Awesome fit, very comfortable. I like the lacing as it means better fit across the top of the foot. Great to walk in and stiff enough to ride in all day. I would say that a caged clip pedal is a better choice to get the most out of the shoe. Something like the Shimano M647 DX. Go buy this shoe while they still exist.
Good quality shoes definitely recommend going up a shoe size from your normal size other than that a quality product and quality service as normal from merlin cycles
Shimano storm trooper, dry feet, great. These are my fourth pair
Good quality shoe. Heavy at 1260g compared to 5-10's 840g... Should keep most of the wet and muck out this autumn winter. Usual quality service from Merlins..
Chose these as I felt they were closest to being an all round shoe for me. First pair of spd shoes so can only say the cleat positioning feels right to me. Surprisingly waterproof - purposely sloppy with the hose when washing my bike and they didn't let a drop in.
Walking grip is better than I would expect as the soles aren't as smooth as they look. This was a concern when buying so I am happy with the result.
In terms of fit I tried on some size 44 M088's in LBS and they were definitely too small, so went for 45's with these and turned out to be ever so slightly too big - fine when riding but when walking the heel slip loosens the laces enough to have to re-tighten to get best efficiency once back on the bike. Normally wear 9.5 shoes.
Perfect all rounder, suits all weathers and rides 5*
Great shoe. Comfortable and supportive. No problems.
Amazingly comfortable and surprisingly stiff pair of shoes, but flexible enough to soak up the bigger hits and knarlier terrain. The power transfer is nothing short of incredible. I would highly recommend these to anyone riding with cleats on mountain bikes :)
Great shoes strong and reliable comfortable.
I have done a few decent length rides with these shoes now. They have proved to be very comfortable. I normally take a size 11 shoe and as my other Shimano SPD's, I have had to have a size 47. It may well be because I favour the chunkier shoe coupled with the size of my feet that I have been unable to find an overshoe to fit for riding.
The velcro flap on the front prevents road spray from making your feet soggy. The rigid sole gives a good platform, and I have been able to clip in with no effort at all. This adds up to a better pedal stroke and a confident ride.
These are a really good purchase...double check your sizing and you can't go wrong. Excellent service from Merlin too !
Great shoes, very comfy. They also seem to keep your feet dry from puddle splashes even though they are not sold as water resistant. Not sure what they would be like in heavy rain. I'm a size 9 in trainers and ordered a 44 and these fit spot on. Usual super fast service from Merlin.
Best price I could find these shoes are excellent I had only used race style spd shoes before and these are much better they are not water proof but they might as well be they keep all crud off your feet with lace guard where as before my feet would be wet after a few minutes riding with my old shimano MO86's, good shoes at a good price
Comfy great fitting shoes. Works really well with my CrackBrothers Mallet pedals with good cleat clearence and no interference.
Great product. They are a huge improvement over the older AM SPDs. Much lighter, with a lower thinner, but still as stiff sole. Sizing seems to come up about a 1/2 size smaller than the older style.
First experience with clipless shoes, still getting used to them. More great value from Merlin.
Great purchase. Was recommended to get next size up. But was glad I didn't. Fit was a little tight on first ride but after that, they fit perfectly. Had to use the risers with the CB mallets, but don't really notice any difference.
nice shoe,great price and great service will be using merlin cycles again
Great shoes at a great price wish I'd have gone spd earlier !!
Got these for the previous reviews. You do need to size up, but they are the most comfortable shoes i have. There is enough room to move around and the top "cover" over the laces is a great protection for your feet when off roading. They offer better water protection than most but this offers restrictions in venting. Overall a great trail shoe and also for commuting, perfect as long as the days are not to hot and a degree of water protection is required, which probably covers 51 weeks of U.K weather. Will definitely buy again and great value, especially at these Merlin prices!
Smart shoes but unable to say if any good as they are very small for their stated size. 43 is nearer 41-42. Buy much larger or try before you buy. Online purchase therefore potentially risky.
Great fit, comfortable and well made. The sizing is spot on. Recommended for trail riders and downhillers with the confidence to clip in.