Their styling might not be to everyone’s taste, but with these AM41’s Shimano have managed to produce what is easily the best all round flat pedal shoe. They might just be beaten by Five Ten’s in the grip stakes, but the Vibram sole on these still offers more than most and it lasts longer too. Stiffness is also spot on, but the thing that really makes these stand out from the competition is their practicality when things turn shitty. Last year they were good in this respect, but this latest design with its smooth finish is the most efficient mud shedder ever. If you ride flats and live in the UK (or anywhere else with more than its fair share of mud) then you should seriously consider getting a pair of these.
Check out the Shimano AM41