SH-ME7 Cycling Shoe
Finding that balance between XC lightness and enduro durability is no easy task, but Shimano is more than up to the challenge with the SH-ME7 Cycling Shoes. They give all-mountain and enduro riders a lightweight option with ample protection and traction, without sacrificing responsiveness on the pedals. The SH-ME7 achieves its streamlined fit and consistent power transfer through a synthetic upper and stiff sole, which earns a rating of 8/12 on Shimano's stiffness index.
Defending against trail debris and general wear and tear, Shimano added a reinforced armor panel over the shoe's speed lacing system for more protection, while the speed lacing system itself adapts to a wide range of foot shapes with a secure fit. The ratchet buckle up top further secures an exact fit, and a stretch neoprene collar protects vulnerable ankle bones from errant sticks and rocks. A reinforced heel stabilizer holds your foot in place to ensure you don't lose any power on challenging ascents, while the carbon midsole keeps thing responsive and lightweight. Shimano sought help from one of the grippiest options available for technical terrain by integrating a high-performance Michelin dual-density rubber outsole that offers superior traction with insane durability, stability, and slip resistance.
- Mountain bike shoe with ideal mix of lightness and toughness
- Stiff sole efficiently transfers power
- Neoprene ankle collar deflects errant debris
- Grippy rubber outsole for hike-a-bike sections
- Perforated synthetic upper comfortably ventilates
- Speed lace and top buckle strap for highly adjustable fit
- Compatible with two-bolt mountain bike cleats
- Item #SHI00JP
- Q & A
Much better than the ME5
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 46
I tried a pair of the ME5s and they were great but too roomy and not a stiff enough sole. These are a bit stiffer and not so cavernous. They can also be purchased in half sizes (though not at CC). I ended up buying a 45.5 from another retailer as the 46 I got from CC was a little big. The fit on these is definitely improved from last year's ME7. Love them. I wear an 11.5 sneaker.
nice shoe but lycra oversock sucks
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 44
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 142lbs
i really wanted to like this shoe. i own a pair of shimano sphyre xc9s and theyre the best shoes ive ever owned. i was hoping the same for these. the shoe looks great and the soles look super rugged and perfect for trail riding and hiking terrain that cant be ridden. problem is that the lycra oversock has bulky seams on the inside that dig into your ankles. i really wanted to like them and even tried just wearing them around the office on carpet but the seams kept digging in my ankles. decided to return them. now im on the hunt for another pair of mtb trail shoes with decent soles for hike a bike moments