Shimano SPD WM40 shoes review

Women's all-purpose shoes

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £49.99 RRP | USD $99.28
Shimano SPD WM40

Our review

Good, stiff sole for casual riding, but more biking than hiking
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These have quite a wide fit but, like the men’s MT41s, they have come up bit smaller than you would expect. The toe box area is reduced for women, but make sure it suits your feet – we found it a little constricting. 


The sole is really stiff which is great for pedalling efficiency, but though the tread is chunky for good grip and they have quite hiking looks, there’s a distinct ‘rocking’ feel over the cleat area when you’re walking which is slightly disconcerting. 

They come with a replaceable cleat cover, which is handy, a Velcro strap keeps the lace ends out of harm’s way, and the leather and nylon mesh uppers protect your feet without them overheating. 


There’s also a little reflective square on the heel which adds a – slightly token – nod to safety for commuting and touring, though it’s still appreciated. 

Product Specifications


Name WM40 Ladies SPD shoe
Brand Shimano

Clothing Material Nylon
Available Colours Beige
Description Ladies shoe featuring dual compound rubber trekking-style tread gives added grip when walking off-road or on pavements
Weight (g) 901
Fastening Type Velcro
Shoe Type Adventure
Shoe Sizes Available 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Shoe Features EVA midsole