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RC701 Road Shoe Sole

Shimano RC701 Road Shoe

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Shimano�s RC701 Road Shoe is built for competition with its light yet rigid carbon fiber composite sole, supple high-density synthetic leather with perforated venting that conforms to the foot yet breathes, and its optimized Dynalast toe-spring section that promotes a smoother, more energy-efficient upstroke.

Features & Specs:

  • Ultra-rigid, lightweight carbon fiber composite sole.
  • Fatigue-fighting Dynalast toe-spring section.
  • Supple high-density synthetic leather with perforated venting..
  • Micro-adustable dual independent Boa® L6 dials.
  • Adjustable powerzone wire guide.
  • Combined fore and aft cleat-adjustment range of 22mm.

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.

Mfg PartNum: ESHRC701MSLCL01 

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Reviewed 9/11/2020
by Paul
Cycling Enthusiast
Indiana
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Fantastic for my feet on long rides.

ive struggled to find cycling shoes that are comfortable on longer rides. every other shoe ive tried started giving me hot spots around mile 20 and ive just had to deal with the discomfort. i decided to try these out and boy am i glad i did. the toe box is generous and comfortable. i did a 50+ mile ride the day after i got these and at mile 50 my feet felt great. no hot spots at all. easy to adjust on the fly if need be as well which is nice. overall im very happy with these so far.

also the shimano size chart is different from your standard EU to US sizing. i got a 48 based on shimanos chart (usually i wear a 46-47EU, 12US) and they fit perfectly for my size 12US feet.

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Reviewed 8/24/2020
by Back roads fan
Cycling Enthusiast
Central Vermont
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Good value, light and stiff

I upgraded to these shoes when they were on sale, from almost 20-year-old lace-up Lake shoes. The boa system makes it so much quicker and easier to put on and remove the shoes. I am still getting used to how to fine tune the tightness of the two boas. The action is so smooth that it is easy to over tighten the lower adjuster. I find that I need to leave the tightness less than what I thought was needed and make small changes to optimize the fit.

The ventilation is good as advertised. I can feel the air move through the shoe when it is hot out.

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Reviewed 4/13/2020
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Portland, OR
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Stiff, light,

I wanted a solid Shimano road shoe with double-BOA and this fit the bill. They feel very stiff (10 out of 12 according to Shimano's own scale, FWIW) and the fit is great, I have wide-ish feet and Shimano usually works well for me. The BOA is super convenient, I've found myself making adjustments a couple times while riding which I haven't done before.

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Reviewed 4/29/2019
by East Bay Cyclist
Cycling Enthusiast
SF Bay Area
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Roomy and well ventilated

I've always worn Shimano cycling shoes because they offer a nice size toe box for me, not that I have big toes but they have always been roomier than say SIDI for example. The RC7's are spot on, plus they seem well ventilated for those hot summer rides coming up. Not the stiffest sole I've experienced, but great for me. Lightweight carbon sole and of very comfortable. I love the twin BOA dials for getting a snug fit. The shoe last seems to be the same as previous models so I bought my usual size (46) without any worry.

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Reviewed 4/25/2019
by Eric
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Southern Colorado
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Nice shoes!

These are my first try of a shoe with the BOA dial system. My other shoes are entry level with velcro closures- not bad but was wondering what the improvement in a nicer shoe would bring to the riding experience.

There are definite differences. The new shoes feel a bit lighter than the old, I like the BOA and the snugness of the fit, the soles are very stiff and it feels like an actual improvement in power transfer, especially out of the saddle.

The cons it's difficult to get them on, and they chafe a bit above the heel the back of the shoe. I'm thinking this will improve as they break in with use.

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Reviewed 11/26/2019
by MKE biker
Cycling Enthusiast
53051
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Awesome shoe

Great looking shoe. Feet are really locked in with no slipping. My only complaint is that the material buckles on the insteparch area. Looks a little wide and sloppy looking down on it. It has happened with other Shimano shoes I have owned. Other than that awesome shoe.

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Reviewed 9/9/2019
by Anonymous
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Really nice shoes

Purchased after getting too much toe and foot burn with some high end Sidis. More room in toe box with these. Doing well after 1000 miles and an Ironman. Boa dials are nice.

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Reviewed 7/15/2019
by Anonymous
Greater Vancouver Area, BC
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good shoes

double boa helps grip foot where needed.

very easy to adjust mid ride.

stiff sole.

good ventilation.

there is a slit on the tongue of the shoe which needs to be centered at all times, if not circulation would be restricted.

overall good shoe.

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Reviewed 2/18/2019
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
amazing shoe!

I love this design. I love the twisty thingies and didn't want new shoes to have velcro. This was the verdict. Slick in looks, design, and function. I can get my foot snug. I would probably do a half size smaller next time, but I will definitely buy again

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Reviewed 7/4/2019
by Stan
Bozeman, MT
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Sweet on the first ride!

Im impossible to fit in road shoes. These are the best Ive worn yet, and Ive tried all the high end shoes. Feel soft, but plenty firm in the soles for power transfer. Highly recommend.

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Review for Shimano SH-RC7 Road Shoe
Reviewed 1/12/2018
by HK
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle
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13 of 14 customers found this review helpful.
Best Road Shoe with most Cleat Position Adjustability

I initially bought a pair of SIDI Genius 7 road shoes since I have only used SIDI for my mountain biking and found them to be very comfortable. The SIDI Genius were exceptional except for one problem- The Cleat adjustment in the sole did not allow me to place the Cleats far enough backwards. I wanted the place the cleats as far back to allow proper alignment on the pedal. Most carbon soles only have 3 holes without any fore-aft adjustments.

After a lot of research and most of all, the expert help from BTD staff, they directed me to the Shimano SH-RC7 road shoes. As others have mentioned, they are

-Super comfortable from day one

-Very adjustable with the dial system

-Very stiff Carbon sole

-Very light weight- lighter than the SIDI genius

The biggest advantage for me was the Fore-Aft adjustment on the Carbon Sole. It allows you to adjust the cleat placement a lot more than many other carbon sole shoes. If you want to place your cleats farther back for more power transfer, then this shoe will allow you to do this.

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Review for Shimano SH-RC7 Road Shoe
Reviewed 4/8/2017
by FJ
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Awesome pair of shoes!

Comfortable, light well built carbon shoes. Great value for the money. I got about 1,000 miles on them and they feel great. Big fan of the BOA system.

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Review for Shimano SH-RC7 Road Shoe
Reviewed 10/8/2018
by Brian
Blaine WA
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Very satisfied

I have been wearing Shimano shoes at this price point for 15 years. These are definitley the best version yet.

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Review for Shimano SH-RC7 Road Shoe
Reviewed 3/27/2018
by Zues Duval
Los Angeles,Ca
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4 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
My 1st pair

I bought this pair just before Thanksgiving last year. I'm happy to say that they are spot on in comfort, fit, and durabilty. They are light weight and the soles allow for adjustable placements of the cleats. The boa dial is neat and with a twist you may adjust the fit to your needs. I especially like that with just a pull on the boa dial it releases it's tension and you slide your foot easily out of the shoe. Or you may reset the tension should you require a loose fit.Unfortunately I have no experience with other shoes so my opinion is biased. But,rest assured that if this were to be your first road shoes purchase, I'm sure you'd buy these shoes again.My humble opinion of course.

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Review for Shimano SH-RC7 Road Shoe
Reviewed 2/26/2018
by Fuelfool
Competitive Racer
Pisgah National Forest, NC
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Great value

Bought these for my wife. We both wear the mtb version off road. Great fit and plenty stiff. I sense zero flex for my 185lbs. My only quibble is that they didnt put the cats-tongue fabric on the heal of the RC as they did on the XC version.

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Review for Shimano SH-RC7 Road Shoe
Reviewed 1/12/2018
by JD Pinilla
Cycling Enthusiast
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0 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Good looks but delicate

Good looks but delicate

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Review for Shimano SH-RC7 Road Shoe
Reviewed 4/8/2017
by FJ
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Awesome pair of shoes!

Comfortable, light, well built carbon shoes. Great value for the money. I got about 1,000 miles on them and they feel great. Big fan of the BOA system.

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Reviewed 8/9/2020
by tkollig
Cycling Enthusiast
midland, mi
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Great shoe / great vendor

These shoes fit great and the upper is soft. The sole is plenty of stiff for aggressive riding. I wore them now for ~400mi and really like them.

I was unsure about sizing but I called the vendor and they gave me info about shimano's sizing variations.

Returns would have been easy (according to that conversation) but The shoes fit perfectly.

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Reviewed 1/3/2020
by Me from here
Cycling Enthusiast
SF Bay Area
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Happy Feet

I have been waiting to buy these shoes, I had to wait for my Shimano SH-R171's which were a solid purchase to wear out before I deserved new shoes. I have had shoes from Sidi, Mavic, Garneau, Northwave, and Shimano. The Shimano shoes seem to be the best at combining comfort and power transition at the right price. More toe box space than the previously mentioned shoes and great overall feel. The Boa closures are really sweet and super easy to use, my Garneau' also has the Boa system but placed differently, the Rc7's placement is more comfortable and secure to me.

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Reviewed 1/2/2019
by Rick
Cycling Enthusiast
Orem, Utah
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Very nice shoe for the price

These are light, comfortable, stiff and really do the job. They might not be on the highest end of the shoe war but I doubt you'd notice much difference if any against the bigger dollar shoe. Super glad I pulled the trigger to buy them. You really cannot go wrong with them. I ended up with about 12 size larger for better fit.

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