- - Shimano Shows-Off New RX8R Gravel Shoe

Shimano Shows-Off New RX8R Gravel Shoe

Shimano is showing-off its latest gravel shoe called the RX8R, expanding upon the brand’s already popular GX8 by adding a sewn-in knit cuff that’s designed to keep debris from entering the upper when traversing the most rugged of terrain.

Relying on the same platform as the RX8, the RX8R also features a synthetic leather upper and built-in heel stabilizer – complete with ink-jet printed graphics.

Additionally, both models are now equipped with newer, low-profile BOA Li2 dials that are treated with a rubber grip, as well as an updated velcro closure.  

Elsewhere, the shoes are fitted with new insoles with adjustable arch support that are given a Silvadur silver-treatment in order to keep them fresh.

The RX8R is available in a full range of sizes from 38 to 48, with half-sizes in 41-46 for $300.

Regarding color, the RX8R is only offered in a metallic orange colorway.


  • Knitted ankle cuff keeps debris out and provides all-day comfort in a broad range of riding conditions.
  • Vivid inkjet-printed graphics inspire with their bold design.
  • Super stiff and lightweight carbon composite sole for high-speed gravel racing.
  • Low-profile BOA Li2 dials with rubber grip allow quick and precise micro-adjustments.
  • Lightweight, abrasion-resistant TPU lugs offer balanced pedaling performance and off-the-bike capability.
  • Surround-wrapping upper pattern balances holding power and comfort.
  • System engineered with SPD pedals for maximum pedaling efficiency and stability.


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