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XC3 Wide Mountain Bike Shoe - Men's

3.6666666666666665 out of 5 stars
6 Reviews


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Why We Like The XC3 Wide Mountain Bike Shoe

The high-energy and high-speed demands of cross-country racing require purpose-built equipment that carries no extra fluff, and the low-profile, single Boa design of the Shimano XC3 Wide Mountain Bike Shoe is the tool of the trade. Starting with an integrated upper and midsole that sees synthetic leather wrapping around your feet with superior fit and comfort, the XC3 sets a no-frills image of performance-first design. The stand-alone Boa L6 dial cinches down the upper to precision comfort on your trail riding or race-pace interval sessions. With a low stack height, the XC3 reduces energy loss while pedaling, and the fiberglass-reinforced nylon sole transfers watts into the pedals to keep you in the hunt for the win. And rubber tread grips well should you need to put a foot down, sending it deep into a tight apex. This wide last version provides more room in the last for greater comfort and better overall fit for some riders.


  • Cross-country mountain bike shoe for the demanding racer
  • Wide last provides alternative fit for riders
  • Fiberglass reinforced nylon sole efficiently transfers power
  • Integrated midsole and upper construction provide high-level comfort
  • Boa dial cinches down to perfect fitting on chill rides or intervals
  • Low-profile design reduces bulk and keeps stack height low
  • Perforated toe box cools on warmer summer rides
  • Item runs small, so we recommend sizing up for best fit
  • Item #SHIU1B1
Upper Material
synthetic leather
BOA L6 dial
cup insole
glass fiber reinforced nylon
fiberglass-reinforced nylon
Cleat Compatibility
Claimed Weight
[single, size 42] 10.7oz (303g)
cross-country, trail
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 6 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 2 reviews
5 Stars - 2 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

June 28, 2023

Fits well, happy biker.

I've used it several times

Bought the XC3 wide, used about three rides and fits well. More room in the toe box. The single BOA is not a problem. Yes, what others here have said might be true for them, but you have to try them on a ride. These, for the price, fit and comfort are better then what I had and no more toe ace at rides end.

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Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

January 11, 2023

Great shoes, too narrow despite "wide" d

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
6' 1"

Looks like a great show but toe box even narrower than my also size 46 Garneau's. Putting that 46 normal and Shimano's 46 "wide" it's not wider a mill! Shimanoales their shoes way too narrow and roebpxes way too small - got burned time and again.

Stanislav S
5 out of 5 stars

July 10, 2021

Unbelievably Light

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 10"

The crocs of cycling shoes. I got these because my high end Bontrager shoes with full carbon soles were feeling too tight and causing my feet to fall asleep. To my surprise they were 100 grams lighter per pair than shoes that cost $100 more. I don?t understand that. Plus the bottom has way more rubber for grip. So far the only negative is the laces are run through cloth instead of a plastic guide which makes it a little harder to get them tight. And the boa can go tighter one click at a time but not looser one click at a time. But that?s just nitpicking. My size 43s were 300grams each. Usually I ride a size 42.5 but in these I had to order a 43.

Tanner R
1 out of 5 stars

June 19, 2021

wide is not wide enough

I returned this product before using it

shoes not wide enough...also, shoe tighening mechanism could easily be caught on brush along a narrow trail


Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

June 8, 2021

one big weakness

I've used it several times

The boa tensioning cable is routed through webbing instead of plastic routing guides (plastic guides have much less friction). This makes it VERY difficult to get the shoe tight enough. Wish I would of been aware of this before I purchased. Other than that, it seems to be a good shoe.

Greg W

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

May 2, 2021

Schmano XC3

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
11 W (US)
5' 8"

Great shoe! Extremely comfortable. When I ordered, I was hesitant due to size for wide foot however, it was a perfect fit.

Robert E