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Shimano SH-RC9 S-Phyre Road Shoe

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Shimano's SH-RC9 S-Phyre Road Shoe is their top road offering, meeting the performance demands of professional riders at the highest level. It's one-piece synthetic leather upper uses Shimano Surround wrap technology combined with perforated dimples for a glove-like fit that's free of pressure points. It's secured with two BOA IP1 dials for finely tunable tension that can be easily adjusted on the fly.

Bonding the upper to the ultra-rigid carbon sole, Shimano developed a technique that eliminates the traditional lasting board between the footbed and outsole for a lower stack height, improved stability, and increased power transfer. Quick-dry 3D mesh and Silvadurâ„¢ antimicrobial insoles ensure lasting freshness.

Claimed weight: 232g (size 42). Compatible with standard 3-bolt road cleats. Available in multiple colors.


Details:

  • Close-to-foot shape with a narrow bottom, rounded heel, and slim toe box.
  • Extra 11mm of cleat adjustment range.
  • External heel cup prevents foot twisting.
  • Durable high density foam.
  • Curved cup insole and adaptable arch pads optimize angle of heel bone.
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Reviewed 5/26/2018
by Chris
PA
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So far - awesome!

I'm a size 11 US for pretty much every shoe, normal width. I seem to be a 45 in every EU sized shoe, so the 45.5 recommended size threw me off, but I followed the sheet and went with it. Fits perfectly, just enough wiggle room for riding but not enough to make my feet move around. Of note, I'm a 45 in the R321 and R171 (whatever the previous flagship and second in line models were).

The main thing I despised with the old Shimano shoes was the ratchetbuckle system, I replaced them 3 times over and just from routine use, no crashes. The shoes were also bulkier than the new RC9.

One shoe in 45.5 size weighs 270 grams. They feel like nothing.

The boa system on these is awesome, I can tighten them down way beyond snug on my foot and nothing goes numb. This is foot specific but they do tighten down just right for me.

No hot spots, nothing at all to complain about. I have mediumhigh arches, so the included arch pads are nice. I use aftermarket insoles, either G8 semi-custom or my actual molded footbeds, they are a bit wide for the shoes but are fine (all of my shoes have this issue).

I went with the blue color, and boy are they blue. I dig them though.

Cleat setup is fantastic too, the soles have numbers and lines all over so you don't have to guess.

Great shoes. Price is price, if it's too high, don't pay, if you can swing it, go for it!

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Reviewed 5/26/2018
by ccomardo
Cycling Enthusiast
New Orleans, LA
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Talk about stiff

These have become my everyday road shoes. The stiffness and adjustability is second to none. After a few hundred miles and a century I have to say well worth the cash to upgrade to a top level boot.

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Reviewed 4/5/2018
by Tim T.
Competitive Racer
Dallas, Texas
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Love the fit and comfort!

Can't beat a great fitting pair of comfortable road shoes for long rides and races!

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Reviewed 3/15/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Palm DesertVancouver
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
A Great Riding Shoe

Lightweight, and they really stand out in traffic. Those two shoes rotating around are an eye catcher. I ride about 300 miles a month and also find they breath well in hot weather.

The snap buckles are a nice feature too. I had them on my last pair but only the top snap.

Been riding in and around Palm Springs and Palm Desert so the heat test worked well.

Now for som eriding in the northwest.

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Review for Shimano SH-R321 Road Shoe
Reviewed 8/24/2015
by mike
Competitive Racer
Lenexa, Ks
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4 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Best shoe i have found

Really an exceptional product. I have tried specialized, SIDI, Lake, Bont, and Shimano....i keep coming back to Shimano. I have a foot that is right between normal and wide, some of the true wide shoes are too much while a standard shoe is fairly tight. This seems to be the perfect blend, i can wear the wide or normal and the fit is very nice. Now that is all personal preference and will depend on the person. The aspects that make this stand out and are not personally dependent are as follows

- No BOA system to deal with! I have a 7 year old pair of shimano's still going strong with the buckle system

- Custom molding is very nice if your shop has a vacuum sealer or you can heat them in your oven.

- Very well cut anatomically

- Not overly long or wide, in other words i would call this a neutral shoe.

- Insanely stiff and light

- Looks very sharp and after 6 months of very hard use they have no signs of wear and tear

Overall i am going to buy another pair as i ride around 325mpw and want to keep these going for a long time.

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Reviewed 2/5/2018
by Dr M
Cycling Enthusiast
Ft Lauderdale FL
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great Shoes

These are the first non Sidi shoes I have worn in many years. Tried them on at a local bike shop and was blown away by the fit and how light they are. Does not hurt they they look really awesome as well. Performance wise these shoes have more fore-aft adjustment than the Sidis and the BOA closure stays right where you adjust it vs with the Sidis that they tend to loosen up. Very stiff sole and wry close to the pedal platform. Did not come with the socks but a card was enclosed which made it easy to order the free socks. As usual Bike Tires had a great price on these shoes.

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Reviewed 1/19/2018
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Escondido
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent shoes! If you're a serious cyclist, look no further.

I absolutely love these shoes. Stiff and very comfortable....BOA dials make it easy to adjust.

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Reviewed 1/8/2018
by Mherrera
Competitive Racer
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
I have used other brands like SIDI and SPECIALIZED cycling shoes, but SHIMANO finally came up with the best cycling shoe in the market!

I have used other brands like SIDI and SPECIALIZED cycling shoes, but SHIMANO finally came up with the best cycling shoe in the market!

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Reviewed 1/1/2018
by K-Dub
Lake Charles
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Awesome Road Shoes

I have been wearing S-Works shoes since 2013 thru the last 3 series of those from Specialized. The Shimano shoes are every bit of the same quality as the S-Works. The toe box is perfect sized and the heel does not squeeze your heal like the S-Works 6. Sole is stiff but I wear a 45 in Specialized and had to go with 45.5 in Shimano.

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Reviewed 1/1/2018
by Hog Rider
Cycling Enthusiast
Little Rock, AR
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Outstanding Sales Price Made this a Steal!

I dreamed of getting these shoes and when I found them on BTD for 25% off plus some bonus points - they made me buy them. Outstanding value at the reduced price. Topline shoe. Thanks BTD.

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Reviewed 4/12/2017
by TomB
Competitive Racer
San Diego
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great fit. Light, stiff and comfortable.

Very well made shoe that fits like a soft leather driving glove. Doesn't feel too tight, but my feet don't move around at all. Great power transfer. Feels cool in scorching weather. I have the blue ones and I love the look. Very distinctive. I've never been that fashion conscious, but I'm actually thinking about getting another pair in a different color.

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Reviewed 11/3/2017
by Brt
Cycling Enthusiast
Camano Island, Wa
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Great well made shoes.

I am not really a Shimano fan but when I but I spotted these shoes I knew they were special, first the size chart was not correct for me, I wear 11s in street shoes and feet that are a bit wide and 45.5 is my usual size but I always have a problem with my big toes touching the tip of the shoe so I ordered 46 and the size chart read 11.25, I got the shoes and tried one on.. way to big and surprisingly too wide also, back went the 46s and 45.5 at my door took one out of the box and nervously tried it on.. oh my God these shoes fit perfect, width was perfect and my toes never touch and after about 500 miles these are by far my favorites of the 9 pair that I own.. a couple things to keep in mind, Shimano makes these in a wide size do not buy them unless you have seriously wide feet and these are warm weather shoes, those things that look like little vent holes are vent holes so if it starts to rain your feet will immediately be wet and cold..

I love these shoes and will buy another pair in blue.. Nice Job Shimano..

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Reviewed 10/20/2017
by Kwoodard
Competitive Racer
Louisiana
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Super Nice Road Shoes

I have been wearing S-Works 6 shoes for the last 2 years and really liked except the tight grip around my ankles. The shimano shoes are probably the most comfortable shoes out of the box I have had. I wear a 45 in Specialized but wear a 45.5 in the Shimano shoes.

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Reviewed 9/25/2017
by DECyclist
Competitive Racer
Wilmington, DE
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0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Not what I expected

I'm a competitive cyclist that rides over 150 miles per week so I was looking for a light high quality shoe that was comfortable. The S-Phyre were everything I expected until I put them on. My feet were miserable in them. I could actually feel the bolts from my cleats on the underside of my foot! Shimano has a very good return policy so I held onto them for a couple of rides to see if my feet would adjust but they only got worse.

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Review for Shimano SH-R321 Road Shoe
Reviewed 4/14/2016
by mindanalyzer
Cycling Enthusiast
Miami FL
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good quality shoes, comfortable, kind of different upper from 320

I found in the past that my feet don't quite like Sidi shoes but really love high-end shimano shoes. I own a pair of 320s which I love despite the white color looking kind of dirty after a long time of use and many rainymuddy days. The 321s feel good too but there are some differences

- The asymmetric upper part feels weird at first but my feet got used after a couple of rides

- The ratchet system is completely different. Now the ratchet comes attached to the upper tongue and not to the lower one, For me this is irrelevant and I dont quite understand the reason for this change. If anybody knows, please explain

- The blackwhite color and pattern is just ok, but I would prefer if they were offered in more colors (some limited editions in all white, all black, blue, maybe red, etc)

- For people with high feet, the fit is kind of meh because the velcro cannot fully close. In this aspect I like the 320s better

ALSO

- The carbon sole remains stiff, light and the best quality

- I am getting a lot of compliments from my cycling peers

My thanks to BTD for their good pricing, VIP points, and overall policies

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Review for Shimano SH-R321 Road Shoe
Reviewed 9/30/2015
by PDXShimmyFan
Competitive Racer
Portland, OR
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great Shoes

I was pretty happy with the previous top end Shimano shoe so I decided to get another pair. These are significantly different...even more comfortable although decidedly more blingy on the exterior design. The inner top half of the shoe is a shiny black vinyl or something like it which embraces your instep but I am more a fan of all-white shoes. I try not to look at them and just focus on how my feet feel. I have not had them heat-formed to my feet yet, doubtful that most shops would be interested in doing that on a pair of shoes they didn't sell, but hoping Western Bike Works here in Portland will do it since they are owned by BTD.

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Review for Shimano SH-R321 Road Shoe
Reviewed 5/7/2015
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
PA
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Most comfortable shoe I've ever owned

I splurged on these after I had my primary shoes fail on me while training. I'm glad I did. These Shimano shoes are the most comfortable bike shoes I've ever had on my feet. It's actually not even a comparison.

Of course this is subjective, so it's not going to be true for everyone.

The fit is spot on the size chart, I'm a 10.5 US sizing in pretty much every shoesneaker I own, and I picked these in 45 Euro and they feel the same. For comparison, I'm a 44 in Specialized, and a 45 in Sidi. The Sidi is cut narrow compared to the Shimano 45, but the Shimano is not wide, just fits more traditionally than the Euro cut brands. The Sidi fits me fine, I have no issues with it, but the Shimano is just more roomy.

I have not owned the shoes long enough to get them custom fit to my foot, I actually don't see a reason to do it, but I may at some point if I can track down a place that has the machine to do it. I left the stock arch supports in place, I have a medium arch, pretty much very normal foot with normal pronation, nothing out of the ordinary to warrant changing that around.

The materials are very soft, and the shoe is very easy to get into, no tugging or wiggling your foot back and forth.

The absolute greatest thing I've found is that the ratchet buckle, no matter how tight you make it, does not seem to pinchcut off circulation to your foot like every other shoe seems to. It's very snug, and somehow doesn't do it in a way to mess with your comfort.

The buckle itself separates from the strap too, it's backwards from how normal shoes do it, but it takes 1 second to figure it out. Normally like on a Sidi, you push the strap into the buckle, which is fixed to the shoe. On the Shimano, the buckle detaches from the strap, which is bolted to the shoe. Makes more sense if you see it and use it.

The sole is stiff and I notice no hot spots or anything. The hot spots are generally caused by your feet moving around somehow in the shoe. With how these fit, I have zero issues.

Love them, Shimano rocks, I'm a believer in this shoe.

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Review for Shimano SH-R321 Road Shoe
Reviewed 3/24/2015
by Ultratoad
Cycling Enthusiast
San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Shimano R321 Pro Road Shoes

Shimano R321's are an incredible road shoe and I am a shoe nut. Exceptional fit and finish. Feel like a slippers when you slide them on. More room in the toe box than say a Sidi, a real plus for me. Very stiff soles, no hot spots on long rides. I really love these things, which I really didn't expect. Shimano did good and at BTD's prices it's hard to go wrong....

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Reviewed 8/7/2017
by DaveZ
Competitive Racer
Salt Lake, UT
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Wow. Shimano really raised the bar with these shoes

Light, stiff, comfortable, and pretty nice looking. What more can you ask for for a cycling shoe. I've had plenty of Sidi, Specialized, Lake, Northwave and other shoes over the years, and I've never had a shoe that pushed all the buttons like this one does. After riding a pair for six months, I bought another pair in a different color, just in case they decide to change the design for the worse on the next iteration. I LOVE this shoe.

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Reviewed 1/2/2018
by Anonymous
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Shimano quality

Excellent shoe as you would expect from the top of the line. Everyone should try these and you will learn why there the best rated for comfort and pedal power transfer and all day comfort. If the sole was flatter you could use them as House slippers.

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