Race-performance meets rugged gravel riding with lightweight, breathable construction and enhanced fit
RX8 Gravel Race Shoes
Enhancing SHIMANO’s popular featherweight RX8 gravel race shoe, the updated RX801 model delivers a more breathable design, with a super stiff and efficient carbon outsole for your biggest efforts on the bike. Blending the top performance features of SHIMANO’s premium mountain bike and road racing footwear in a shoe that balances pedaling performance and off-the-bike capability, the RX801 is your all-terrain gravel shoe optimized for gravel racers, gran fondo riders, and weekend warriors alike.
Optimized fit for performance
Whether you’re riding smooth gravel routes or climbing chunky forest service roads, the RX801 delivers maximum efficiency and comfort on all types of terrain. A wider contact area and built-in heel stabilizer increase control while the Surround Wrapping Upper construction hugs the foot for optimal fit. New for the RX801 model is a range of half sizes, so more riders can experience the snug, secure, and seamless fit.
The new low-profile BOA® Li2 dial with rubber grip delivers quick and precise micro-adjustments so you can easily dial-in your preferred fit along the way, preventing any pressure points on those longer adventurous races. Shimano’s DYNALAST technology ensures the foot is securely held in place, while a stiff and lightweight carbon composite sole enhances every pedal stroke for a smooth, powerful riding performance.
- BOA Li2 dial
- Lightweight and breathable synthetic leather upper
- Stiff carbon composite sole
- Scratch resistant TPU outsole
- Refined toe box fit
- Vivid inkjet printed graphics
- MSRP: $275 USD
- Weight: 268 grams (size 42)
- Colors: Black, Silver, Tropical Leaves
- US Regular Sizes: 38, 39, 40, 41-46 (half sizes), 47, 48
- US Wide Sizes: 40-48
RX8R Gravel Racing Adventure Shoes
Ready to Rally when the gravel riding gets rowdy? Then the new RX801R gravel adventurous racing shoe delivers all the performance features of the RX801 shoes you crave, but with a snug fitting knitted ankle cuff that boosts protection from sand, grit, and pebbles. The integrated gaiter eliminates the space between the foot and shoe for protection from the elements and provides unparalleled long-distance comfort. Ready for wherever the road takes you, the stretch-knit ankle cuff is designed to keep water, dust, and debris out of your shoes so you can focus on the road ahead.
“The RX8 Rally concept was inspired by my favorite local ride called the Trabuco Creek Trail, which is jam-packed with jungle-cross single track, multiple creek crossings, and so much sand. Sometimes I would avoid the route to keep my feet dry and pebble-free, but not anymore!”– Jessie Gascon, Shimano Soft-Goods Product Manager.
Knitted ankle cuff for added protection
BOA Li2 dial
Lightweight and breathable synthetic leather upper
Stiff carbon composite sole
Scratch resistant TPU outsole
Refined toe box fit
Vivid inkjet printed graphics
MSRP: $300 USD
Weight: 290g (size 42)
Colors: Metallic Orange
US Regular Sizes: 38, 39, 40, 41-46 (with half sizes), 47, 48
US Wide Sizes: 40-48
About Shimano Europe: Founded in 1921, Shimano is dedicated to helping its customers get closer to nature, supporting people to realize their dreams and create new lifestyles. That comes with the desire to create outstanding cycling products and apparel. With over 100 years’ experience in creating internationally renowned bicycle components, Shimano is proud to have developed products that continue to take countless athletes to victory and provide the means for limitless global bicycle journeys. For more information see: gravel.shimano.com