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Description

The Iconic Shimano SPD Sandal

The Shimano SH-SD501 Cycling Sandal is legendary in the global cycling community and continues to be an international bestseller year after year. It's no surprise that the SH-SD501 SPD Sandal is the longest-running, fundamentally unchanged product in Shimano's lineup. This is no doubt due to the fact that it's an extremely comfortable choice for casual riding in warm weather while still allowing the rider to maintain optimal pedaling efficiency.

Features

  • Warm weather casual riding option that wears like a sandal and pedals like a cycling shoe.
  • Fiber glass reinforced shank plate for optimum sole rigidity.
  • Stable rubber outsole for comfortable riding and walking.
  • Smooth mesh and synthetic leather liner for barefoot riding comfort.
  • Classic dual strap and open-toe design for an efficient and comfortable fit.
  • Same one-step sizing as Shimano cycling shoes.
  • SPD two 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.

    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%.

    Size Chart

    Specifications

    Cleat Compatibility: 2 Hole 

    Footwear Closure: Velcro Two Strap 

    Lining: Mesh and Synthetic Leather 

    Outsole: Rubber with Fiber Glass Reinforced Shank 

    Discipline: Casual Riding/Touring/Commuting 

    Last Type: Volume Tour 

    Cleat Type: SPD 

    Model Year: 2021 

    Weight: 396g (size 42) 

    Model Number: SH-SD501 

    Stiffness Index: 

    Black - 38

    Mfg PartNum: ESHSD501MCL01S380Z0 

    Black - 39

    Mfg PartNum: ESHSD501MCL01S390Z0 

    Black - 40

    Mfg PartNum: ESHSD501MCL01S400Z0 

    Black - 41

    Mfg PartNum: ESHSD501MCL01S410Z0 

    Black - 42

    Mfg PartNum: ESHSD501MCL01S420Z0 

    Black - 43

    Mfg PartNum: ESHSD501MCL01S430Z0 

    Black - 44

    Mfg PartNum: ESHSD501MCL01S440Z0 

    Black - 45

    Mfg PartNum: ESHSD501MCL01S450Z0 

    Black - 46

    Mfg PartNum: ESHSD501MCL01S460Z0 

    Black - 47

    Mfg PartNum: ESHSD501MCL01S470Z0 

    Black - 48

    Mfg PartNum: ESHSD501MCL01S480Z0 

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    Reviewed 4/29/2024
    by Alan L
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Seattle, WA
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    Comfortable, size runs large

    I wanted a pair of sandals for easy Z2 indoor riding and have been using these sandals for more than one and a half years now with many hours on the trainer. They are comfy and obviously let more air through to keep my feet cooler than any cycling shoe would, and are easy to put on and take off.

    There are a few drawbacks but not dealbreakers though. The size 43s I have (I generally wear size 9.5 US men's shoes and 42/42.5 cycling shoes, so based on the size chart it seemed like I should go no smaller than 43) feel too big, and I generally find that my forefoot feels more settled into the sandal when I've loosened the ankle strap so that my feet can be placed a bit more forward. Also, they are not anywhere close to stiff, so any lengthy time above Z2 power for me can be more tiring on my feet with all the flex -- granted I don't expect most people looking to get sandals for sprinting or hard efforts. Finally, they're surprisingly heavy, which maybe will be good for longevity, but worth noting that you'll end up doing a bit more work with every pedal stroke against gravity.

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    Reviewed 4/22/2024
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Ventura CA
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    Wide range of riding conditions

    Sandals provide a wide range of riding conditions. If it is cold, simply wear thicker socks or even 2 pairs of socks. Hot days wear no socks. The best is when it rains Gored Tex socks keeps your feet and toes relatively dry and warm.

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    Reviewed 2/15/2024
    by Charlie Falk
    Middleton, WI
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    Great for beach rides

    We vacationed on South Padre Island. Tx for two years. The beach is great for riding. To get to the firm sand you must cross the very soft sand to get to the tide line. Wearing the Shimano

    sandals are perfect footwear for these conditions. They are waterproof and very comfortable with soft neoprene straps. They equally well with flat or SPD pedals.

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    Reviewed 1/9/2023
    by Anonymous
    Casual Cyclist
    Illinois
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Nice comfortable no hot foot

    Very comfortable even for my wide feet. Velcro just catches enough even with socks in the fall weather. I get crazy tan lines but feet are cool in the summer and fall with socks. I use to ride in the winter in my younger years but now too cold so these sandals are great for my biking (triking)

    My old pair of Shimano sandals were a size too big but were using when I was riding a road bike to protect my toes. Was getting the 'hot feet' so only used a few times even with wide MTB platform pedals.

    When I transitioned to the recumbent trike I was still getting the 'hot feet' with the older pair.

    The new pair I purchased the exact/correct size. I ride a recumbent trike now and setting my cleats all the way back toward my heel eliminates the 'hot feet' Cleats sit more behind the ball of my foot. Happy feet...now I can ride longer in my neighborhood. Great price now and these are actually my backup pair : )

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    Reviewed 10/28/2023
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Columbus OH
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    Bargain price

    I haven't worn these but Bike Tires Direct had my size at a really good price. Years ago I had shimano sandals but they were too big and awkward, so I only wore them a few times. I hope to more use from these.

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    Reviewed 9/29/2022
    by BikingOmi
    Sammamish, WA
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Sandaled feet are happy feet!

    I ordered these sandals at a friend's recommendation. We cycled together for 2 weeks in 100+ temperatures. While my feet were miserably stuffed into cycling shoes, hers were happily open to the breeze. For my next trip, I was equipped with these sandals. What a difference! Instead of being constricted in a hard shoe, my feet had room to breathe. And yes, I probably gave up a little in performance, but the trade-off for comfort was well worth it!

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    Reviewed 9/12/2022
    by JK
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    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
    Great for hot weather

    Good construction, comfortable, we ride in Florida & it�s hot. Much cooler than bike shoes.

    Easy to walk in off the bike.

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    Reviewed 9/6/2023
    by Mark
    Madison
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    Great Shoes

    Went on my first ride today in SANDALS!!! Even a flat tire change didn't effect this great 20 mile ride. No socks, toes free to move around. The shoes climbed as well as my road shoes, but MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE.

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    Reviewed 7/11/2022
    by damnchap
    Daily Commuter
    San Francisco Bay Area
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    5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
    if you are going to wear sandals while riding... use these

    Okay I hated the idea of riding with sandals. Unfortunately, issues with my feet have forced me to try these shoes so I can keep riding. As much as I hate to admit it, I find that I enjoy riding with sandals now.

    Wearing these, move me from the older "competitive racer" category to firmly into the daily commuter or cycling enthusiast and possibly into the casual cyclist - just because of these sandals.

    All the snark aside, there is something amazing not having to squeeze my feet into uncomfortable and narrow cycling shoes (a possible origin to the issues with my feet), so I do recommend these sandals.

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    Reviewed 7/17/2023
    by David
    Gilbert
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Open-air Freedom

    I wear Tevas pretty much daily. These shimano sandals are a little narrower, which is good if you want to make sure they're gonna clear your brakes or crank arms. I've gotten used to the narrowness.

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    Reviewed 7/6/2023
    by Craig
    Chicago burbs
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Great shoe

    I love this shoe. I bought four pairs. You might want to reconsider if you have narrow feet and the sizes fall in between US sizes often. I bought two different sizes, one for sockless riding and one for plenty of sockage. If you�re narrower than a B beware.

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    Reviewed 7/6/2023
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
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    Who needs socks?

    Very pleased with this sandal. Not having to find, select and put on socks is a huge time saver.

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    Reviewed 5/20/2023
    by Dr Bob
    Cycling Enthusiast
    PNW
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    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
    Great within limits

    These sandals are great with clip-in pedals, With flat pedals the insert covering the cleat hole is very hard material that does not grip well, One of the most comfortable shoes I have tried with cleats. Flatties a no go.

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    Reviewed 5/16/2023
    by Mark
    SE Virgina
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Great sandal.

    I've owned the old 3 strap version for many years. They're coming to the end of their life and these two strap ones are a nice replacement. They fit well and are very comfortable. They're easy to walk around in as well as cycle in. I'd recommend them to anyone that wants to cycle in sandals.

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    Reviewed 1/26/2023
    by Troy
    Bellingham ,Wa.
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    0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Shimano sandals

    I�ve yet to try these since it�s still winter but they seem to fit fine. A little long as I�m between sizes. I�m typically a 10.5 so I ordered an 11. Wish they made half sizes.

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    Reviewed 8/24/2023
    by Anonymous
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    Foot freedom

    The sandals are comfortable to wear. They allow your toes to spread out instead of being crammed into cycling shoes.

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    Reviewed 8/25/2022
    by Bike Fanatic
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Livermore, CA
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    So Comfortable!

    I've been needing a good quality pair of sandals for a while. This fit the bill for comfort and value. They look like they will last for years. The Shimano XT of sandals. I probably won't go clipless with them. The bolts for the SPDs are quite recessed so there's no worry of scratching wooden floors...

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    Reviewed 7/14/2022
    by finbar
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Tacoma, WA
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Used the Shimano sandals on a 2 week cycling tour and they were very versatile, in that they doubled as walking sandals.

    The only issue I had was the length of the straps, as I have high insteps. The company sent a larger size and that solved the problem. I liked the fact that sandals, minus cleats, can work as walking sandals as well, so less weight in my luggage.

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    Reviewed 7/14/2022
    by Duane
    Ottawa, Canada
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    Best cycling product I have bought in years

    I have been trying to find a pair of these for years. They are the best cycling shoes I have own. I often keep them on when I finish my ride and have to walk the dog.

    Very comfortable and perfect when I ride my recumbent.

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    Reviewed 7/8/2022
    by Wiglet in KC
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Kansas City, MO
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    1 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
    Lighter weight but don't fit well

    I like that these are lighter weight than my other cycling sandals... however, they are too wide on me and they can't be tightened far enough for me - allowing my feet to slip around inside too much that it is somewhat dangerous when I need to put my feet down. Now, I have fairly expensive shoes I cannot use. Guess it's off to try and sell them on marketplace - hopefully to someone with wider feet than me!

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