Endura to launch a new waterproof MT500 Burner shoe with flat and clipless options

The all new Endura MT500 waterproof shoe
(Image credit: Paul Brett)

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.

The all new Endura MT500 waterproof shoe

The MT500 waterproof shoe comes with clipped and flat options (Image credit: Paul Brett)

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.

Detailing on the new Endura MT500

Details include a fully waterproof ExoshellFW membrane (Image credit: Paul Brett)
Paul Brett
Staff writer

Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm