Shimano MT70 SPD shoes review

Leisure-styled performer for clipless pedals

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £89.99 RRP | USD $136.47
Shimano MT70

Our review

A tough, quality shoe, but low cut means the Gore-Tex liner can’t repay the cost
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Shimano produce a massive range of leisure-styled SPD shoes, but this one packs some real performance into its mild mannered design.


For a start, the shoe gets a sealed sole and Gore-Tex liner to keep you waterproof right up to the cuff. It’s warm too. Water spills over the top fairly easily if you’re not careful in puddles, though, and splash/rain will soon bypass the Gore-Tex, leaving you soggy and wondering why you paid £90.


The custom Vibram sole offers both bags of walking traction and a reasonably firm pedalling platform. The mix of wrapover strap and laces needs a bit of arranging to stopped chewed ends and hot spots, but overall comfort is good, however far you ride.

Product Specifications


Name MT70 Shoes
Brand Shimano

Weight (g) 1064
Weatherproof Yes
Goretex Lining Yes
Shoe Sizes Available 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Sole Type Vibram
Uppers Material Full Grain Leather