Lynn M.wrote a review of Shimano SH-RC9 S-PHYRE Wide Cycling Shoe - Men's on July 18, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I'm coming from a pair of Lake's that were just old. Loved them, but technology marches on with less stink.
It's a different fit than my Lake's - those were more like snowboard boots - tighten them up for that wrapped up feeling. These Shimano's are more nuanced - it took me a few rides to dial them in, but the bi-directional BOA dials made that easy, especially mid-ride. Once I realized that I don't need to bolt these to my feet, they worked a lot better.
Stiff, light, low stack - they check the boxes. I've got a wide foot (hence the Lake's), and these fit really nice. Most importantly, I don't think about my shoes while riding anymore. IMO, they're worth $400.
Competitive Cyclist came thru again for me - I just opened the chat box and bought them there - confirmed the price, shipping location, and credit card and done. Luv that.