I had to return these for being too narrow. I'm 6'5" and wear New Balance size 13D (standard width). I've owned several pairs of Shimano cycling shoes, always size 48, and never had an issue with width. I could barely move my toes once I squeezed into these.
I use Frog or SPD pedals on my road, gravel, and MTB rigs. These shoes are set up for Frog cleats and I use them for road and gravel. I had been using Shimano MTB shoes which were a bit looser fitting and more flexible. These feel more like road shoes and have a very stiff sole and tighter fit. While they are walkable the bottoms are harder and front feels taller than the MTB shoes, so they also feel more like road shoes when walking on hard surfaces. They come with two pads to change the arch height. The medium was attached to the insole and the large was in the box. I had to remove the medium and run just the insole without either pad. Until I realized I could do that I thought they weren't going to fit my feet.
These shoes fit great, and are extremely comfortable when riding either gravel, road, cx or whatever.
Light, stiff, plenty of room. I also have the new S-Phyre shoes, and these are surprisingly a bit more comfortable.
Love the Boa lacing system, cinching in the middle of a ride is easy as just reaching down and giving the knob a twist.
Plus Boa has a great part replacement warranty program on their website for when the dials or lace wear out. These shoes are much better then the Specialized S Works Recon pair I bought at > twice the price.
Nice looking, lightweight shoe at a great price.
hard to beat Shimano for the wide footed amongst us, and wear your kicks to the disco? Priceless.
Great stiffness and comfort without the heavy duty treat of a MTB shoe. You should be dancing, yeah.
whish they had half sizes, I am an 11 and size 46 is to big and places the cleat to far forward and the 45 is to small. Will try the MTB show in 45.5
Also the front strap is useless and does not allow you to snug down on the front of foot
These shoes have a stiff sole like road shoes and the versatility of mountain bike shoes. Very comfortable so far on long gravel rides with no break in period. Would highly recommend.
For my gravel bike I Wanted the exact feel as my road / 3 bolt S-Phyres, but not wanting to spend 400 on the xc9. In same size, These fit just a tiny bit roomier in toe box than my road s-phyres - excellent. Even with the single boa It's still the similar glove like fit as the s-phyre- super light and stiff but perfectly comfortable. For the gravel riding I do these are perfect. My only wonder is how long the tread lugs will last.
I use these with my gravel bike. Good looking shoe, with great comfort. A little difficult to get your foot in, but once it is in, the fit is beautiful. Great performance feel with a rigid sole, yet easy to walk in.
Dirt roads and paved roads, all with a lot of climbing. I enjoyed these shoes so much on my gravel bike that I put SPD pedals on my road bike and use the shoes for every ride. Still experimenting with insoles to see which goes best in these shoes.
This shoe preforms as well as anything I have tried and at half the cost of some shoes in my closet.
I like these shoes.
Definitely more performance oriented than an all-round product. The Platform is super stiff, not very comfortable to walk around, but still a good solution in my opinion for gravel adventures.
Forefoot is wide enough for my feet to sit without issue and not feeling constricted (9W in running shoes, wear the 42 of these)
I replaced a pair of older Specialized Mountain bike shoes. I find these a very good upgrade in terms of comfort, stiffness and the lacing mechanism is much better than the sliders and velcro on my older shoes.
These RX-8's have such a nice fit and finish. Seem well built and ready to take on some good gravel rides. Very lightweight. Interested to see how the outer holds up through big mud. Overall very pleased