Every tool a weapon.
Though they're not the stiffest, lightest, or most technically flashy shoes in Shimano's line, the SH-MT300 Women's Cycling Shoes do make the perfect tool for the recreational or bikepacking cyclist looking for something that stands up to cycling abuse but blends in during pedestrian stretches off the bike. Since it's compatible with two-bolt cleats, features the casual-look security of laces, and is finished downstairs with a lugged, rubber outsole, the SH-MT300 meets those needs—even if you choose to weaponize them during high-intensity spin class intervals.
While on the bike, the stiffer-than-sneakers sole transmits power while doing more to absorb trail chatter and road noise than stripped-down, super-stiff carbon soles. Off the bike, the sole's engineered flex and recessed cleat construction help facilitate walking. The lugs also provide traction so every convenience store floor or dirt trail doesn't become an ice skating rink. The synthetic uppers are secured with laces, which have proven their utility on everything from mountaineering boots to the latest generation of road race shoes because they provide five points of contact per side for a more customized fit.
- All-purpose cycling shoes for commuters and recreationalists
- Walkable soles feature recessed cleat mounts and rubber lugs
- Lace enclosure is casually stylish and effective
- Synthetic leather uppers outlast real leather
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 39
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 220lbs
I have a wider foot and the regular cycling shoes make my toes go numb after a while. These shoes seem to be a good alternative. They are still pretty stiff, but have some play. Plus I love that they are more sneaker looking and can go out for drinks after a ride without having to clank around.