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Shimano SH-XC61 Shoes - Men's

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    7 Reviews


    Mid-level shoes with high-end features

    Shimano’s new SH-XC61 shoes are more than just a pile of numbers and letters. They’re an extremely versatile cross country shoe that can easily pull race duty or all-day, beer pace duty. At the core is Shimano’s Dynalast outsole, which is carbon fiber-reinforced for stiffness, which translates into both more power transferred to the pedals, as well as more comfort on long rides.

    Moving up from there, the synthetic leather upper conforms to your foot, but won’t stretch out over time, so you get the same dialed fit for the life of the shoes. The shoes close with a ratchet/hook-and-loop strap combo, which provides a combination of comfort and security, and the shoes are finished with a series of polyurethane traction lugs, which you’ll appreciate in those tricky hike-a-bike sections.

    • Carbon fiber reinforced Dynalast outsole
    • Two-bolt cleat compatibility
    • Polyurethane traction lugs
    • Ratchet strap and hook-and-loop straps
    • Item #SHI001T

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    synthetic leather
    ratchet strap, hook-and-loop
    carbon reinforced
    Cleat Compatibility
    two-hole mountain
    Recommended Use
    mountain biking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Don't waste your money

    • Fit: True to size

    These are a waste of money. Started falling apart after one use. I think the problem with the design is that the soles are not made from a single mold. The cleat portions of the sole started breaking off after first use, and it got worse from there.

    Look great, performance is "meh"

      This is my third pair of shimano shoes over the years. They seem to fit me best--not super wide, not narrow--kind of in the middle, leaning towards the wide side of the spectrum. These fit ok in the width department, but I was surprised at the amount of flex in the sole. Every shimano shoe I've owned in the past has been super stiff. These definitely have some flex in them and you can feel it when you stand on the pedals. I would not use these with eggbeaters or the older shimano SPD's (the ones without the extra contact area on the sides, like the M520's). The shoe just flexes too much. Using them with a pair of XT's (M780's) and the extra contact area on the pedals helps a bit. I use these for road as well as off road so maybe off road you wouldn't be able to tell as much since you typically don't do prolonged standing climbs on a mtb, but the flex is definitely there--a little disappointing, but not enough for me to want to return the shoe.

      I tried these and some Giro Codes and these definitely fit my feet better. Not sure I really like the criss/cross middle strap--my feet go numb real quick unless I keep the middle strap fairly loose. I can really cinch it tight and feel locked into the shoe, but after 20-30 mins my feet go numb. Not a big fan of the stock insoles either. The arch seems too high for me and there's a weird ridge running right up the middle of the arch. I took them out and used the insoles from my old shoes.

      On a plus note these shoes look the part--the white/back with red tread looks great. The other shimano shoes I've owned lasted for years and years. Assuming these will do the same.

      great shoes

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      stiffest pair of shoes that I've owned so far but they aren't so stiff you can't walk in them. The sizing is on point and the straps work perfectly. I use them for MTB and road riding.

      Leaving friends in the DUST

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

      Since switching to these shoes I'm at least 65x faster than I was before. None of my friends believe I am the same person. Is he doping? How can he be so fast? He doesn't even shave his legs! On a serious note these shoes are great. They fit exactly the same as my other shimano shoes size 46. They are extremely stiff and very light. For the price point they are one of the best shoes in their category. Looking forward to years of use! Love them!

      Upgraded to 5 stars

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small

      This is an excellent shoe. Light, sturdy and well-constructed. The problem is that it runs small. I ordered the same size (44) as my old and worn Shimano MTB shoes and it was a full half-size too small. Back for a larger size. Learn from this and you'll give it 5 stars.

      OK, more to say. I got the size 45 by exchange and it's a full-on 5 stars. Granted, I'm only a 3x week commuter for about 17 miles per day but it's an outstanding shoe. Light, well-made, great buckle/strap placement, stiff where it should be and a good, snug fit in all the right places. Size it correctly (up 1/2 US size) and you'll love it.

      Description states the three straps are in an asymmetrical layout and a reveiw refered to the straps crisscrossing. Do the straps crisscross?

      Are these flexible enough for CX racing? Think about having to carry the bike ~10yds, could you walk well enough to do it?


      Does Shimano still make shoes in 41.5? I only see whole sizes.