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Shimano R105 road shoes review

Stylish, lightweight racing shoes

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £109.99 RRP | USD $181.22
Shimano R105 Shoes

Our review

Very close to race-shoe nirvana, but expensive
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The competition for racing shoes costing a small fortune has never been stronger, so how do these compare with our favourite Mavic Avenirs, which would set you back £90?


For starters, you don’t get a ratcheting strap on the R105s, so making small adjustments to the fit when your feet swell isn’t quite as easy, and they’re not compatible with SPD cleat pedal systems.


On the plus side, the silver carbon sole wins points for style and they’re 30g lighter than the Avenirs at 671g per pair. Considering the extra £20, though, they fall short of Mavic’s 5/5.

Product Specifications


Name R105 Shoes (09)
Brand Shimano

Available Colours Black/Silver
Weight (g) 671
Shoe Sizes Available 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Sole Type Carbon Fibre