Michael M.wrote a review of Shimano SH-RP9 Cycling Shoe - Men's on June 14, 2017
After years of nothing but Sidi shoes, I've tried a few different brands in recent years because of discomfort in my left foot. Shoes I tried from Giro and Bont were all right but not exactly what I was trying to find. Despite having a lengthy and probably irrational aversion to Shimano products, the reviews convinced me to give these a shot. I got a great deal on them from one of CC's sister sites. I ordered a size 45, concerned the might be too snug but they were slightly larger than a Sidi in 45. They do have an understated but unique appearance. On my first few rides they were overall very comfortable but the top of the tongue near the ankle took some time to wear in. They don't feel like hardcore race shoes but I'm not racing and comfort is more important than being wedged into a shoe with an uncompromisingly stiff sole. They start out great and still feel that way after four hours. We frequently get 100F degree days here and the ventilation is more than adequate. The retention system works well with the "reverse" ratchet allowing for easy adjustment and release. They may not be the hottest shoe on the market but they're just what I need at this point in my cycling life.