Shimano M121W review

Great all rounders even with the mountain bike looks

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £64.95 RRP | USD $89.99

Our review

A great balance of comfort on and off the bike – if you're okay with the looks
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The M121Ws are aimed more at mountain bikers, so you get a chunky, deep tread pattern that works a treat off-road. The sole is stiff and efficient enough, though less so than other Mtb competition shoes.


This means they’re still comfortable to walk in and the tacky rubber sole gives great cleat clearance and grip for city use, though the bikey look means youll stand out more. They’re also lighter and meshier for better breathability and have quicker drying times than many leisure shoes. Like other Shimano pairs we’ve tested this year, these are well shaped and seem to contour perfectly to the natural position of the foot. Three simple Velcro closures spread the pressure out evenly and keep hold securely – heels stay in place and toes get some wiggle-room too.

Product Specifications


Name M121 Women's shoes
Brand Shimano

Available Colours Black/Grey
Breathable Yes
Description Women's specific fit competition quality off-road SPD shoe at a Sport level price
Lace Option No
Weather Resistant Yes
Weatherproof Yes
Weight (g) 676
Available In (Mens/Womens) Womens
Colour Black/Grey
Shoe Closure Velcro Straps
Shoe Sizes Available 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Soft/Hard Shell Hard Shell
Sole Type Rubber Tread
Uppers Material Leather Mesh Covering Polyutherane
Shoe Features EVA-backed inner sole Fibregalss Reinforced Sole Texon midsole