Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 10


  • Easy clean finish
  • Comfortable
  • Stiff
  • Light weight
  • Wider version available


  • Not much


Shimano R170


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This product is featured in: Carbon-soled road shoe test.

There’s really very little to say about the R170. It quite simply feels right regardless of how you’re riding, which makes it stand out for, well, not standing out.

It simply works, as a shoe rightly should. The simplicity of this shoe, along with features such as the generous soft mesh vents in key areas for when the weather’s fine, and an easy-to-clean finish to the upper for when it isn’t, means it scores big when it comes to practicality.

A useful range of adjustment, wide Velcro straps and a ratchet that’s easy to use on the move adds to the appeal of this excellent, no-nonsense shoe.


Meanwhile, its low weight and stiff carbon composite sole take care of its performance credentials. A wider version is also available.