2012 Dirt 100: Shimano AM41
Yes these shoes might be beaten in the grip stakes by the Five Ten’s, but they more than make up for it in other areas. Firstly, the combination of feel and stiffness that they offer is hard to beat, plus that Vibram sole still gives levels of grip that few will find fault with, and it lasts for ages too.
The thing that has always really impressed us about these shoes though is that they’ve clearly been designed for life on a muddy hillside rather than a street, and as such are all the better for it.
Basically if you’re riding flats in the gloop then we don’t think there’s a more practical set of shoes than these.