Who should buy the Shimano MW701

Shimano’s MW7 is the brand’s premier winter cycling shoe. It was created for riders without an off-season. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that has a waterproof Gore-Tex liner, along with a layer of thermal insulation, runs throughout the shoe.
  • Need a shoe that has two winter-specific components and rubber reinforced areas that provide impact protection.
  • Need a shoe that offers extra insulation from the ground up and retention provided by BOA dials and Velcro fastenings.

Shimano MW701 LoGo

Dual-density Michelin rubber compound

Crafted from a dual-density Michelin rubber compound, the outsole is created for high-performance in slippery surfaces.

Shimano MW701 Dual-density Michelin rubber compound

With a stiffness rating of 5 out of 12 in the brand’s scale, the Shimano MW701 provides a balance between rigidity and flex.

Provides natural feel while pedaling

This shoe features Shimano’s TORBAL (Torsional Balance) system. It aims to provide the wearer a natural feel while pedaling.

Shimano MW701 Provides natural feel while pedaling

Shimano MW701 2-bolt SPD cleat type

The Shimano MW701 features a 2-bolt SPD cleat type. With aggressive lugs, the cleat area is recessed and can be comfortably worn with flat pedals as well.

Shimano MW701 Shimano MW701 2-bolt SPD cleat type

Unlike the usual 11mm cleat range of most cycling shoes, the MW7 employs a total of 22mm of cleat adjustments. This provides the cyclist more range to position their shoe-to-pedal connection.

Insulated and waterproof

Equipped with Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort liner, the foot remains dry and warm no matter how low the temperature drops.

Shimano MW701 Insulated and waterproof

Protection from debris

Incorporating lace-shield and high cuff construction, the shoe effectively keeps unwanted elements at bay.

Shimano MW701 Protection from debris

Secure fit

Employing BOA L6 dials, the shoes can be effortlessly adjusted and offers a precise fit.

Shimano MW701 Secure fit

High visibility

The Shimano MW701 provides added safety measurements by incorporating 360-degree reflectivity. 

Shimano MW701 High visibility

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 16.9oz
Use: Mountain, Winter
Cleat design: 2 holes
Closure: Velcro, BOA
Features: Waterproof, Reflective, SPD, Recessed cleats
Material: Synthetic, Nylon composite sole
Technology: Gore-Tex, Michelin Soles

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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.