Information about DMT Apex Freeride Mountain Bike Shoes - SPD (For Men)
Closeouts. A comfortable and versatile trail riding shoe, DMT Apex Freeride mountain bike shoes have a reinforced toe and heel and a rubber outsole with a recessed cleat area that makes walking a breeze.
Suede and breathable mesh upper with reinforced toe and heel counters
Breathable textile lining
Padded collar and tongue
Lace-up closure with hook-and-loop instep strap
Rubber outsole with recessed cleat area for easy walking
Reviewed by Recumbent Rider from Wisconsin on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
There are a lot of bold shoes out there to choose from, there are few that hold off on flash and focus on form. These shoes did the latter for me. In a size 47, they weren't too wide for my slender feet and the lacing enabled me to achieve the perfect fit. The mesh offers good ventilation and the balance of the shoe seems quite rugged. The velcro strap is somewhat redundant, unless you stop the laces short of the top so that you can slip into the shoes and then lock your foot in with the strap. I was concerned that the recessed cleat area lacked the ability to adjust the cleat forward and back. Don't let the oval cover fool you, there are two sets of threaded members that allow a generous range of adjustment. For those with high arches, you may find the sole insert lacking in support. For those with flatter feet, you may be more comfortable removing the insert and going with a flat foam one or simply fitting the foam one over the existing insert by cutting out the area that goes over the arch bulge. I don't know how well these will wear over time, but first impressions are very positive. One downside of these shoes (and the only reason I held off on the 5 star rating) is that they are heavy, but hey, you're in this for the workout, aren't you?