ShimanoSH-AM5 Cycling Shoe - Men's

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We’ve seen the videos of the XC riders with clipless pedals getting scorpioned over the bars in rock gardens, too, but we’re gonna go ahead and call that user error. Done right, riding clipless can be way better, especially with kicks as light and comfy as Shimano’s SH-AM500 Men’s Cycling Shoes. The power that you get from going clipless makes a huge difference when you like to pedal for your descents, and you won’t have to worry about bashing your shins against the sharp edges of your flats, either. The AM500 synthetic leather upper is also rugged, so it’ll protect your dogs on rocky hike-a-bikes and brush-bashing descents, and the hook-and-loop strap keeps your laces from untying themselves or getting whipped into your drivetrain, which has been known to cause a hell of a crash.

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Bulky and Heavy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

If you are just getting into MTB and have not worn anything else these will work perfectly, however if you have been riding for a while I would get these. They are really heavy and bulky, but you get what you pay for.

They're Okay.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 43

The euro fitting is a bit wonky, I tried riding with my suggested size and they were just too tight. I just returned them and hopefully, the next size-up fits better.
The quality of the shoes doesn't really strike me as $100 worth of shoe. The insoles are very thin and there is nothing between the insole and the big cut out for the spd cleats. The 661 shoes that they replaced are the same style, slightly better quality and I purchased those for almost half the price.
The positives of these shoes:
-Will def. get the job done.
-Don't make you look like a tool bag like most spd shoes.
-Lacing and velcro strap make for asecure fit.

Great shoe for just starting out

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am not the most experienced biker but love these shoes. I they are extremely comfortable and durable. They feel like they will last for the long haul and the reinforced upper and sole feel like they can take a hit.