Supremely comfortable & snug fit
The RC5 uses a method of constructing the upper with a seamless piece of material for a better fit and foot stability, with fewer gaps between your foot and the shoe. The BOA fit system offers micro-adjustment for a glove-like fit, evenly distributing pressure to avoid hot spots. The synthetic leather and mesh upper is well-ventilated to keep your feet cool.
Optimum Pedaling Performance
Stiff and lightweight, the RC5’s sole is reinforced with fiberglass so that your effort is transferred directly to the pedals. The midsole is integrated with the upper, which helps to keep your foot closer to the shoe’s sole. This lower stack height improves your pedaling efficiency by stabilizing the pedal stroke and increasing your power transfer.
|Line up year||2021|
|Color||Blue, Black, White|
|Last type||SHIMANO DYNALAST|
|Best match pedal||PD-R7000|
|Features_Wider cleat adjustment range||✔|
|Features_Seamless midsole structure||✔|
|Features_One-piece surround upper design||✔|
|Features_Carbon sole/Mid sole||✔|
|Closure||1 BOA (L6), 1-strap|
|Midsole Material||Carbon fiber reinforced Nylon|
|Standard insole||Adaptable cup insole|
|Men's Actual weight (Size: 42)||250 g|
Shimano Shoes Road SH-RC500
it's really good !!!!
My experience with Cyclop Support Team
Had ordered Shimano Shoes Road SH-RC500 - BLUE, size Euro 40, what got delivered was Shimano Black RC-100Size 44....
Imagine one's frustration for receiving incorrect ones especially during these days.
Reached out to support team and luckily Advait from Cyclop called and walked through the process (kudos, because in todays age of Bots and IVR's we still have people connect maintained). Got the correct one delivered within a week.
Good job Cyclop team, this is what makes small users like us come back repeatedly and be loyal customers.
About the shoe
Its a good fit, colour and finishing are just smooth. No shoe bite even after initial 30KMs. Worth a buy and value for money!
When Ordered First Look - Had ordered the Shimano Shoes Road SH-RC500 - BLUE, size Euro 44 (Wide) which is 27.8 cm (Wide - The circumference of the foot around the ball of the foot is the same as any other euro 43/44 size shoe; however the circumference of the foot around the arch is wider). Normal shoe size Euro 44 is not the same as Shimano size Euro 44, so check in cms for accurate reference.
After riding in it for 500 KM - The sole of the shoe is 8 on stiffness level and is comfortable. The outer material is not leather but seems some high quality combination of synthetic which is water resistance. The Boa dial does its job well of tightening the shoe once you press and turn the dial clockwise; however it does not work the other way round as you have to pull the Boa dial and spread the shoes to release the tension. The shoe is quite comfortable to wear as it is spacious inside and not a snug fit. No shoe bits at all till now; provided you are wearing cotton socks.
Overall - The finish is fantastic, like great quality control by Shimano. Just one issue I have faced with the shoe is that the tongue of the shoes is a bit to long for my liking and it kinda touches the front of my ankle which is annoying. Once I start riding it is not noticable or uncomfortable however a worthy mention.
Value - For the price I payed on July 14, 2021 i.e. Rs. 9000/- seemed ok considering the quality and finish of the Shoe (though cyclops charges 2k more on their profit margins for sure) and other Northwave models selling well above 10k., it seems a good deal so far.
Very good shoes perfect for beginner road cyclist