Recommended by many women for a number of reasons, most notably for the protection and comfort. Getting flat MTB shoes in smaller sizes can be pretty difficult, but the Karver offer sizes 3 to 7.5. The mid-height ankle offers stability and great protection whilst riding, and the stealth rubber means your feet will stay put on the pedals even on the roughest terrain. The design also offers great toe protection and the material is pretty good at keeping water out on wet rides, the 2013 design also offers lace covers providing further protection from the elements. They come in Ash Grey and although it’s not to everyone’s taste, they are not overly feminine. These shoes are designed to take a beating and are pretty durable so they are ideal for downhill or all mountain riding.
Price: £85.50 available from Free Flow bikes.