Add a touch of carbon to your ride.
The Shimano SH-RP5 Men's Cycling Shoes feature a carbon plate within a reinforced nylon sole to up the stiffness factor compared to its RP3 and RP2 siblings. Their outsole stiffness rating of seven out of 12 places the SH-RP5s solidly in the middle of comfort and competition, marking this as a versatile shoe that's appropriate for a wide range of cycling ventures. Compatible with two-bolt and three-bolt cleats, these shoes match with a wide range of pedal types — including most spin bike pedals.
The SH-RP5's closure system consists of a middle hook-and-loop strap that passes through a mid-foot D-ring for exceptional stability and adjustability while minimizing tension across the foot. An additional hook-and-loop strap crosses the forefoot, and a ratchet strap fastens across the top of the shoe for a customized fit and even pressure distribution. A surround upper pattern provides additional comfort and completes these shoes' streamlined look.
- Item #SHI00AG
- Q & A
Strange color and decent feel
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
I thought these would be black, but they were actually somewhere on the grey scale from a (white) 6-9 (black) rating and seemingly a few random splotches of lighter grey and asymmetric between the two shoes. Not a big deal to me personally, but watch out if it is to you!
Runs maybe 1/2 a size small or so. Have not biked much in them at all yet, because its the heart of winter in SLC, UT but I am super excited about these shoes for some riding in the next couple of months as they feel comfy, stiff and I like the closure system design on these.