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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 SpecsSize
Tech Specs
Upper Material
microfiber synthetic leather
micro-adjustable boa, hook and loop strap
carbon fiber
Cleat Compatibility
3-bolt road
Recommended Use
road cycling


Cycling Footwear
35   4
36 4 5
37 4 5.5
37.5 4.5 6
38 5 6.5
38.5 5.5 7
39 5.5 7
39.5 6 7.5
40 6.5 7.5
40.5 7 8
41 7.5 8.5
41.5 8 9
42 8.5 9.5
42.5 8.5 10
43 9 10.5
43.5 9 11
44 9.5 11
44.5 10  
45 10.5  
45.5 11  
46 11  
46.5 11.5  
47 12  
48 12.5  
49 13  
50 14  

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Good price

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 9 a haft

They are ok.

Mediocre for Shimano

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

They're NOT the R300 or even close. Wouldn’t buy the again.

Great fit & Great price!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10.5 US

Ordered size 10.5 to insure shoes did not cramp toes and these are just right! They are a slim profile but are perfect for my D width foot! After trying these on I turned right around and ordered a pair in white before they are all gone!

Low Instep

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

These shoes did not fit as a I have a high arch and instep.

Great service and price

  • Fit: True to size

Shoes fit perfectly true to size.....competitive cyclist has great service and price looking forward to my next order with them

Really solid shoes at a great price

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45

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.

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.

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.