Shimano makes some great shoes for cyclists and they’ve sent over some details of some new Enduro/Trail focused shoes they’ve developed. SH-M200, SH-M163, and SH-M089.
OSAKA, Japan (July 10th, 2014 – 5:00pm Osaka time) – Aggressive trail riders and enduro racers, mountain bikers who blur the line between cross-country and downhill, require footwear that offers pedaling efficiency and the security of added protection. With Shimano’s new TORBAL line of shoes, riders can confidently attack the climbs and maintain control on technical descents.
Shimano’s new TORBAL (Torsional Balance) Technology better connects the rider and pedal with what the bicycle is doing underfoot while maintaining comfort and flexibility through all ranges of rider motion. TORBAL allows the outsole to twist, allowing for lateral movement of the rider, while keeping the forefoot aligned with the pedal. This encourages a natural rider “flow” motion, improving control especially during technical downhills, and allowing aggressive trail riders to push their limits even further.
The Enduro/Trail line of shoes also features special new dual-density, extra-cushion insoles for stability during the pedal stroke and enhanced shock absorption and cushioning for the foot. Heels and toes are protected from impacts with the combination of the low-profile, armored upper and molded, raised rubber sole.
Three models are offered: SH-M200, SH-M163, SH-M089
TORBAL is offered in three new models, the SH-M200, the premier enduro shoe with increased protection, the SH-M163 and the SH-M089.
The SH-M200 is Shimano’s new premium trail/enduro shoe. Increased protection, excellent off-bike traction and TORBAL technology culminate in a shoe with XC efficiency and weight and the durability, grip and armor that trail riders require.
Shimano’s SH-M163 offers many of the features of the SH-M200 but foregoes some of the increased armored protection resulting in a lighter, more trail oriented shoe.
The SH-M089 brings Shimano’s TORBAL technology to a lower price point. Aimed at trail riders, the SH-M089 does without the armor of the SH-M163 and SH-M200 while offering TORBAL, expanded cleat adjustment and a high durability rubber outsole.