Shimano MT90 shoes review

Tough foot protection

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £114.99 RRP | USD $175.00
Shimano MT90 Shoes

Our review

Tough bike-specific boot that looks good and performs
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Shimano’s leather MT90 was one of the first bike-specific shoes to use a tough, hiking-style Vibram sole. This latest incarnation sees a few tweaks but remains largely the same, which is just as well as it’s superb. 


Sturdy stitching kept our pair together while touring in the Himalayas, and the waterproof Gore-Tex membrane and naturally insulated construction kept toes warm when rain and river crossings threatened. The custom sole is fantastic when you’re reduced to rambling, not riding

What’s really surprising is how well they pedal, with the roller-and-speed-hook lacing doing up snug right across the boot and no Achilles rub from the back.


Detailing includes a lace tidy, a gusseted tongue and replaceable cleat plates for longer hikes. They’re not cheap and nor are they light, at 1,300g for a size 44, but if you’re after a tough touring shoe for cold or wet conditions, MT90s are the best around. 

Product Specifications


Name MT90 Hiking Boot
Brand Shimano

Weight (g) 1284
Waterproof Yes
Weatherproof Yes
Goretex Lining Yes
Re-inforced Toe Box Yes
Available Colours Brown
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Shoe Compatibility SPD
Shoe Closure Laces
Shoe Sizes Available 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Sole Type Off Bike Use On Bike Use Vibram
Uppers Material Leather