ULTREAD EX rubber outsole and pattern optimized for challenging adventures on and off the bike.
Walking stability and traction are the main focus of this bikepacking and adventure cycling outsole. Its more aggressive traction pattern provides a secure grip while exploring off your bike.
Secure Flat Pedal Grip
Gravity-optimized ULTREAD GF rubber compound and tread pattern deliver legendary pedal grip and control.
This specially-formulated soft and durable rubber compound’s slow rebound qualities and grippy hexagonal block pattern improve traction by keeping the outsole in contact with the pedals over choppy terrain.
Technical Descents & Tough Transfers
Enduro-optimized SHIMANO ULTREAD GE outsoles are tuned for intense downhill riding and superior traction for challenging uphill sections off the bike.
Its grippy hexagonal tread, expanded Pedal Channel, and unique toe and heel patterns make this gravity-riding outsole proficient at handling technical descents and uphill climbs on slippery surfaces.
The Shoe and Pedal That Changed The Way We Ride
SHIMANO changed the industry by introducing a cleat system that fits in the sole of the shoe.
A key advantage of a clip-in system was that riders could now walk safely and comfortably.
The intuitive simplicity of the system allows you to just step on the pedal to lock-in and simply twist the heel to unlock.
With this innovation, new ways of riding were born. Besides its success with off-road riding, it allowed riders to dismount the bike, take breaks, and walk around more freely.
SPD’s biggest strength is its highly efficient power transfer
1 Maintain stable pedaling at the optimal position.
2 Improved bike control by connecting directly with pedal.
3 Wide variety of shoe and pedal combinations optimized for the riding style.
Pedal and Shoe Systems Optimized for Each Riding Style.
SHIMANO offers variants of the SPD system optimized for on-road and off-road styles, with the addition of CLICK’R and flat pedals for ultimate versatility.
Our E-BIKE Touring (ET) Shoes are the purest expression of our E-BIKE RATED design philosophy. They are specially constructed to provide a balanced and optimized bike it or hike it solution for flat pedal riders.
Regular trekking shoes may be great for hiking, but they just can’t match the pedaling performance and comfort of dedicated E-BIKE cycling shoes. On the other side of the spectrum, Road and MTB shoes deliver amazing stiffness and efficiency but aren’t as well suited for off-the-bike walking comfort and traction. E-BIKE Touring Shoes are in the Goldilocks zone, providing the pedaling performance of cycling shoes on the bike—with natural comfort and walkability off the bike.
ET shoes offer many advantages over non-cycling shoes. They provide longer riding comfort and improved efficiency, better bike control on a variety of flat pedal types, amazing grip on variable terrain, all while preserving a more natural heel strike and foot roll.
- 1. POWER TRANSFER BLADE
- 2. ADAPTIVE CONTROL
- 3. TRACTION CONTROL
1. POWER TRANSFER BLADE
3. TRACTION CONTROL
2. ADAPTIVE CONTROL
Our ET shoes’ semi-rigid mid-sole enhances efficiency and comfort for long trips on and off the bike.
A carefully balanced power transfer blade helps riders get the most out of each pedal stroke by reducing power loss by up to ½ vs. typical non-cycling shoes, and decreases foot and leg fatigue on longer rides.
These significant energy savings get you where you’re going with less effort and more comfort.
Power transfer blade mid-sole plate reduces power loss by up to ½ of typical non-cycling trekking footwear. Provides enhanced comfort for long bike rides.
Rider’s energy loss during pedaling by sole bending.
*Based on SHIMANO original sole bending test. (condition: 85W rider’s pedaling force input to the bike, 80RPM cadence)
E-BIKE Touring Shoes provide longer riding comfort, better bike control and a more natural stride. They feature high-quality rubber outsoles with a special sole block pattern and adaptive cross-groves that provide amazing grip on various types of flat pedal designs and ground surfaces.
Special sole block pattern grips various type of pedals and terrain.
Sole cross-grooves grip various type of pedal cages & pins.
E-BIKE Touring Shoes are also designed with traction control patterns on the toe and heel to provide better grip on variable terrain. A smooth curved outsole supports a more natural heel strike and foot roll on your time off the bike.
Special block pattern at toe & heel offers great traction on variable terrain.
Smooth curved outsole designed to support a natural heel strike and foot roll.