Shimano SH-R073 Shoes

2.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $70.00

Product Description

The SH-R073 is a sport/fitness shoe from Shimano built for road riding. It delivers great performance on a budget and features a dual strap closure so you can quickly and easily adjust the fit.

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mike Sweum a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2007

Strengths:    Good looking shoe,cheap,and thats about it.

Weaknesses:    Painful after about 20 miles,feels like you have rock slabs attached to your feet.

Bottom Line:   
I tried these shoes on at the shop and they seemed good.But after a couple rides I quickly realized I was being a tight wad and bought abseloute garbage. Avoid and buy some body geometry from Specialized.

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Favorite Ride:   Stone Park Blvd.

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Albrecht cycle

Similar Products Used:   Time shoes and pedals

Bike Setup:   Giant cfr 2 carbon with 105 components

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Robert Alcasabas a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2007

Strengths:    Nice graphics, stiff sole, good ventilation

Weaknesses:    tight toebox which seems to be the main complaints in other reviews

Bottom Line:   
I bought these to use as a foul weather or backup shoe for my Sidi Dynamics. These are definitely a BUDGET shoe in that the outer is not supple. The sole is stiff and the shoe is well ventilated. However, I find that the toebox seems to have a seam that impinges on my right pinky toe. This discomfort is much more noticeable if I am doing more pedal mashing than proper cycling cadence.

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Favorite Ride:   Texas Hill country

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   EBay

Similar Products Used:   Sidi Dynamic, Performance, Ditto

Bike Setup:   2004 TREK 2200 with Syntace time trial aerobars and cowhorns and Shimano 105/Dura Ace mix.FSA RD 80 wheelset with Hutchinson Fusion Long Distance tires.
2006 FELT F55 with Campy Chorus/Centaur mix with Velocity Spartacus Pro Wheelset with Hutchinson Fusion Long Distance tires.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by davidscone a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2004

Strengths:    Stiff soles, good straps.

Weaknesses:    Uncomfortable.

Bottom Line:   
The soles are stiff which makes for an efficient pedal movement. The straps are big and easy to use. If you're looking for a comfortable shoe, these aren't what you're looking for. The angle of the cut around the front toe area is too steep and cuts into my 3 outer toes. Feet become numb and hurt after about 1 hour in the saddle.

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Favorite Ride:   The Boobs

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   Pearl Izumi Vagabond - much better.

Bike Setup:   Torelli Montare w/Campy Veloce components.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by siguradam a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2004

Strengths:    Look good. Perform well. Ventilation.

Weaknesses:    Price. Comfort on long rides.

Bottom Line:   
This is a good shoe with a stiff sole that makes for excellent energy transfer. The straps are large and easy to find for mid-ride adjustments. Whether you prefer it or not, these shoes provide lots of ventilation (be careful on cold days!). The shoes' shape and colors are pleasing to the eye, but I think they're overpriced. The interior isn't particularly comfortable. I've gotten a few blisters on my right pinky toe from sharp seam.

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Favorite Ride:   Any hill

Price Paid:    $69.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Shimano mtn shoes. Time road shoes.

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