Shimano M57 Zillaroid Shoes

3.5/5 (4 Reviews)


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Shimano M57 Zillaroid


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Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Jeff Graham a Cross-Country Rider from Somerville, NJ

Date Reviewed: September 7, 1999

Strengths:    
Normal looking
fairly light
velcro strap for added tension


Weaknesses:    
sole is litterally falling off of one.
insoles are paper thin
tred could be a bit more aggressive


Bottom Line:   
Looks only go so far and there is no way I am going to put up with spending $100 on a shoe and have them fall apart in 3 months. I will take them back today to where I bought them and try a different brand. This is not what I have come to expect from Shimano.

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Favorite Trail:   
Tsali

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
old shimano blue with 3 velcro staps


Bike Setup:   
ProFlex 855

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Kevin S a Cross-Country Rider from Venice, CA

Date Reviewed: June 7, 1999

Strengths:    
Ankle support. Lighter than most other shoes in its class. They look like real shoes instead of colorful ballet slippers.


Weaknesses:    
Uncomfortable insole. Wish they were a little stiffer.


Bottom Line:   
Some times, no matter how good you are, you'll be hiking with a big 25 pound thing on your shoulder. Without fail, those times will be over steep, sketchy terrain that would put a hiking boot to the test. Other times, you might just wanna get off your bike and climb up a rock to check out the view. The bottom line is that most mountain biking shoes on the market are only good for racing, but 99.99% of the time, I ain't racing. Excellent shoes for when I'm not. Detract one pepper for the horrible insole.

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Favorite Trail:   
Rock Creek

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Nike, Shimano


Bike Setup:   
It's red, white, and blue.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by David Parkinson a Cross-Country Rider from Preston, Lancashire, England

Date Reviewed: May 25, 1999

Strengths:    
Good ankle protection and
reasonable stability
compaired to race shoes
cambrelle lining
Good looks


Weaknesses:    
That squishy heel
Sole wears out faster than I would like


Bottom Line:   
Here in the UK the riding can be, how can I put this, rather damp. In the winter I would usually revert back to clips and straps with a big pair of walking boots beacause the dominators were absolutely freezing when wet.
One of the first things I noticed about these shoes is how good they are to walk with compaired to other SPD type shoes they are stiffer than the MO56s and more walking orientated than the dominators beacause of their curved forefoot. If you wanted to I am sure that you could race with these shoes but the ventelation will probably let you down in hot weather.
Now, for that heel. It is, in its defence very good when walking along on level ground and is noticably more confortable than many other designs. However if you ever run, traverse across steeply sloping ground or play football (?!?) in these shoes then there is noticeable squishing of the heel which is very worrying aat first and feels like the heel isn't attached to the rest of the shoe properly.
Overall though for my money and for the wet, wild and windy trail conditions here in the UK these shoes seem to have struck the balance between on/off bike performace and also looks much better than any others at this price point.

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Favorite Trail:   
Hornby road, bowland forest

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Sidi Dominator
shimano MO56


Bike Setup:   
Old M525 SPD pedals
Single release cleats

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Lance a Cross-Country Rider from Santa Barbara, CA

Date Reviewed: May 1, 1999

Strengths:    
Moderate Stiffness.
Comfy yet functional.
Good looks.


Weaknesses:    
Heavier than race-oriented shoes.


Bottom Line:   
I realize that shoe preference is a very subjective thing, but if you're looking for a pair of very functional shoes with cool casual looks, try the M57's ($90 at my LBS). I think of these as performance non-racing shoes. The M57 isn't as stiff as more traditional shoes like the Diadora Jalapeno (you can portage over most terrain comfortably) but it also isn't as mushy as the Nike Air Amasa or Shimano's M35. I think the last used on the M57 will fit many people, unlike Nike's typically narrow fit. I had just a little heel lift on one shoe while walking, but it wasn't noticeable while riding - a nice snug fit. The M57 comes with a lace strap and the loop at the back of the shoe has a little relective stiching for those after-sunset rides. The lowish midtop keeps scree from getting in your shoes but is still comfy around the ankle. I've been using these shoes with a pair of M545 pedals for about 6 weeks now and so far, I've been very pleased.

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Favorite Trail:   
Little Pine

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Cannondale C-Sole.
Diadora Jalapeno II.
Nike Amasa.
Nike Inyo.
Shimano M35 Megagam
Specialized Sport ATB.



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