Shimano goes Boa.
Last year's road shoes are looking a little gray and frazzled, so you're making the jump onto the streamlined boa train with Shimano's SH-RC7 Men's Cycling Shoes. Falling into Shimano's Road Performance category, the SH-RC7's are meant for speed with a claimed 245-gram weight that sits just two grams higher than the category topping SH-RC9 for a size 42. With a stiff carbon sole and comfortable upper, these shoes strike a balance between race-day aggression and training utility at a cost that pales in comparison to many similarly spec'd options.
Shimano fashions the SH-RC7s from perforated synthetic leather, chosen for both is lightweight comfort as well as its ability to usher cooling air throughout the shoe. Each shoe fastens with a micro-adjustable Boa IP1 reel across the top, with wide anchor points evenly distributing pressure. A hook-and-loop strap spans the forefoot for additional adjustability and customization of fit. Underfoot, a stiff carbon fiber composite sole facilitates efficient power transfer with a high stiffness rating of 10/12 on Shimano's scale, which means you don't have to worry about wasted watts or fatiguing sole flex.
- A race-bred road shoe with long-mile comfort
- Carbon fiber composite sole is light and efficient
- Breathable synthetic uppers for comfortable security
- Boa IP1 closure with forefoot strap for a dialed fit
- Compatible with three-bolt road cleats