Building on the popular AM45 model, Shimano worked with team Atherton and other pro riders to develop the new AM9.
Offering excellent protection and a fit specifically designed gravity riding, these shoes are extremely comfortable and excel on DH tracks. These shoes are perfect for clipless riders who enjoy gravity types of riding.
Pedal channel provides excellent support on the pedal when not clipped in. This is beneficial when trying to clip in on rough terrain.
Sole features off-bike grip for hike-a-bike sections.
EVA foam construction reduces weight.
Asymmetric collar supports and protects the inside of your ankle.
Lace shield provides excellent protection. (and keeps your laces from coming untied)
Weight - 402g (size 40) each
These are awesome downhill focused shoes that still work well for some trail use. However, If you mostly ride trail please keep in mind that due to their intended use, they are heavier and don't offer the same level of ventilation as trail shoes. They will get hot and if they get wet, they will stay wet for a while.