Shimano shoes have always had a nice following around Boulder with their mountain shoe being known for excellent fit, quality and bullet-proof durability. One complaint pertaining to the old M240 is that it was touch on the heavy side. So Shimano developed the XC70 that looks, fits and weighs more like a road shoe - shedding some serious grams (down to 627g per pair) all while retaining the trademark ruggedness.
The XC race specific sole features a carbon fiber cleat plate with a glass fiber composite reinforced midsole shank that is very close to the weight of the flagship XC90 with just a touch less stiffness. Tough synthetic leather with a toe guard provides excellent protection and durability. Offset Cross X Straps relieve tension on the top of the foot and work together with a low-profile micro adjust buckle and an anti-slip heel lining to comfortably secure the foot.
Other touches like Shimano Dynalast XC helps to secures the foot into the ideal ergonomic position for a more efficient up-stroke. Custom-Fit heat moldable insoles with an adjustable arch wedge provide support while optimizing heel stabilization.
These shoes have a Custom-Fit heat moldable insole. For best results have the insoles heat molded at an Authorized Shimano footwear dealer. We offer a free Custom Fit for shoes purchased in our Boulder, Colorado showroom by appointment (the process takes about 30 minutes). Heat molding may incur an additional charge at your local Authorized Shimano footwear dealer.