Crankbrothers Mallet clip-in shoes come with a Match shim and Crankbrothers cleat pre-installed in a neutral position so they are ready to ride with our Mallet E and Mallet DH pedals right out of the box. The Race Zone on the cleat track allows the cleat to be positioned further toward the heel for added stability when descending based on feedback from professional downhill racers. As the outsole rubber wears over time, you can remove the shim and ride with the cleat only to maintain effective cleat height. If you run Eggbeater, Candy, Mallet Trail or SPD pedals, simply remove the shim and use the appropriate cleat to achieve the proper setup.
Our innovative MATCH System is a design approach that considers the pedal and shoe as a unified system to provide an optimized interface. Crankbrothers Mallet shoes are optimized for our pedals, but work with any MTB clip-in system regardless of your pedal choice. The ramped cleat box offers easy front and rear pedal entry and mud shedding. Our mid-friction rubber compound (MC1) allows for easy pedal entry and exit, and the radial lug pattern around the cleat box provides smooth release from the pedal body.
Crankbrothers Mallet shoes feature a synthetic upper with premium materials for breathability, protection and comfort. Perforated materials and mesh windows provide ventilation to keep feet cool in hot weather and dry quickly in wet conditions. Reinforced TPU in the toe box provides protection against rock strikes and impacts. Thoughtful details such as silicone heel dots provide heel grip and a padded tongue provide all-day comfort for long rides.