First Look: Shimano Road & Gravel Shoes

Lower prices and new colors - yes, color from Shimano!

Press Release

Shimano announced a total of 15 newly redesigned footwear models, evolving its entry-level road and mountain bike lines, its flagship gravel race shoe, and the popular Mountain Enduro lineup. New Shimano road and triathlon footwear deliver premium performance in the value category by bringing hallmark S-PHYRE technology and style to a desirable new price point. The reimaged lineup features seamless fits and improved construction, bringing comfort and control to a new level of footwear. And now, with more women’s specific models and sizes available than ever before, Shimano delivers lightweight, stylish performance to every rider.

RC3 and RC3W Performance Value-Oriented Road Shoes
The new RC3 and RC3W women’s road cycling shoes receive key trickledown innovations and
designs from Shimano’s elite S-PHYRE line at an astonishing $120 price point. These value priced shoes deliver functional features including a seamless midsole (integrated sole and upper construction) that elevates comfort as well as a lower stack height for improved stability and
power transfer. The RC3 and RC3W women’s road shoes utilize Shimano’s innovative one-piece
“surround wrap” composite upper that provides a breathable, forgiving fit along with a central
BOA L6 closure system.
• Integrated seamless midsole construction for
optimal fit
• Low stack height for stability and power transfer
• Breathable synthetic leather composite upper
• Surround Wrap upper structure
• RC3 Men’s: Sizes 40-48, Colors: Black, White,
• RC3W Women’s: Size 36-44, Colors: Blue,
White, Black
• Weight: 242g
• Price: $120

RC1 and RC1W Entry-Level Road Shoes

Shimano’s updated RC1 and RC1W women’s road shoes blend high performance features with
an entry level price. The shoes deliver a glove-like fit and sleek appearance thanks to new
synthetic leather and mesh construction and comfortable Surround upper design. Utilizing a
three-strap Velcro closure system, the RC1 and RC1W shoes are impressively lightweight and
create a secure fit for a broader range of foot shapes and sizes.
• Surround Wrap upper
• Breathable synthetic leather and mesh upper
• Triple Velcro straps for adjustable fit
• RC1 Men’s Shoes: Sizes 40-48, Black, Navy, Yellow
• RC1W Women’s Shoes: Sizes 36-44, Black, Navy
• Weight: 236g
• Price: $90

RX8 “Cactus Berry” Gravel Race Shoes
Born out of the dry and desolate Southwestern landscape, Shimano’s new cactus berry RX8
color scheme offers gravel racers an eye-catching design for tackling any road surface or trail.
“The inspiration for this colorful design came from a gravel ride near my house where I was
blown away by the beauty of a Santa Rita Prickly Pear Cactus on the side of the trail,” explains
Jessie Gascon, Shimano’s Lifestyle Gear Product Manager.

First introduced in 2019, the lightweight RX8 gravel race shoe blends the top performance
features of Shimano’s premium mountain bike and road racing footwear for a perfect balance of
pedaling performance and off-the-bike capability. The new RX8 color scheme adds a third color
option to the RX8 lineup and will be available starting in September 2020.

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