I cycle in a hot and sticky climate and so these shoes are perfect. In the past I used closed-in shoes and the shoe smell would be so bad that I would need to wash my feet after completing a ride because the shoe stench would transfer to my skin. Wash these off and you are ready to go again, plus they are not cumbersome to walk around in when off your cycle at your destination. Check them out but don't forget to order the cleats since they are not included. Best wishes to you and safe riding!!!
I was going to buy a pair of these SH SD5 cycling sandals to replace my SH SD60 cycling sandals that have been my go-to for the past 15 years. As a final gut check, it went to a store and tried them out. Sadly disappointed in what the SH SD5 has become. The SH SD5 look great, but are completely lacking the stiff metal shank that made the SH SD60 so ideal for clicked-in riding. Thumbs down to Shimano for not continuing with the SH SD60 benchmark. Now I have to figure out what to do, because a cleated bike sandal is the best way to ride in the summer. Maybe look into some Keens?
I am often between sizes, so these were easy to chose correctly. Love them in the dry or wet as long as the temps dont go too low. These and my fat bike have transformed my ideal of all mountain.
We've ridden across the USA 4 times wearing Shimano sandals and we were very pleased with them. We wore then on and off the bike so didn't have to take another pair of shoes. After much use it was time for new Shimano sandals. Wish Shimano would make a smaller size. They don't make women's sizes and I had to buy smallest men's size. Works but a little too big.