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XC701E Wide MTB Shoe

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Shimano’s XC701E MTB Shoe is an E-width 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.


Width: Wide 

Black - 42

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCL01E42000 

Black - 43

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCL01E43000 

Black - 44

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCL01E44000 

Black - 45

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCL01E45000 

Black - 46

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCL01E46000 

Black - 47

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC701MCL01E47000 

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Superior shoe
by Anonymous

Great :-)

Reviewed 11/23/2020
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They Fit!
by 1EyedTexan
Cycling Enthusiast
So. East Texas
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Finally a pair of shoes that fit my feet. I have one pair that are the right length but are too narrow, these are uncomfortable but I've endured. Another pair look like clown shoes on my feet but they are wide enough. These Shimano extra wide are just right. No pain and no clown shoes. I Only ride around 80 too 100 miles a week around my hood. Ride on good asphalt, grappy asphalt, and no ashalt. Then there is the crappy chip seal. The shoes feel good and Would recommend them to anybody with wide feet.

Reviewed 5/30/2020
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Well made shoes. Could be a little wider.
by Bill
Cycling Enthusiast
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I use these about 150 miles per week - mostly on road and gravel. They are longer, but not as wide as the same-size (47) Sidi Mega. The width is adequate, but there is only 2 or 3 clicks worth of slack in the lower boa. In winter with heavier socks, I'll probably need to go back to the Megas. The added length results in a bit of toe overlap on a couple of my bikes which can make slow speed turns a bit awkward. But I'm getting used to that.

What I really do like are the Michelin soles. The lug inserts on the Sidis work loose over time and I have to keep re-gluing them. The Michelin soles on these look like they will hold up much better. The cleat mounting position is also slightly more inboard, so I don't need spacers on the pedal axles.

Reviewed 9/18/2020
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Awesome shoe
by Muck

Best brand of shoes imo, very stiff, soft fabric, and durable.

Reviewed 6/22/2020
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light, stiff and comfortable!
by Tony
Cycling Enthusiast
Sacto CA

I always fit in between sizes with Shimano shoes so I went ahead and tried the wide hoping it would work. Fit was perfect! One thing I feel that is difference than other cycling shoes I presently use, including specialized s works is the front of the foot bed has a mold thats fits between your toes and the ball of your feet. I like the way it feels while pedaling, good design!

Reviewed 5/30/2020
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Finally a pair shoes that fit my 4 eeee feet.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Northern Michigan

So far I like everything about these shoes.

Reviewed 6/20/2019
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Not what I expected
by Sarto
Competitive Racer
Livermore Ca.
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

This is a 46 wide like my Shimano road shoes. Unfortunately unlike my road shoe these come with the one way Boa dials. Once you set the tension you have to pull on the dial to release then reset tension to the desired feel. Unlike there road shoe the upper strap cut into my ankles. Took the shoes to cobbler and had the strap arched. Your thinking why didnt he just send them back. Well after spending hundreds of dollars on different shoes and insoles, Shimano is the only one that has been pain free on my feet. One last word.the 46 wide MTB model is a little roomier at the toe box than the road version.

Reviewed 4/18/2019
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Toe Room and Heel Hold
by Mike
Cycling Enthusiast
Pocono''s PA
Review for Shimano SH-XC7E Wide MTB Shoe

Order your size, these aren't made small, toe box is roomy too! I have a high arch, these don't have the arch support I would need, but that's not unusual. I also have a high in-step US 8.5, and there was plenty of room to get these shoes on. I mention heel, because there is a material used in the heel pocket that resembles a fish scale. The scaling faces down toward the heel acting as a heel hold down. The heel slides in easily, but the scaling holds the foot in... pretty cool!

I wish I would have ordered a half size smaller, but for my riding, these are fine. I use these for road, gravel, and when they get ugly, they'll be my MTB Shoes. Not many miles on them yet.

Reviewed 10/4/2018
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Lite shoe -needs better insole
by markb129
Greenville SC
Review for Shimano SH-XC7E Wide MTB Shoe

I bought the wide because of recent toe joint replacement on both feet. I am still working with getting the shoe to fit comfortably and recently added a cushion insert. Put several long rides in on them including Pisgah climbs and knarl. Easy to use and look neat but wish the insoles were more supportive.

Reviewed 10/1/2018
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If you just want a wider toe box
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
sacramento ca
Review for Shimano SH-XC7E Wide MTB Shoe
6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

I got these for gravel bike riding, so I wanted a stiff road bike shoe with a treaded sole and these are. I have a duck foot shape i.e narrow heel and wide at the forefoot with a overall lower volume foot and these fit great. The glossy finish makes it easier to clean. One thing kinda wierd is the lacing is different on each shoe I guess so the BOA tighten and loosen the same direction.

Overall a great shoe stiff and light,I ended up throwing some mtb pedals on my roadie so I can use them all the time!

Reviewed 6/22/2017
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Good for cyclocross and gravel riding
by Spartan Cyclist
Competitive Racer
Chicago, IL
Review for Shimano SH-XC7E Wide MTB Shoe
8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.

This is a mid-level cycling shoe. It has a composite carbon fiber sole which is between something like a nylon sole and a full carbon sole. So they are a bit heavier than a high end full carbon shoe.

I upgraded from a cheaper nylon soled shoe because that shoe was giving me foot cramps when I would do some high intensity cyclocross riding.

I'm giving this shoe a very good rating because of it's place on the food chain of shoes. If you want the highest level of performance from your shoe there are more expensive and betterlighter shoes. However, for a value and utility perspective this is a really great shoe that will keep you happy.

I also noticed that the shoe has good traction and is comfortable to wear on the cyclocross course, when nothing else is comfortable!

If I could ask for something more from this shoe it would be another boa for the front of the shoe instead of the Velcro strap which does not really add too much tightness.

Reviewed 11/9/2017
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Great fit
by Anonymous
portland michigan
Review for Shimano SH-XC7E Wide MTB Shoe

Very impressive shoe, innovative lacing,

Super fit for my wide hoof!

Reviewed 10/26/2017
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Heavier and more flexible than I thought!!
by SangRaal
Cycling Enthusiast
Rural Central Pa. United States
Review for Shimano SH-XC7E Wide MTB Shoe
2 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

Heavier and more flexible than I thought, I bought them to use for gravelpave riding and cross racing and found them unsuitable for my use however all was not lost my wife likes them for the same uses. Shoes seem to be well made and comfortable.

Reviewed 8/30/2017
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