Riding shoes are something we often overlook, however when mother nature is not on your side, your going to want some traction, and those skate shoes are not going to provide it. That being said Shimano's new MP-90 shoe could very well provide you with the traction you want.Check out the photos and video inside.Shimano
recently sent over a pair of the MP-90 shoes, their answer to the needs of All Mountain and Freeride flat pedal riders. Designed very close beside the MP-66 DX shoe, the MP-90 provides mid top protection, and a half tongue design. A nice benefit of the half tongue design is the dirt only has 1 side to enter on, keeping the shoe slightly cleaner compared to a complete tongue shoe.
shoe also features a interchangeable sole stiffness option, meaning you can change the amount of resistance that the middle of the insole provides you with. This is done by changing out the small removable portion of the insole on the underside, and replacing it with the provided stiffer material option.
The MP-90 exterior features a rubber material, designed to keep wear and tear off the high traffic areas of the shoe. They have venting on both sides of the shoe, to keep the smell out, and the air movement flowing.Shimano's
MP-90 shoe also features a Vibram out sole
, designed for maximum grippage and stickage in any situation. This means when its time to drop a foot, you will be able to make the correct decision. The Shimano MP-90 shoes are a nice addition to anyone's riding attire, and I would highly suggest them for anyone who is consistently trying to find their footing.