Leatt launches first line of 2020 MTB shoes

Protection brand Leatt has launched its first line of 2020 MTB shoes, including four models in its DBX mountain bike range.

The range features both flat and clip models, with the latter having an indexed SPD channel compatible with all clipless pedals. With 25mm of adjustment and specifically 15mm more towards the rear, the shoes can be optimised for gravity riding and reducing strain on the achilles, while the forward position aids pedal efficiency.

The shoes feature a shank hidden above the sole which controls the shoe’s flex and determine what kind of riding it is optimised for. Softer shanks (Leatt 2.0) are geared towards trail riding, mid-stiffness (Leatt 3.0) for more rigorous riding conditions, and the stiffest shanks (Leatt 4.0 and 5.0) are designed to maximise pedal efficiency.

Leatt’s lab focused on producing a highly durable rubber compound called RideGrip for the sole which resists punctures and abrasions, while the WaffleGrip pattern is designed to interlock with with pedal pins for increased grip and bike control.

The shoes also feature perforated toe boxes and 10K/10K waterproof breatheable membrane, as well as an anti-bacterial, anti-odour and quick-drying foot liner and compression laces.

The range includes the MTB 2.0 Flat Shoe, a casual synthetic suede sneaker, and the MTB 3.0 Flat Shoe which is designed for aggressive enduro and downhill riding thanks to its toe and heel protection.

Also featured in the range is the all-weather MTB 4.0 Clip Shoe, which is designed for comfort and stability with multiple adjustment options. Joining it is the MTB 5.0 Clip Shoe is an all-round multi-discipline performance shoe designed to withstand severe conditions.

Leatt’s 2020 MTB shoes stock is due to arrive with distributor Hotlines in the UK imminently.

Back in November, the brand reported its best ever quarter in a Q3 financial report that shows revenues that rose to $9.6 million.

Hayley Everett

Multimedia Reporter

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