Shimano AM 50 Shoes

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Hard-core off road all-mountain shoe with a high ankle cut ideally suited to rugged terrain vHigh ankle cut with added rubber protection on key areas for more aggressive all-mountain riding conditions
  • Rugged ballistic textile inlays over key areas for added durability and protection
  • Aggressive mud-shedding rubber tread pattern for added extra traction
  • Carefully designed reinforced uppers feature large breathable mesh panels and polyurethane coated split leather upper
  • Texon midsole and fibreglass reinforced outer sole give a lightweight and supportive platform to aid pedal power
  • Three wide cuttable Velcro-style offset hook-and-loop straps support and hold the upper foot, making the fit highly adjustable
  • EVA-backed inner sole adds comfort and support
  • Average weight: 699 g for a pair of size 40


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    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by BurnNotice a Weekend Warrior from Asheville, NC, USA

    Date Reviewed: May 30, 2010

    Strengths:    Construction; true to size and width; easy to walk in on hard surfaces.

    Weaknesses:    Needs a ratchet closure for the top strap.

    Bottom Line:   
    This shoe gives great ankle support to me. It is easy to walk around in without that annoying toes up since the cleat is fairly recessed. It is true to size and width from the conversion chart and no problems with the soles yet. The velcro straps cinch down well but I wonder with repeated on/off if the velcro will lesses it's hold one day like velcro is known for???? Other than that I love this shoe. Will buy a similar designed show in the future once this one wears out. I don't think they make this model anymore even though they are still available. I believe the MT52's replaced it which are just like the AM50's but with strings as well.

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    Favorite Trail:   Bent Creek area

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $115.00

    Purchased At:   Carolina Fatz

    Similar Products Used:   road biking shoes.

    Bike Setup:   Felt Q720 hardtail; Marzocchi 44 Bomber TST2 air fork; Race Face Deus seat post; Panaracer XC Pro tires 26 x 2.1's; Crank Brothers Candy Acid 2 pedals; other than that it is fairly stock.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by johnharpold a Cross Country Rider from Northern Va USA

    Date Reviewed: December 19, 2009

    Strengths:    Light, roomy toe box, ankle support, stiff, adequately vented but still ok for colder temps

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    Very nice shoe, recovering from an ankle injury and wanted some support for the crap winter weather. $22 bucks at performance blowout. That works for me.

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    Favorite Trail:   Gambrill

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $22.00

    Purchased At:   Performance

    Similar Products Used:   A gazillion different shimano XC shoes

    Bike Setup:   Koba Unit SS, SID, 2.35 rampages, ergon GX1s, big sweep bars, specialized seat, stans, LX hydros, tarantula cranks, 1/8" chain.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by redwarrior a Cross Country Rider from Western, MA

    Date Reviewed: December 3, 2009

    Strengths:    Gaurds your ankles a bit

    Weaknesses:    Craptastic sole.

    Bottom Line:   
    This show would be good if the sole would stay glued on. I'm on my second pair and both begin to delaminate after about 3 months. The first pair I trimmed some sole material away from the cleat and figured I must have caused the problem but on the second pair the same thing is happening. rating these things low because if they don't last a full season, there junk no matter how much you pay.

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    Favorite Trail:   Jacob's Ladder

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $65.00

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized Buzzsaw

    Bike Setup:   On One Scandal SS

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by leyjonathan a Downhiller from California

    Date Reviewed: February 6, 2009

    Strengths:    Comfortable, light for a full ankle supported bike shoe

    Weaknesses:    Only 3 velcro straps

    Bottom Line:   
    Absolutely the only shoe I'm wearing from now on.
    I previously bought Sidi Dragon 2's for $580 USD... unles you are a pro who would rather bike bear footed cuz you are a stupid freak about being too heavy when racing, Sidi Dragon's 2 are crap.

    I bought the Sidi's with the promise they were the most comfortable shoe in the biking world....sorry it is not true. At least not before I tried the Shimano AM50 for what, a 7th of the price? 83 dollars... geeezzzhh.

    Bottom line, these shoes are very light, they will give your foot the best protection period, more than DX shoes. And they are the MOST comfortable to wear and walk with. The same as a normal tennis shoe, but sort of like baskeball shoes with ankle support that you will be thankful for.

    I had also bought the Addidas Adistar before the Sidis, and the sidis are better than the Addidas, but these shimano's just blow everything away.

    Pair these AM50's with Shimano's PD-647, and you will have a setup that you will even dare racing XC with, because it's so damn comfortable, you will never twist your ankle if you fall, and you can kick your opponent much harder to mess him up than he will be able to hit you with his delicate Sidi's.

    Your best shoe for just 83 dollars, they also are made to last a long time, all you gotta do in whipe them with a damp cloth every once in a while.

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    Favorite Trail:   anything with gnarly trails and hills

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $83.00

    Purchased At:   Performance Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Sidi Dragon 2's, Addidas Adistar

    Bike Setup:   2008 Gt Sanction, MAgura Wotan 160mm, fox dhx air 5.0, pd-647

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by remybigtime a Weekend Warrior from Oklahoma City, OK, USA

    Date Reviewed: December 11, 2008

    Strengths:    Comfort, walkability, fairly light weight, velcro closures, looks

    Weaknesses:    None so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    Had to buy from the UK because my LBS (and several e-tailers) could not order. These shoes are very comfortable and easy to walk in. They cover the ankle bones but have a cut-away Achilles. I wear a US size 11 and a 46 fits perfectly. These are not a heavily padded shoe - just right for my use. I use M647 and XTR pedals, works equally well with both. Wiggle gives free shipping with orders over about $150; so you'll want to order some more stuff or shipping is pretty high. I think the shoes were about $98 vs. $139 advertised price anywhere else so its still a great deal even if you pay shipping.

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    Favorite Trail:   Bluff Creek

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Wiggle

    Similar Products Used:   661, Garneau, addidas, 5-10

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Blur LT; XTR, XTR pedals

    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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