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RC3 Cycling Shoe - Men's

4 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews


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Why We Like The RC3 Cycling Shoe

As you’re tallying up the category upgrade points or gaining a deeper passion for cycling and needing higher performance gear, we suggest looking first into your shoe system. The RC3 Cycling Shoe sits at Shimano’s mid-level cycling range, offering more of a race-worthy construction, while still not dipping into your piggy bank too deeply. As an upgrade to the entry-level RC1, the RC3 receives a Boa L6 dial, which offers more incremental adjustments to fine-tune the fitting than the traditional hook-and-loop strap. You’ll still find reliable power transfer to the pedals with the fiberglass reinforced nylon sole, and the Rubber XC racing pattern gives you extra grip for clicking in and walking around.

For comfort mile after mile, Shimano integrates the midsole to the upper for a seamless fit and unified form that stabilizes your foot during high power efforts. The RC3 is compatible with 3-bolt cleats for the traditional road pedal platform.


  • Entry-level racing shoe drops those performance watts
  • Stiff nylon sole efficiently transfers power to the pedals
  • Durable and breathable upper offers and comfortable and stable fit
  • Boa dial cinches down easily with one-hand operation
  • Low stack height makes for a low profile and efficient platform
  • Item #SHIU1BF
Upper Material
synthetic leather
Boa L6 dial
fiberglass reinforce nylon
Cleat Compatibility
Claimed Weight
[single, size 42] 9.1oz (257g)
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4 based on 2 ratings

Review Summary

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4 out of 5 stars

September 26, 2023

Runs a bit small and tight

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Order about a half size larger than your normal walking shoe. Otherwise they're nice and stiff, if a bit narrow in the toe section.

Steven K

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

4 out of 5 stars

January 6, 2021

Classic Shimano shoes brought to 2021!

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

How to start the year off with a great pair of new shoes! Step 1) Buy these shoes Step 2) Install cleats on them Step 3) Ride Your Bike Step 4) go some you have never been before with the shoes

Megan B