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Click in and flow.
A good day of mountain biking starts when you hear the click of your cleat into pedal, and you start spinning your legs towards the trailhead. Give your feet something to be happy about when you start laying down the power with the Shimano SH-ME3 women's mountain bike shoe. With the perfect balance of comfort and performance, they feature a middle level of flex, allowing for the stiffness necessary for laying down power, but enough flex that you'll feel good all day, and won't curse yourself when you need to hike-a-bike,
The sole starts out with lightweight rubber, and an all-around tread, so you have traction in all conditions when you're not on the bike, and a TORBAL midsole allows for your natural flow motion while in the saddle. A fiberglass reinforcement on the midsole gives you the stiffness you need for mashing up punchy climbs without adding much weight, and still allowing for comfortable flex.
Up top, supple synthetic leather uppers wrap your foot securely, and feature a mesh patch near the toes to keep you from getting hot-foot, and perforation up top for perspiration and heat to escape. Holding your foot in place are two hook-and-loop straps over your forefoot and instep, and a reverse-buckle up top offers precise tightening that ratchets down, hiding the excess strap so it doesn't get hung up on trail debris. The shoe is built on a women's specific last, so it's narrower than Shimano's men's line, providing a fit tuned more towards our narrower feet. This is especially prevalent in the ankle, where it's slim and hugs your heel into place preventing slip when you're really pushing it.
- Flow through trees in these lightweight trail shoes
- Mid-flex level allows for your natural flow motion
- All-around tread with torsional flex offers off-pedal comfort
- Lugs lend traction when hiking a bike is a must
- Women's specific last for narrow heels and feet