Shimano Outfits Olympic Cyclists with Gold Tinged Shoes

2012 Shimano SH-R315 olympic edition road cycling shoes with gold details

Shimano will be providing its 22 sponsored Olympic cyclists with gold-adorned road shoes. It’s a cosmetic tweak to the SH-R315, a shoe we happen to really like thanks to its roomy toe box and excellent heel retention. Unless you’re headed to London, though, don’t expect to get your feet in a pair. Check the flag on the middle strap. Via BikeBiz.


veloseeraper - 07/16/12 - 11:04am


GZA - 07/16/12 - 12:06pm

Wow these will manage to look awful with every kit ever made!

John - 07/16/12 - 4:06pm


Merican - 07/16/12 - 4:16pm

I hope those shoes are made in America

Psi Squared - 07/16/12 - 9:14pm

Yeah, I bet the Aussies wearing the shoes shown–you know, the shoes with the Aussie flag on ’em–are real concerned ’bout those shoes being made in America. If the US Olympic cyclists are wearin’ ’em, I hope they’re not made in America since that would add more expensive to the teams effort for no reason, especially as they’d gain nothing from it.

Evan - 07/16/12 - 9:43pm

I for one think they look awesome, its a shame Sammy Sanchez is sponsored by Sidi. And they are made in China, but a high quality shoe nonetheless.

Tropt - 07/16/12 - 11:10pm

Donald Duck Edition

RUSTYDOGG - 07/17/12 - 2:01pm

Hideous shoes. Go team USA!
They still make stuff in the USA?

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