Shimano R076 SPD shoe review
For £20 less than its Shimano sibling the R086, the R076 gives you the same stiff ﬁbreglass-reinforced and vented sole, the same foot-hugging cut and exactly the same uppers.
You don’t get such a well-padded tongue and there is no ratcheting lever with quick release on the top strap. In practice though, this means you get an excellent performing, comfortable shoe at a great price and an even lighter weight.
Three Velcro straps might look low rent, but really how much better is a ratchet buckle than a strap if the shoe is a good ﬁt for you anyway? And just think of the whole 48g that you’re saving over the R086.