Review – Shimano Shoes – Road and Mountain

Cycling shoes are generally pretty expensive, right! But the correct shoes can make or break comfort and performance, it’s difficult to just put up with a pair of the wrong shoes on a 4hr ride.

Coming soon, I’m going to review some MTB and Road shoes, which I personally think position themselves niceley.

The first is Shimano’s S-PHYRE SH-RS903, this is their premium road shoe at $450. Available in a few colors and a Wide and Womens fit.

The the second is a Shimano’s mid line MTB Shoe SH-XC702. It’s still an expensive shoe, but not the top end $230. Available in a few different colors and a Wide fit.

Stay tuned for short and long term details to come 🙂


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  1. I love my 702’s for the fit and comfort but the soles have worn very quickly. Have you experienced this too?

    1. The newer 702’s have a softer material on the outer sole. I think they call this “Ultread” I can see why they did this softer durometer to make it more grippy. But maybe it’s too soft. I have some much older similar series Shimano shoes that use more nylon on the outer sole, thus they are less grippy but last longer. I can see both sides of the development here. ie When mountain biking having to catch myself on slippy tree routes the more grippy compound is certainly welcome. When commuting and waling through the supermarket, the needs are different.
      In general the construction of shoes over the last 3-5 years has changed a lot. shoes seem to be a lot more minimal now.

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