Riding MTB will mean that you’ll be more likely to get off the bike or put a foot down, and as a result shoes for this discipline fall into two categories. For riders wanting to use SPD pedals, MTB shoes will have smaller cleats which can be recessed into the shoe, allowing for support off the bike. Those riding with flat pedals will want a grippy sole as they fly down the trail. Both types of shoes can have a variety of closure systems, with ratchets, Velcro and dials common for SPD MTB shoes and laces most often seen on flats.
Take a look at Giro’s kicks which are available in a host of styles and designs