Thursday, August 2, 2007

Shimano R300 Elite Road Shoe

Last week my friend Earl hooked up a pair of Shimano R300 road shoes and adjusted my saddle height and pedal position. A month ago I started experiencing slight pain on the outside of my right knee and wanted to adjust the position on the bike with a fit specialist. The saddle height was lowered 1.5cm and the seat was moved back to accommodate the changes to the cleat and pedal interface. Earl thought my Specialized road shoes were too wide for my narrow feet (rabbit feet) causing them to slide in the toe box. Why Shimano R300? This elite shoe can be heated and placed on the foot to provide a custom fit in the heel cup and the upper portion of the shoe. I've been using the shoes for two weeks and there was an immediate difference on the climbs and almost no play in the forefoot. I plan on getting the heat treatment on Saturday and will probably add a foot bed to assist my flat feet.
R300 Technical Specifications
  • Thermo-form* - Moldable upper forms to foot for a custom fit.
  • Next generation NANOTEC carbon fiber outsole - Ultra rigid, lightweight sole transfers your energy straight to the pedals.
  • Thermo-form insole with antibacterial treatment - Moldable insole forms to foot for a precise fit.
  • Anatomical curved last - Improves fit and indreases shoe-pedal stability .
  • Micro-adjust buckle and dual offset straps - Securely stabilizes foot and allows subtle adjustments. Offset straps prevent pressure points.
  • Anti-slip heel lining - Prevents heel lift.
  • Wide type is available with roomier toe box.
  • SPD-SL and Look(R) cleat compatible
  • *If you like to customize, the special device for Thermo-forming is required.


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