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Shimano SH-ME100 Clipless Shoe

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Okay comfort for a basic price

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The Good:
-One of the cheapest choices
-Durable materials
-Wide cleat adjustment range
-Good traction when off the bike
The Bad:
-Top strap can hurt the foot/ankle area when walking
-Could be more comfortable in general
Overall Review:

I bought those shoes to try SPDs after a 7-8 year hiatus from clipless pedals. I usually ride flat pedals and every once in a while I want to try to ride clipless again, so I did not want to spend too much on those shoes. They are basically one of the cheapest choices to get into the clipless world.

Visually-speaking, they are pretty subdued, which is a good thing in my opinion. I like the simpler, flat black finish compared to the previous SH-M065 version which were glossy black with grey lines. They have the same tread pattern, but the newer ME-100 version are better looking in my opinion. I have tried both the old and the never version and settled on the latter since they were more comfortable.

They are quick to put on and adjust with the two Velcro straps, and the cleat adjustment range is wide enough to accommodate most people. I like to have my feet pretty centered on the pedals so my cleats are installed as far back as possible and the position suits me well. I would have taken a bit more rearward adjustment, but most people will be happy.

Comfort-wise, the sole is plenty stiff for my tastes (I am used to comfortable flat pedal shows), but I would have preferred a bit more padding for added comfort. Most long-time clipless pedal riders would probably tell you that they’re fine, but if you’re used to Five Ten or other flat pedal shoes, those can feel a bit awkward in the beginning. 

All in all, if I was to buy new clipless shoes, I’d pay a bit more and go for a more comfortable/padded model. Since I didn’t fall in love with SPDs, they have been relegated to my road/commuter bike, so they don’t see much wear and tear from off road use. In fact, they don’t show any sign of wear, so I guess it will be a long time before I get the chance to buy new ones!

Specifications

Product Shimano SH-ME100 Clipless Shoe
Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
Rider Unisex
Construction
  • Synthetic leather upper with perforations
  • Dual hook and loop strap closure
  • Durable rubber outsole offers grip and traction
  • Reflective print on heel cup
  • TORBAL (Torsional Balance) midsole
  • Michelin dual-density rubber outsole for traction and durability
  • Durable pedal contact areas at the toe and heel for grip and durability
  • Lugs on the sole outer edges for traction
  • Pedal Type SPD
    Sizes 36-48
    Colors Black
    Weight 0 lb 12.7 oz (359 g)
    Miscellaneous Shimano model number SH-ME100
  • 2019 model year
  • Expanded cleat-adjustment range for a combined 22mm, fore and aft
  • TORBAL midsole offers balance and bike control, allowing the heel section some lateral movement while optimizing pedaling efficiency at the sole/cleat interface.
  • Outsole stiffness: 5 (out of 11 for Shimano off-road shoes)
  • Weight listed is for size 42
  • Price $80
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