History

Since Shimano’s founding, Headquarters have remained in Sakai, the city of Shimano’s birthplace. Shimano Inc. is headquarters and has a wide range of functions, including planning, development, design, manufacturing, and various other support functions for supplying bicycle components, fishing tackle and rowing equipment.

Philosophy

Our mission is to be an excellent supplier and a valuable partner for all our customers in the European bicycle, fishing tackle and rowing industry, to create consumer demand for Shimano and Shimano-owned products, and to be the ‘eyes, ears and mouth’ of the global Team Shimano in Europe. Shimano is proud of its staff, diversity in talent, interests and backgrounds. We strongly believe in promoting health and happiness through the enjoyment of the world around us.

Projects

GR7
Enduro/Trial
Inspired by MICHELIN® COUNTRY MUD
GR9
Downhill/Enduro
Inspired by MICHELIN® COUNTRY MUD
ME7
Enduro
Inspired by MICHELIN® COUNTRY ROCK
MW7
Downhill
Inspired by MICHELIN® COUNTRY ROCK
XC5
Cross Country
Inspired by MICHELIN® CICLOCROSS JET & COUNTRY AT
XC7
Cross Country
Inspired by MICHELIN® CICLOCROSS JET & COUNTRY AT
XC9 Sphyre
Cross Country
Inspired by MICHELIN® X-COUNTRY RANGE
MODEL

GR7

Versatile Enduro/Trail shoe for flat pedals with superb grip, enhanced protection and walkability

Technology at your feet
  • High-grip MICHELIN rubber outsole.
  • TPU reinforcement layer provides additional protection.
Safety first
  • Robust toe cap for additional toe protection.
  • Asymmetrically raised padded ankle collar and sidewall sole for added protection.
  • Mesh and TPU upper absorbs less water and dries quickly.
Use

Versatile Enduro/Trail shoe

MODEL

GR9

Premier downhill/enduro shoe for flat pedals with superb grip, enhanced protection, and walkability

Technology at your feet
  • High-grip MICHELIN rubber outsole.

  • Armored lace shield provides extra protection from debris.

Safety first
  • Asymmetrically raised padded ankle collar and sidewall sole for added protection.

  • Speed lacing system allows fast, secure adjustments.

  • Materials absorb less water and dry quickly.

Use

Premier downhill/enduro shoe

PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Specifically designed compound for Outdoor use.
Combination of good adherence and durability.

Traction on different terrain

Extreme lightness and performance

Enhanced adherence

Protection

Side and toe protection

Stability

Low profiled sculpture with specific OC Compound provides stability on pedals

Durability

Heel sculpture for support and durability

Inspired by

MICHELIN®
COUNTRY MUD

MODEL

ME7

The ultimate mtb shoe for tough terrain and extreme enduro riding

Technology at your feet
  • Armored, durable and highly efficient pedaling for aggressive Enduro riding.

  • Stretch Neoprene ankle collar offers additional protection from trail debris.

Safety first
  • MICHELIN new compound rubber outsole offers superior traction, durability, stability, and slip resistance.

  • “TORBAL” torsional midsole allows natural rider flow on descents.

  • Speed lacing system securely fits a wide range of foot shapes.

  • Low-profile, reverse mount buckle securely holds foot.

Use

The ultimate mtb shoe

MODEL

MW7

Tough, insulated, waterproof, and comfortable shoe built for riders without an off-season

Technology at your feet
  • Waterproof GORE-TEX Insulated Comfort liner for maximum comfort.

  • Integrated lace-shield design with high cuff cover construction.

  • BOA. L6 dial for quick and precise micro-adjustment.

Safety first
  • Fleece-lined insole for added insulation and heat retention.

  • 360-degree reflectivity for high visibility.

  • MICHELIN high-performance, dual-density rubber outsole offers superior traction with unmatched durability, stability, and slip resistance.

  • Torsional midsole “TORBAL” allows natural rider “flow” motion during downhill descents.

Use

Shoe built for riders

PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Specifically designed compound for Outdoor use.
Combination of good adherence and durability.

Traction and adherence on different terrain

Bicompound technology

Multidirectional stability and adherence on pedals

Adherence

Enlarged sculptures to increase adherence during pushing

Traction

Aggressive sculptures on shoulders for an increase traction on different terrain

Stability

Sculpture on shoulder for better lateral stability and traction

Adherence

Design for better adherence and stability on pedals during descents

Slipping

Specific design to block lateral slipping on pedals

Walkability

Specific curved shaped heel element for enhanced walkability and grip

Inspired by

MICHELIN®
COUNTRY ROCK

MODEL

XC5

Lightweight, high-performance mid-range xc shoe

Technology at your feet
  • Low stack height midsole helps stabilize foot, maximizes power transfer and efficiency.

  • Surround wrapping upper structure reduces overlap, provides Glove-like fit.

  • Mesh/TPU/Synthetic leather composite upper provides comfortable fit and better breathability.

Safety first
  • BOA. L6 dial for quick and precise micro-adjustment.

  • Glass fiber reinforced midsole for power transfer.

  • Exclusive MICHELIN high-traction, mud-shedding tread pattern outsole.

  • Reinforced spike mount for extreme conditions, 18 mm spike option.

  • Available in wide width.

Use

Uncompromising Cross Country MTB and Cyclocross racing shoe

MODEL

XC7

Off-road racing shoes for comfort and maximum performance

Technology at your feet
  • Ultra-rigid, lightweight carbon fiber reinforced midsole.

  • Supple high-density synthetic leather with perforated venting for superior fit.

  • Dual independent BOA. L6 dials allow quick, micro tension adjustments.

Safety first
  • Adjustable powerzone wire guide holds forefoot securely.

  • Exclusive MICHELIN high-traction, mud-shedding tread pattern outsole.

  • Dual-density rubber compounds provide the right balance of grip, durability, and flexibility.

  • Reinforced spike mount for extreme conditions, 18 mm spike option.

Use

Off-road racing shoe

PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Specifically designed compound for Outdoor use.
Combination of good adherence and durability.

Traction on different terrain

Extreme lightness and performance

Enhanced adherence

Protection

Raised rubbe side wall in toe area for enhanced protection

Sculpture

Small and high sculpture to penetrate different terrain

Stability

Shoulder sculpture for an optimal stability and lateral support

Adherence

Specific design to improve adherence on pedals

Durability

Bicompound technology: the black rubber has a very high shore value, while the blue has an high durability and grip

Inspired by

MICHELIN®
CICLOCROSS JET & COUNTRY AT

MODEL

XC9 Sphyre

Ultimate off-road competition shoes with supremely engineered fit and power transfer

Slide
Technology at your feet

Low stack height midsole stabilizes foot and maximizes power transfer efficiency.
A one-piece surround upper, narrow bottom, rounded heel and slim toe box provide a glove-like fit.
Dual independent BOA® IP1 dials allow quick and precise micro-adjustment.

The Michelin Carbon Rubber Technology combines rubber and carbon in an unique and exclusive process, enhancing their particular characteristics and technical performance such as stiffness and lightness (carbon) and grip (rubber) in a single element.

Safety first

Adjustable powerzone lace guide securely holds forefoot.
Proprietary MICHELIN outsole minimizes weight, and offers increased traction.

Use

Uncompromising Cross Country MTB and Cyclocross racing shoe

PRODUCT

BENEFIT

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Traction

Lightness

Adherence

Protection

Raised rubbe side wall in toe area for enhanced protection

Penetration

Small and high sculpure to penetrate different terrain

Stability

Shoulder sculpture for an optimal stability and lateral support

Adherence

Specific design to improve adherence on pedals

Bicompound technology

The black rubber has a very high shore value, while the blue has an high durability and grip

Inspired by

MICHELIN®
X-COUNTRY RANGE

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