I am new to road bikes. My pedals are 2010 shimano 105 - SPD-SL

Can spd shoes with spd cleats be used on spd-sl pedals?

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The short answer is no.

The SPD-SL 3 bolt pattern is larger by several centimeters.

An SPD shoe has tread to make it easier to walk in the show off-road and a smaller, 2 bolt cleat mounting pattern. The tread would be in the way of mounting the SPD-SL cleat.

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    Why the downvote? Is my answer inaccurate or incomplete?
    – zenbike
    May 6, 2016 at 12:31

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