Shimano created its SH-WR84 Cycling Shoes for women logging high-mileage training weeks who don't want to compromise on fit or durability. With its sleek new design and carbon composite sole, the SH-WR84 marks a wise investment for the self-sponsored racer looking for one all-purpose road shoe.
The shoe's clean lines come courtesy of its smooth synthetic leather upper, which is designed to withstand sweat, rain, and all manner of road grit without cracking or stretching. Shimano shapes the SH-WR84 on a women-specific last, aiming for a contoured fit that closely hugs smaller feet.
The fit is further fine-tunable with two hook-and-loop straps and a top ratcheting buckle that can be repositioned further back for more security, ensuring that riders with narrower feet don't experience heel slippage while pedaling. Allowing for efficient power transfer throughout your rides and races, the shoe's carbon composite sole earns a rating of 10 out of 12 on Shimano's stiffness index, so you can be sure that you won't lose watts to flex as you jump off the front.
- All-rounder road shoes for racing and training
- Outsole rates a 10/12 on Shimano's stiffness scale
- Synthetic upper rides light yet secure
- Women-specific last tailored to fit smaller feet
- Classic closure system adjusts across the length of the foot
- Styled like a proper racing shoe—no pink & shrink here
- Q & A
Great shoe, super comfy on long rides
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
A comfortable pair of cycling shoes is a must for me, and these definitely were the best I've worn so far. I ordered my usual size (8.5), but found that my foot was just a bit too loose for my liking. I ordered a half size down, and perfection! I have relatively wide feet, and that didn't seem to matter. I sometimes have trouble finding a shoe that isn't too tight on the sides but after my first long ride, I wasn't dying to get my shoes off. I've taken them out out a few times, and I'd definitely recommend these to others.
Great shoe, but doesn't fit
Shimano is one of few companies that make shoes for women with big feet, i.e., me!! However, I also have very narrow feet and these are too wide for me. They look really good and I wish they had worked out. I had to return them.