The Shimano XC7 is an ultra-rigid off-road racing shoe designed for comfort as well as speed. The adaptable cup insole and supple high-density synthetic leather with perforated venting ensure a great fit.
Optimized Shoe Last The toe-spring section of a cycling shoe plays a key role in supporting efficient pedaling. Too high, and it causes increased tension in the plantar, calf, and hamstring muscles. Too low, and you get a bowlegged, inefficient pedaling form. Extensive research by Shimano's R&D experts has produced a superior shoe last design with an optimized toe-spring section that promotes a smoother, more energy-efficient upstroke. Built based on feedback from pro riders, Shimano Dynalast helps reduce energy loss on long rides, letting you keep more in the tank for that final sprint to the line.
CUT BRAKING LOSS WITH MORE EFFICIENT PEDALING Braking loss is the unwanted loss of power that occurs between the crank angles of 200｡ and 360｡ in the backspin direction of a pedal stroke. Shoes incorporating Shimano Dynalast help to reduce braking loss by promoting smoother, more efficient pedaling. If you want to reduce fatigue, get the most out of your legs, and go the extra mile, ride Shimano Dynalast.
BOA Boa closures offer infinite adjustment for glove-like fit. On-the-fly, one-handed adjustments, secure locking and fast release. Sheds mud and water while saving weight.
PROPRIETARY DESIGNED MICHELIN SOLE Shimano & Michelin in collaboration have developed the new sole that combines Dual-Density Rubber & Strategic Lug Placement Pattern for better grip without compromising pedaling efficiency.