Shimano SH-XC50 Shoes

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $126.49

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Product Description

The Shimano SH-X50 Shoes don't need a fancy name to impress you. In fact, instead of picking a fancy name for the shoes, Shimano engineers focused on building a rock-solid mountain bike shoe at reasonable price. Starting with a fiberglass-reinforced nylon soleplate and multi-density rubber sole, Shimano tackled the fine line between grip, stiffness, and ever-so-important durability. Sturdy synthetic leather won't let a few tumbles and scrapes destroy the shoe's integrity, while the micro-adjust buckle and two extra-large hook-and-loop straps keep things tight and responsive. When cleaning the next hill simply isn't in the cards, you'll appreciate the ability to install studs so you can at least walk comfortably up the hill.Profile grooves with variable density and soft arch support for added stability when pedalingSuitable for Shimano SPD pedals

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by trailrider24 a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2013

Strengths:    very comfortable
well vented
good looking (if you don't hate the stormtrooper-ish look)
quite durable on the mountain
not slippery
quite light
very stiff
with 2 socks it's good in cold
doesn't get dirty as much as people think (because it is white)

Weaknesses:    sole wears a little fast on rocks
not so durable if it meets concrete
no half sizes for perfect fit
as most of the xc shoes, it's not for walking a mile in it

Bottom Line:   
I wanted to buy a Mavic Pulse at first but there wasn't any in the store where I wanted to buy, but I saw the XC50 for the same price.(€99) I read about this shoe on the net so I know it's a good shoe. It has to break in before it gets really comfortable, but it isn't uncomfortable until that. When I ride my bike I don't feel that I wear the shoe and my foot doesn't hurt when I take it off at home. Walking in it is not the best, but it's okay for like 200m. "Normal" mud drops out well, but clay mud stays in. Sole wears a little fast but I think it's because of the rocks I went over with it. Overall good shoe, capable of amateur and easier races and perfect for hobby usage. I can recommend it.

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Price Paid:    $99.00

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