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For long-haul truckers.
When the trip dictates days in the saddle, you want to give your foot a comfortable ride. The Shimano SH-RT82 Shoe is a touring-specific shoe built for comfort, durability and pedaling efficiency.
- Stretch-resistant synthetic leather and mesh upper for a comfortable fit that lasts
- Micro-adjust buckle for quick precise, no-slip fastening
- Structurally flexible insole fits a wide range of foot widths
- Volume+ last for a roomier toe box
- Recessed cleat makes it more comfortable to walk around
- Glass fibre-reinforced polyamide insole plate is stiff for pedal power but flexible for walking around
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Great commuting shoes
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I've been using these shoes (well, the previous model of the same type) for several years for commuting (25 miles each way). They are comfortable, reasonably stiff yet still walkable, and the recessed cleat makes it great for walking after you get off the bike. In my office I have to climb stairs once I get off the bike. These shoes work great for that purpose and are much more secure than a shoe with an exposed cleat. Easy to clip in and out of SPD pedals (I use the Shimano PD-A520).
I am considering this shoes to...
I am considering this shoes to replace my current SPD RO87. How deep are the recessed cleat channels? Are they deep enough for the cleats not to hit the ground or at least level the shoes? How are they when locking/unlocking to the pedals?
What pedals and cleats are compatible with...
What pedals and cleats are compatible with this shoe?
Great for use with Mountain Pedals
These are great shoes if you don't want to buy a pair of road pedals. I use these with a pair of Shimano mountain pedals on my road bike and they work perfectly. It's nice to not have the extra tread on the sole like a mountain show and the recessed cleat makes it much easier to walk around. The fiberglass sole is also fairly stiff, but does have more flex than a carbon sole.
Are there other shoes similar to this which...
Are there other shoes similar to this which have a recessed cleat but are more like a road shoe (so not the sneaker looking commuter shoe or the MTB dirt gripping soles)?
The Northwave Touring shoe is very similar but with all hook and loop, no buckle. They are less expensive, but your options are limited when finding a decent road/touring shoe