From the future of function.
Sometimes, we admire boldly functional products whose engineers had more say in the final result than the designers. We're happy to give up a bit of flash for truly useful gear, and one such example of such a worthy trade-off is the new Shimano SH-M200 Shoes. Combining the low weight and efficiency of an XC shoe with the sturdy construction of an AM shoe, they're not going to win any fashion contracts — unless it's with a squad of some sort of cyborg biker-cops — but they're going to do an amazing job of protecting your feet and keeping you going when you're charging big lines.
The M200s are unabashedly focused on the needs of all-mountain riders. Their uppers are made of a blend of tough synthetic leather and multi-layered, breathable polyester mesh details for excellent ventilation. The upper's speed-lacing closure gets covered by a hook-and-loop panel for extra protection for the top of your feet and additional sealing out of mud, dirt, puddles, or whatever else. The inside cuff of each shoe's collar is buttressed with an ankle guard to protect from bashes or rubbing against a crank arm. The dual-density insole and Shimano's Volume+ last equate to support underfoot along with a relatively high-volume toe box for excellent comfort in the forefoot. The Torbal carbon-reinforced midsole allows natural rider "flow" motion during intense downhill riding, according to Shimano, yet the sole is stiff enough (an eight on Shimano's 1-10 scale) for XC-like pedaling efficiency. Finally, the variable-density rubber outsole is lugged for aggressive traction but its lower profile means that walking on slick surfaces isn't awkward.
- Uppers made with synthetic leather and polyester
- Ankle guards
- Speed-lacing closure
- Torbal carbon-reinforced midsoles
- Variable-density rubber outsoles
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Comfort, Performance, Great Value
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I got this to replace a thrashed pair of old shimano spd shoes. Fit is good (medium volume foot--I don't seem to have issues getting a decent fit with shoes) and true to size in my estimation. These have become my all-around dirt riding shoes--basically all my trail rides and now even bikepacking. They have enough flex and cleat coverage that I can walk comfortably in camp or into a convenience store when out for several days and resupplying. A word of warning--in trying on sizes in the store, I pulled a quick lace right off... In use, I generally only ever adjust the quick lace system if I'm doing something dramatically different for socks (heavy wool for cool weather vs thin in summer) as the main ratchet strap buckle provides all I need to secure these. I like them so much, I bought a 2nd pair in another color when in Europe this summer. My other spds are sitting unloved...
Is this shoe available to order in the wide type ? If so, how do I go about doing so ?
They don't, I had to return and purchase the wide version somewhere else
Yes it is, here is a link:
Quick lace up under the velcro flap allows for a secure fit.
Super Solid Performer
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 45
I have Biked with these shoes several times now and I am thrilled with these babies. When snapped in they feel awesome, cool design with the flap over the pull string and then the ratchet strap. I ride the finger lake region of New York so often I have to grab the bike and walk on rocks to cross ravines and the footing I get with these over my last pair is night and day. Its too early to discuss the long term durability, but I am thrilled with performance so far and I bought this pair from BC for less than 150 skins?.
Quick pull lacing under the main flap allows for easy adjustment.
Any idea if they will be coming out with wide sizes in the near future?
These shoes have a Volume + last which is slightly wider in the toe box than their standard xc last. It is still not as wide as an E though. The Backcountry return policy is top notch so if they do not fit you can send them back. Hope this helps.