Falling into Shimano's Road Performance category, the SH-RC7 is meant for speed with a claimed 245-gram weight that sits just two grams higher than the category topping SH-RC9 for a size 42. With a stiff carbon sole and comfortable upper, these shoes strike a balance between race-day aggression and training utility at a cost that pales in comparison to many similarly spec'd options.
Shimano fashions the SH-RC7s from perforated synthetic leather, chosen for both its lightweight comfort as well as its ability to vent cooling air throughout the shoe. Each shoe fastens with a micro-adjustable Boa IP1 reel across the top, with wide anchor points evenly distributing pressure. A hook-and-loop strap spans the forefoot for additional adjustability and customization of fit.
Underfoot, a stiff carbon fiber composite sole facilitates efficient power transfer with a high stiffness rating of 10/12 on Shimano's scale, which means you don't have to worry about wasted watts or fatiguing sole flex.
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Cleat Compatibility: 3 Hole (Road)
Black - 42
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01S42000
Black - 42.5
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01S42500
Black - 43
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01S43000
Black - 43.5
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01S43500
Black - 44
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01S44000
Black - 44.5
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01S44500
Black - 45
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01S45000
Black - 45.5
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01S45500
Black - 46
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01S46000
Black - 46.5
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01S46500
Black - 47
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01S47000
Black - 48
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01S48000
White - 42
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCW01S42000
White - 42.5
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCW01S42500
White - 43
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCW01S43000
White - 43.5
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCW01S43500
White - 44
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCW01S44000
White - 44.5
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCW01S44500
White - 45
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCW01S45000
White - 45.5
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCW01S45500
White - 46
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCW01S46000
White - 46.5
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCW01S46500
White - 47
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCW01S47000
White - 48
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCW01S48000
Crimson - 42
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCR24S42000
Crimson - 43
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCR24S43000
Crimson - 44
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCR24S44000
Crimson - 45
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCR24S45000
Crimson - 46
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCR24S46000
My other Shimano (SPD) shoes have lasted me 8+ years of commuting, gravel riding, and casual city rides, so I figured I'd stick with a known quantity for new road shoes. Good choice! These are very solidly built, yet pretty lightweight, and the dual Boa dial adjustment is great for getting just the right fit. My feet are long and not super wide, so I can snug them down nicely without any bunching and get a comfortable, secure fit. Bonus points for a timeless aesthetic
got these to replace giro composite nylon/carbon shoes and am so glad i did. the dual boa dials are way better than any combination of straps and boa, and are very easy to adjust on the fly. half sizing ensured a perfect fit. easy on the eye and also easy on the wallet vis a vis perfomance. highly recommended.
The upper boa strap really digs into the top of my foot--I have to be very careful about how much I tighten...too loose and I shift around in the shoe and it becomes unstable; too tight and it gets extremely uncomfortable. Unfortunately the line between too tight and too lose is microscopic--like 1 click on the boa dial, so I'm constantly adjusting while on the bike to find the ideal setting. After over 1,000 miles on the shoes, it's still a source of constant fiddling.
I do like that the toe box is quite generous. The soles also seem to be the perfect level of stiffness. Just the tiny-est bit of give for some level of comfort, but certainly plenty stiff for out of the saddle sprints.
The shoes also look aces--very sharp.
Avid road rider. The shoe is a replacement for my old Shimano shoes that I wore out after 7 years. They squeak when you walk in them but not when riding. A bit loose in the heel but no rubbing or sore spots. I find them very comforable. They say U.S. 10.5/EU 45. I wear a 10.5 shoe and probably could have gotten away with a 44.5 in these but otherwise no complaints.
This was the 3rd pair of shoes that I ordered. The other two pair (1 womenï¿½s and 1 menï¿½s) were a little too narrow in the to box. Customer service was so helpful in recommending these as an option and Iï¿½m glad he did! These fit great! Iï¿½ve always loved how Shimano had a wider toe box
I've been a longtime fan and user of Sidi bike shoes and their road shoes have often been top notch. Recent iterations, while still good, haven't been as great in their stiffness and power transfer, nor quite as comfortable on long rides.
Decided to try these and very happy I did. Fit is excellent and they adjust well to compensate for feet expansion on long rides. They're comfortable on those long rides, with an excellent level of stiffness for strong power transfer, yet still walkable when off-bike. They breathe decently despite not having large vents on top, but are warm on the hottest days.
So far they've held up great in the nearly 1,500 miles I've put on them in the few months I've had them, which hopefully bodes well for long-term durability.
I ride 4-5 days a week and have found these shoes to be perfect for my needs (have them in white too). Firm sole and good overall fit. During our club rides, when a sprint comes up, I don't feel any loss of power with these shoes. Materials seem to dry quick and don't retain any musty odor. Good buy!
These shoes are very comfortable. I normally don't buy road shoes online, because I feel that I have to try them on first. But I was in a hurry, these shoes were priced right, and I took a chance on the fit. I have a fairly wide foot, and I always worry about road shoes being too tight. These are a perfect fit for me, they look great, and I like the double BOA tightening system.
Have ridden Sidi, Shimano, and Giro high end shoes over the years of competitive riding. Now as a senior citizen logging 1500 miles/year, I was looking for a moderately stiff but comfortable shoe with a slightly roomier forefoot than racing shoes. The RC702 nails it for me. Wraparound design and BOA lacing spread the pressure uniformly and anchor my feet securely. Nice tight heel cup without excessive Achilles pressure I wear size 9.5 or 10 in athletic and street shoes and the size 43.5 is spot on. Workmanship and materials seem first rate. The cooling channel in the sole and well vented forefoot make then noticeably cooler than my Giros
These shoes are worth a look for anything short of racing.
The boot provides a secure foot for power. The two Boa's is a significant upgrade from my previous boot with only one Boa and a Velcro strap across the toe box. This boot provides ample toe box area. My only knock was a bit of a stitch rub on the right foot during a Century. The second Century - no issue
The RC702 shoe is just one example of Shimano's signature quality and comfort. I wear a 43.5 cycling shoe. This show fits perfectly. The heal cup keeps your foot planted. The shoe is very attractive and very well ventilated. The dual BOA work great.
With the newer designs, Shimano has made the toe section too straight. As a result, the outer part of my big toe rubs against the side of the toe box, to great pain. That was not the case with my older R320 model. Too bad.
Always hesitant when ordering shoes online, but ordered my normal size 45 and they fit great, no hot spots, no issues. I've done several hundred miles in them already including one century plus ride with no foot issues. After the first ride I wasn't sure, but they upper broke in quickly and are not an issue at all. The dual BOA closures make on bike adjustments easy.