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ShimanoSH-RC7 Limited Edition Cycling Shoe - Men's

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Not in Kansas Anymore

Go ahead and add a little color to the monochromatic road cycling shoe scene with these ruby red SH-RC7 slippers from Shimano. We have been racking up some miles in these shoes and have fallen in love with the comfort, light weight, and of course, great looks. Slotting into Shimano's Road Competition category, the SH-RC7s are plenty light for tackling our local 'bergs and cols, and a rigid carbon sole and Boa closure ensure that the shoes are stiff enough and can be tightened quickly and easily in preparation for a finishing kick. The only question we have about the shoes is how did Shimano pull off all these great features at such an attractive price?

Shimano fashions the SH-RC7's upper from perforated synthetic leather, which is lightweight, form fitting, and allows air circulation throughout the shoe. The shoes feature a micro-adjustable Boa IP1 reel across the top, with wide anchor points to distribute pressure evenly across the upper. A hook-and-loop strap spans the forefoot for additional adjustability and customization of fit. A stiff carbon fiber composite sole facilitates efficient power transfer with a stiffness rating of 10 on Shimano's 12-point scale, so you don't have to worry about wasted watts through sole flex. Click your heels and find yourself on the winning end of a bike throw.

  • A competitive road shoe with all-day comfort
  • Carbon composite sole is rigid and light for quick accelerations
  • Breathable synthetic upper help your feet stay cool in battle
  • Boa IP1 closure and hook-and-loop forefoot strap dial in the fit
  • Special color adds a splash of fury to the monochromatic cycling shoe scene
Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
Upper Material
synthetic leather
Boa IP1, hook-and-loop
adaptable cup insole
carbon fiber composite
Cleat Compatibility
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year


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After hacking into the shoe

  • Size Bought: 42.5

This photo shows the removal of the 3/4" length of stitches and the tongue can now move independently from the upper so the velcro strap can work as designed.

After hacking into the shoe

After two rides

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 42.4

I wish the upper is more durable.

After two rides

4 stars ONLY after hacking the shoes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 42.4

The RC7 replaces my two-year old R171. The two share the same carbon sole and heel pad-the two best design features. The carbon sole is plenty stiff for everyday riding. The heel pad rubber is curved up to the back of the shoe and makes landing and walking much more secure. I wonder why all the other cycling shoes are not copying this design.

Like the R171 the upper "perforated synthetic leather" is way too thick and stiff so takes a while for the shoe to feel "broken in". The mesh panel on the front is much better in getting cool air into the shoe then the R171 though. The upper is not that breathable and gets hot and sweaty pretty fast. I think Shimano should use a much thinner material (Shimano designers please check out the Northwave xframe upper material-0.5mm thick)

I discovered a fatal design flaw on my second ride. I had a major pressure point on my metatarsus when I try to tighten the hook-and-loop strap on the forefoot. Turns out that Shimano not only secure the tongue by stitching the leading edge to the upper but also added a 3/4 length of stitching longitudinally on the outboard side of the shoe upper (see photo). So when the velcro is tightened the two sides of the upper pushes the tongue into a concave shape thus putting pressure on the toes instead of making the toe box smaller. I went home and carefully took out the stitches and now the velcro is doing what it is designed to do-regulate the fit of the forefoot.

The BOA closure is very good but I wish there are two so I can fine tune the mid foot fit.

Oh, the shoes look really cool out of the box with the color and the printed "fade" look. The outer layer of the upper-color and silkscreened design is very fragile. y shoes got two holes in just the first two weeks.

4 stars ONLY after hacking the shoes
Unanswered Question

Do you have the shimano rc-7 rednin 42.5?