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Shimano
SH-MW81 Gore-Tex Winter Cycling Shoe

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Shimano SH-MW81 Gore-Tex Winter Cycling Shoe


The Gore-Tex lining keeps you keep dry while still allowing your feet to breath, crucial for keeping your feet warm in  colder climates. 

  • Waterproof GORE-TEX Insulated Comfort FOOTWEAR liner
  • High visibility reflectors on rear and side of the shoe
  • Triple offset straps prevent pressure points
  • Fleece liner insole for added insulation and heat retention
  • Volume performance last accommodates fit with thick socks
  • Glass fiber reinforced polyamid sole with optional spike mount
  • Designed for mountain SPD style pedals
Looking for a little more info and a detail about this shoe? Check out our blog post that we wrote up. 

questions about the

Shimano SH-MW81 Gore-Tex Winter Cycling Shoe

asked by: A Visitor
Are the cleats recessed into the sole of the shoe?
answered by: mlewis
As shown in the picture, the cleats will mount recessed like any standard mountain shoe.
asked by: telemark
does this shoe include the screw-on spikes or do i need to buy those separately?
answered by: mlewis
The front spikes are not included with the shoes, you'll need to pick them up separately.
asked by: A Visitor
How does the fleese liner work? Do you have to use it? Could I go without?
answered by: canteau
The lining is sewn into the inside of the shoe. You will have to ride with it unless you want to modify the shoe beyond what Shimano intended the use to be.
asked by: A Visitor
How does the sole stiffness compare to other Shimano shoes? MH-162's were too soft fo
answered by: cbuijk
This is a very stiff-soled shoe with little-to-no flex.
asked by: Marple200
Can I exchange them if I return them unused after trying them on if they don't fit rig
answered by: mwirth
As long as it has been less than 30 days and they are in the original packaging unused.
asked by: CHanskat
I normally wear a 44 in a Shimano MTB shoe. Should I consider a 45 for thicker wool socks?
answered by: cmcmann
Yes, most people we've talked to have sized up in these.
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Shimano SH-MW81 Gore-Tex Winter Cycling Shoe

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Road Riding (6)
MTB Riding (6)
Cyclocross (3)
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Review of the Shimano SH-MW81 Gore-Tex Winter Cycling Shoe:
Like a crazy biker, I did a lot of suffering before I decided to commit to some winter bike shoes. Then, tons of research. These beauties are well worth my time and money to keep my feet warm in the fall and winter in Illinois. I used them for my hourly road commute, as well as cyclocross racing through December (so far) - and they were beautiful! One layer of thick or superthick smartwools has got me down to 30 degrees in comfort. Fine upto 45 degrees so far too. I tried both my regular shoe size (41) and stayed with the 42's for good comfort and performance. The smaller were too cramped with thick socks.

Summed up: Stay riding in comfort in fall and winter with these beauties!

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Comfortable, Warm, Fit and Build, Look Great

Works For: Road Riding, Cyclocross

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Review of the Shimano SH-MW81 Gore-Tex Winter Cycling Shoe:
Warm down to freezing. Warm to 15F with overshoes, silk socks and wool socks.
Foot warmers will get you to much colder temps.
Fit similar to Bontrager, Specialized, a little looser vs Sidi.
Don't rely on these to keep your feet dry when it rains - may be ok with waterproof pants or gators, but water will run down your tights right into the shoe. Haven't tried in the snow yet.

Summed up: Good shoes for dry winter riding.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Warm, Comfortable

Works For: Cyclocross, MTB Riding, Road Riding

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Review of the Shimano SH-MW81 Gore-Tex Winter Cycling Shoe:
Maybe the warmest bike boots I have. You need to buy them one size larger than your summer shoes. This way, you can use a nice heavy sock to help keep the cold away.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Comfortable, Warm

Works For: MTB Riding

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Review of the Shimano SH-MW81 Gore-Tex Winter Cycling Shoe:
Awesome shoes. These are very warm, I wear only 1 pair of wool socks under them down to about 25. Below that I put on a second pair and maybe toe warmers. Also super comfortable. I typically use a 42 Mega in Sidi and the 43 fits perfectly. These are also way more comfortable than any Sidi I've tried.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Fit and Build, Comfortable, Look Great, Warm

Works For: MTB Riding, Road Riding

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Review of the Shimano SH-MW81 Gore-Tex Winter Cycling Shoe:
Awesome boots. Light, warm and comfy.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Comfortable, Warm, Fit and Build, Look Great

Works For: MTB Riding, Road Riding

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Review of the Shimano SH-MW81 Gore-Tex Winter Cycling Shoe:
Awesome boots. Light, warm and comfy.

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Comfortable, Warm, Fit and Build, Look Great

Works For: MTB Riding, Road Riding

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Review of the Shimano SH-MW81 Gore-Tex Winter Cycling Shoe:
Excellent winter shoe. Very comfortable. My wife has the Diadora winter shoes and these are much nicer, but not any more expensive. High recommend!

Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.

Likes: Warm, Fit and Build

Works For: Cyclocross, MTB Riding, Road Riding

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