The Same Shimano Quality In A Wider Size
Show off on the trail with the shoes perfect for any foot. The Shimano Men's SH-RC702 Wide Road Shoe is optimized for those who often seem to struggle in the narrower sizes. Instead of settling, treat yourself to the high-performance shoe that will have every one of your cycling buddies jealous.
Perforated synthetic leather delivers lightweight comfort as well as the ability to usher cooling air throughout the shoe. Each shoe fastens with dual, micro-adjustable BOA® L6 reels, which evenly distribute pressure for micro-tension that pushes you further. Underneath, a stiff carbon fiber composite sole facilitates efficient power transfer, so you don't have to worry about wasted watts or fatiguing sole flex.
This particular version brings a race-ready shoe to those of us with wider feet needing higher volume shoes. A rigid and lightweight carbon composite sole and supple upper work to strike a balance between high-intensity racing, training, and long mile comfort.
- A higher volume road shoe that blends comfort and performance
- Light, efficient carbon fiber composite sole
- Breathable synthetic uppers for comfortable security
- Dual BOA® L6 closures dial in the fit with micro-tension adjustments
- Carbon fiber composite sole with stiffness rating 10 out of 12
- Compatible with three-bolt road cleats
Free Exchanges: This product qualifies for free exchanges within the first 60 days after order. We'll cover the shipping both ways for US customers if you need a different size and/or color of this product. Returned product must be in new condition with all labels and packaging. Free exchanges apply only for product in stock or available for backorder.
B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. Cleats may have been mounted leaving minor marks on the soles. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.
Cleat Compatibility: 3 Hole (Road)
Black - 42
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01E42000
Black - 43
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01E43000
Black - 44
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01E44000
Black - 45
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01E45000
Black - 46
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01E46000
Black - 47
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01E47000
Black - 48
Mfg PartNum: ESHRC702MCL01E48000
I upgraded from the 502 wides. The 702 wides are much more comfortable and much more stiff. As a point of reference my foot is EE in terms of width. The width suits me just fine. No hot spots or cramped toes. Most importantly, you can feel your effort transferring through the shoe to the pedal. You may not see a bump in FTP, but you wonï¿½t fatigue nearly as fast either. The dual Boa system is a nice touch as well. Easy to adjust while riding.
I love BTD. They regularly run sales on Shimano shoes. While these are not overly expensive, itï¿½s always nice to save a few bucks here and there.
I rode a pair of RC701's for about 10,000 miles and just picked these up to get a little more room from the wide model. I wouldn't have replaced the old pair if they hadn't started to feel constricting, but I'm glad I did. Apart from the wide fit which I should have switched to ages ago, the burrito style closure (no separate tongue) is really great as I always struggled to get the tongue in the right place with the old pair. This seems to help the boa dials tighten down more evenly.
The ventilation is also noticeably better, so much so that they are almost TOO well ventilated for the Northern California winter. The perforations on the upper go much further back than on the prior model, so the light toe covers I usually use don't cover all the vents, and there's also a second vent/drainage hole in the heel now in addition to the one under the toes. I've found myself taping over the vent holes, which I never had to do with the 701's, and pulling out my full shoe covers I usually only use for rain. That said, I'm really looking forward to that extra airflow when it warms up.
In all, the 701's were a great shoe for a good price and these have a few marked improvements. I wouldn't ditch a perfectly functional pair just to get the new model, but they're well worth a look if it's time for new shoes anyway, especially if you can wait for another sale.
My old feet have splayed out requiring wider shoes and these have ample space in forefoot. I did swap the footpads that came with the shoes for better OTC inserts, which resolved some metatarsal discomfort. Only downside is a bit of struggle putting them on. I resorted to using a shoehorn. I am very satisfied.
When you consider everything this shoe has going for it, its hard to believe irs not priced among other brand top tier shoes. They're comfortable, stiff, light, good looking, and made to last.
Needed new pair of shoes and found these at a great price. Shoe fits like a glove and very comfortable. Nice toe box. Good stiffness for the climbs. Happy to have Dual Boas to make easy adjustments. More comfortable that my S-Phyre from few years back!
I waited to review this show until I rode with it for pretty much the entire season. I am very pleased with it. I appreciate the wide width and it's not crazy wide. Stiffness is perfect for how I ride. My guess is if you're a hard racer you'd want something a bit more stiff, but for general long rides of 30-70 miles these are great. I highly recommend.
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