Why We Like The XC702 Cycling Shoe
The XC702 is a race-ready shoe that's geared up with all of the performance features we could want or need. The carbon-reinforced midsole is the most important of these layers since it places the XC702 near the top of Shimano's stiffness hierarchy. This places the XC702 firmly into race-ready territory, with highly efficient power transfer and just a hint of forgiveness for increased utility when running over barriers or climbing steep embankments. Though it's not as stiff as the S-Phyre, the XC702 does feature a more robust complement of lugs, so it's better suited for navigating sloppy run-ups or trails on foot. The rubberized outsole also includes toe spike mounts for days when not even the lugs are enough. The upper is secured with 2 BOA L6 dials, letting you quickly dial in the fit.
- Super rigid, lightweight off-road racing shoes for maximum performance
- Perforated synthetic upper for a superior fit and cooling
- Rigid, lightweight carbon fiber reinforced midsole doesn't waste watts
- BOA L6 dials with Powerzone guide allow for quick micro-adjustments
- For the perfect fit, please take note that sizing runs small
- Item #SHIU1DZ
- Upper Material
- synthetic leather, mesh
- BOA L6 dials, Powerzone guide
- adaptable cup insole
- carbon fiber reinforced nylon
- ULTREAD rubber
- Cleat Compatibility
- Claimed Weight
- [single, size 42] 11.3oz
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
- cross-country, trail
4 based on 1 ratings
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April 24, 2022
Close but nope.
- I returned this product before using it
- Size Bought:
I wear a 44 in pretty much everything, so I got a 44. Pretty true to size, maybe a bit more narrow and a bit more long than some 44s, but nothing that would make me say that they run small or big. The fit is almost perfect. A roomy toe box that you can close up as much as you want. I was thinking that I finally found a new show for MTB and gravel. But then I tightened them down, and you have to tighten them fully to get the top strap to make contact. I have a high/big instep, so I avoided the XC701 that people were saying the top strap cut into there instep, top area. The 702 is changed slightly to make it softer on the tongue and top strap, but for me at least the problem is still there. The shoe otherwise fits so well that I was tempted to just ride it and hope it somehow breaks in, but I think that would just be wishful thinking.
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