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Shimano Mens SH-XC501 MTB Shoe
Shimano Mens SH-XC501 MTB Shoe

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 XC501; 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.


  • 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%.

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) 



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 11/15/2020
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 8/23/2020
by JuLiOr
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
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2 of 2 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 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 8/28/2020
by John
Cycling Enthusiast
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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 8/22/2020
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Sacramento, CA
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1 of 1 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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