Shimano® started off with humble beginnings in 1961. At the New York Toy Show, Shimano presented a 3-speed bike hub that sparked the popularity for multi-speed hubs. Once they became established with a head office in Japan, Shimano expanded to the United States.
In New York, Shimano started off small with only 3 employees. The main goal for Shimano new office was to be closer to the American customers and distributers. By being in the same country, Shimano was able to provide assistance and receive reviews faster. Their decision to become more accessible has paid off since Shimano now is a well-known and popular destination for bike gear including some of the most efficient bike shoes and road shoes on the market. Their ever-growing collection of Shimano bike shoes are popular among triathletes and those who are looking for a healthier lifestyle.
Some of the design benefits for Shimano bike shoes and Shimano road shoes are the oversized strap or the micro-adjust buckle that help you make a fast transition and keep your feet secure. Other Shimano bike shoes also have metal fiber sown into the lining to prevent the heel from lifting out of the shoe. As technology keeps growing, Shimano bike shoes are sure to keep expanding.