The MO87 is Shimano’s showcase off-road sport shoe. Designed to cover a wide range of mountain bikers, the MO87 has a close-to-foot last and a fiberglass sole plate to give you comfort and performance. And, because wardrobe changes are annoying, the MO87 has durable rubber treads to keep your head safely above heels when you decide to dismount. 2-Bolt Cleat Pattern Compatible with Shimano SPD, Crank Brothers, Look MTB and Time MTB Pedals Close-to-foot fit last Snug, durable fabrics Micro-adjust buckle and dual asymmetrical straps
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
- ASIN: B0043B4RDS
Good all around shoe
I came from the M086 shoe, which is basically the previous year’s iteration with a black/white color pattern. I wore those shoes for 1.5 years and THRASHED them 3-4 times per week over rough terrain until the bottom started ripping of near the cleat. Not a great way for a shoe to go, but not bad either.
This shoe is a tad lighter and the casing is far more comfortable. I bought the exact same size as the M086, but unlike the M086, this shoe did not need any “break-in” time. It fit like a glove. It feels like the leather is softer and more flexy where you need it, all around the sides of the front foot (I have wide feet). Only the tip is stiff, so it feels amazing and you dont notice the stiffness other than the shoe having zero flex when you pedal. Silver color looks good.
My only gripe that keeps this from a 5 star: Tongue design.
The top CENTER of the tongue is a fabric, unlike the leather, that makes it nice and pliable so it doesn’t dig into the top of your foot where your ankle stops and you leg starts. Well, that’s great… but the SIDES of the top of the tongue (imagine a “U” shape with the fabric in the middle) are a bit thicker to accommodate the stitching of the fabric middle as well as its own leather. The result is a SLIGHTLY thicker side edge of the tongue, about 1cm wide.
This usually would not be a problem… but, it lines up perfectly with one of the harder parts of the top bucks. In the end, there is a dime-sized pressure point at the top of your foot, interior side, just below the top.
I’m finicky, I guess. My first ride was a LONG race in these and they performed admirably. I did not get a blister on this spot, and only noticed it when I was walking around. When I put the shoes on again the next day, I could definitely feel the soreness in that one spot, though.
In the end, I’d buy the same shoes again in a heartbeat. Maybe my feet are shaped weird… or maybe they will break in (only 2 rides so far).
OTHERWISE: light, stiff, good-looking, COMFORTABLE, great buckle, etc.
UPDATE: The stiff upper-tongue section that I was complaining about has broken in nicely over 2 months of riding. For the last month I have stopped noticing it. The shoes have been outstanding thus far. (changing rating to 5/5 from 4/5)
Shoe size/width problem, M087 vs M087G vs M087GE
I have been using this shoe for over a year and found it to excellent I use them for road and mountain biking. I am buy and second pair so I have a pair at two different locations. One thing I found very confusing when I went to buy the second pair is that when you order the shoe that Amazon lists as SH-M087G (this site) it will automatically change it to SH-M087GE when you put it in your wish list or cart which is the wider version of the shoe. Amazon is supposed to be working on the problem. If you order the shoes listed as SH-087 shoes you get the normal width or wider version if you ask for the wider version.
The Shimano SH-M087 is the basic shoe number, the only different in the SH-087G is the color G stands for grey; all the shoes are grey anyway. SH-087GE means grey and the wider version.
Excellent shoes that you can walk around in
These are great shoes overall, I have about 400 miles on them already and I ride anywhere between 10 and 15 miles a trip and I’ve never gotten blisters on them.
They really nice to walk around in once you’re done with your ride. The latch system is top notch and I would recommend them to anyhow looking at entry level shoes.
Great shoe for the money
This is my first clipless shoe but I already love them. They are extremely comfortable and take no time to break in. I ride very technical terrain so the need to be able to climb in the shoe was very important and these shoes worked perfectly. The shoes are stiff when in the pedals but offer good grip when climbing slippery terrain. Altogether these are great shoes for the cost and are as comfortable as normal shoes, definitely worth the money.
I measure a true size 14 using a Brannock foot scale and size 50 is right on. I actually ordered a 51 first, reading another review on another site, but it was clearly too big. Re-order/Return was easy with the vendor at the time I ordered these, Brands Cycle and Fitness, and delivery was fast. Up in this size range, fit seems accurate. I have a narrow foot, there’s some room and a good toe box – the adjustments make it as snug as I want it. They breathe well, and are warm enough for me in 40F weather. We’ll see how they do in the summer. Cleat is recessed enough to walk indoors without concern. The insole isn’t much to write home about, but this shoe can easily take something more substantial. These are my first bike shoes, so my observations are limited, but anyone looking for a respectable spd shoe, especially in larger sizes, won’t be disappointed. Break-in was probably about a week of 12mile rides.
Perfect. Comfortable. Affordable.
I am brand new to the clipless pedals/cycling shoes world and I couldn’t ask for a better shoe to start off with. I am a size 12 in virtually every shoe available, so I ordered the 47′s and they fit perfectly. Installation of my cleats took 3 minutes thanks to the easy to follow instructions that came with the shoe, and youtube videos. After riding over 100 miles my first week they are still comfortable and I can’t wait to put many more miles on these bad boys. The best part about this purchase is definitely the price and the prime eligible shipping method. Highly highly recommend these shoes.
shoes work awesome if you have wide feet. Very comfortable. Using with road bike at the moment, and traction is great when stepping off. Not your typical mountain bike shoe.
These shoes fit great. They are my first pair of actual biking shoes and I wasn’t sure if I’d like being clipped in. After riding with them, I’m very pleased with my decision. They are quite comfortable, rugged and the ratcheting buckle makes them feel very secure. They look sharp too!
Great for road biking if you want to walk!
Use these for road biking and they are stiff, light and comfortable. I have crank brother pedals on my Madone and it’s nice to be able to hop off and walk. I also have wide feed to I normally end up getting shoes that are 1/2 size too long. Not with these. Love them.