Closure: ratchet strap, hook-and-loop
Upper Material: synthetic leather
Recommended Use: cycling
Sole: carbon reinforced
Cleat Compatibility: two-hole mountain
Seventy dollars separates the SH-XC61 Shoes from the next up in Shimano's line of race-worthy and highly respected
cross-country kicks. That difference boils down to Shimano's custom-moldable technology, which means the SH-XC61s still
feature a carbon-reinforced outsole, the Dynalast system, a synthetic leather upper, and polyurethane traction lugs.
Intended for competition and recreational use alike, the SH-XC61 uses Shimano's XC Race outsole that is low-profile and
reinforced with carbon fiber. This translates to excellent support and power transfer, which is further enhanced by
hook-and-loop straps in an asymmetrical layout to control internal volume. For overall tightness and security, Shimano's
micro-adjust, ratcheting buckle allows incremental changes, and its broad, angular, and offset design is easy to use on
the trail. The three straps are part of Shimano's Dynalast last, which addresses the entire shape and structure of the
foot for class-leading fit, comfort, and performance. This includes the synthetic leather uppers and the tongue's shape.
To keep your feet cool, Shimano placed ultralight open mesh at the points of ventilation. Shimano's SH-XC61 Shoes -
Men's come in either White or Black, and sizes range from 40 to 48.