Shimano SH-MA80 Shoes

4.22/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Durable and lightweight rubber sole
  • Stretch resistant polyurethane-coated upper
  • Designed for recreational and fitness cycling


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Discoveryellow a Cross Country Rider from Syracuse, NY

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2011

Strengths:    Durable, inexpensive, well fitting, GREAT ENTRY LEVEL SPD

Weaknesses:    Not as solid grip around the foot as some other shoes, heel can be less tight on some riders (not my case).

Bottom Line:   
I just wanted to get a new shoes from Shimano as my MA80 worn out after 5 years of use but the new Shimano are SMALLER TIGHTER FIT: my size is too small and one size up are huge.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   online


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by drool a Weekend Warrior from Carnation, Wa

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2008

Strengths:    Fit me perfectly. Mesh upper provides good venting for summer riding.

Weaknesses:    Mesh upper lets in water and sand.....the price you pay for the nice venting.

Bottom Line:   
These are my primary summer riding shoes. They are not suitable for cool weather riding so be prepared to buy winter shoes (I have Answer Kashmirs) if you buy these.

I like them enough that when I saw them on sale on the internets for cheap I bought another pair for when the first pair wears out.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $75.00


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by baggio a Weekend Warrior from indonesia

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2008

Strengths:    Venting is great, i have no problem with it

Bottom Line:   
excellent for recreational, touring and commuting riding.

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Favorite Trail:   backyard

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   adi mitra

Bike Setup:   khs alite 3000 singlespeed

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt Bogosian a Weekend Warrior from Nashville, TN

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2006

Strengths:    Comfortable. Affordable. Good Looking. Efficent

Weaknesses:    Not a very aggressive cleat

Bottom Line:   
These shoes have been great. I believe my old ones fit wrong so these feel awesome compared to them. I MTN bike about once a week during the season and these are sufficient for what I do.

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Favorite Trail:   Lock 4

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Suck Creek Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Shimano MT-40

Bike Setup:   2004 Jekyll 600 Disc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from Greensburg, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2006

Strengths:    Very comfortable shoe with plenty of room for your toes.

Weaknesses:    This shoe is designed as a recreational/fitness shoe and as such does not have a very agressive tread pattern.

Bottom Line:   
This is an excellent shoe for commuting, touring, and recreational riding. Many shoes I tried did not have a wide enough toe box to be comfortable. These shoes are very comfortable and are sized accurately. I highly recommend these for everything but extreme off-road cycling where a more agressive tread would be in order.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar.com

Bike Setup:   29er used for everything

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Brian a Weekend Warrior from Manchester, MO

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2006

Strengths:    Venting is great, they work well.

Weaknesses:    The cost is high to me. Even though they are "cheap" compared to what else is on the market, I still felt $75 was a LOT of money to spend on a simple pair of shoes.

Bottom Line:   
I have to rate these low on the Value rating due to what I consider to be a high cost. Unfortunately, I didn't see any cheaper options out there that carried this same brand reputation. $75 seems like a lot to spend on an entry level shoe if you ask me. They fit fine, although they make my size 12 feet look like aircraft carriers they are so long. I really like the venting on the top. Prior to getting my new pedals, I just wore tennis shoes and my feet never got well ventilated on a ride. I have no complaints with the functionality, these shoes worked great. I just wished they didn't cost so much.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Trek Store in Manchester, MO

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Trek 4500 bone stock except for Shimano PD-M520 pedals.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Michel a Cross Country Rider from Montreal

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2006

Strengths:    Light, durable, easy to put on, dries quick, doesn't stink, ok to walk in

Weaknesses:    Ugly, gets wet inside in rain and even after walking on a wet grass. Not quite right pedaling angle, at least for me.

Bottom Line:   
A good pair of shoes for a beginner. You get what you pay for, and this product is considered to be a good buy. Want something better and performant... will have to pay more.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $90.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Erik Enge a Weekend Warrior from Snellville, GA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2006

Strengths:    Light, comfortable.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Very comfortable on my foot, no hot spots. Very light and so far durable. I use the Shimano PD-520 pedals and the shoes work as well as I would've imagined them working. Very happy with this purchase so far.

No problems clipping in and out.

The shoes are really easy to walk around with and wouldn't be a problem if you break down in the middle of the woods and have to hike back a few miles.

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Favorite Trail:   Yellow River

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Sun & Ski Sports @ Discover Mills, Georgia

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Raleigh Mojave 2.0

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by david Hampton a Cross Country Rider from Kannapolis, nc usa

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2006

Strengths:    Price, Comfort

Weaknesses:    None to this point

Bottom Line:   
A good shoe for the money. Raced the first day in use with no problems break in etc. not an issue

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Favorite Trail:   North Meck Charlotte, NC

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Sun & Ski Sports

Bike Setup:   Kona Kikapu Deluxe

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