Cycling brand Shimano will use this year’s Outdoor Show festival (Friedrichshafen, Germany, 13-16 July) to launch selected models from its 2017 footwear range, designed to appeal to performance athletes and urban riders alike.
Amidst the mountain bike touring and enduro shoes from the 2017 range sit two new road shoes for triathlon and road touring.
Triathletes benefit from a new specialist shoe too. Sharing a similar design to the elite-level TR9 model, the TR5 is made from a breathable synthetic leather upper with 3D mesh lining and features a quick-strap and extra wide collar for easy foot entry and quick transitions onto the bike. The TR5 is SPD and SPD-SL compatible and tips the scales at 265g – and will be available in men’s & women’s versions.
On the road touring side the classically styled cycling shoes feature perforated, breathable synthetic leather uppers and are designed for walking comfort and compatibility with SPD pedals. The RT5 features three Velcro straps for a snug and secure fit.
These particular models will be available in Australia from September 2017.