Making the range a full head to toe affair, Leatt has just launched a new line of mountain bike shoes featuring both flat a clip-in models. Each of the four models has been tuned specifically for the demands of the riding style that each shoe requires.
At the heart of the range of DBX shoes is a different shank for each pair, each shoe in the range features a unique shank with a stiffness suited towards the discipline the shoe is designed for. The new range also features Leatts RideGrip sole compound with a waffle grip which increases durability while the waffle pattern engages confidently with pedal pins.
There are also mud channels built into the sole to stop any mud from interfering with grip both while walking and on pedals.
The SPD shoes get 25mm of cleat adjustment with 15mm more towards the rear of shoe, aiding a more reward cleat position for gravity riders.
The cleat box is recessed deeper into the sole to make better contact with pedal surfaces, resulting in more grip. Included are steel cleat shims to adjust the fit to work best with any pedal on the market.
All shoes in the range get a perforated toe box with 10k/10k waterproof and breathable membranes with non-stretch compression laces and anti-bacterial, quick drying footbeds.
Kicking off the line up is the DBX 2.0. This is a casual shoe merged with a well-performing flat pedal shoe. It uses the ranges softest medium-soft shank and a synthetic leather upper with a synthetic suede toe box.
The DBX 2.0 comes in Black, Ink and Steel colourways with sizes from UK 5.5 to UK 11.5 and they'll set you back £80.
Topping the flat pedal range is the DBX 3.0. These boots use the medium-hard shank which has been developed for more rigorous riding. The DBX 3.0 features more padding and protection elements such as the padded tongue and raised inside ankle. These features make it a suitable shoe for enduro and hard trail riding, and you'll find the same synthetic leather upper and synthetic suede toe box as the 2.0.
The DBX 3.0 comes in Forest and Granite colourways and cost £95.
As for the clip shoes, the DBX 4.0 and 5.0 fit the bill. The 4.0 uses a semi-rigid shank for increased power transfer and the same synthetic leather upper and synthetic suede toe box as the 2.0 and 3.0. As well as the clip sole, what makes the 4.0 different to its flat pedal counterpart is the cross strap which helps the shoe grip to your foot.
The DBX 4.0 comes in Black and Ink colourways and they'll be priced at £100.
Finally, topping the whole range is the DBX 5.0. Another SPD shoe from the brand which also uses the semi-rigid shank. There's speedlace adjustment underneath a cross strap like on the DBX 4.0. The DBX 5.0 features a three layer waterproof and breathable membrane (10k/10k) with maximum wear and abrasion resistance.
The DBX 5.0 only comes in Black and will set you back £110.
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