For the all-conditions adventurer Shimano is introducing a new Mountain Touring footwear line featuring two new models, the XM9 and the XM7.
Designed by and for serious explorers looking to push the limits of their endurance, these shoes are tailored to the dynamic, rugged terrain encountered in adventure cycling. Perfect for changing altitude and climate conditions without sacrificing mobility or comfort.
XM9: A multi-season, all-condition adventure shoe, ruggedly built for any adventure on or off the bike
With its high-ankle protection and walking support, the XM9 takes on the appearance of a hiking boot rather than a traditional cycling shoe. But don´t let that fool you. With its mini power retaining strap, ideal combination of lightweight, waterproof fabrics and high-grip sole you can be sure this stable platform is designed with your cycling adventures firmly in mind.
Strategic ankle padding prevents debris from entering the shoe and offers more ankle support than a regular cycling shoe without interfering with pedalling movement. Further protection from the elements comes in the form of a durable rubber toe cap, natural nubuck leather and a breathable, waterproof Gore-Tex liner for optimal climate comfort.
Traditional laces provide the closure system with metal hook eyelets for lacing, combined with a Mini Power Strap, TPU heel, and cupped and grooved insole to secure your foot in the shoe.
With a Vibram outsole, flexible half-length shank plate and shock absorbing EVA, the XM9 is a serious cycling shoe that lets you traverse rugged terrain with added confidence.
Weighing 1070g, the AM9 is best matched with Shimano’s M8020 or T780 pedals.
XM7: Durable cross-mountain adventure shoes for comfort, protection and walking stability
When you want to retain the look of a trekking trainer the XM7 is the answer. Designed for riders who are likely to spend as much time off the bike as on it, the XM7 delivers the best of both worlds; a shoe that is happy to spend all day providing your feet with the optimum cycling and walking combination.
Natural Nubuck leather and a reinforced rubber toe box provide protection and durability, whilst a Gore-Tex liner allows your feet to breathe.
Much like the XM9, a Vibram outsole provides excellent grip and a flexible half-length shank plate and shock absorbing EVA delivers outdoor walkability in all conditions. The lace closure system with its Velcro cross-foot top loop-strap provides a snug fit and allows laces to be tucked away.
Without the ankle support the XM7 drops its weight to 870g (size 40). And much like the XM9, it is best matched with M8020 pedals.
Both the XM9 and XM7 come with a screw-in plastic cap for the recessed SPD cleat. This multi-functional cap is designed for use with flat pedals but is designed to fit an SPD pedal for those who want to get used to the cleat entry and exit action before committing. The cap simply unscrews when you’re ready to add Shimano’s SPD cleats.
From carrying bikes and heavy loads up technical trails to bombing down snow covered trails, these XM9 and XM7 Cross Mountain shoes will have all your adventure cycling needs covered.