When you look at dedicated shoes for road cycling, you realize that the shoes aren't a thing you walk around in. Well made cycling shoes -good ones- are simply power transfer devices. The stiffer the sole, and the lighter the overall shoe, results in more of a rider's energy being sent to the rear wheel. Flexible shoes might be OK to walk in, but that results in wasted energy with every pedal stroke.
Shimano's RC7 road shoes are an incredible upgrade for performance road cyclists looking for a step up from their entry-level, plastic-bottomed kicks. Each shoes has a pair of independent BOA L6 dial closures, allowing for a perfect encapsulating fit. The Powerzone wire guide at the forefoot is adjusted with the forward dial, allowing for a better overall fit. The perforated synthetic upper breathes well, and is much lighter than classic leather.
The RC7's feather-light Dynalast carbon sole has eyelets only for 3-bolt road cleats (Look Keo, Shimano SPD-SL, Speedplay Zero). Not only is the RC7 shoe lighter than nearly every mountain bike shoe made for 2-bolt mountain bike pedals, it also helps to stabilize the shoe laterally. A road shoe and road pedal will reduce lateral ankle rolling that might induce repetitive motion injuries.
This shoe comes with a 60-day Shimano Guarantee. Try them for 60 days, and if you're not completely satisfied, return them to us for a full refund. This offer is only valid at Shimano authorized retail locations.
Clipless pedals, shoes, and cleats come in many varieties, some specific to one brand or another. If you have a favorite, you may already know what you're looking for, and what is compatible.
Want some help choosing the right pedals and/or shoes? Interested in trying something new? Contact us to ensure your shoes are compatible with your pedals, and all of it's compatible with you.
|Closure and Fit Adjustment||2 Boa (L6)|
|Outsole||Carbon fiber composite|
|Stiffness Index: Value/Range||10 / 12|
|Weight||245g (size 42)|
* Subject to change without notice.