Shimano’s WM83 Women’s Shoes are designed for the lady rider who’ll transition seamless from mountain bikes to gravel bikes to cross bikes to spin class. The WM83 has a stiff, fiberglass-reinforced polyamide sole that transfers power effectively, but also offers a little bit of articulation when you’re hoofing it up the stairs on the way to spin class, or up a run-up at the Saturday ‘cross race.
The ratcheting buckle keeps your ankle locked in place while you’re pedaling, hiking, or sprinting, and the softer rubber lugs provide a sure grip on uneven surfaces. Shimano’s insole is also precisely shaped to keep your feet in a comfortable, powerful position.
- Two hook-and-loop straps plus one ratcheting buckle
- Stiff sole with engineered articulation
- Softer lugs for better stability and grip off the bike
- Item #SHI005Z
- Q & A
On my second pair!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 40
I purchased the previous version of this shoe and beat the crap out of the shoes. They held up so well and fit me so well that I decided to purchase the updated version of my old shoes.
I haven't worn the new pair of shoes yet, but I can say that right out of the box they had the same great fit that my old shoes did, so I doubt I'll have any problems with them. If I do, I'll come back and update my review.
I have wide feet, with pretty flat arches and these shoes work great for me. I did change the insoles of the shoes, but that's because my poor fallen arches need a bit of support. I'm a solid 40 in cycling shoes and these fit very true to size. I've used the original version of these shoes for cyclocross, Road Riding, MTN Biking and commuting and they've been great across all platforms.
Happy riding out there.