To help you choose the right shoe size the first time we have created this size guide for you because shoe sizes can vary from brand to brand meaning that in one brand you will fit i.g. a size US 8.5 and in another brand you will fit a US 9.5. Also remember to try out the online shoe size calculator.
Shimano Bike shoes
Shimano is a leading brand in cycling shoes and we want to help you by providing the perfect size guide so you can go ahead and find the right size for your next pair of Shimano bike shoes.
Read our guide here on how to find the right cycling shoes.
Do Shimano bike shoes run small or big in size?
To help you answer that question we have compared Shimano’s shoe sizes to Specialized, Fizik and Nike.
Shimano compared to Fizik
Women: Compared to Fizik’ shoe sizes for women, Shimano bike shoes run small. Buy you Shimano bike shoes in 1 full size larger than your Fizik bike shoes.
Men: Compared to Fizik, Shimano’s shoe sizes for men run small. So make sure to buy your Shimano cycling shoes in 1 full size larger than your Fizik bike shoes.
Shimano compared to Specialized
women: Compared to Specialized, Shimano’s shoe sizes for women run a bit large. So buy your Shimano bike shoes in 0.5 or 1 size smaller than your Specialized cycling shoes.
Men: Compared to Specialized, Shimano’s shoe sizes for men run large. So you should size down half a size.
Shimano compared to Nike
Women: There is little difference between Nike’s shoe sizing and Shimano’s sizing. So you can buy your Shimano cycling shoes in the same size as your Nike women’s sneakers.
Men: Compared to a normal pair of Nike men’s sneakers, Shimano bike shoes run big. So you should size down 1 full US size compared to your Nike sneakers.
Are Shimano bike shoes good for wide feet?
Some models are available in a wide fit. So if you have wide feet, make sure to buy a model that comes in an wide option.
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Are Shimano bike shoes expensive?
Shimano is not the cheapest brand out there. But it is not the most expensive either and you can them in several different price ranges to fit your budget.
What kind of cleats does Shimano use?
Road Racing and Triathlon: for these two types of shoes Shimano uses its own SPD-SL cleat system. It is compatible with most 3-bolt systems on the market.
Mountain biking: For their MTB shoes, Shimano uses their SPD cleat system. It’s a 2-bolt system and is combatible with most other 2-bolt systems.
Some of Shimano’s cycling shoes are also availble with a 5-bolt system that is compatible with both the 2-bolt system and the 3-bolt system.
What type of closure do Shimano bike shoes have?
You can get Shimano cycling shoes with a BOA dial closure system as well as the traditionel Velcro strap system, somtimes in a combination. So it is up to you to choose whatever fits your needs the best.
What type of cycling shoes do Shimano make?
Shimano offers cycling shoes for Road Racing, Triathlon, MTB and Urban/Commuting. So there is a shoe for everyone no matter what type of cyclist you are.
Are Shimano bike shoes good?
Shimano bike shoes are known for their high quality and great performance. So if you are looking for a good pair of cycling shoes, Shimano is definitely a brand you should consider.
Do Shimano bike shoes come in different colors?
Yes, Shimano offers their shoes in different colorways where black and white are the most common colors.
Where are Shimano shoes made?
Shimano is a Japanese brand with factories across Asia.
Are Shimano cycling shoes worth the money?
With a high-quality brand like Shimano you are sure to get a good pair of cycling shoes. However, as with all other things you get what you pay for. Entry-level shoes can be had for around $75, while top-of-the-line models can run upwards of $400.
The main differences between a low-cost model and one of the more expensive models are weight and the stiffness of the sole. With the expensive models you will get maximum stiffness in the sole and a much lighter shoe.
Convert Shimano shoe sizes
Use the tables below to convert Shimano shoe size from EU to US sizes