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?

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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.

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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

Product

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