Looking for some new kicks? For Shimano’s latest footwear crop, it seems like there’s something for everyone. From entry level shoes under $100, to mid-level shoes with high end tech, and wild colors for the premium RX8, there’s a lot to try on.

colorful Cactus Berry RX8

colorful Cactus Berry RX8

Easily the most striking pair of shoes in this release, the new ‘Cactus Berry’ RX8 gravel shoe is likely to be one of those love it or hate it affairs. According to Shimano’s Lifestyle Gear Product Manager, Jessie Gascon, “the inspiration for this colorful design came from a gravel ride near my house where I was blown away by the beauty of a Santa Rita Prickly Pear Cactus on the side of the trail.” The result is sure to stand out on the trail just like the cactus, and will be added as the third color option for the RX8 lineup starting this fall.

New RC3 & RC3W Road Shoes

New RC3 & RC3W Road Shoes

While fun colors of expensive shoes are always entertaining, entry level shoes packed with premium features can be just as exciting to the right buyer. The RC3 brings S-PHYRE tech down to just $120. That includes a seamless midsole, one-piece surround wrap composite upper, lower stack height, and Boa L6 dial.

• Integrated seamless midsole construction for optimal fit
• Low stack height for stability and power transfer
• Breathable synthetic leather composite upper
• Surround Wrap upper structure
• RC3 Men’s: Sizes 40-48, Colors: Black, White, Red
• RC3W Women’s: Size 36-44, Colors: Blue, White, Black
• Weight: 242g
• MSRP: $120

Updated RC1 & RC1W Road Shoes

Updated RC1 & RC1W Road Shoes

For an even more affordable shoe, the updated RC1 uses three velcro straps with their surround wrap upper for a great fit under $100.

• Surround Wrap upper
• Breathable synthetic leather and mesh upper
• Triple Velcro straps for adjustable fit
• RC1 Men’s Shoes: Sizes 40-48, Black, Navy, Yellow
• RC1W Women’s Shoes: Sizes 36-44, Black, Navy
• Weight: 236g
• MSRP: $90

New TR5 & TR5W Triathlon Shoes

New TR5 & TR5W Triathlon Shoes

Tri-curious? The new TR5 carries classic tri-shoe features and is designed to be worn without socks and comes in at a mid level, $140 price point.

• Seamless midsole construction for optimal fit
• Breathable synthetic leather and mesh upper
• Double Velcro strap closure for easy access
• TR5 Men’s Shoes: Sizes 40-48, Color: White
• TR5W Women’s Shoes: Sizes 36-44, Color: White
• Weight: 250g
• MSRP: $140

Updated ME7 Mountain Enduro Race Shoes

Updated ME7 Mountain Enduro Race Shoes

On the mountain bike side, the ME7 is heavily updated with a new outsole, a new last design, and updated upper for a better fit. Now available in Volume+ and Volume+ Wide lasts, the shoe still uses a buckel and pull cord under lace cover combination for adjustment.

Updated ME7 Mountain Enduro Race Shoes

The outsole uses a new Michelin OCX3 rubber compound which has been redesigned for more grip and better stability.

• New Michelin OCX3 rubber outsole compound
• New Shimano Volume+ and Volume+ Wide lasts
• Updated upper design for secure fit
• Low profile buckle and quick lace closure
• Sizes 40-48, Colors Black and Olive
• Weight: 380g
• MSRP: $200

Updated ME5 Mountain Enduro Shoes

Updated ME5 Mountain Enduro Shoes

It’s asimilar story for the ME5, with a new rubber compound for the outsole and a new BOA lace layout for improved fit.

Updated ME5 Mountain Enduro Shoes

This shoe uses a Shimano rubber compound for the outsole which has been tweaked to improve grip.

• New high-grip Shimano rubber compound
• Secure ankle guard for protection
• BOA® L6 Dial with new lace layout
• Sizes 40-48, Colors: Black
• Weight: 352g
• MSRP: $160

New GR5 Gravity Shoes

New GR5 Gravity Shoes

For the flat pedal crowd, the new GR5 offers an entry level Shimano shoe with casual style.

New GR5 Gravity Shoes

The Shimano GR3 rubber outsole claims to be more durable, and the shoe check in at $110.

• New Shimano G3 high-grip rubber compound
• Synthetic leather and mesh upper
• Causal lace-up design
• Modern styling paired with premium performance
• Sizes 33-48, Colors: Black and Olive
• Weight: 400g
• Price: $110

New XC3 & XC3W XC Mountain Bike Shoes

New XC3 & XC3W XC Mountain Bike Shoes

New XC3 & XC3W XC Mountain Bike Shoes

Like the road side, the XC mountain bike side gets new affordable shoes with S-PHYRE technology. Essentially the XC version of the new RC3, the XC3 gets a surround wrapping synthetic leather composite upper for an improved fit, and the updated midsole with lower stack height.

• Low stack height for stability and power transfer
• Breathable synthetic leather composite upper
• Surround wrapper upper structure
• BOA L6 closure system
• RC3 Men’s: Sizes 40-52, Colors: Black, Blue
• RC3W Women’s: Size 36-44, Colors: Black
• Weight: 310g
• MSRP: $120

Updated XC1 & XC1W Mountain Bike Shoes

Updated XC1 & XC1W Mountain Bike Shoes

Last, we have the MTB version of the RC1. Again, a three velcro strap design with a new synthetic leather and mesh upper for comfort. These get the same rubber outsole as the XC3, and are priced at $90.

  • Surround wrapper upper for wide range of foot shapes
  • Breathable synthetic leather and mesh upper
  • Triple Velcro straps for adjustable fit
  • XC1 Men’s Shoes: Sizes 40-48, Colors: Black, Red
  • XC1W Women’s Shoes: Sizes 36-44, Colors: Black
  • Weight: 300g
  • MSRP: $90

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Their flat pedal shoes are awesome, have the existing GR500’s and some GR7’s for trail riding, they rip and grip real good 🙂

  2. None of the articles on these new shoes seem to mention it, but the XC3 mid range XC race shoe is the first time I have ever seen that sort of “mid-mount” single Boa closure. Usually you either see twin dial Boa, or single Boa mounted at the top, either with or without a supplemental velcro strap at the forefoot. I personally like the idea of multiple closures to adjust each zone independently, but if going the single Boa route, I can actually see this sort of mid-mount as potentially being superior in terms of tightening the whole circuit evenly, as with the Boa at one end of the circuit there are inevitably friction losses by the time you get to the other end. I’d like to try a pair of these on to see how they work in practice.

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