Custom-fit performance and comfort for the masses
Shimano's latest SH-R300 road shoes incorporate heat-mouldable materials throughout nearly the entire upper and even the insole for a quality of fit that approaches some of the best custom models. The vacuum-assisted fitting process does require a trip to a Shimano dealer for a proper fit but the results are well worthwhile as it yields a more even feel around the foot than more manual processes.
Shimano supplements the solid hold of the sock-like fit with its now-standard mix of a wide ratcheting main strap and two offset Velcro forefoot straps. Out back, a special 'cat's tongue' heel lining incorporates small metal fibers for an even more heel hold. When paired with the stiff and lightweight double-hollow carbon sole plate (which wraps partially around the heel), the result is a fantastically secure fitting shoe with excellent power transfer, limited heel lift on the upstroke and comfort that lasts straight through to the final 10km of a race.
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