Shimano M161 mountain bike shoe review

SPD slippers

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £100.00 RRP | USD $149.95
Shimano M161 shoe

Our review

Tough, with a secure three-point binding system squeezing maximum performance from the stiff soles
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Once we got past the ‘golf come tap shoe’ look and slipped these shoes on, it was clear we were onto a winner. With rubber armour protecting scuff points on the uppers they have proven to be tough through a few months of riding. In fact, try as we might to kill that bright white finish, it has proved an impossible task.

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The three-point binding system cranks up to squeeze maximum performance from the stiff soles, but stays nice and even so there are no hot spots on your foot. The only slight fly in the ointment is the tread – we would like to have seen slightly more aggressive lugs to back up the removable studs on those muddy climbs.

Product Specifications


Name M161 shoes (11)
Brand Shimano

Available Colours Black/White
Features *Protection: Volume+ last for a more accommodating toe box *Upper: Tough synthetic leather upper with low-profile armour provides foot protection and excellent durability *Midsole: Shock absorbing EVA cushion matched with a flexible midsole for hike-able comfort *Outsole: Multi function rubber outsole for performance in varied conditions *Sole: Carbon reinforced shank plate for optimum sole rigidity *Closure: Micro-adjust buckle & dual off-set straps securely holds foot and allows subtle adjustments *Strap Features: Extra-long cutable straps allows for personal comfort & preference *Cleat Compatibility: SPD 2 bolt style *Extra Features: Replaceable toe spikes increases traction in sand or loose dirt
Shoe Sizes Available 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48