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Shimano SH-XC70 Shoes - Men's

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    Carbon without the carbon price tag.

    Make no bones about it—the Shimano XC70 shoe is carbon soled race-ready footwear. The difference between, aside from the price, this shoe and its much more expensive sibling, the XC90, is the grade of carbon fiber. But, with a weight penalty of about ten grams a shoe, however, the XC70 is definitely not a cut-rate shoe by any measure.

    The XC70 starts with a scratch-resistant synthetic leather upper. Shimano built this upper with mesh panels in critical areas to allow cooling airflow to move through the shoe. Closure is handled by two asymmetric hook-and-loop straps that let you adjust your fit on the fly—even clicked into your pedals. The third strap is a micro-adjust ratcheting buckle that provides even more precise fit adjustments.

    The insole is thermo-moldable. That means that the interior of the shoe conforms exactly to the shape of your foot as you ride for a perfect custom fit. Shimano finished the XC70 with a stiff, efficient carbon fiber sole for optimum pedal feel and instant power transfer.

    • Carbon fiber outsole
    • Thermo-formable insole
    • Asymmetrical hook-and-loop fasteners
    • Micro-adjust ratcheting buckle
    • Scratch-resistant synthetic leather
    • Ultralight open mesh panels
    • Item #SHI001S

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    synthetic leather
    Lining
    anti-slip
    Closure
    X Strap
    Footbed
    Dynalast
    Sole
    XC Race
    Cleat Compatibility
    2-hole MTB
    Recommended Use
    mountain
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Not tough enough.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 42

    Great fit, great for wide feet. Awesome power transfer. That is what you always expect from Shimano Shoes. The beef I got with these shoes is they were not meant to be walked on off trail no matter what. My shoes got totally chewed up on Nevada type rocky terrain and gravel withing 3 weeks of owning them. I have since bought the cheaper 99.00 trail shoe version and they have lasted over 4 months with no visible damage. These are strict raced day shoes and I do not recommend blowing 250.00 plus for these if you want to train on them.

    Shoes!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I have had these shoes about a month now. I really like them, but they are not perfect for my trails. They are very comfortable (heat molded at the LBS), are well constructed and look good. I feel really connected to the petals, and the soles are quite stiff. Believe the marketing, the straps really do help on the upstroke. The grippy material in the heal cup does keep your foot in there, too. I would say the fit is pretty snug (I have a medium width size 10 and I am happy with the 44), but not small for size. Walking off the bike is awkward, as carbon soles normally are. These are definitely made for someone riding smoother trails than Phoenix or Flagstaff. I have noticed that the sole is getting chewed up by the rocks. I am now tiptoeing around if I have to get off the bike. One meeting with a rock in Flag almost took off the stud cover and pulled the toe cap away from the front vent (which surprisingly adds unexpected air to your foot). Rider error, but these are not meant to take a beating. My other gripe is you need to keep these in the garage. Don't even think about walking on tile or wood floors as the SPD cleat scrapes the ground. I like them enough to keep, but now I think I need a more enduro type shoe as a backup.

    Shoes!

    I would agree that's a pretty bad idea to walk on wood floors in any bike shoe and I forget things pretty much every time I ride. If I'm driving to the start, I bring sandals or slippers to wear. Also, Flagstaff isn't the only place where they have rocky technical sections on Mtb trails, so that worries me. Would you say the shoes are wider than other shoes you've worn? I am most concerned about the toe box.

    Unanswered Question

    My SH-M225E shoes have been awesome. Only now, after almost 10 years of reliable service, mainly in my daily road-bike commute through hilly suburbs and over city streets and bike paths, are they beginning to fall apart. The combination of stiff carbon soles and good "walkability" has been perfect for me.
    Would the XC70s be a good replacement? Many online reviews suggest durability issues with these shoes and, although Shimano appears to be skimping on the carbon fiber (compared to the top-of-the-line XC90 model), people do not seem to like walking in these shoes either. The price tag makes me wonder if I should try to squeeze a few more years out of my M225s.

    Shimano's website indicates these are...

    Shimano's website indicates these are available in a wide version. Do you carry that? If not, can you!