Matthew W.wrote a review of Shimano SH-RC7 Cycling Shoe - Men's on December 31, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Once a year I ride from Raleigh, NC. to Washington D.C. (about 550 miles) and I am always tweaking my gear. This years tweak was shoes. The $250 price point shoes was where I was comfortable, spending and having the right performance features. So any shoe in that range was in play (Sidi, Fizik...).
I pulled the trigger on these shoes when Competitive Cyclist put them on sale. After a short session on a trainer and a 15 mile ride I would pay full price for these shoes! I could feel a nice pop in my pedal stroke immediately and the stiffness on this shoe was great on several short sprints. Shoes with the BOA system are great to dial in the fit so I did not feel any weird pressure points or burn areas that I have experienced in traditional buckle shoes. I suspect that is why the new version has two BOA's on them.
I have a difficult foot to fit (real narrow) and theses shoes fit great. SO much so I would recommend anyone with a foot med/wide to wide to stay away, or at least get the wide offering. I wear 10.5 in running shoes (Brooks), my Sidi's (MTB) are a 45.5 and 45.5 was in these were spot on.
If the shoe last, is the same for the new version, I will definitely look at those in the future.