Shimano AM50 shoes review

Brilliant all-round mud-plugging footwear

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5.0 out of 5 star rating 5.0
GBP £79.99 RRP | USD $139.99
Shimano AM50 SPD Shoe

Our review

Outstanding protection, comfort, pedalling balance and longevity
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Their combination of stiffness, fit, grip and protection makes these uber-tester Guy Kesteven’s favourite mountain biking boots. If you ride year-round these are the shoes you need.


Shimano AM50s have just the right stiffness to ride from dawn to dusk, yet you can walk in them rather than waddling. The roomy, sturdy toe box keeps your piggies intact when rocks are flying and there’s good mud grip, even without studs. 

The high reinforced sides add support and protection without interfering with pedalling or your Achilles tendon. Plenty of mesh means they dry quickly, and they’re easy to slip on and off.


My AM50s are lasting outstandingly well thanks to their excellent build quality. 

Product Specifications


Name AM50 Shoes
Brand Shimano

Description Rugged, ballistic textile inlays over key areas. Tough, durable shoe with a breathable but structured upper reinforced with armor. Mid-top ankle protection for more aggressive riding. Combination of toe bumper and contoured heel protects against impact and increases durability. Aggressive, lightweight sole delivers excellent traction and mud clearance
Manufacturer's Description The AM50 by Shimano is a shoe that exemplifies the all mountain riding style with the protection and durability of a DH shoe and the efficiency and weight saving of a XC shoe. The AM50 features a toe bumper and contoured heal for added protection, and a lightweight sole provides excellent traction and mud clearance.
Shoe Sizes Available 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50