Endura is relatively new to the best mountain bike shoe market but the Scottish brand's parent group, Pentland, has been involved in making shoes for almost 90 years. The Endura MT500 Burner shoe was developed with riders such as Gee and Rachel Atherton, along with Joe Barnes and Kris Kyle who all giving ride feedback with the result being a highly versatile unisex shoe, capable of just about all types of mountain bike riding from trail riding to downhill mountain biking.
The MT500 was the brand‘s completely ground-up designed shoe and featured unique rubber compounds that gave the Burner a softer ‘StickyFoot Grip’ for maximum pedal grip, with a harder wearing, StickyFoot Dura at the toe and heel to give maximum durability. The new models retain these features and add a few interesting additions transforming the popular shoe into a fully waterproof version that looks very similar to the recently tested Leatt 7.0 HydraDri. We got a first look at Core Bike Show and found out a little more about the all new Endura MT500 waterproof shoe.
Endura has again built the new version from the ground up and the upper features a highly durable fabric that has a fully waterproof, yet breathable ExoshellFW membrane, and with the addition of a speed lace system and extra waterproof cover they should keep feet dry and mud free out on the trails. A velcro strap that Endura says will add extra extra security to lock feet and the lacing system snuggly in place.
In the MT500 clipless model, Endura has increased longitudinal adjustment in the offset cleat box which gives a wide range of stance options for the best clipless pedals.
The new models are aimed for an autumn/winter 2023 launch, with exact dates and pricing to be confirmed by Endura, we will be first to give a full first-ride review as soon as they become available.