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XC701 MTB Shoe

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Shimano’s XC701 MTB Shoe is an off-road racing shoe that balances comfort with performance. Its made of supple high-density synthetic leather that hugs and conforms to riders’ feet. Perforated ventilation throughout the shoe keeps things comfortably cool. For easy adjustment and a secure fit, this shoe is equipped with dual independent Boa® L6 dials and an adjustable powerzone wire guide. The optimized toe-spring section facilitates a smoother, more energy-efficient upstroke which helps reduce energy loss on long rides so there’s more in the tank for that final sprint to the line.

Features & Specs:

  • Rigid, lightweight carbon fiber reinforced midsole.
  • Supple high-density synthetic leather.
  • Perforated venting.
  • Dual independent Boa® L6 dials.
  • Dual-density rubber outsole with MICHELIN® high-traction, mud-shedding tread.
  • Comfort-performance balanced outsole stiffness.
  • Optimized, fatigue-fighting toe-spring section.
  • Combined fore and aft cleat-adjustment range of 22mm.
  • Reinforced spike mount; 18 mm spike option.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. Cleats may have been mounted leaving minor marks on the soles. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

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Width: Regular 


Cleat Compatibility: 2 Hole 

Black - 42

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCL01S42000 

Black - 43

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCL01S43000 

Black - 44

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCL01S44000 

Black - 45

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCL01S45000 

Black - 46

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCL01S46000 

Black - 47

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCL01S47000 

Black - 48

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCL01S48000 

Red - 42

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCR01S42000 

Red - 43

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCR01S43000 

Red - 44

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCR01S44000 

Red - 45

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCR01S45000 

Red - 46

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCR01S46000 

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Glad I'm back to Shimano!
by RdMtncyclist
Cycling Enthusiast
Mount Dora, FL

Had been using Shimano XC MTB shoes for over 10 years and decided to give a competitor try on someones recommendation. Wow was that a mistake! This is a great shoe for MTB & Gravel riding. Hard to beat Shimano's quality, comfort, performance and good looks. Don't see myself using another brand again.

Reviewed 11/15/2021
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Love 'em
by Greg D
Tijeras, NM
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Like these shoes so much that I bought a 2nd pair on sale. I'm a 9.5 in most shoes and wear a 44 in Shimano sizing (43.5 in Sidi's). The 701s are fairly light and reasonably stiff. Use them for both mtb and gravel. Doing a lot of multi-day epic bikepacking gravel rides this summer and my feet appreciate the large volume of these shoes, especially late in the day when our feet tend to swell. The Boa system works well once you get used to it. Shoes work well as camp slippers too allowing me not to carry extra shoes on extended rides. Keep 'em lose sitting in your tents vestibule then slide your feet in for that 2 a.m. pee while gazing at the wonderous Milky Way.

Insoles are pretty thin. Notice lots of dirt/sand getting in around my toes. Swapped in some green Super Feet insoles which helped a bunch with the dirt and still plenty of room inside.

Light. Stiff enough. Supple uppers.

Only downside is adjusting Boas in the winter with booties on is a challenge but thats true for any shoe.

Reviewed 8/10/2021
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Good value, good grip and good closure
by MTBRoadie
Cycling Enthusiast
Colorado Front Range

I am pleasantly surprised at the value and performance of these mtb shoes. They replaced my Mavic Crossmax SL Ultimates, which were trashed after 3 seasons and have become expensive.

These Shimano shoes were about half the price of the Mavic and, also on the plus side, have a more secure heel cup (at least for me). The boa system is great and easy. The grip works really well for hike-a-bike sections.

The only slight drawback is the shoe is more flexy compared to high-end XC shoes that I've used before (Mavic, Sidi), but that also explains why walking with these is easier.

Reviewed 12/3/2020
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Overall very good shoe
by nhmtnbkr
Cycling Enthusiast
Nashua, NH
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Overall this is a really good shoe. As it typical of Shimano shoes, fit and construction are excellent. Love the stiffness of the sole, which provides for excellent power transfer while mountain biking.

The midsole is well isolated from the cleats, so you don't feel them much when you're pedaling hard or riding long days, and the shoe flexes enough for scrambling.

So far in the few months I've had them, the Michelin tread is proving very durable in my times having to scramble in our rocky and rooty New England terrain.

If there's an area that this shoe can be said to fall short, it would be the lack of more robust toe lugs. I'd have preferred the either had a fixed lug in the screw-in toe spike spot, or at least included better screw-in toe spike there, since the spike is very shallow and provides minimal grip.

All that said, still a really good MTB shoe.

Reviewed 9/25/2020
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Great fit and right amount of flex
by Ravi

Great shoe. Compared to Sidi and preferred this one

Reviewed 5/17/2021
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Good shoe
by Anonymous
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Great breathable shoe. I use shoe without cleat plate I took cleats off it digs in the sole which sucks recommend u buy crank brothers cleat protector with this shoe

Reviewed 6/25/2020
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Great shoe
by Anonymous
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Bought this shoe primarily for cyclocross but it's so comfortable I've been using it for daily commuting as well. The double boa system really locks my foot in well, way better than my old shimano Velcro shoes. Additionally the boas are undone with just a snap, so they're super quick to take off.

The bottom of the shoe is coated in a tire-like rubber (Michelin logo) so there's great traction on road, gravel, dirt, and grass. Haven't tried them in mud yet, but there are 2 spots for studs.

Only downside would be that the lacing can occasionally come out from the guides on the main boa when the shoes are undone, so just have to be a bit careful when putting them on.

Overall these shoes are a great value for the money. Huge step up from Velcro shoes and only a slight weight difference versus the top of the line shoes.

Reviewed 8/5/2019
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Quality looked good but comfort issues forced me to return.
by Bubbles
Cycling Enthusiast
The Mighty Mitten

I very much wanted them to work but it was not to be. The big problems mentioned by others are that the top strap comes up too high on top of the foot and the tongue is too short and does not provide some much needed padding. This results in some pretty serious discomfort concerns as the top strap digs into the top of the footankle. I returned them as it was clear that there would be problems.

That said, the shoe looked to be very well made with a grippy sole with reasonable stiffness andand an upper that offered some protection but was not overbuilt. For those of whom the top strap doesn't cause you problems, I think it could be a great/versatile MTB/Gravel shoe.

Reviewed 7/18/2019
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Heavy, poor strap configuration.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast

Heavier than my old Diadora shoes. Nice synthetic leather. I had to trim the top strap as it was cutting into the front of my ankle and the strap could not be adjusted to avoid that. The toe box is better than my Diadora which can hurt my small toe after long rides since I tend to pronate even with the adjustment of cleat angle.

Reviewed 7/13/2019
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Great shoes, stiff sole, easy adjustment for a great fit.
by Toby
Cycling Enthusiast
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I love these shoes and use them on my road bike which I put about 3000 miles a year on. I prefer to use MTB shoes instead of road shoes because I can walk around my house without scarring up the floor, (since the cleat is recessed.) I use the Ritchey micro road pedals which are as small and light as most top-line road pedals. I like the boa adjusters since I can easily adjust tension while riding.

I have very narrow feet and the only mod I have made to the shoe is to put the forward half of an insole beneath the normal insole to reduce the toe area's volume, lifting my foot another 316 or so. This prevents the top of the shoe from having to pucker when I draw it up tight.

I would get these again in a heartbeat, they are priced very well for the quality and comfort.

If I had any wishes, it would be for some kind of a small fabric tab on the tongue to give me a way to pull it out as I am sliding my foot into the shoes.

Reviewed 4/11/2019
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