Leatt MTB Shoes | Release of their first ever shoe range

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The brand that developed the very first protective neck brace for riders and has continued to put safety first, Leatt has launched their first line of 2020 MTB shoes.

Leatt MTB shoes have been developed and tested on all terrains to create durable shoes that combine style, comfort and control.

The Clip models feature an indexed SPD channel compatible with all clipless pedals. With 25mm of adjustment and 15mm more towards the rear, the shoes can be optimised for gravity riding, while the forward position aids pedal efficiency. The extended rear adjustment also aims to help reduce strain on the Achilles.

Leatt have developed their range of MTB shoes to help improve riding skills by increasing bike control. Each model features a shank, hidden above the sole of the shoe. The shank controls the shoes flex which determines what kind of riding it is optimised for. Softer shanks (Leatt 2.0) are optimised for trail riding, mid stiffness (Leatt 3.0) for rigorous riding conditions and the stiffest shanks (Leatt 4.0 & 5.0) maximise pedal efficiency.

Leatt focused on producing a highly durable rubber compound called RideGrip for the sole that resists abrasions and punctures. The WaffleGrip pattern is designed to interlock with pedal pins for grip and control, and the mud channels are there to keep dirt off your soles, so your feet don’t slide off the pedals or rocks when walking with your bike. 

Perforated toe boxes are to help feet stay dry and ventilated with a 10K/10K waterproof breathable membrane. They also have an anti-bacterial, anti-odour and quick drying foot liner.

Anti-stretch and water resistant compression laces lock the shoe on your foot until you take them off.

Leatt MTB 2.0 Flat Shoes

If you’re all about the cool factor, the all-new Leatt MTB 2.0 shoe is what you’re after. This casual synthetic suede sneaker is perfect for sending it in style at the pumptrack. What’s more, it’s comfy and breathable, with all the perks of a performance riding shoe, like optimized WaffleGrip pattern in the pedal area and mud channels.

Leatt MTB 3.0 Flat Shoes

Riders who like to stay cool and in control will fall head over heels for this performance shoe. The comfort and protection offered by the 3.0 is unmatched. With plush padding and toe and heel protection, this solid shoe is tough enough to last the likes of aggressive enduro and downhill riders.

Leatt MTB 4.0 Clip Shoes

For riders who prize superior comfort in a shoe, the 4.0 clip is every foot’s dream. You’ll feel on top of your game with deep cleat channels that provide superior stability and multiple adjustment options.  Quick drying material and effective ventilation make it the ultimate all-weather shoe for enduro and downhill riders who like to ride hard in demanding conditions.  

Leatt MTB 5.0 Clip Shoes

If you enjoy those wet and muddy days, getting loose and riding fast in severe conditions, these performance shoes are right up your alley. Long, deep cleat channels allow for excellent stability, while the Speed Lace and Cross Strap systems offer an impeccable fit. The ideal all-round multidiscipline shoe, with a 10K/10K water-resistant shell and superb ventilation will keep you cool and dry. Expect great comfort and control when shredding the gnar.

Tech Specs and Pricing

  • MTB 2.0 Flat £79.99
  • MTB 3.0 Flat £94.99
  • MTB 4.0 Clip £99.99
  • MTB 5.0 Clip £109.99

Travel and accommodation paid for by Bike Connection Agency

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Comments (5)

    So, not a review, just issuing Leatts’ press release then?

    @martinkiely We have a set of SPD and flat pedal shoes on their way for review. This is a first look at the range, as that’s all we have so far.

    why are plastic shoes not cheap anymore ?

    Just feel like if you are telling people what Leatt are saying about the new range (which I’m sure people will be interested in) adding a few “Leatt say” or “Leatt claim” caveats would make it clear they are claims from the manufacturers, not your opinions! Will look forward to the reviews to see what you guys think 🙂

    “the sole that resists abrasions and punctures” … erm, what happens to a flat shoe when it gets a puncture? Do you get a flat flat?

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