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Shimano RC701 Road Shoes

Shimano RC701 Road Shoes
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Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons

  • The stiff carbon outer sole provides optimum power transmission to the pedals.
  • The Dynalast insole puts the foot in an ergonomic position for efficient upward movement.
  • Made of synthetic imitation leather for durability and breathability.
  • Two BOA L6 Dial turning systems for perfect adjustment and a great fit.
  • The rigid sole may take some getting used to as it does not conform to the foot.
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Specifications

Specifications

Brand Shimano
Type of shoe Top class
Sex Men
Collection Summer 2021
Pedal type 3-point mount
Type of closure Dial
Sole Stiffness Rigid
Shoe Width Average
Guaranteed Fit Yes

Description

Description

The Shimano RC701 is a true high-end road cycling shoe. This completely decked out competition level shoe ensures comfort and pure performance. The following features make this possible.

Technology

The stiff carbon outer sole provides optimum power transference
The RC701 road bike shoes have a very rigid and lightweight carbon outer sole. The stiff carbon outer sole provides optimum power transference to the pedals, resulting in more speed.
The inner sole features Shimano’s Dynalast system that puts your feet in an ergonomic position and results in a more efficient upward motion. In short, you pedal more easily which makes you go faster.

Flexible synthetic imitation leather for durability and ventilation
The RC701 is made of smooth synthetic artificial leather. This is a stronger, more durable and more breathable material than real leather. This ensures that this cycling shoe lasts a long time and that the foot temperature remains at a comfortable level during intense efforts.

Two BOA L6 Dial systems for optimal adjustment and fit
The dual independent BOA L6 dials allow quick and precise adjustments. This system ensures a perfect fit across the forefoot. And you can easily adjust the fit with a simple turn of the dial even while cycling.

So basically, with the Shimano RC701 shoes you go faster without much additional effort. As such, they are a real asset for the fanatical cyclist!

User tips

Detailed description size in cm
To help you as best we can in choosing the right shoe size, we have measured all shoes ourselves. All you have to do now is measure your own foot length and we will indicate which shoe size will fit you best per brand. You can easily measure your foot by placing an A4 sheet on the floor against the wall. Stand with your foot on the paper with your heel against the wall. Draw a line next to your big toe (or the toe next to it if it's longer). Mark your other foot on the paper as well and then continue with the largest foot. Now measure this distance and you have your foot length in cm's! Please note: some suppliers have their own measurement system, which means that what is on the shoe box may differ from what we have measured.

The shoe size you need may vary per brand. This is because certain brands have a smaller or larger last. In addition, we have divided the shoes into narrow / medium / wide. Read all about this on our blog!
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Reviews

Reviews

8.9 / 10 Average from 51 reviews | Write a review
8.9 / 10
51 reviews
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Pros

  • Boa (1)
  • Really stiff sole (1)
  • Great fit really comfy (1)
  • Boa dials are superb (1)

Cons

  • Putting on (1)
  • Price but i guess they are worth the extra (1)
  • Sizing (1)
  • None (1)

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Most recent reviews

8 / 10

Richard, 17 November 2020

Good shoe

Once cleat in the correct place, really good I had not used Boa before, and they are great Only thing I have to get used to is they are a little bit awkward when you put put your foot into the shoe. Looking forward to warmer days!

Pros

  • Boa

Cons

  • Putting on

10 / 10

Jason, 26 August 2020

Wow what a shoe

Shimano haven't failed in delivering quality in every aspect of these shoes. I love these shoes and they look great too (i got them in red). The fit is great, found them true to size for me I am 7.5 in running shoes so ordered 42. They are really comfortable,each ride felt a little better and now you don't even know you have them on. The stiffness in the sole is really stiff and transfers really well. The boa dials are great and its easy to make fine adjustments either tightening or loosening for extra comfort.

Pros

  • Boa dials are superb
  • Great fit really comfy
  • Look great
  • Really stiff sole

Cons

  • Price but i guess they are worth the extra

10 / 10

Malcolm, 12 July 2020

Very lightweight good looking pair of shoes

9 / 10

Ian, 1 July 2020

Stiff but comfy shoes

I bought these as my first foray into proper road shoes. Since most of miles had previously been commuting I needed to be able to walk easily and so had been using mtb shoes with spd pedals. Since lockdown started I’ve just been getting miles in on my road bike without needing to get off and walk so thought I’d invest in some road shoes and spd sl pedals. Coming from Scott team boa mtb shoes my thoughts on the new Shimano are: Comfort - straight out the box and slipping my feet in for the first time they are really comfy. Plenty of padding at the contact points around the ankle and nice pliant upper material so no bedding in needed to break in as such. ✅ longer term (done about 600 miles in them now) I’ve had to tinker with how tight I do up the boa dials a bit (to avoid numb toes on longer rides) but still really pleased. Stiffness - as above, I’m coming from mtb shoes so possibly not an entirely fair comparison here. The Scott mtb shoes have a stiffness rating of 8 though so they are decent. New Shimanos are notably stiffer, particularly when I’m out of the saddle and giving it some real effort - then you can really feel the energy you’re putting in being translated into forward motion - a nice feeling. To be fair I’ve changed to spd sl pedals from spd at the same time so I can’t say how much is down to the shoes alone but it’s a definite improvement. Looks - they look ace. Rather shiny at the front but the fade from shiny red to Matt black looks v cool. Also nice and easy to wipe clean and keep looking nice. Fit - spot on! I based my choice on having measured my biggest foot (at 27cm) and went for the size 44 based on the internal shoe dimension as provided by Mantel. Not so tight to cut off blood circulation but can get them plenty tight enough between the two boa dials (the way the upper boa works by pulling quite a wide strap across your foot works really well in evening out the pressure and avoiding pressure points. Overall really happy with my purchase, thanks! Overall I am really

8 / 10

Alexis, 27 June 2020

Good shoe, shame Shimano change the sizing

Good shoe and got these in red which seem to be rare in the UK.but the sizing has changed from previous ranges of Shimano shoes. I think because the toe protector band has moved from outside the shoe to inside so I have have moved up from 44 to 45, despite the old RP-9 size 44 shoe being 27.8cm and the new RC-7 size 44 shoe being 27.8cm

Pros

  • Double Boa
  • Great colour

Cons

  • Sizing

9

Ian, 1 July 2020

Stiff but comfy shoes

I bought these as my first foray into proper road shoes. Since most of miles had previously been commuting I needed to be able to walk easily and so had been using mtb shoes with spd pedals. Since lockdown started I’ve just been getting miles in on my road bike without needing to get off and walk so thought I’d invest in some road shoes and spd sl pedals. Coming from Scott team boa mtb shoes my thoughts on the new Shimano are: Comfort - straight out the box and slipping my feet in for the first time they are really comfy. Plenty of padding at the contact points around the ankle and nice pliant upper material so no bedding in needed to break in as such. ✅ longer term (done about 600 miles in them now) I’ve had to tinker with how tight I do up the boa dials a bit (to avoid numb toes on longer rides) but still really pleased. Stiffness - as above, I’m coming from mtb shoes so possibly not an entirely fair comparison here. The Scott mtb shoes have a stiffness rating of 8 though so they are decent. New Shimanos are notably stiffer, particularly when I’m out of the saddle and giving it some real effort - then you can really feel the energy you’re putting in being translated into forward motion - a nice feeling. To be fair I’ve changed to spd sl pedals from spd at the same time so I can’t say how much is down to the shoes alone but it’s a definite improvement. Looks - they look ace. Rather shiny at the front but the fade from shiny red to Matt black looks v cool. Also nice and easy to wipe clean and keep looking nice. Fit - spot on! I based my choice on having measured my biggest foot (at 27cm) and went for the size 44 based on the internal shoe dimension as provided by Mantel. Not so tight to cut off blood circulation but can get them plenty tight enough between the two boa dials (the way the upper boa works by pulling quite a wide strap across your foot works really well in evening out the pressure and avoiding pressure points. Overall really happy with my purchase, thanks! Overall I am really

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