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More shoe for your dollar.

Shimano’s SH-R088 challenged our notions of what entry-level cycling shoes could be. The SH-R088 offers expert-level performance at a price point that is perfect for club and recreational riders.

When it comes to high-performance road shoes, we’ve all been told that stiffer is better. While this may be true for certain application, an overly rigid shoe reduces circulation and can leave your foot numb. Here’s where the beauty of Shimano’s Dynalast technology (driven by pro-rider feedback) comes into play, providing stiffness and flexibility where you need it most. The SH-R088 features a fiberglass polyamide outsole that is constructed to deliver power to the pedal, while still allowing a calculated level of flex due to varying densities across the sole. This promotes a smoother, more energy-efficient upstroke and will keep you feeling stronger for longer.

The SH-R088 upper uses stretch-resistant, synthetic leather that is more durable and lightweight than traditional leather. More importantly, it is constructed in harmony with the Dynalast system, accommodating and adding tension to the toe-spring section, which supports a wider and healthier range of motion for the legs. The SH-R088 uppers also feature ultralight open mesh that not only keep your feet cool and dry but also work with the synthetic leather to improve the shoe’s elasticity.

Finally, the SH-R088 securing straps aid in power transmission by being deftly incorporated into the anatomic last design. To control the internal volume of the shoe, Shimano has equipped the SH-R088 with two hook-and-loop straps designed to offer easy access for on-the-go adjustments. Shimano’s micro-adjust, ratcheting buckle controls the overall tightness of the shoe and allows for an incremental and precise fit.

  • Synthetic leather/ mesh uppers
  • Fiberglass-reinforced polyamide sole
  • Micro-adjust buckle, 2 hook-and-loop straps
  • Dynalast Technology
  • Compatible with 3-hole cleat systems (however, with Shimano’s SM-SH40 adapter the shoes will work with 2-hole, SPD cleats)

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Great bang for the buck

    I finally decided to make the transition to a pedal and shoe combo. It took hardly any time to acclimate to and I can't believe I waited so long to do it. Shoe has really nice features for the price range and also it comes in a wide width. There was absolutely no breaking in period. They fit great right from the get-go. I ride in heavy traffic and they go on and come off with ease. You'll want to spend time adjusting the angle on the shoe's clip, it will make a big dif when pedaling and disengaging from the pedal.


    Stop looking!

      Great fit! It was hard for me to find good shoes for wide feet, but this are great! 45 in regular shoes, 45W in this ones! true to size chart!


      Great fit

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times
      • Fit:True to size

      I really loves these shoes, they fit great and I love how light they are. Very happy with this buy.


      Big Foot Friendly

      • Gender:Male
      • Familiarity:I've used it several times
      • Fit:True to size

      Having a size 15 foot makes buying athletic shoes a serious hassle, however, Shimano was nice enough to produce a shoe for somebody like me. I purchased a pair of Euro size 51 and the shoe fits comfortably. I have a slender foot and the only issue I have noticed is the ratcheting adjustment at the top of the shoe locks (I mean solid) if you adjust the shoe close to the last few teeth. Otherwise, after several multiple hour rides, I am very pleased with this shoe as an entry level rider.

      The shoe is well vented and suitable for warm weather riding. For my most recent ride (temperature around 50 degrees F) the ventilation bordered on too cold.

      Great shoe for the price. I would give it 5 stars if I didn't require my brother's assistance to remove them on my last ride. Minor design flaw.


      Great buy

      • Gender:Male
      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      This is not just a terrific bang-for-the-buck cycling shoe - it's also a very comfortable and user-friendly riding essential that makes you want to hop on your bike.

      I love the ventilated sole - I tend to get very hot feet, and the perforations keep me cool and relaxed. Fit seems true-to-size: I wear a US men's 14.5 and the Euro 51 is perfect.

      Stiffness is as the product description reads - more than adequate if you're not a serious racer, maybe too forgiving for advanced cyclists.

      Overall, I love it. (Riding 125+ per week).


      Great quality for the price

        I wanted to get some cheaper road bike shoes to ease into the sport without breaking the bank, and I've been really satisfied with these shoes. I am a 10.5 in most shoes and I got size 45 - could have probably sized down but I like having a little room. I tried on a couple other Shimano shoes and these were just as comfortable as the others for much less

        Hi, did this shoes came with the Shimano adapter, SM-SH40 for spd cleats or we have to buy it extra?