Shimano M161 mountain bike shoe review

SPD slippers

BikeRadar score4/5

Once we got past the ‘golf come tap shoe’ look and slipped these shoes on, it was clear we were onto a winner. With rubber armour protecting scuff points on the uppers they have proven to be tough through a few months of riding. In fact, try as we might to kill that bright white finish, it has proved an impossible task.

The three-point binding system cranks up to squeeze maximum performance from the stiff soles, but stays nice and even so there are no hot spots on your foot. The only slight fly in the ointment is the tread – we would like to have seen slightly more aggressive lugs to back up the removable studs on those muddy climbs.

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