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From the peloton to your feet.

It's inevitable, the more that you ride, the faster that you'll wear out cleats. And, if you're running Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 pedals, you're going to need the Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Cleats for their replacement.

Featured here are the Dura-Ace 9000 Blue cleats. These cleats have one degree of float, which is relatively new for Shimano. Historically, both six degree and fixed cleats have been available, with the one degree cleats reserved only for Shimano's pro riders. The one degree cleats provide an added degree of comfort over the fixed cleats, without any loss in efficiency. Additionally, the one degree cleats pivot from the center, rather than the foremost hook, which mirrors your body's movements on the bike. Like previous iterations, they feature a wide base for a positive connection with the pedal, and the direct power transfer you'd expect from Dura-Ace.

The Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Cleats are available with +/- 1 degree of float and in the color Blue.

  • Cleats keep you locked into your Dura-Ace 9000 pedals
  • One-degree float gives you maximum pedal efficiency
  • Compatible with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 pedals
Tech SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
[+/-1] 1°
Shimano Dura-Ace PD-9000 Pedals
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Actual Weight

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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Big jump up from Yellow cleats!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

What most folks don't know is...
the Shimano Blue and Red cleats have a 'round' toe cleat, as compared to the Yellow cleats 'straight' toe piece, look carefully on the sides of the toe cleat, just down from the tip and you can see the difference. That's mainly why the Blue cleats have so much less float than the Yellow cleats, and the Red basically have no float. Look at video's of current Pro riders, many use yellow, some use blue, everyone likes what they like. If you're a bit older, not necessarily just a 'beginner, the yellow offer a bit more float for your knee joints...I used Yellow cleats since they came out, swapped to blue for a few years, going back to yellow now that I'm an "Age group" rider & racer, over 49 yrs. old...
and nearly all newer Shimano SPD-SL road cleats work in all their road SPD-SL pedals (Dura-Ace R9100, 9000, & 7810, Ultegra R8000 & 6620, 105 R7000, Tiagra R550, even the Shimano PD-R540...).

New to Shimano pedals

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You know how it is, always thinking what might eek a bit more performance. For years, I've used speed play pedals and appreciated the fluidity and ease of enter and release. So, one day, I'm imagining that perhaps there's a small amount of energy transfer lost in the process, so, how 'bout trying a wider platform and firm grip of Shimano DuraAce pedals? Well, I'm not sure if that's achieved, but what I do notice is a firmer sensation in the pedals and the trade off seems to be a stiffer enter and release. I need to pay attention to this! -- Even though I've backed off the adjustment screw on the Shimano pedals. Generally, I'm sticking with these pedals, but on the relaxed 'putting in the miles' type rides, an easier enter/release system has it's peace of mind advantages.

I'm a Blue Guy

    What's to say . . . if you like a little float and have Shimano Pedals these are for you. I bought a new pair of shoes so I needed cleats. The cleats on my old shoes are still good, so these are not a replacement. You Tube Videos to help fit the cleat to the shoe -- very important with Blue Cleats.

    Great Cleats!!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have ridden the yellow cleats for years. I always thought that they hat too much play in them. I switch over to these and all that play is gone and I feel much more secure on the pedal. These cleats are less forgiving if the mis-aligned, but perfect once you get them aligned. Took me a few short rides with an allen wrench to get them perfect, but well worth it.

    Great cleats

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Excellent choice to go from the yellow, i feel the floating on the yellow may cause you some instability and produce some knee pains, this one is a lot better

    no more yellow for me

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I got these after years on the yellow-tabbed cleats mainly because I felt the float on the yellow cleats felt sloppy. I haven't looked back since going to theses, which Shimano says give +/-1 degree, although it's probably a little more than that.

    The secure feel on descents and standing to sprint is definitely worth it to me. As another reviewer said, I think that people new to clipless pedals should go with yellow, but if you think you might like reduced play in your pedal, give these a try.

    No complaints.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I use the blue cleats for less play but the yellow cleats should be the starting point for beginners. These work as intended and fit well with my Ultegra pedals. I put over 500 miles on these in just a couple of months and they have held up well.

    Great cleat option

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I use these with Ultegra 6800 pedals. In fact I did an even swap with my LBS exchanging the yellow ones that come with the pedals for blue cleats. As they are somewhat restricted in movement, I would recommend getting a cleat fitting.

    I switched to SPD-SL from Look because the gray cleats develop a lot of play quickly and allowed my knees to adopt strange angles. This minimal float cleat has been the perfect solution. Excellent power transfer, no significant loss of power over fixed cleats but I can ride for hours on end in total comfort. Great wide platform too. I have not had any issues with cleat wear affecting the amount of float, although I do notice that a new pair of these require more effort to clip in, so there is a bit of a break-in period for these. Or you can start with the spring tension on the pedals looser and tighten it up as the cleats break in. I have these on both my summer and winter shoes and could not be happier. Over 2000mi with this pedal/cleat combo and extremely satisfied.

    Unanswered Question

    Will these work with Garmin Vector pedals?

    Perfect For Me

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Like other reviewers, I made the switch to these from the yellow/6 degree pedals. Those yellows were just way too floaty for me, like I was standing in a bowl of grease or something. So far with these, I'm locked in enough to feel comfortably stable but there's just enough play to get good foot positioning.

    Just to be sure, they work with Ultegra pedals? I want to try these.

    Yup. I swapped my Yellow ones for the Blue before using them and are extremely happy with the blue cleats. Definitely recommend getting a cleat fitting before using them, and then your knees will track perfectly with just a little bit of play to prevent issues.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I switched from yellow to blue... and i am extremely happy with the switch. The first ride was a bit different as i did not have really any room for my foot to move around. All in all i like the more aggressive/ steady feel. I've only used the blue ones about 6 times at this point. Will updated on how the pads wear in a month or two.

    Glad I Switched from Yellow to Blue

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Like the less degrees of float. I don't walk around on these much except to take bike out and in and maybe a stop on the weekly century. I except the plastic to wear and have not experienced it falling off in large chunks.

    wear fast

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    What can I say about such a basic product? If you have SPD-SL pedals, you need SPD-SL cleats. I've tried both the blue and yellow over the years. I prefer the blue. The yellow ones move too much. I haven't tried the red and don't think I'll ever will. The colored plastic parts break off very easily. I've used mine for 3 or 4 workouts on a stationary trainer in my living room before the blue plastic part broke off. I have only walked around in the house to get my computer, towel, water, got on the bike. Darn Shimano. Why can't this be made more durable?

    Great cleat

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Went from Speedplays to these due to giving more of a base for transfer of power to the road. Has been a great experience in my everyday rides and racing!

    Good to Go

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have been riding/racing for a while and these cleats and setup to me offer the best of both worlds. I used to race with toe straps, then the look black(fixed) and red(9 degree) float cleats, Shimano SPD and now the Shimano Dura Ace pedal cleats. The reason I like these is that i don't like all the movement of floating cleats but getting the correct positing with fixed cleat takes some work. This 1-2 degree of float with these Dura Ace blue cleats is perfect to me and the quality of the cleats is Shimano grade and am happy with. I have had for a week and 5 rides and no issues so far with walking tabs falling off. Couldn't be happier and will follow up after a month.

    I understand that the if you have 105...

    I understand that the if you have 105 pedals, you could still use DA cleats. What is the difference in terms of weight?

    thank you


    The weight difference in the cleat is fairly negligable. The real weight savings will come in the pedals themselves. 105 level SPD SL pedals come in at 285g and Dura Ace weigh 250g.

    Can I use these cleats on a R088 shoe to...

    Can I use these cleats on a R088 shoe to ride on D9000 pedals? Thanks,

    Yes, that would work perfectly.

    Do these cleats only work with the DA...

    Do these cleats only work with the DA pedals? Since both the zero degree & +/- 6 degree fit Shimano's other SPD SL pedals, I have to assume that these do, too, but it's not specified here. Please advise. Thanks!

    Sorry Davin, I should have elaborated a little more. Yes, they work with other SPD SL pedals not just the DA 9k.