Weight: 720g / Synthetic leather and mesh upper / Two-strap Velcro fastening / Toughened toebox and heel cup / Toe stud fittings / Sizes: 36-48
Contact: MMA Sports, 01792 467467, www.mmasports.com
At 720g this is one of the lightest pairs of shoes on test, alongside the more expensive Specialized Sports. A budget race shoe, they are very lightly padded round the collar but have an excellent reinforced toe for protection. Comfort is at a minimum, as you would expect from a race-specific shoe, and there is a rock-hard sole and hard rubber tread. We also found it hard to get the two strap system to tighten the shoe on hard without becoming uncomfortable. There is a pair of stud fittings in the toe for muddy races, but the rest of the tread is very minimal. One thing to note — we took a 44 where we would usually be 43 — something to be aware of if you are mail ordering.
MBR RATING: 7/10