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Hit all terrains with RX8 Gravel shoes

Shimano RX8 SPD-compatible Gravel shoes combine the pedalling performance of road shoes with the versatility and comfort of off-road shoes.

If you’re the type of person who loves to head out the door with no goal other than to enjoy the ride, then the Shimano RX8 Gravel shoe is for you. We merged the best of both road and XC shoes to create the perfect balance between pedalling performance and capability, both on and off the bike. It’s basically our most versatile shoe that has you prepared for any adventure on any terrain.

While RX stands for ‘Road Crossover’, Shimano’s new line of Gravel components, we like to think of the RX in its name as a prescription for those who crave excitement, the great outdoors and living life to its fullest. The RX8’s light weight and high performance also make it the ideal shoe for gravel competitions.

Road benefits

The overall design of the RX8 is based on our elite road shoes. Its upper structure is a full surround one-piece wrapping made of supple synthetic leather. This smart, clean design reduces overlap to provide a glove-like fit. By combining it with BOA’s IP1 dual micro adjustment lacing system, your feet will be comfortably snug for a more solid feeling on and off the bike. This combination also allows the shoe to work well with a wider range of foot shapes. Its precise perforated venting will be most appreciated on those hot summer days.

At the base of the shoe is its incredibly stiff, lightweight carbon composite sole that helps earn this shoe an extremely high stiffness rating of 10 (out of 12). You’ll know it’s doing its job by the feeling of that direct power transfer you’ll get with every pedal stroke.

Shimano Dynalast
Through the incorporation of Shimano Dynalast technology with optimised toe-spring section, the RX8 creates a smoother, more efficient upstroke. The result is a more comfortable, natural pedal stroke that will improve your pedalling efficiency for reduced energy loss.

For our RX8 women’s gravel shoes, we upped the comfort by creating a women’s specific last with a unique upper curvature volume that you’ll notice the first time you put the shoes on.

XC benefits

The RX8 is SPD-cleat compatible and has a shallower toe and heel tread compared to XC shoes for improved off-the-bike mobility. The tread is made of high-quality, grippy, scratch-resistant material that also extends around the cleat area. It is specifically designed to keep you safe at all times, whether it be during your mid-ride café stop, or while clearing a tricky section on foot.

Taking the shoe’s walking ability one step further is its wider contact area and built-in heel stabiliser for increased control. The heel stabiliser also comes in handy when you need to nail that perfect line through tight singletrack. If you do happen to veer off that perfect line and come a bit too close for comfort to a tree or boulder, the RX8’s reinforced toe area has you covered.

Road + MTB = RX8

All the extensive research and technology that went into our RX8 adds up to the ultimate gravel shoe that barely tips the scale at 265 g (size 42). The RX8 delivers max efficiency and comfort on all terrains.

To get the most out of your RX8 gravel shoes, pair them with Shimano PD-M9100 or PD-M8100 MTB pedals.

Available sizes and colours

•  Women: 36-44 in full sizes, Navy Blue
•  Men: 36-50 in full sizes and 38-48 in wide version, Black & Silver