OUTSOLE-TECHNOLOGY

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Outsole Technology

Outsole stiffness is optimized for different riding uses.
More rigid options prioritize power output and less rigid options allow for greater walkability.
For example, the stiffness of the RC9, which is made for professional road racers, is rated at the maximum 12 on our own Stiffness Index.
On the other end of this index with a stiffness rating of 2, are shoes like the GR5 and CT5 that are intended for a wider range
of riders that spend more time off the bike.

OUTSOLE PATTERN

Our outsole patterns and materials are also tailored for each type of riding surface, style, and course. SHIMANO off-road shoes feature highquality 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 infl uenced by the pattern and quality of the rubber outsole material. Through co-development with specialized brands, we are able to provide the best outsole for each riding style.

  • SOLUS BY MICHELIN

    Better walkability in mud / Pedaling stability / Lightweight

    XC901
    XC901
    XC701 / 500
    XC701 / 500
  • SHIMANO

    WalkabilityControllability

    AM902 / 702
    AM902 / 702
  • SOLUS BY MICHELIN vibram

    Better grip on dirt, mud and wet rocks.

    ME701/501 MW701
    ME701/501 MW701
    XM900
    XM900
  • SOLUS BY MICHELIN

    Better grip on flat pedals.

    GR901 / 701
    GR901 / 701