Shimano RC500 Road Cycling Shoes
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Pros & Cons
Pros & Cons
- The Surround Wrapping and the BOA fastener create a perfect fit.
- The low shaft height and the midsole help to stabilise the foot.
- The combination of mesh, TPU and imitation leather provides better comfort and ventilation.
- The carbon-reinforced nylon sole offers a perfect balance between comfort and stiffness.
- The Velcro fastening on the tip is less effective than the BOA on the top.
- The reinforced nylon sole delivers less power to the pedals than a full carbon sole.
TechnologySurround Wrapping and the BOA closure ensure a perfect fit
The upper structure of this road bike shoe is equipped with Surround Wrapping, which reduces the chance of overlapping. Through Surround Wrapping the whole foot is surrounded with a seamless piece of leather. This creates a better fit with fewer gaps between shoes and feet. Thanks to the BOA closure at the top of the instep, the fit can be adjusted perfectly and quickly as desired. Even during cycling you can tighten or loosen the shoe with a simple turn of the dial.
The low shaft height and midsole stabilize the foot
To stabilize the foot, the Shimano RC500 has a low shaft height and a midsole. Not only does this increase the wearing comfort of this road bike shoe, it also creates a more effective power transfer to the pedals. In short, your efforts are better converted into speed.
Combined sole and upper construction
This road bike shoe consists of a combined construction of sole and upper section. This improves the fit, stability, stiffness and weight to your advantage.
Combination of mesh, TPU and faux leather improves fit and ventilation
The upper shoe consists of mesh, TPU and faux leather. This combination creates a more comfortable fit and provides better ventilation. A cooling flow of air enters the shoe through the special holes, reducing the chance of getting overheated feet significantly.
The carbon reinforced nylon sole provides comfort and stiffness
The Shimano RC500 has a light nylon sole that is reinforced with carbon, which makes the sole stiffer and the transmission of power to the pedals more effective. Of course, this effect is even stronger with a full carbon sole, but then at the expense of comfort. With its carbon reinforced nylon sole, this road bike shoe offers a perfect balance between comfort and stiffness.
All these qualities make the Shimano RC500 a high-performance road bike shoe that will bring lots of fun on the road.
User tipsDetailed explanation of sizing in mm
In order to help you, as best we can, to choose the right size shoe we have measured all the shoes ourselves. All that's left for you to do is measure your own foot length, and we'll tell you which shoe size per brand suits you best. Does your foot length in mm not appear on the relevant product's page? Then that particular shoe is not available in a size that suits your foot length.
You can easily measure your foot length using an A4 sheet of paper, placed on the floor against a wall. Stand with one foot on the piece of paper, with your heel against the wall. Draw a line above your big toe (or above the index toe if that is longer). Now mark your other foot on the paper in the same way. Measure both - the measurement of your longest foot is your foot length in mm's! Please note: some manufacturers have their own measuring system, and as a result what appears on the shoebox can deviate from what we have measured.
What shoe size you need can differ per brand. This is because certain brands wear larger or smaller. To help you get the perfect fit, we've also classified the shoes as narrow, average, or wide fit. Read all about it in our blog!
Most relevant reviews
Great colour & good fit
Ordered these cycling shoe & was well pleased with Mantel on the ordering and very quick service received. Would definitely recommend this Company to other friends and family.
Excellent cycling shoes
Quality and fit is perfect. Easy to keep clean. Would highly recommend.
Well made, comfortable and look good
Upgraded from previous shimano and these are really nice. Light, comfortable and the boa works well. Great fit when done up.
Near perfect cycling shoe
Excellent lightweight shoe with great power transfer due to stiff carbon sole. Very breathable in hot conditions. My only criticism is that they are slightly tricky to get into. They also run small so I recommend going up at least one size. Still probably the best cycling shoe for around £100. Highly recommended!
Great power transfer
Tricky to get into
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