The DX is a platform released by Shimano in the ’90s, which combined both the benefits of SPD and flat pedals. This type is commonly used for BMX race parts. Because of this, became the sought-after shoes in the market. Some shops even claim that these types are bestsellers that are hard to find.
The SH-MP66L is a kind of Shimano DX shoes that works best with the PD-M647 pedals. These two are associated with the Shimano DX lineup that BMX racers use but they’re just as extensively used in mountain bike applications. The rigidity of the SH-MP66L is great for DH, BMX and street cycling. The tall upper supports the ankle and keeps water, dirt and mud out. It has an SPD cutout for clipless cleats.
The inside height on the ankles of this type of Shimano DX shoes is higher than other cycling shoes, protecting the ankles and keeping fragments out, while still providing stability. The SH-MP66L feels and fits very similarly to other DX shoes but has a stiffer sole to accommodate the SPD compatibility. The transition from high to low power while using these shoes is simple and efficient. It is not quite as stiff as XC clipless shoes (SIDI). Walking with the SH-MP66L is easier and more comfortable than XC clipless shoes.
The SH-MP66L, as a kind of Shimano DX shoes, features a shoelace enclosure to help keep the laces out of the bicycle. The rear clasp of the shoe is very easy to put on and remove.This shoe type has a proper ergonomic design to prevent recurring strain injuries.
When this kind of Shimano DX shoes is combined with the PD-M647 pedals, it is undoubtedly a great setup for BMX and street cycling. The cleats of the SH-MP66L are made out of steel and could typically last up to 12 months. If you intend to buy the PD-M647 pedals, which are very durable, get the SH-MP66L shoe to be able to have a wonderful cycling setup.
Shimano, Inc. is a Japanese manufacturer of cycling components, rowing equipment and fishing tools. The company is known for producing high-quality hybrid and mountain bikes, drivetrain, and wheel and pedal gears for the road. The company is also a founding memberof the Global Alliance for EcoMobility, an international partnership whose efforts includes promoting the use of environment-friendly transportations. The alliance also encourages people worldwide to lessen dependency on motorized vehicles.