Who should buy Shimano IC300

The Shimano IC300 is a women's indoor cycling shoe that is SPD-compatible. It is one of two Shimano indoor bike shoe models. The IC300 is the more casually inclined option compared to its cousin, the Shimano IC500. Get this if you:

  • want a casual-looking cycling shoe
  • are looking for a spinning shoe that can fit wider feet

Shimano IC300 label

Shimano IC300: Great for cycling and non-cycling activities

The Shimano IC300 is designed specifically for indoor cycling with walkable features in mind. Because of this, a few owners love that the shoe can be used in several cycling and non-cycling activities.

Shimano IC300 outsole

Stiffness is compromised due to its walkability. But, it is still stiff enough to do its job. However, a few commenters who are used to stiff soles wish this pair was more rigid.

This is a 2-hole cleat compatible shoe. Some wearers are happy with its recessed design because it makes walking around effortless. 

Shimano IC300 cleat

BOA L6 dial makes on-the-go adjustment possible

This Shimano bike shoe's closure makes on-the-go tightening and loosening easy, a number of users say.

Shimano IC300 boa closure

The Boa L6 dial can be opened, tightened, and adjusted easily. The micro-adjustments make fine-tuning for a snug fit effortless.

The IC300 is comfortable for cycling and walking

Dozens of reviewers affirm the Shimano IC300's excellent comfort. With the shock-absorbing EVA midsole, walking comfort is maximized.

Aside from the EVA midsole, the shoe is also roomier, allowing cyclists with wider feet to cycle without hurting their feet due.

Shimano IC300 midsole

Cycle without sweating

The build of the Shimano IC300 provides breathability and keeps feet cool while working out, according to a couple of indoor cyclists.

Shimano IC300 breathable upper

The sock mesh upper is responsible for handling the heat and maximizing the ventilation of the shoe.

Easy transition from studio to street

Several purchasers adore the pair's sneaker-like aesthetic and add that it eliminated the need for a shoe change after a class.

Shimano IC300 low top design

Compared to the IC500's traditional cycling looks and features, the IC300 displays a casual design and provides a feel reminiscent of the everyday sneaker. 

A similar shoe you may want to check out

Pearl Izumi X-Road Fuel v5. If you are after a casual-looking indoor cycling shoe with a stiffer sole, this Pearl Izumi model is for you. 

Compared to the IC300, this shoe looks more like a running shoe and offers more outsole tread action and rigidity. Both shoes are in the $110 - $115 price bracket. However, if you want a BOA-equipped shoe, the IC300 is more your style.

Shimano IC300 top view

Facts / Specs

Weight: Women 11.5oz
Use: Indoor, Casual
Cleat design: 2 holes
Closure: BOA
Features: Breathable, SPD, Recessed cleats
Material: Synthetic/Mesh upper
BRAND Brand: Shimano

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Rhys Smith
Rhys Smith

Rhys is an expert in all things cycling and bicycles who at a young age pursued the dream of becoming a professional cyclist by racing for a French and then Belgian road racing team at the Elite level. He is heavily involved in the cycling scene and runs one of Australia’s highest-rated online bicycle parts stores. He’s THE expert when it comes to testing cycling shoes.