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Shimano SH-RP9 Cycling Shoe - Men's


Item # SHI009V

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Item # SHI009V

Every day.

You've dutifully logged your miles in nylon soles, and by the state of your shoes, you've earned an upgrade this season. If you're going to make the investment in a fresh new pair of kicks, Shimano's SH-RP9 Cycling Shoes occupy the same space many of us do — between pro and mid-range — with a carbon composite sole and a new, impressively clean design. Though they're ready to race, they're also happy to log weekend centuries and early season base miles.

Described as the brand's flagship road shoe for its versatility, the carbon sole of the new SH-RP9 earns a rating of 11 out of 12 on Shimano's stiffness scale. The shoe also features a heat-moldable EVA foam insole with a shaped heel cup and the option of two types of arch support that can be added to the midsole, so you can pick the one that works best with your foot shape.

The soft synthetic leather upper achieves many of the same characteristics as leather, with a contoured fit courtesy of two hook-and-loop straps and a top ratcheting buckle that you can reposition higher on the body of the shoe for a more secure fit on slimmer feet. To keep you cool and comfortable, Shimano adds a mesh vent along the toe as well as perforations in the sole to keep air moving throughout the shoes.

  • Versatile shoe ready for base miles or a weekend road race
  • Stiff carbon composite sole deliver watts to the pedals
  • Perforations to sole add breathability, with flex for comfort
  • Soft synthetic leather upper with airy mesh paneling
  • Ratcheting buckle and hook-and-loop straps for secure fit

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Claimed Weight:
[size 40] 538 g
Cleat Compatibility:
carbon composite
Upper Material:
Teijin Avail 100 microfiber

Size chart


Cycling Shoes
  35 4.5
4 36 5
4.5 37 5.5
5/5.5 37.5  
5/5.5 38 6.5
5.5 38.5  
5.5/6 39 7/7.5
6 39.5  
6.5 40 7.5/8
7/7.5 40.5  
7.5 41 8.5
8 41.5  
8.5 42 9.5
8.5/9 42.5  
9 43 10.5
9/9.5 43.5  
9.5 44 11
10 44.5  
10.5 45  
11 45.5  
11/11.5 46  
11.5 46.5  
12 47  
12.5 48  

Reviews & Community

Great Shimano shoes

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 41.5

I just got these delivered and rode 30 miles of the new shoes. I had a great first ride with these new Shimano's. And they feel great. Size is true, comfort is great. Shoes fits snug to your feet without even tightening the straps down. They look and feel great. Great buy.

Lots of space

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 46

Purchased to replace Pearl Izumi Pro Leader II that I could never get dialed in. As the title sez these shoes have plenty of space in the front which I need because my left foot big toe is crooked from I guess life..who knows.
Quality is first rate, styling is a bit lacking for my tastes but it's a cycling shoe.
I've put 600 plus miles on them and after initial break in they feel fantastic. My foot stays in place with no movement during rides which eliminates hot spots on the bottom of my feet.
I did not heat shrink these due to no place to get it done locally.
It gets hot (90+ deg, humidity 90+) and the air flow is excellent.
I ride these with Speedplay pedals.
I recommend theses shoes.

Shimano RP9 shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 46.5

Needed to replace my Gaernes that had worn far too quickly and which Chain Reaction Cycles didn't want to deal with. I've worn Time, Mavic, Giro as well; first occasion for Shimano. Mike Nelson worked with me on the choice of manufacturer [I was looking at the Garneaus, too], the model [RP9 over 321] and the size. I've never ever worn 46.5 rather than 45.5 or 46 but he made just the right call. I don't race and only put in about 200, 230 miles a week but these are certainly the cat's meow; not exceptionally light but definitely stiff in the sole and the overall fit is just fine [high arches, one foot funny across the instep]. I'll buy Shimano again unless I'm foolish enough to go for the Assos [afford it or not I wear their stuff almost exclusively; that tells you something of my expectations]. And, of course, I'll be back to CC; it's not just variety and breadth of product lines but the customer service aspect.

Avg. ride time: 1h 7m per week
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Great shoes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

I've had these for about 6 months. Great shoes. I never remember that it's there. Definitely roomier than my older Sidi 5 and took 2 short rides to break in. Soles are stiffer compared to the Sidi 5 as well. I wear a size 9.5 sneakers and a 43 with these.