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Shimano SH-XC70 Shoes - Men's

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The SH-XC70 might not share the XC90's high-grade carbon sole, but it does have the same thermo-formable insole and other Shimano Shoe technologies that make a gram-penalty easy to stomach. But that drawback is only around ten grams, and the difference in price between these two keeps more heft in the ol' pocket book.

This shoe is intended for competition and comes with Shimano's XC Race outsole that is low-profile and reinforced with carbon fiber. Furthering power transfer are hook-and-loop straps that feature an asymmetric layout to control the shoes' internal volume. The broad, angular, and offset design makes adjustments simple when on the saddle.

Controlling the overall tightness and security is a Shimano micro-adjust, ratcheting buckle that allows incremental adjustments. The three straps are part of Shimano's Dynalast last design, which addresses the entire shape and structure, including the customizable, heat-moldable insoles. This system allows you to conform the insoles to your feet, creating secure and comfortable fit throughout.

The XC70 is constructed from a stretch-resistant, synthetic leather that's durable for the demands of mountain biking. To keep your feet cool, Shimano placed ultralight open mesh at the points of ventilation.

The Shimano SH-XC70 Shoes are available in whole and half sizes from 38.0 to 48.0 and in the color Black.

  • Carbon fiber outsole
  • Thermo-formable insole
  • Asymmetrical hook-and-loop fasteners
  • Micro-adjust ratcheting buckle
  • Scratch-resistant synthetic leather
  • Ultralight open mesh panels

Tech Specs

Upper Material:
synthetic leather
X Strap
XC Race
Cleat Compatibility:
2-hole MTB
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart


Cycling Shoes
  35 4.5
4 36 5
4.5 37 5.5
5/5.5 37.5  
5/5.5 38 6.5
5.5 38.5  
5.5/6 39 7/7.5
6 39.5  
6.5 40 7.5/8
7/7.5 40.5  
7.5 41 8.5
8 41.5  
8.5 42 9.5
8.5/9 42.5  
9 43 10.5
9/9.5 43.5  
9.5 44 11
10 44.5  
10.5 45  
11 45.5  
11/11.5 46  
11.5 46.5  
12 47  
12.5 48  

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My SH-M225E shoes have been awesome. Only now, after almost 10 years of reliable service, mainly in my daily road-bike commute through hilly suburbs and over city streets and bike paths, are they beginning to fall apart. The combination of stiff carbon soles and good "walkability" has been perfect for me.
Would the XC70s be a good replacement? Many online reviews suggest durability issues with these shoes and, although Shimano appears to be skimping on the carbon fiber (compared to the top-of-the-line XC90 model), people do not seem to like walking in these shoes either. The price tag makes me wonder if I should try to squeeze a few more years out of my M225s.

Not tough enough.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 42

Great fit, great for wide feet. Awesome power transfer. That is what you always expect from Shimano Shoes. The beef I got with these shoes is they were not meant to be walked on off trail no matter what. My shoes got totally chewed up on Nevada type rocky terrain and gravel withing 3 weeks of owning them. I have since bought the cheaper 99.00 trail shoe version and they have lasted over 4 months with no visible damage. These are strict raced day shoes and I do not recommend blowing 250.00 plus for these if you want to train on them.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Just hit 7,000 miles of mtb, dh, road, cross and they're still great. I have wider feet but the standards fit like a glove once worn in. Waiting for a nice sale for a replacement pair!

Shimano's website indicates these are...

Shimano's website indicates these are available in a wide version. Do you carry that? If not, can you!

Hey brep540444,

I am sorry I cannot find a sku built for the wide variant of the mens Shimano SH-XC70 Shoes at this time. So I cannot say whether we will be bringing them in or not. But at this time we do not have any on hand. Sorry about that.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have had these shoes about a month now. I really like them, but they are not perfect for my trails. They are very comfortable (heat molded at the LBS), are well constructed and look good. I feel really connected to the petals, and the soles are quite stiff. Believe the marketing, the straps really do help on the upstroke. The grippy material in the heal cup does keep your foot in there, too. I would say the fit is pretty snug (I have a medium width size 10 and I am happy with the 44), but not small for size. Walking off the bike is awkward, as carbon soles normally are. These are definitely made for someone riding smoother trails than Phoenix or Flagstaff. I have noticed that the sole is getting chewed up by the rocks. I am now tiptoeing around if I have to get off the bike. One meeting with a rock in Flag almost took off the stud cover and pulled the toe cap away from the front vent (which surprisingly adds unexpected air to your foot). Rider error, but these are not meant to take a beating. My other gripe is you need to keep these in the garage. Don't even think about walking on tile or wood floors as the SPD cleat scrapes the ground. I like them enough to keep, but now I think I need a more enduro type shoe as a backup.


Who walks on tile or wood floors in their bike shoes?

People that forget things in the house before a ride. I guess not you...

I would agree that's a pretty bad idea to walk on wood floors in any bike shoe and I forget things pretty much every time I ride. If I'm driving to the start, I bring sandals or slippers to wear. Also, Flagstaff isn't the only place where they have rocky technical sections on Mtb trails, so that worries me. Would you say the shoes are wider than other shoes you've worn? I am most concerned about the toe box.