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RC701E Sole

Shimano RC701E Wide Road Shoe

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Shimano’s RC701 Road Shoe is designed for wider feet, featuring a 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.
  • Carefully designed for wider feet.
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    Review for Shimano SH-RC7E Wide Road Shoe
    Reviewed 7/12/2018
    by IslandRider
    Competitive Racer
    Maui Hawaii
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    Light, stiff, comfortable, and affordable, what's not to like?

    I've been wearing SIDI shoes since the days when you nailed the cleats on and they used shoe laces. I always loved them and still do. But, as I've gotten older, maybe my feet have gotten more sensitive andor I've grown less tolerant to suffering through long break in periods where I had pressure points, especially on the outside top part of my forefoot. My last new pair of SIDI's is less than 6 months old and on rides longer than a couple of hours, the pain in my feet was barely tolerable. I decided it was time to try something else. Reading a bunch of reviews of the Shimano SH-RC7E shoe, and seeing a great price at BTD, I decided to give them a go. I've not been sorry.

    The BOA closure is quick and easy and you can dial in a perfect tension so that the shoe is snug but not biting into your foot. It's easy to dial in a little more or less pressure while you're riding so your feet stay comfortable and the shoes are the right tension for the terrain or riding intensity. These shoes are plenty stiff in the soles, as you'd expect of carbon. The uppers, while very supportive and solid, are not cardboard like and despite their plasticsynthetic materials and appearance, are unexpectedly comfortable. I got the wide version because of pain on the top, outer portion of my forefoot that I experienced with the narrower toe box of my SIDI shoes. I've used cleat wedges as directed to help with that but the Shimano shoes don't cause the agony on longer rides that I experienced with my SIDI's. Bottom line is that if these shoes fit you well, they're great cycling shoes at a pretty affordable price. I wouldn't hesitate to use these for racing or any kind of road riding. I personally prefer these shoes over my SIDI's, which cost twice as much.

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    Review for Shimano SH-RC7E Wide Road Shoe
    Reviewed 2/22/2018
    by bullettooth81
    Garden City KS
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    Great shoe regardless of price

    Amazing stiffness in the sole. Wonderfully made quality shoe. Is a real bargain in the mid $100 range. Unfortunately i had to return because they caused pain in my right foot. I typically wear a 10-10.5 EE shoe. Ordered these in a 45. Quite long but width was right on.

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    Review for Shimano SH-RC7E Wide Road Shoe
    Reviewed 1/29/2018
    by Anonymous
    Daily Commuter
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Stiff and Wide, Comfort Delights

    I use these shoes on my racy road bike. My motivation to buy these shoes was out of a desire for comfort more so than stiffness. These shoes fit my wide feet well and allow me to ride comfortably for more than 3 hours. The stiffness is all there though! On my climbs I feel little to no flex and can take comfort in the fact that those watts are going straight to the rear wheel. In summary a stylish racing shoe with ample comfort for those of us with feet wider than a ballet dancer ( I have tried on multiple pairs of shoes from different makers, constantly disappointed in how narrow they make their shoes).

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    Review for Shimano SH-RC7E Wide Road Shoe
    Reviewed 1/12/2018
    by Zues Duval
    Los Angeles, Ca
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    Great shoe

    Being a novice it was important to me to purchase a quality shoe. I have a wide foot so comfort and fit were primary factors in my decision to purchase this product. After some research I decided to try the RC7E wide. Not only does it provide great comfort and fit it looks great as well. The single boa enclosure and velcro wrap are more than adequate to ensure a snug fit. The shoe is very light weight and the sole is relatively stiff. The uppers are easy to clean . I'd say , that this shoe fits my needs perfectly. My advice also is to buy quality socks as they tend to help attain feet comfort. Bike tires direct pricing is competitive with other sites and I plan to purchase more products in the future.

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    Review for Shimano SH-RC7E Wide Road Shoe
    Reviewed 12/26/2017
    by ALB
    Competitive Racer
    NYC
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    Awesome

    Great shoes! Roomy toe box, lightweight, and stiff.

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    Review for Shimano SH-RC7E Wide Road Shoe
    Reviewed 12/21/2017
    by Sbkfig
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Dunedin, FL
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    Big wide toe box, great for wide feet....

    These were my first Shimano road shoes, having previously ridden Specialized Elites and Audmax. The Shimano were a perfect fit right out of the box without any need for custom insoles. I was fortunate to get these on sale and couldn't be happier. I use Speedplay pedals so I did have to buy an adapter plate for the cleats, but not a big deal, though they will add about $35 to your ultimate cost. I wish Shimano would provide the adapter for Speedplay cleats with shoe purchase.

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    Review for Shimano SH-RC7E Wide Road Shoe
    Reviewed 10/16/2017
    by Andrew
    California
    Overall Rating
    Wide foot heaven!

    Love these shoes. I usually wear a 43E and sometimes 43EEE. These shoes fit great. The toe box is roomy and the shoes are stiff, high quality, and the BOA enclosure is a dream.

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    Review for Shimano SH-RC7E Wide Road Shoe
    Reviewed 9/10/2018
    by Anonymous
    Sf bay
    Overall Rating
    Great shoes

    I am a first time road biker and was looking for a shoe. Everyone told me these shoes were awsome. 100 miles into wearing them and i have no complaints...

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    Review for Shimano SH-RC7E Wide Road Shoe
    Reviewed 6/7/2018
    by Mark Harvey
    Simi Valley
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    A great option for a wide foot or high bridge.

    Wide cycling shoes dont populate most manufactures product list. That being said Shimano did a great designing a quality shoes ant a fair price point. The fit is as expected and they are great on the bike.

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    Review for Shimano SH-RC7E Wide Road Shoe
    Reviewed 11/6/2017
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Chicago
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Lifelong Shimano Shoes fan.

    Wish they made their wide width shoes in half sizes. Love the lightness with great support. Hugs foot comfortably.

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    Review for Shimano SH-RC7E Wide Road Shoe
    Reviewed 10/20/2017
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Virginia
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    Great fit, very light

    These are the best fitting bike shoes I have used in my 12 years riding. The wide sizing meant that I could size down and still have enough toe box room. I have always worn shimano shoes but this is my first pair with boa. Time will tell how they holdup but so far I am loving the way they feel.

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