Shimano SH-M034 Shoes

3.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $65.00

Product Description

The SH-M034 shoe from Shimano is a lace-up shoe that's ideal for recreational and fitness riding where it's important to be able to walk as well as ride.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Erik a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, CA

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2005

Strengths:    Very comfortable; reasonably stiff for a recreational/commuter shoe; very easy to walk in; lighter than other similar shoes and even many higher end shoes; you can drive your car in them, even a stick shift

Weaknesses:    None, considering their intended purpose.

Bottom Line:   
These are great shoes. I have used them on many epic 3hr+ rides and have no complaints. I have gone way past what these shoes are intended for, and am only now, after well over a year, looking to upgrade into a more serious XC shoe. Still, I will always wear these for casual rides or any ride with lots of hike-a-biking, because they are so easy to walk in and so comfortable. These were a great purchase.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Nothing similar, only road shoes. Try walking on tile floors in a pair of those...

Bike Setup:   Stock Stumjumper

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jordin Brown a Cross Country Rider from Ottawa, On, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2005

Strengths:    Comfortable, looks great for casual riding.

Weaknesses:    The lacing, Only in that the laces are threaded through leather folded straps. Three of the top straps have broken on me.

Bottom Line:   
This product would be awesome if the laces were threaded through conventional eyelets. Only because you have to have the shoes tighter than regular shoes and the leather isn't able to take the strain.

If you complain about weight with these shoes, you bought the wrong shoes. These are designed to be used as casual riding shoes that look good on or off the bike.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Fosters Sports

Bike Setup:   Marin Bolinas Ridge

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carlo a Weekend Warrior from Las Pinas

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2004

Strengths:    Looks great in jeans. The cleats are recessed enough to avoid the clicking sound when walking. Sturdy. Comfortable. The stow-away pocket for the laces is a great safety feature. Great for bike commuting.

Weaknesses:    No other color option available other than the beige/off-white. Since I commute to work, I wear these shoes in the office as well. Therefore, I have to keep them clean. The color isn't going to help.

Bottom Line:   
This pair will look great off and on the saddle. If you're looking for a great commuting and recreational off-road riding shoe, this is it. Fairly cheap yet sturdy. Don't rate this shoe along side the SIDIs or CARNACs. This pair isn't meant to be raced at pro-level.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $34.00

Purchased At:   Cartimar, Pasay

Similar Products Used:   Exustar E-SM420
Salomon Raidsport

Bike Setup:   Specialized hartail, Kenda Kharma 1.95s, Suntour XCP-95 fork, Shimano PD424 pedals

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben a Weekend Warrior from Houston, TX USA

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2004

Strengths:    Well made shoe, good quality at this price, appears very durable, attractive, good fit, firm platform.

Weaknesses:    Heavy (but most Shimanos are), breathability

Bottom Line:   
Great value, good looking, quite comfortable, neat pocket to hide laces, built to last, great pedal grip, firm platform and efficient power to the pedal. But toes get "tight" after a couple hours, heaviness is not a huge problem, but breathability on hot Texas days (85 degrees plus) on longer rides causes some sweatiness and foot cramping. It is hard to get one shoe that is good for all types of riding and any weather situations, but, the SH-M034 works for most conditions, it's a good deal at $49.

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Favorite Trail:   Buffalo Bayou

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   Tennis, Launch 661

Bike Setup:   Marin Bobcat, Shim Avio, Geax slicks

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mac a Weekend Warrior from Midwestern US

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2004

Strengths:    Apparently very sturdy and well made for a low-ish end shoe. The D-Pocket for the laces are a lifesaver. Laces are short and well made - a must for bike shoes (I know... I know... REAL bike shoes don't HAVE laces). The included waterproofing tape for the sole is super handy. Made for every type of riding you can think of (except of course - hard core road racing).

Weaknesses:    They're fairly heavy for a bike shoe. I was expecting something much lighter. Cleats not as recessed as I was hoping for. Perhaps I have the clips mounted improperly, but... they still click on the concrete when I walk. I was hoping for a recess enough that I could walk comfortably in them on pavement.

Bottom Line:   
Dude... for 60 bucks you get a well made, well designed and (fairly) attractive (albeit heavy) bike shoe. It's hard not to like them for that price.

Hard core enthusiast? Go pay 225 bucks for the high end.

Weekend Warrior who rides diverse terrains? You'll be okay.
Beginning or intermediate rider looking for a first shoe? You'll definately be okay.

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Favorite Trail:   Katy Trail From St. Chas To Augusta

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   LBS (gag)

Bike Setup:   Lemond Big Sky SL - Shimmy 105.

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