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Comments about Shimano R088 Road Bike Shoes - Men's:
These are good shoes, but have one serious flaw; the vent hole in the front of the sole. Shimano partially fixed the problem this year by putting mesh in the hole, rather than having the open hole found on the previous version (easy access for small pebbles). However, the hole yet remains. I don't have a sweaty foot problem, so it may be a great tool for those that do in hot weather, but my first cold weather ride resulted in near frost-bite on my toes by the time I got to work. Cold air just streamed in through the hole as I rode and left my feet chilled beyond any feeling. Since my winter shoe-covers do not cover the hole on the bottom, I was forced to duct tape...yes duct tape my shoes to prevent the cold air from getting in.
The engineers at Shimano did their best to address the problem of sweatyfootitis that plagues many riders, but failed to make this an optional choice by providing a cap or some sort of plug to prevent cold or wetness from forcefully entering the shoe and ruining your ride. No one should have to duct tape brand new cycling shoes....no one. What a sticky mess to clean come Spring!
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