It’s really hard to enjoy a ride—even a well-paced group ride along your favorite mountain roads—when your feet fall asleep five minutes in. You could endlessly fiddle with dials and straps in hope of relief, or you could just try the Shimano SH-RP9 Men’s Wide Cycling Shoes. They’re not overly complicated, but Shimano engineered them to fit wide feet without complicated adjustment, and they have a heat-moldable EVA insole that will support your arch—regardless of shape—and lock your heel down for better pedaling efficiency.
The SH-RP9’s width doesn’t mean it’s soft and wimpy. Underfoot, a carbon composite sole provides race-caliber stiffness that Shimano rates at an 11 out of 12 on its stiffness scale. Up top, a ratcheting instep strap helps lock your foot down for slop-free power. You can even move the ratchet up and down to find the precise fit that you’re looking for.