Several design evolutions have created Shimano’s best winter boot yet. The roomy ﬁt round the toe allows good circulation, even for broad feet.
A neoprene rear collar and tongue under the splash ﬂaps keep the Gore-Tex waterproof liner well sealed. Meanwhile, an insulated liner gives warmth even when wet and three Velcro straps provide a secure but comfortable ﬁt.
The open but relatively ﬂat-based sole is grippy on wet rocks and roots, and it’s easy to clip into muddy SPDs. It’s also stiff enough for ﬁrm pedalling. There are no studs for enhancing toe grip, though, and pricing is high.