Shimano has expanded its range of indoor-specific cycling shoes to include two new models, the 1C1 and 1C2, both of which are compatible the brand’s road (SPD-SL) and off-road (SPD) pedals.
While the new IC1 and IC2 are considered entry-level indoor cycling shoes, they feature Shimano’s Dynalast upper that’s designed to minimize strain on the foot and ankle, along with a wrap-around Velcro strap, a full length rubber sole for ease of walking and plenty of ventilation.
“All models in the IC range aim to balance superior breathability and stiffness for indoor conditions,” says Shimano.
For dealing with sweat build-up, Shimano has added quick-drying materials to the new models, making them easier to wash as well.
The IC1 weighs in at a claimed weight of 250g, while the IC2 tips the scales at a slightly heavier 265g.
Both models are available in a range of sizes from 42 to 48 for men, and 36 to 41 for women, which sell for $90 (1C1) and $100 (1C2).
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With durable mesh on top and a ventilated sole, the IC1 will help you keep your cool as you dial up the resistance.
A stabilizing heel pad ensures walking is a breeze. The single strap and slip-on design make it quick and easy to put your shoes on, get on the bike, and start pedaling. The strap crosses the mid part of your foot, providing a firm hold for optimal power transfer and comfortable adaptable arch support for a customized fit.
The IC1 shoes have five holes in their outsole, which makes them compatible with all popular pedal systems. It’s a unique feature which offers you maximum flexibility and choice. Whether you’re into the SPD / 2-hole pedal system, or prefer SPD-SL / 3-hole, this shoe will work for you.
The IC2 is designed especially for the demands of indoor cycling. With durable reinforced mesh on top, the IC2 will help you keep your cool during the sweatiest of efforts.
A grippy full length rubber sole makes walking comfortable. The recessed cleat (the cleat sits flush with the outsole) means you won’t sound like you’re wearing tap shoes when you’re off the bike.
The slip-on design and single strap make it quick and easy to put your shoes on, get on the bike, and start pedaling. The strap crosses the mid part of your foot, providing a firm hold for optimal power transfer and comfortable adaptable arch support for a customized fit.
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