Shimano SPD-WM61 women’s shoes review

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3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £90.00 RRP | USD $119.99
Shimano SPD-WM61 Womens Shoes

Our review

Stiff and comfy, we think the WM61s are going to be popular next year
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The new women’s-specific WM61 off-road shoe from Shimano bears a striking resemblance to last year’s high-end WM80 – except it costs £50 more.


The new shoe gains a neat and easy-to-use micro-adjust ratchet and some distinctly tougher styling, although the delicate eggshell blue, pretty though it is, isn’t a practical colour choice for winter riding.

The combination of buckle and Velcro straps means they cinch up tight and stay that way. Although the cuff’s cut low around the ankle for maximum flexibility, the heel cup is slim enough to grip your heel snugly.

Decent reflective marks on the heels score safety points, and a soft mesh cutaway section at the top of the tongue eliminates any sore spots, although they’re on the narrow side.


Fibreglass reinforcement inside the sole means they’re efficient enough for race use, with the optional toe stud fittings and flexible soft rubber lugs working well on rocks and cafe floors alike. Synthetic leather scrubs up well and nylon mesh panels will either sluice or cool toes, depending on the season.

Product Specifications


Name SPD WM-61 Womens Shoes (10)
Brand Shimano

Shoe Closure Buckle and Straps
Shoe Sizes Available 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Uppers Material Synthetic Fabric
Shoe Features Fibregalss Reinforced Sole