Lightweight, Heavy-Hitter Wide Gravel Shoe
The Shimano SH-RX801 Wide Gravel Shoes are featherweight gravel racing shoes as bold as their rider. Following the success of the original RX8, Shimano is back with updates to make the best even better.
This shoe is built around a super stiff and lightweight carbon composite sole for high-speed gravel racing. Below are lightweight, abrasion-resistant TPU lugs for the best balance of pedaling performance and off the bike capability. Above is a surround wrapping upper pattern with supple synthetic leather that balances holding power and comfort. Plus you'll be sure to stand out with vivid inkjet printed graphics with bold design.
The whole package is held together with low-profile BOA® Li2 dials with rubber grip allowing quick and precise micro-adjustments. And from foot to shoe to pedal, the RX801 is engineered with SPD pedals for maximum pedaling efficiency and stability.
- Wear and weather resistant synthetic leather upper
- Carbon sole with Shimano Stiffness Index: 10
- BOA Li2 dials
- SPD (2-bolt) cleat compatible
Free Exchanges: This product qualifies for free exchanges within the first 60 days after order. We'll cover the shipping both ways for US customers if you need a different size and/or color of this product. Returned product must be in new condition with all labels and packaging. Free exchanges apply only for product in stock or available for backorder.
B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. Cleats may have been mounted leaving minor marks on the soles. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.
Cleat Compatibility: 2 Hole
Black - 42
Mfg PartNum: ESHRX801MCL01E42000
Black - 43
Mfg PartNum: ESHRX801MCL01E43000
Black - 44
Mfg PartNum: ESHRX801MCL01E44000
Black - 45
Mfg PartNum: ESHRX801MCL01E45000
Black - 46
Mfg PartNum: ESHRX801MCL01E46000
Got these because I like my other Shimano road shoes. However, the regular size width was too narrow in toe box. Tried the wide shoe and they fit well. Don't know about durability, yet, but the fit is spot on (in wide model).
These are great shoes, but the "wide" version is not wide enough (at least not in the right places) for me. I picked up the wide model to replace my old regular width RX-8's and hopefully get a little more room in the toe box, but there is actually less room than in my regular model. It seems like all the width is added around the midfoot and heel, where I don't need or want it. It could be that I've just broken in the old ones, but I'm not willing to put up with pinched toes to find out so I guess I'll stick with the old ones for now. Four stars because this is an incredible shoe if it works for you - they're super stiff and lighter than my road shoes - but maybe steer away if you need extra toe room.
These are great shoes - the fit and finish are what you'd expect from Shimano. I got them in a wide version and they fit very well, could be a little wider imo but as far as cycling shoes go, these are a good option if you've got wide feet. Solid sole and the BOA closure works as it should - secure closure across the entire shoe. I really like the material used for the upper - easy to clean.