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Shimano SH-RP4 Cycling Shoe - Men's

$125.00 - $130.00

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SH-RP4 Cycling Shoe

We had to do a double take when we looked at Shimano's SH-RP4 Cycling Shoe. A Boa dial closure and it comes in at under $125? That's very impressive to say the least. We're already big fans of its shoes and we'd have no reservations recommending these shoes if your old ones have given up the ghost or it might be your first clipless go around.

Up top, it uses a high-density, low maintenance synthetic leather upper with perforations that help improve the fit and increase its breathability. That before mentioned Boa L6 dial closure offering quick and micro-adjustments of the upper most offset strap works in conjunction with the two lower hook-and-loop closure straps to provide an impressive foothold without excessive pressure. Down below, the lightweight glass-fiber reinforced nylon sole gets the power to the pedals and its wide heel pad helps prevent the floor at the coffee shop from turning into a skating rink.

  • A stellar pair of value-packed road cycling shoes
  • Compatible with three-bolt road cleats
  • Fiberglass-reinforced nylon sole blends stiffness and lowes the cost
  • Offset upper strap reduces foot pressure
  • Synthetic leather upper improves fit and boosts durability
  • Boa dial offers quick and easy micro-adjustments
  • Item #SHI00K4

Upper Material
Synethic Leather
Closure
1 Boa L6 Dial, 2 Hook-and-Loop straps
Sole
glass-fiber reinforced nylon
Cleat Compatibility
3-Bolt Road
Claimed Weight
[Size 42, Single] 258g
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 4

Nice shoe for the price

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
47
Height
6` 2"
Weight
170 lbs

Not quite a carbon shoe but feels pretty close. I did find that the size 46 ran smaller than my other 46 Shimano shoes. It was marked US 11.2 whereas other Shimano shoes are marked 11.5. I exchanged for US 47. Toe box is wide, which I like, but the shoe does not feel sloppy.

>Rating: 4

Great shoe

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
42
Height
5` 8"
Weight
175 lbs

This is my first pair of cycling shoes so I don't have anything to compare to. They are light on my feet and the boa does an excellent job preventing any movement. The toe box is wide. I have narrow feet and always wear Nike size 8 running shoes. I would recommend getting a size 41 instead of 42 because of the extra toe room. But even with the extra space, the shoes have zero movement and offer a good transfer of power when clipped in. They have large vents in the toe area under the foot, it lets in quite a large amount of cool air and to be honest, my toes got chilly a few times on late evening rides in the mountains. (wearing thin Oakley bike socks)

>Rating: 5

Like 105 or Ultegra

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I purchased last year's model. I see some cosmetic changes in the version sold here (Dec. 2020). I see some cometic changes, otherwise the newer version seems like mine. Generally you can buy two out of the following three attributes: lightweight, sturdy, inexpensive. The RP4 manages to deliver on all three. It does lack the magic words, "carbon sole," which drives up the price. However, this RP4 seems to be a stiff as the next model up, which I also own, the RP5, which boasts a carbon sole (and is a few grams heavier). And it does have the magic word, BOA! Plus to velcro straps for each shoe. There's nothing wrong with purchasing expensive bike shoes. I've done that. However, these mid-priced shoes are just about as good. They are certainly heavier - a little - than, say, purpose-designed climbing shoes. For those who like to race or strive for uphill KOMs, the only limit is what's affordable. I like to go fast and I like to go uphill and I like shoes I don't have to replace once or twice a year. The RP4 hasn't held me back.

>Rating:

will it fit a wide foot?