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Shimano Mens SH-XC5 MTB Shoe Black
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Shimano Men's SH-XC5 MTB Shoe

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Be adventurous. Be versatile.

For the riders who dares to not be limited to one discipline, the Shimano SH-XC5 Mountain Bike shoe is the high-performance mid-range shoe for the sending it down the mountain, riding miles of single-track to exploring logging roads and rough gravel. When your days in the saddle are becoming increasingly versatile, having the stiffness and durability of a burly mountain bike shoe, without the weight, will allow you to transition across any terrain and be well prepared for whatever comes next.

The XC5; not just for MTB.

Shimano's versatility with this shoes comes from using top materials, like the synthetic leather uppers and lightweight carbon fiber reinforced insoles. While you have a snug and comfortable fit, the carbon fiber gives you the necessary stiffness for all types of adventures, without excessive weight.

Keep your ride options open.

To best prepare you for dominating gnarly conditions, including an off-the-bike slog through washed-out trails and mud, the exclusive Michelin high-traction rubber outsole will shed that mud-built up during treks out in the middle of nowhere and when you're putting it all out on the line during a cyclocross race. When the ride gets extreme, reinforced spike mounts are there to keep you moving forward without losing traction.

Feature:

  • Low stack height midsole helps stabilize foot, maximizes power transfer and efficiency
  • Surround wrapping upper structure reduces overlap, provides Glove-like fit
  • Mesh/TPU/Synthetic leather composite upper provides comfortable fit and better breathability
  • Boa® L6 dial for quick and precise micro-adjustment
  • Glass fiber reinforced midsole for power transfer
  • Exclusive MICHELIN® high-traction, mud-shedding tread pattern outsole
  • Reinforced spike mount for extreme conditions, 18 mm spike option

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.

The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

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Model Number: SH-XC501 

Model Year: 2020 

Discipline: Off-Road/Cross Country/MTB/CX/Gravel 

Cleat Type: SPD 

Last Type: Shimano Dynalast 

Footwear Closure: 1 Boa (L6), 1-strap 

Upper: Synthetic leather and Mesh 

Upper: Rubber 

Midsole: Glass fiber reinforced Nylon 

Standard Insole: Adaptable cup insole 

Weight: 298g (size: 42) 

Width: Regular 

Cleat Compatibility: 2 Hole 

Black - 42

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC501MCL01S42000 

Black - 43

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC501MCL01S43000 

Black - 44

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC501MCL01S44000 

Black - 45

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC501MCL01S45000 

Black - 46

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC501MCL01S46000 

Black - 47

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC501MCL01S47000 

Black - 48

Mfg PartNum: ESHXC501MCL01S48000 

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Reviewed 11/14/2022
by Ben
Sykesville, MD
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Excellent MTB shoes - great price!

Perfect for Patapsco in MD. Light weight, great fit, best MTB shoes I've ever owned.

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Reviewed 11/1/2021
by MikeNJ
Daily Commuter
Northern NJ
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good shoe, with some caveats

I'll start with the pros. These are a good deal for what I paid. I'm a fan of the Boa system and it does not disappoint here. The shoes themselves are comfortable on and off the bike and I've done a few two-hour rides in them. Though as others have mentioned they are cumbersome to put on, I do not agree with going up a size.

Main con is lack of ventilation, which is noticeable once the ambient gets into the 70s. The other issue this causes is the shoes don't drain. The amount of water that pours out after a wet commute is comical. On the bright side, they dry very quickly.

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Reviewed 11/1/2021
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Chapel Hill, NC
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Solid shoe, fits well...

Fits well, not too tight, sole is stiffer and grippier than my previous Shimano XC50N shoe but has just enough flex to facilitate dismounting and running over barriers. BOA tightens adequately although wish the middle lacing loops were like the higher end shoes where you could add that extra loop and tighten down a little more evenly with the upper loop. Front Velcro strap is nothing fancy, does the job, maybe design the upper with a little more give so that it can tighten things up a some more. Overall a great deal!

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Reviewed 7/19/2021
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
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High quality shoe

I use these shoes on the road, along with double sided pedals. The sole on these makes it easier to walk than dedicated road shoes and there is less wear on the cleats.

As another reviewer noted, they can be difficult to put on. I use a shoehorn to make it easier.

They are a very slim profile and the synthetic material tends to grab your socks on the way in.

On the other hand, they are quite easy to remove: undo the velcro strap, pull out the tension knob and they slip right off.

The tension system works great and can be adjusted from the saddle easily. It seems very robust, but time will tell how long it actually lasts.

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Reviewed 2/22/2021
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Florida
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Versatile and comfortable

I am an adventure racer (Team Are We There Yet/SOARteam.com), so I need a shoe that is comfortable for many hours of riding and can be used for walking the bike through unrideable sections, but still be stiff enough to be efficient for pedaling. It needs to try quickly and be somewhat breathable. This shoe has performed well on those fronts. The BOA makes adjusting the fit as simple as it can be. I am very happy with them. The aesthetics didn't really appeal to me at first, but I am a form over function guy and these won me over.

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Reviewed 8/23/2020
by JuLiOr
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Great shoe

I just received this shoe in size 44 and was skeptical first. It takes more effort to get into the shoe because of the asymmetrical and overlapping flaps where the BOA adjuster sits. However, after a 6-hour MTB ride I can say that this is a fantastic shoe and I now understand why they chose this design. Great protection for your foot, no rubbing or pinching. Also these shoes have a great rubber sole that makes is really safe to walk/climb steep and tricky sections. The sole is stiff for riding but somehow retains flexibility in the toe section for walking. I had a higher end Fizik shoe before but started to have foot pain after a few hours, not sure why - maybe too narrow. The XC-5 outer material seems to be rugged and protected - I have the Shimano XC7 from 2018 and that shoe with its glossy material was not meant for mountain biking - I use it on my road bike. I have to admit (with the exception of the Fizik shoe) that I only purchased Shimano shoes over the past 20+ years and they seem to fit my feet the best.

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Reviewed 11/16/2021
by slebdog
Cycling Enthusiast
Arlington, MA
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Solid, light and great fit - good value!

The product has met my expectations... I'm a devoted recreational road biker in my 50's and I prefer a bike shoe that I can walk around in without scratching my floors up. The fit is good, sizing was pretty good, the build quality could be just a notch better but still pretty good. I really like the BOA dial even more than I thought and the shoes are decently light. I'm pleased with my purchase.

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Reviewed 7/20/2021
by VB Biker
Cycling Enthusiast
Virginia Beach, VA
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
A very good shoe at a very good price. True to size for me.

I like these shoes. I use SPDs on my road and single speed. They are a good value and fit true to size for me. Biketiresdirect is great online shop with good prices. I like their points system too.

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Reviewed 3/11/2021
by Keith
Cycling Enthusiast
Corvallis, OR
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good shoes

As other reviewers have mentioned, these are harder to get on than other shoes, but they are comfortable once you are inside. I have about 200 miles on them so far and can report no issues with my feet. Shimano sizing is interesting. I went from a 46 Specialized shoe to a 48 in these. I actually ordered a pair each in 47 and 48 to try both on. It was worth the cost of return shipping to get it right.

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Reviewed 1/11/2021
by John
Newcastle CA
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Excellent

Comfortable and functional. Really like how you tighten the shoe. Can be a little difficult to put on, especially when your excited to ride and your buddies are waiting for you. Great traction while scrambling and support is solid. Good Mtn Bike shoe and aero dynamic for gravel speeds. Fits with large variation of sock sizes and external covers.

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Reviewed 11/15/2020
by J. Baker
Cycling Enthusiast
Savannah, GA
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Nice value in a BOA shoe.

I�m using this on my gravel bike while waiting on my mountain bike to come in off backorder. Did a 103 mile ride in the first week.... no issues. I wear a 10-10.5 running shoe, and the size 45 fits well.

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Reviewed 5/11/2020
by CCZ
Seattle WA
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Shimano gravel shoe

Awesome shoe. Shimano shoes fit my foot perfectly. Comfortable toe box, not a ballet slipper. Great buy when on sale

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Reviewed 11/12/2020
by Bruce CO
Cycling Enthusiast
Littleton, CO
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Gravel Bike Shoes

These have a good combination between comfort and performance. Probably good for everyone except for a racer.

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Reviewed 10/15/2021
by Anonymous
Portland
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0 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Just another on line store

Such a shame the store front closed. It was a great place to see such a great selection of Bikes & gear. Now there just another on line retailer

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Reviewed 8/28/2020
by John
Cycling Enthusiast
60565
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Solid bike shoe.

The Michelin rubber is amazingly sticky for great traction. Standard Shimano sizing. Boa holding up well. The only thing I don't like is the large boa piece takes up the space of two Velcro straps on my last pair, this makes the fit slightly less comfortable.

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Reviewed 6/21/2021
by Jeff
Marin County
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Comfortable, once you're in!

Somewhat tough to get into but super comfortable afterwards.

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Reviewed 8/22/2020
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Sacramento, CA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great shoe for the price

Great fit from the first ride. The boa makes it easy to dial in the fit. The shoe does run a little small so I sized up by one half size.

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