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.

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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 Name, 0, 10, Name, M121 Women's shoes
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Shimano

Available Colours Available Colours, 2, 0, Available Colours, Black/Grey
Breathable Breathable, 2, 0, Breathable, Yes
Description Description, 2, 0, Description, Women's specific fit competition quality off-road SPD shoe at a Sport level price
Lace Option Lace Option, 2, 0, Lace Option, No
Weather Resistant Weather Resistant, 2, 0, Weather Resistant, Yes
Weatherproof Weatherproof, 2, 0, Weatherproof, Yes
Weight (g) Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 676
Available In (Mens/Womens) Available In (Mens/Womens), 2, 0, Available In (Mens/Womens), Womens
Colour Colour, 2, 0, Colour, Black/Grey
Shoe Closure Shoe Closure, 2, 0, Shoe Closure, Velcro Straps
Shoe Sizes Available Shoe Sizes Available, 2, 0, Shoe Sizes Available, 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Soft/Hard Shell Soft/Hard Shell, 2, 0, Soft/Hard Shell, Hard Shell
Sole Type Sole Type, 2, 0, Sole Type, Rubber Tread
Uppers Material Uppers Material, 2, 0, Uppers Material, Leather Mesh Covering Polyutherane
Shoe Features Shoe Features, 2, 0, Shoe Features, EVA-backed inner sole Fibregalss Reinforced Sole Texon midsole