Shimano SH-M161G Shoes

3.9/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $106.99


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Product Description

Shimano SH-M161G MTB Cycling Shoe is a rugged mountain shoe that is also very good looking. This rock solid shoe keeps your feet well in position with 2 vecro closure up front and strap buckle on top. Hard rubber armor pieces are placed all around the sho


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by rsd01 a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, CA

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2011

Strengths:    Comfortable, Stiff

Weaknesses:    Price. Buckle sometimes gets jammed with dirt.

Bottom Line:   
The shoes are expensive, but I love them so much I'm putting some SPD pedals on my road bike. You can walk up steep hills, climb over boulders, or just walk indoors without slipping or feeling awkward. My feet don't feel numb after long rides. Just buy the shoes.

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Favorite Trail:   Penasquitos Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F4 with Shimano XT (PD-M780) Pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by grant191 a Weekend Warrior from st louis mo

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2011

Strengths:    good soles with great traction, strong velcro and clip closure, very comfortable

Weaknesses:    a little heavy for the price you pay

Bottom Line:   
good all around shoe for the beginner to advanced single tracker. work very well with my shimano spd 540 pedals

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Favorite Trail:   matson hill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   giant warp ds3

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Keisersoze a Weekend Warrior from Calgary

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2011

Strengths:    Good fit, breathable, looks good.

Weaknesses:    Did not fit Shimano pedals.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these shoes because they fit me well and were a reasonable price. However, it was impossible to clip the shoes into my Shimano M530 pedals even when set to the looses setting. Why does a Shimano shoe not fit into Shimano pedals? I brought it to my local bike shop and it turned out that the higher areas of the shoe to the left and right of the cleats were the culprits. After shaving off some of the rubber the shoe now clips in without trouble. Would have given this shoe a higher rating if it wasn't for this major issue.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Blur Ltc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kingsalami a Weekend Warrior from OKC, OK

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2011

Strengths:    Comfortable
Stiff
Excellent traction!!
Great balance between protection & breathability


Bottom Line:   
I finally found a MTB shoe that offers some grip when you're off the bike. I can't understand why shoe designers make the majority of off road shoes with friggin' plastic cleats! Zero traction on rocks & wet surfaces. The rubber soles on these offer great traction.
These shoes are an excellent fit for medium to narrow feet. They cinch down very effectively with tha ratchet mechanism & have a relatively stiff sole. SInce I've got prety narrow feet, I used a set of relatively thick Superfeet insoles in mine - very comfy on multi-hour rides. They also have rubber "armor" on the sides to ward off damage from high speed impacts w/ roots & rocks.
I tried on a whole bunch of mtb shoes to replace my trusty old Nikes, and these were the right choice for me.

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Favorite Trail:   Roman Nose

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Old Nike full grain leather cycling shoes - indestructable tanks!

Bike Setup:   N/A

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by crosscountryracer137 a Cross Country Rider from Monterey, CA

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2011

Strengths:    Stiff sole, light weight,very durable, and great looking

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Very great shoe, would definately reccomend it to a friend.

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Ord

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Shimano M86

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic 2010

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by STRATMAN a Weekend Warrior from Fenton Mo usa

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2011

Strengths:    Sturdy construction with a thick stiff sole

Weaknesses:    This a very HEAVY shoe. I was surprised given the price. The low end Shimano weighs much less. The wrench needed to change the spikes was not included in the box.

Bottom Line:   
I was dissapointed

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Favorite Trail:   Castlewood

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $115.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Other Shimano

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Paragon 29er and no-suspension Sepcialized Hardrock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cyclocrosser500 a Racer from San Francisco, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2011

Strengths:    Good light weight shoe

Weaknesses:    Got The m161W which does not have the Carbon soul plate, a little disappointed

Bottom Line:   
Great shoe for cyclocross, single track,and any non super technical stuff(that all I have done)

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Favorite Trail:   Railroad grade, MT. Tam

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $118.00

Purchased At:   Pro Bike Kit

Similar Products Used:   Sidi Dominators 5, Mavics

Bike Setup:   Canodale XTJ cross bike, with Shimano ultegra, and mavic Kersyums

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Cpike a Weekend Warrior from Woodland Hills, CA

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2010

Strengths:    Easy to get clipped into and out of your pedal

Weaknesses:    None found yet

Bottom Line:   
Awesome shoe. I have wide Flintstone feet and my last shoes cramped them up. These are very comfortable

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Favorite Trail:   Chesebro Cyn

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Shimano M86

Bike Setup:   Giant Trance dual suspension

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brett Houser a Cross Country Rider from Long Beach, Ca USA

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2010

Strengths:    Stiff Sole, light weight, & good looking.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I've only have used these shoes on two rides (two epic rides in Big Bear, Ca) and they seem to be just fine. On the second ride my pinky toe on the left foot became somewhat "hot." I believe I still need to break them in. A sturdy shoe for a decent price! I normally wear a size 11 shoe, but I had to go a half size smaller..10.5.

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Favorite Trail:   All

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Jax's (Long Beach)

Similar Products Used:   Sidi

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher 23" HiFi Pro 29er (2010)..Full XT, Juicy 7 Disc Brakes,WTB tires, Thomson seat post, Monkey EA 70 Handle Bars.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by koNaduDe a Weekend Warrior from Earth

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2010

Strengths:    Feels comfortable, very stiff sole, looks good

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
Good value for money, much stiffer than my earlier pairs of SPD shoes.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Northwave, Shimano M-86L

Bike Setup:   Kona Kula Supreme, XTR and XT setup

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