The Shimano SH-MP66W BMX/MTB Sneaker is an SPD-compatible BMX style shoe designed with aggressive riders in mind. The all-around shielding and inner-ankle protection protect you from stray branches, your bike, and most importantly, yourself. MP shoes are
Strengths: everything, i absolutely love everything about these shoes, the lace cover, the amount of grip on the bottom. I also love how easy it is to clip in, and even ride with flats, the cleat doesnt get in the way at all.
Weaknesses: absolutely nothing
Great shoe, i would definitely recommend them to anyone that ride AM/FR/DH
Strengths: super comfortable almost like my vans also feel really strong and the lace protecter works great
this is a great shoe really comfy looks and feels like it can take a beating got them so when I am pedaling throw the woods on the more xc kind of stuff but would not use with flat pedals really no flex deffinatly would recommend to any one and they are white very cool
Similar Products Used: some answer shoes and some other shimano
Bike Setup: 08 coilair with a few things
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: March 30, 2009
Strengths: On my second pair , nothing wrong with the first pair ... just wanted them in white too.
Cheap , look awesome , better for us with wider feet, Lace protector keeps the dirt out , easy to walk in , no numb feet , cleat is up out of the way (shimano cleats) .
Weaknesses: Sould come in a larger range of colours.
Sensational shoes , i said it all in the product strenght section . Got 2 pairs and will buy more if i ever kill these 2 .
Strengths: Very comfortable, look pretty cool, durable material. Ankle protection and the shoelace cover are spot on. Good fit, as previously mentioned nice and wide for a big foot (12.5 - 13). Currently using them with Time Z's.
Weaknesses: Velcro will kill the standard issue laces, insole is crap, need to replace with a more shaped insole as I have giant arches.
Setting up the shoe for non Shimano clipless took a bit of xacto blade expertise. I cut out the smaller square and then had to sort of continue to trim the area to get the cleat to really connect and hold when clipping in. First attempt with out trimming. . . I got clipped in, went for a little jump and feet came right out. Trimmed back the rubber sole and all is well. I would like to try them on some platforms to see how the grip is.
In a perfect world these shoes would have the 5.10 sole paired with the clipless/spd system.
I've been looking for these online everywhere and they never have my size. Of course when I finally call my LBS they have the exact size I want. I've only thrown two rides on them but I love em. For my use, fr/am/dh ish the flat sole skate style is much better and more applicable than the usual mountain style / xc shoe with cleats and a really hard soul. The fact that I can feel confident and gripped despite being not clipped in is huge. Of course, that only works with clipless pedals such as the Time Z, CB Mallet or Acid. . .
I'd give it all 5 out of 5 if did not have to cut the sole up as much, and more over if the sole was 5.10. Still waiting. . .
I would buy this for an AM rider, or DH 'er but don't think the XC riders would like it. Not sure how it will hold up in terms of comfort on the longer rides. . . this morning I got about 15 miles in, finishing with about 4 miles of climbing back up to my house, toes were numb.
Similar Products Used: Beat up old pair of Pearl Izumi's
Bike Setup: '06 Enduro Pro beefed up.
from Los Alamitos, CA, USA
Date Reviewed: April 27, 2008
Strengths: ankle padding,support,protects, grip, durability, somewhat wide, great combo with their pedals.
Weaknesses: the soles could be better and stiffer under the cleat for the drops over about 12ft, but then its rare seeing a 230lb guy riding like me.
This is for the size 48, they are nice and wide in the toe area, I have flat wide feet so it worked well. I’ve been using these for freeriding and after a season of hard riding they are still in good condition. I did go through a few laces, make sure you get the heavy duty ones for boots or the Velcro will destroy them. Also I need a new insole. These shoes are good for hiking up steep hills. I pretty much beat the hell out of them. I wish the insole was a bit stiffer for the big drops like the sidi but these have the ankle protection which is cool in case you come unclipped in the air. These also have better grip and are more comfortable when hiking. These shoes work great when combined with the Shimano PD-M647 Pedals, which come with cleats that adjust not only up and down but side to side. If you have big feet this is the ideal set up, which also prevents you from rubbing your crank arms. You could also check out my channel on youtube which have a lot of videos of me jumping with these shoes on: www.youtube.com/bikemuscle
Bike Setup: all the good stuff, Demo 8 II 2008 with 888 world cup fork. 2008 Iron Horse Sunday World Cup.
a Cross Country Rider
from liverpool, united kingdom
Date Reviewed: August 24, 2007
Strengths: comfy and absolutely bomb proof so far. they come in a wide fitting unlike other shimano shoes so they suit people like me with boat sized feet
Weaknesses: looks. they look like something darth vaders storm troopers would wear. have had a few problems clipping in and out i think that the sticky rubber sole catches on the pedals its just something to get used to. a bit weighty
If you are looking for a sturdy shoe that will stand up to being scuffed on rocks and grips in the wet these are the boots for you dont buy if you are a weight weenie
Bike Setup: on-one scandal, reba fork, mavic crosstraii wheels, evrything else a mix of shimano lx & xt
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: April 10, 2007
Strengths: looks, comfort, ease of use, ease of cleaning
Weaknesses: still looking...
Unsure how the other guys are setting up the shoe without it clicking when walking ?? i still get this, but as i use it for riding it ain't a problem for me. Also little grip in the mud..again not a problem. A little awkward to do the laces initially until you get used to the flap, but once its on they are like a little velvet glove on the feet. Not too hot or cold, Stiff enough. My biggest gripe with the tahos was the rubber started coming off after 2 years (admittedly I clean with a scrubbing brush)these wont need a brush. Also the laces got really stiff and hard after being covered in mud, again these will not happen on these as the laces are covered. Nice touch to have a loop on the back to assist in gloved hands putting them on. and the bike side is slightly higher to give more support but leave flexibility in the ankle to release in a hurry if required- its required a LOT !!!. Good shoe - Good product
a Weekend Warrior
from Newcastle, Australia
Date Reviewed: May 9, 2006
Strengths: Work a treat, clip in & out without a problem. Look cool! Cleat is recessed in sole so no "clicking" noise when walking on hard surfaces. Tough shoe, taking a beating and been covered in mud/dirt, yet a squirt with the hoses brings them up almost like new.
Weaknesses: I have a small tear on the fabric that goes around the ankle from my chain ring, so they are not invincable!
Excellent value clipless or platform pedal shoe. Excellent shoe for freeriders.
Similar Products Used: First cycling specific shoe used.
Bike Setup: 2006 Giant Alias with Alligator wavy rotors and Shimano PD-M647 pedals.
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: May 4, 2006
Strengths: Good support, perfect fit, don't weigh much, look sweet
Weaknesses: Haven't found one....
Saw these in a few MTB mags and for the price and styling you can't beat it. I've only had em for about a month and have beat the hell out of em literally. I ride with egg beater SL's and i really enjoy them, would recommend em to anyone. I was sketchy about the velcro covering to hold the flap down but don't see a problem. I'll give it 5 big flamin turds!!!
a Cross Country Rider
from Oil City, PA
Date Reviewed: December 29, 2004
Strengths: Moderately stiff, but walkable. Nice lace cover. Cleanable surface.
Weaknesses: Uneven Ankle support.
Its a freerider shoe with do-everything potential. I won't give it as glitzy a review as the other guy, but its a pretty slick-looking and great performin' shoe. Should work for racers to commuters and everything in between with few gripes. The price is right, too. I'm no Shimano fan, either....and these shoes are nice.