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Shimano and Michelin team up to bring you the new Shimano ME7 and ME5 Mountain Enduro shoes. The ME7, which features a dual-compound outsole with strategically placed lugs designed by Michelin for improved grip off the bike while still offering great pedaling performance, the new series is said to offer XC efficiency with the added protection and features an aggressive trail rider demands. Packed with a long list of features, dive-in and check out the new kicks in the press release from Shimano, below.

Shimano Introduces New 2017 Performance Footwear

Innovative technologies and purpose-built designs deliver increased performance

Press Release //OSAKA, Japan – Further expanding upon its comprehensive footwear offering, Shimano has unveiled all-new 2017 performance cycling models for mountain, road and triathlon disciplines. The result of over 25 years experience designing and engineering cycling footwear, each model is purpose-built—from outsole to upper—for optimal performance in its element.

Built upon the Shimano Pedaling Dynamics (SPD) platform, Shimano footwear and pedals are engineered together as a complete system, optimizing bio-mechanics, engineering excellence, material selection, and craftsmanship to increase rider efficiency and comfort.

Shimano collaborated with trusted names in footwear technology for its 2017 footwear lines. A collaboration was struck up with Michelin for technical outsoles in mountain bike footwear while a collaboration with Boa (not featured on the ME7 or ME5) led to the implementation of its closure systems to enhance the fit and accessibility in performance road and mountain bike footwear.

Mountain Enduro series: The new standard for aggressive trail performance

The all-new Mountain Enduro (ME) series combines the lightweight and pedaling performance of a XC shoe with the durability, grip and armored protection required by aggressive trail riders.

Comprised of two new models—the ME7 and ME5—the ME series features Shimano’s TORBAL (Torsional Balance) sole technology which improves balance and bike control by allowing for some lateral movement in the heel, while optimizing pedaling efficiency at the sole/cleat interface. With added impact protection in the toe, upper and ankle, as well as a reverse mount buckle design for improved durability, the ME7 and ME5 are perfectly suited for the rigors of enduro racing.

The flagship ME7 features an exclusive outsole design, created in collaboration with Michelin. Using dual-density rubber and a strategic lug placement pattern, the design draws upon Michelin’s extensive knowledge of tread design to improve grip off the bike without compromising pedaling efficiency.

Further advancing rider protection and comfort, a new stretch Neoprene ankle collar keeps out trail debris while ample mesh ventilation throughout the front and rear of the shoe ensures ventilation even during long, hot days on the trail. The speed lacing system comfortably adapts to a wide range of foot shapes and is kept protected from the elements by an armored lace shield.


Shimano ME7 Features

  • Combining the lightweight and pedaling effectiveness of a XC shoe with the durability, grip, and armor aggressive trail riders require
  • Reinforced armor provides great protection and excellent durability
  • Stretch Neoprene ankle collar offers additional protection from trail debris
  • Speed lacing system adapts to wide range of foot shapes with a secure fit
  • Super low-profile, reverse mount buckle securely holds foot
  • Extra-cushion insole
  • Michelin high-performance, dual-density rubber outsole offers superior traction with unmatched durability, stability, and slip resistance
  • Weight: 375g
  • MSRP: $200


Shimano ME5 Features

  • Super low-profile, reverse mount buckle and Cross X-Strap securely holds foot
  • Extra-cushion insole
  • Dual density, durable rubber outsole offers traction in any conditions
  • Weight: 385g
  • MSRP: $150
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