Reviews over the
Shimano SPD-SL

Shimano SPD-SL
4.6 / 5
Average from 986 reviews
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189 reviews
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55 reviews
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2 reviews
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3 / 5

Quality is low, positioning sublime.

- Thomas, 25 July, 2021

Nice that you have a lot of space to position them properly, the downside is that they are worn out after 1100km. That will be 3 to 4 months after expected these days. That's pretty fast and quite an expense that way.

Pros & Cons

space to slide for ideal position
worn out after 1100 km
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3 / 5

A nice large support. Does wear out quickly.

- Ronald, 22 May, 2024

In combination with Ultegra pedals, my experience is that they slip quickly over the pedal. Sometimes it looks like you're locked in, but you're not. Fine is the substantial bearing surface between pedal and cleat. Don't walk on them too much, as they wear out super fast. Fortunately, the plates are not too expensive. I experience the clearance as just right.

Pros & Cons

easy installation
good bearing surface
inexpensive
slide over Ultegra pedals
wear out super fast when you walk on them
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4 / 5

Good performance average wear

- ROBERT, 26 September, 2017

Clip in and out very nicely when new, but wear quite quickly if walked on for any distance

4 / 5

value for your money

- Jouni, 10 August, 2019

good product

Pros & Cons

affordable
easy attachment
many options angles
trustable brand

4 / 5

Good cleats

- Paul, 2 June, 2020

Good cleats with decent rubberised grip pads. However, like all plastic cleats they are way over priced.

4 / 5

amazing service delivered quickly

- Daniel, 17 June, 2020

amazing cleats, less movement than yellow which I prefer

Pros & Cons

fit
price

4 / 5

Top service.

- Arjen, 10 September, 2020

4 / 5

Doet wat het moet doen. Redelijk aan de prijs voor het is. wat

- Armath, 2 March, 2021

Twee jaar mee gereden. Weer dezelfde gekocht omdat ze goed bevallen. Nu wel volledig op.

Pros & Cons

De gele geeft net even wat speling
Makkelijk te bevestigen
Slijt vrij snel van lopen

4 / 5

Reliable cleats.

- Gerard, 19 March, 2023

Easy to fit, clicking in and out is smooth. Use a torque wrench to fit them, 4nm is about right. With care you should get about a year of use.

Pros & Cons

Works well
Expensive

4 / 5

Necessary for under your racing shoe.

- John, 8 April, 2023

Fixing using the explanation video is quite easy with the good practical tips.

Pros & Cons

Good grip
May always be cheaper
Walk carefully
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4 / 5

Always exactly what you expect and is promised.

- Dave, 26 January, 2023

Good quality and fast delivery! Bit unfortunate that it is shipped in a big box instead of letterbox package.

Pros & Cons

Fast delivery
Good quality
Great packaging for a small box
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4 / 5

Good product competitively priced fast delivery

- Ronald, 15 September, 2022

Product looks like in the picture!

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4 / 5

Excellent cleats.

- Riny, 9 September, 2022

I have been using these plates for years and am very well satisfied with them.

Pros & Cons

Easy to install
Fits well in the pedals
Good quality
No
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4 / 5

Can literally cycle without it, comfortable choice

- Sebastiaan, 6 September, 2022

Easy and good assembly with supplied bolts and plates. Good quality and longevity with normal use.

Pros & Cons

Comfortable
Fast incoming
Good quality
Expensive
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4 / 5

reliable and good.

- Patrick, 29 August, 2022

Ultimately the best value for money at Mantel.

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4 / 5

just fine

- Wil, 26 July, 2022

just fine

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4 / 5

Good cleats

- Niels, 24 July, 2022

Good cleats for Shimano pedals. The colored part (red in my case) breaks off very quickly, which fortunately does not affect the engagement itself.

Pros & Cons

Easy to assemble
The colored part breaks down quickly
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4 / 5

To be repeated

- Rick, 21 June, 2022

But very fast delivery as sltijd at mantel

Pros & Cons

Cheap
Fit well
Bit difficult to fasten
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4 / 5

Great product

- Claire, 7 June, 2022

Easy to put on your shoe.

Pros & Cons

Fit on shimano shoe
Great for the recreational cyclist
Good size Allen wrench required, not included
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4 / 5

Excellent, very satisfied !

- Hendrik, 29 May, 2022

Very satisfied with the product.

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4 / 5

Good option for beginners

- Yoran, 27 May, 2022

The cleats are very simple to install once you know how to adjust them. Furthermore, the click system is also solid and easy to use. Wear does go pretty hard if you have to click in and out a lot.

Pros & Cons

Easy assembly
Price
Wear
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4 / 5

Fast delivery of a sturdy product

- Bart, 17 May, 2022

Expensive but solid

Pros & Cons

Easy to assemble
Fast delivery
Expensive for a piece of plastic
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4 / 5

Good product for reasonable price.

- Bram, 24 January, 2022

Easy to install.

Pros & Cons

Gives just enough freedom of movement.
Premium material. Feet snap securely into place.
wears out fairly quickly
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4 / 5

Solid and good

- Jan, 13 December, 2021

Been cycling with them for years and like them very much!

Pros & Cons

Solid
No
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4 / 5

Very easy and reliable wedge

- Marc, 3 December, 2021

Still satisfied with the model

Pros & Cons

Easy to use
RAS
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4 / 5

Fine pictures

- Anton, 15 August, 2021

Fine plates with sufficient clearance

Pros & Cons

Fine pictures
No
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4 / 5

Great product

- Wilco, 23 July, 2021

Works fine in use. Does wear out quickly, but that is with almost all cleats

Pros & Cons

Good adjustment
Works fine
No
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4 / 5

Tip: change halfway through!

- Dick, 30 June, 2021

To double the lifespan; switch to another shoe halfway through. Because you click off with your preferred leg much more often, that plate on one side wears out faster. By switching, I do about 8000-9000 km with a set.

Pros & Cons

The blue ones!
Are getting more and more expensive.
Wear out quickly.
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4 / 5

Fine, are getting more expensive though

- Martin, 22 June, 2021

Good cleats

Pros & Cons

Freedom of knee movement
Prima platelets
Price goes up
Replace at least once a year
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4 / 5

necessary for cycling

- Kevin, 17 June, 2021

easy to assemble

Pros & Cons

versatile
well-known
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4 / 5

Good plates, wear out quickly

- Max, 15 June, 2021

Just the standard cleats from shimano. Always good. do wear out quickly, but that will have to do with retaining your pedals.

Pros & Cons

Easy to attach
Solid
Tight
Wears out quickly
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4 / 5

Great product

- Marita, 26 March, 2021

Works fine

Pros & Cons

Fit perfectly
Fit well
Looks good
Few runs on them, wear out quickly though
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4 / 5

Fine pictures

- Henk, 6 March, 2021

Works as it should with the correct clearance.

Pros & Cons

easy to adjust
easy to assemble
wear fast
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4 / 5

Solid stuff

- Geert-Jan, 5 March, 2021

Fitted my first click shoes with these plates. A little play on the pedals is wonderful. Especially for beginning cyclists. Slack is also the disadvantage when climbing hard, a bit of swabbing when you put a lot of power on while standing. Lasts well, little wear, had expected more.

Pros & Cons

Easy mounting
Play on the pedals
Solid Solid
Play on the pedals
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4 / 5

Good purchase.

- Jan Olof, 25 February, 2021

The blocks work just fine, but wear out quickly when you have to walk on them.

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4 / 5

rock solid! nothing more nothing less :-)

- Nicolas, 23 February, 2021

Tjsah, what to say about this. Without pictures, no race miles.

Pros & Cons

Easy to assemble
Fine for 1 or 2 seasons
Mounting plates rust after a while
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4 / 5

Solid product, does what it needs to do, easy assembly

- Maxime, 4 February, 2021

Good spd-sl pedals for under sidi ergo3 shoe in combi with Shimano dura-ace pedal set. Deliberately opted for a bit more freedom of movement considering recreational rider, but still want to be firm on the pedals.

Pros & Cons

Easy mounting
Solid product
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4 / 5

Just right

- Thomas, 19 January, 2021

Commonly used, so easy to jump on your buddies' bikes without a pedal change.

Pros & Cons

Better grip while running than other race plates
Commonly used
Grip pieces wear quickly
Still runs a lot less than MTB plates
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4 / 5

Perfectly arranged and fast

- Patrick, 26 December, 2020

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4 / 5

easy to assemble

- Mart, 23 November, 2020

These cleats are easy to fit and satisfy in use. Wear out in use, replace after about 1 year

Pros & Cons

click in/out
mounting
wear
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4 / 5

Fast delivery

- Gerrit, 25 September, 2020

Pros & Cons

Quality
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4 / 5

Good product at very good price

- Bert, 24 September, 2020

I have been riding with the yellow SPD-SL plates for a while now. Are very comfortable, which I find pleasant, especially for longer rides. I also found them at mantle at the best price, and delivered quickly. As a last minute decision maker, that is definitely a big advantage.

Pros & Cons

fast delivery
good price
product high quality
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4 / 5

Plates are good but not very hard wearing

- Hans, 19 September, 2020

Fairly pricey for a simple tool but even though the yellow parts wear out fairly quickly, the plates still last quite a long time

Pros & Cons

Easy to use
Last quite a long time
Reasonably pricey
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4 / 5

Easy plates for good connection

- Piet, 14 September, 2020

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4 / 5

Excellent value for money,

- Corné, 7 September, 2020

Great material.

Pros & Cons

Do last season easily
Easy to place on shoe
Yellow running part wears out a little too fast
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4 / 5

A nice color

- Martien, 2 September, 2020

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4 / 5

Does what it is meant to do.

- Marcel, 31 August, 2020

Pros & Cons

Freedom of movement
Good pressure distribution
Long service life
Solid
No
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4 / 5

Fine plates, wear out quickly as expected.

- Wouter, 27 August, 2020

Stay firmly in the pedal, just enough slack to react during a normally turbulent junior race.

Pros & Cons

Just enough clearance.
Stay firmly in place.
Wear off quickly
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4 / 5

Great product

- Gert, 23 August, 2020

Fits seamlessly on road bike shoes and easy to fit. Have done several rides with it now.

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4 / 5

Fits perfectly

- Rob, 21 August, 2020

Not only did Mantel send the order quickly, but I was able to easily install the Shimano cleats myself!

Pros & Cons

Fits perfectly
Plastic packaging difficult to open
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4 / 5

Satisfy fine

- Sven, 19 August, 2020

Pros & Cons

Easy to assemble
Good to slellen
Nice that you can still move your shoes.
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4 / 5

As expected

- Rik, 17 August, 2020

Pros & Cons

As you might expect
no
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4 / 5

Top SPD

- Willem, 11 August, 2020

After riding Speedplay pedals for several years I switched to Shimano. Adjustment takes some getting used to (listens more closely than the Speedplay) but once properly placed it is top notch. I prefer using the red plates over the yellow ones (too much play), easy to get on and off.

Pros & Cons

Precise adjustment
Price
Several play options possible
Precise adjustment is a matter of measuring and fitting
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4 / 5

The standard

- Maarten, 2 August, 2020

Just right, slack makes adjustment easier which means less risk of complaints.

Pros & Cons

Easy adjustment
Lots of backlash
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4 / 5

Good Shimano SPD sl clicks

- Rolf, 12 July, 2020

Great product. You still have quite a lot of slack to move your feet.

Pros & Cons

Freedom of movement
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4 / 5

Likes

- Niels, 8 July, 2020

Compared to yellow Shimano SPD-SL plate more stability. Unclipping the shoes is also totally fine!

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4 / 5

Great

- Remco, 7 July, 2023

Good product, does what it is meant for. This is my first road bike experience and after a long stretch of cycling, it is still difficult to get your shoes off the pedals(tired legs) also practice this a few times when you are new to cycling....

Pros & Cons

Adds more power to the pedals
Clicks easily into the pedals
Easy to install
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5 / 5

Great product

- Jose, 6 September, 2016

Very good product. Easy to install. Just enough give in the angle for my use. 100% satisfied

Pros & Cons

Ample give in the movement
Easy to install
Good quality

5 / 5

Great kit & great service. V happy

- Steven, 24 October, 2016

5 / 5

Great price

- Steven, 4 April, 2017

Shimano replacement cleats at a great price when combined with other purchases

Pros & Cons

Price

5 / 5

Good cleats great price

- John, 21 July, 2017

Good fit for purpose product from Shimano as always

Pros & Cons

Direct power to the cranks
Difficult to walk (cleats always are though)

5 / 5

Everything all right

- Krzysztof, 16 October, 2017

5 / 5

Worth buying genuine Shimano

- James, 19 December, 2019

Have tried a few alternates but keep coming back to these

5 / 5

Easy to fit

- Barry, 27 January, 2020

Good all rounders

5 / 5

Fantastic

- Harriet, 15 May, 2020

Really great

5 / 5

Genuine Shimano replacement cleats for SPD-SL Pedals.

- Richard, 29 May, 2020

I bought the SH11 yellow cleats to fit to a pair of new shimano shoes ordered from Mantel at the same time, but already used the same cleats on my old shoes. The cleats are colour coded to suit the type of rider and the float provided by the yellow cleats provides me as an older sportive rider with the security and comfort that I need.

Pros & Cons

Colour coded wear plates
Easy to fit and adjust
Float colour coding
Genuine Shimano cleats

5 / 5

New clips

- Andrew, 6 June, 2020

I've had the older style SPD type clips on MTB shoes for years and years. During my first weeks on Furlough I got myself some wide fit road shoes. Doh! They need SPDL clips, but they don't fit my pedals. So I purchased both pedals and cleats. In summary, they do exactly what they say on the box! But...... Are a blooming site more difficult to walk in.

Pros & Cons

Perfect clips
Secure lock on
Difficult to walk in
Harder to get onto pedal

5 / 5

Does exactly what they are meant for

- Michael, 10 June, 2020

5 / 5

Good quality

- Steve, 25 June, 2020

Pros & Cons

Good price
Good quality

5 / 5

Nice price

- Bruno, 30 June, 2020

5 / 5

Super product

- Robin, 19 July, 2020

Pros & Cons

Goede pasvorm

5 / 5

Perfect

- Erik, 18 August, 2020

Pros & Cons

Past perfect
Geen

5 / 5

Good quality

- Garry, 8 September, 2020

great sjimano quality

Pros & Cons

Plenty of float
simple set up

5 / 5

Classic

- Nicklas, 9 September, 2020

The de facto standard of cleats

Pros & Cons

easy connect to pedal
Sensitive to wear when walking

5 / 5

zeer correct

- Christophe, 10 December, 2020

5 / 5

Does what it says

- Shravan, 18 June, 2021

Works great with my Shimano shoes. Will recommend it!

5 / 5

Klick and Go!

- Marcel, 17 May, 2022

Deze schoenplaatjes geven een goede overbrenging van de energie, met behoud van de nodige bewegingsvrijheid om knieklachten te voorkomen.

Pros & Cons

Bewegingsruimte
Eenvoudig te bevestigen
Klick and Go!

5 / 5

Very good product

- Maciej, 22 July, 2022

Easy to montage, everything is fit, and very good price

5 / 5

Perfect to my shoes!

- Damian, 14 September, 2022

Perfect to my shoes

5 / 5

Perfect

- Jonas, 19 September, 2022

Top product

5 / 5

Geweldige plaatjes

- Mathias, 4 March, 2023

Paar keer mee gereden en zijn heel duurzaam met veel mogelijkheden om de pedaal positie volledig naar eigen voorkeuren in te stellen

Pros & Cons

Eenvoudige montage
Veel verschillende instelmogelijkheden

5 / 5

Good, strong, noiseless wedge

- Patrick, 7 June, 2023

On competing pedals for 30 years. Switched to Shimano ultegra 2 years ago. Only happiness, no more noise. Started with blue shims and switched to yellow, perfect.

Pros & Cons

Resistance
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5 / 5

Top, you need this one

- Cas, 17 April, 2023

Good

Pros & Cons

Easy assembly
Fast in house
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5 / 5

Was installed in no time and work excellent

- Maarten, 28 March, 2023

Was installed in no time and work excellent

Pros & Cons

Easily installed
Reliable
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5 / 5

TOP product

- Erik, 21 March, 2023

The plates arrived the very next day and could therefore be adjusted immediately at my bike-fitting. clipping in and out of the pedals is extremely smooth. Completely satisfied :-)

Pros & Cons

Fast delivery
Good quality
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5 / 5

Good value for money

- Jeroen, 20 March, 2023

Personally nicer than the yellow plates because there is no play at the front. But of course that is personal.

Pros & Cons

Easy to assemble
Last a long time
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5 / 5

Purchased together with the shoes, fine

- Arjan, 5 March, 2023

Fitted the plates myself, feet nice and straight forward, bit of play left right, feeling of good control with the Lake cc 218 shoes. Another stop at Mantel to check the plates with a torque wrench.

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5 / 5

Meets all expectations

- Sander, 13 February, 2023

Easy to mount on your cycling shoe.

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5 / 5

good product

- Marcel, 26 January, 2023

Exactly from what I expect.

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5 / 5

Standard product. High quality and durability

- Elmar, 22 January, 2023

Standard product. High quality and durability.

Pros & Cons

Standard product, lasts quite long
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5 / 5

Great earlier should order on mantle.com

- Laura, 19 January, 2023

Good cleats from shimano. Nothing to complain about.

Pros & Cons

Easy site to order on
Fast delivery
Neatly packaged
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5 / 5

does what it needs to do

- Marinus, 19 January, 2023

easy to assemble

Pros & Cons

good fit
incl mounting hardware
relatively expensive
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5 / 5

Push on, push on and win

- Georgess, 22 December, 2022

Wedges put on for the first time for a club outing; it's growing and going well.

Pros & Cons

easy to assemble
easy to control
easy to wedge
a little flexible
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5 / 5

Shimano warranty at the best price

- Joaquin, 29 November, 2022

The best value for money and with Shimano's guarantee.

Pros & Cons

Material
Price
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5 / 5

Put well.☀️

- Andre, 7 November, 2022

Everything is right

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5 / 5

I don't know any better

- Tim, 26 September, 2022

Good as always ☺️

Pros & Cons

Trusted good
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5 / 5

Order delivered quickly and well!

- Johan, 15 September, 2022

Bought these plates many times before. excellent quality. Neat and fast delivery by Mantel!

Pros & Cons

easy to assemble
good quality
no
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5 / 5

Magnificent

- José Miguel, 13 September, 2022

Very good material.....I will buy the cleat cover to make them last longer.

Pros & Cons

Magnificent material
Resistant
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5 / 5

All good and the next exchange again originals

- Mirko, 6 September, 2022

Originals last significantly longer than cheap goods...

Pros & Cons

Durability significantly longer than replicas
The go is good ... just no more replicas!
The hold well ... just no more replicas!
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5 / 5

Product conforms and sent quickly

- Angelin, 5 September, 2022

Top. No problems

Pros & Cons

Attractive rate
Fast
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