Special gold Shimano shoes for the Olympics

R315 and new R320 shoes with gold details and national flags given to select riders in the London 2012 Games

by David Arthur @davearthur   July 27, 2012  

Shimano have announced a limited run of special edition shoes to celebrate the Olympic Games.

For select riders sponsored by Shimano, the current top-end R315 (which we have reviewed) has been given a special finish to celebrate their home nation. A not-so-subtle gold finish graces the shoes along with their country flag and name on the middle Velcro strap.

Look out for Matt Goss, Bernhard Eissel, Ryder Hesjedal, Marianne Vos, Michael Rogers, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Sven Nijs and a handful of other lucky riders in the race tomorrow, and see if you can spot their new shoes.

Also worth keeping your eyes peeled for is the first sighting of Shimano's replacement for the R315, the new R320, which will be worn by few riders.

Loads of cyclists will be wearing Shimano's Olympic shoes. All this lot, in fact:

Matt Goss
Michael Hepburn
Melissa Hoskins
Bernhard Eissel
Ryder Hesjedal
Matti Breschel
Pauline Ferrand Prevot
Judith Arndt
Marianne Vos
Annemiek van Vleuten
Loes Gunnewijk
Amy Pieters
Daryl Impey
Michael Albassinni
Ian Stannard
Simon Gerrans
Michael Rogers
Jack Bobridge
John Degenkolb
Roger Kluge
Yuki Doi
Edvald Boasson Hagen
Catriel Soto
Rebecca Henderson
Daniel Mc Connell
Karl Markt
Sven Nijs
Kevin van Hoovels
Geoff Kabush
Annika Langvad
Pauline Ferrand Prevot
Adelheid Morath
Eva Lechner
Maja Wocslowska
Blaza Klemencic
Carlos Coloma
Sergio Mantacon

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Surely they shouldn't wear gold if they haven't earned it?

posted by ALIHISGREAT [119 posts]
27th July 2012 - 12:01


Can't wait to get a pair of these to go with my WC jersey and yellow bike. Big Grin

posted by Matt_S [227 posts]
27th July 2012 - 14:03


The list omitted Sarah Jessica Parker and Imelda Marcos.

posted by wild man [295 posts]
27th July 2012 - 16:50