Verdict from 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Almost all Shimano ME301 users confirm that it is a delightfully comfortable shoe.
  • Lots of buyers say that this mountain cycling shoe has good value for money.
  • Several wearers applaud the ratchet buckle as it makes the fit adjustment and shoe removal very easy.
  • A number of riders appreciate the ME301's breathable feel.
  • It provides adequate power transfer, according to some cyclists.
  • A couple of reviewers say that the shoe's upper material is very easy to clean.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A rider gripes about how the tongue moves to the side while cycling.
  • One commenter complains about this pair's limited choices in colorways.

Bottom line

Mountain cyclists who need a comfortable, versatile and good value bike shoe may appreciate the ME301 by Shimano. The highly adjustable closure system and excellent airflow also leave a good mark from its users.

Despite a few minor flaws, the ME301 is an excellent option for spontaneous MTB riders who are after the good balance between performance and all-day comfort.

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