Cycling shoes are generally pretty expensive, right! But the correct shoes can make or break comfort and performance, it’s difficult to just put up with a pair of the wrong shoes on a 4hr ride.
Coming soon, I’m going to review some MTB and Road shoes, which I personally think position themselves niceley.
The first is Shimano’s S-PHYRE SH-RS903, this is their premium road shoe at $450. Available in a few colors and a Wide and Womens fit.
The the second is a Shimano’s mid line MTB Shoe SH-XC702. It’s still an expensive shoe, but not the top end $230. Available in a few different colors and a Wide fit.
Stay tuned for short and long term details to come 🙂
Converting or Upgrading your Chris Kings. Switching Drivetrains.
I have long been a fan of Chris King hubs, mainly for their engineering prowess and quality but also because of the efforts they take in sustainability and factories avoiding pollution. One of the benefits (like many hub manufacturers) is the ability to upgrade and swap parts as bicycle industry standards change or if you… Continue Reading →
Shimano S-Phyre RC9 Cycling Shoe
The Shimano RC9 (903) is Shimano’s highest end performance road shoe. It features the latest materials, stiffest sole and up to date BOA system aiming to offer comfort without the expense of performance
Review – Shimano Shoes – Road and Mountain
Cycling shoes are generally pretty expensive, right! But the correct shoes can make or break comfort and performance, it’s difficult to just put up with a pair of the wrong shoes on a 4hr ride. Coming soon, I’m going to review some MTB and Road shoes, which I personally think position themselves niceley. The first… Continue Reading →
I love my 702’s for the fit and comfort but the soles have worn very quickly. Have you experienced this too?
The newer 702’s have a softer material on the outer sole. I think they call this “Ultread” I can see why they did this softer durometer to make it more grippy. But maybe it’s too soft. I have some much older similar series Shimano shoes that use more nylon on the outer sole, thus they are less grippy but last longer. I can see both sides of the development here. ie When mountain biking having to catch myself on slippy tree routes the more grippy compound is certainly welcome. When commuting and waling through the supermarket, the needs are different.
In general the construction of shoes over the last 3-5 years has changed a lot. shoes seem to be a lot more minimal now.