Shimano XC5 shoes review

Shimano XC5 shoes review

The resurgence of lace-up cycling shoes continues with Shimano’s XC5, a shoe with a grippy sole, aimed at off-road riding, but with obvious appeal to commuters too. 2019's top 5 pro road shoes Top 5 custom road shoes at the Tour de France My pair of size 45s weighed 664g, including the laces, and considering their generously chunky rubber sole, that’s very good. Textured synthetic leather with heaps of perforations and a huge reflective heel panel ensure the uppers are comfortable and practical, and a welded toe protector prevents scuffing the shoe’s leading edge. The heel cup is only partly reinforced, but is well padded for great retention, and the tongue has minimal bulk but enough integrity to resist pressure from the laces. Sizing up by half a size is recommended, as the XC5s are a little more snug than equivalent Shimano shoes Shimano’s Dynalast sole is carbon-reinforced in its ...

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