A World Cup trail or a daily trail, what you need is an optimal grip, balance, comfort and stability.
You can find all this in the new SHIMANO AM9, AM7, GR9 or GR7 shoes.
For more than 25 years SHIMANO has carefully studied the physiognomy of the foot to understand what the bikers need, creating SPD or flat shoes, tested and approved by the best riders in the world, ensuring excellent performance.
Shimano's top range, the AM901, was designed for Downhill and Enduro: the reinforced lids and fast closing system further reduce water infiltration and improve performance in all weather conditions. The rubber sole features ultra-grip and high traction that makes walking easier and improves contact with the pedals.
The hollow section of the pedal provides a more stable platform between shoe and pedal when it is not engaged.
The AM701 is now also for SPD: it is without cover, has a more rigid sole and has an ankle support that can provide greater protection, avoiding debris entry.
The Gravity brand is the latest in 2018: the top of the GR900 range shares with the AM901 many of the technical features such as the asymmetric ankle height collar, the lace closure system and the shaped tip; The difference is given by the simplified construction of GR9 +. Thanks to the Michelin rubber sole, you will not only have an optimal grip and a better walk, but you will also gain a greater light weight (35g lighter than the AM901, with a total weight of 365g in size 42).
Like almost all of the All-Mountain line, the gray / green and blue GR700 (366g) are equipped with a protective upper part designed to increase ventilation and adapt to any condition.
The GR7 is also available for women.
Rachel Atherton- I've always been a great admirer of SHIMANO shoes for detailing and how the shoe fits the foot. Garage with AM9 but I also train with other models. We always give feedback to Shimano guys, so I'm looking forward to discovering how the new AM901s are.