Heading into this weeks upcoming UCI World Championships, keep an eye out for medal contenders like Mathieu van der Poel, Romain Bardet, and Lorena Wiebes wearing the latest incarnation of proven S-Phyre shoes from Shimano. In addition to a new sleek and lighter design, Shimano is also introducing a new women’s specific model with its own model specific white color.
And speaking of color, kudos to Shimano for making the effort to bring consumers some added style options beyond the boring white shoes that predominate in the pro peloton.
For those constantly pushing their limits and searching for maximum performance, the all-new RC903 and RC903W women’s road shoes deliver the ultimate in road racing footwear.
Pushing hard over rolling terrain. Carving perfect high-speed turns through tight switchbacks. Crushing a precipitously steep climb. Sprinting for the town limits sign against your riding buddies. There is something truly special about giving your all on the bike and knowing that every ounce of energy you put in is transformed into pure pedaling power.
To maximize your efforts on the bike and reach that peak performance, Shimano introduces the newly updated, best-in-class RC903 S-PHYRE Road Shoes. Following extensive, scientific testing and utilizing world class professional riders (Mathieu van der Poel, Primož Roglič, Romain Bardet, and Lorena Wiebes among others will showcase the RC903 shoes at the World Championships) these flagship shoes are the ultimate in elite racing apparel, offering improved comfort, lower weight, and sleeker lines than their predecessor.
Employing its proprietary Bikefitting.com pedaling analyzer, Shimano engineers examined 3D data to better understand how riders apply pressure throughout the pedal stroke, identifying distinct zones where force is
exerted differently across the shoe. They then optimized the new RC903 and women’s RC903W shape and
materials to maximize power transfer while maintaining comfort.
Amplifying this slipper-like feel is the BOA Li2 fit system, where two lightweight dials and a new crossover lacing
pattern unite to deliver customized micro-adjustability so you can easily tweak fit—even on the fly. The new
RC903 also features a new heel cup with a more integrated appearance. Shimano’s unique Dynalast shape delivers an expanded fit range to accommodate a wider variety of foot shapes and sizes. The result is a new, secure, anti-twist, stabilizing heel cup that optimizes fit and foot stability, holding your heel in place to prevent movement during hard efforts.
RC903W Women’s Specific Fit
The RC903W women’s S-PHYRE shoe offers the same premium performance features but in a refined
last shape designed specifically for women. The shoe is lower in volume and has a narrower fit that
more closely aligns with women’s foot shapes and contours. The RC903W shoe also features a unique
colorway and graphics to set it apart as the premier women’s race shoe in the market.
• BOA Li2 dials
• Low-profile crossover lacing pattern
• Lightweight and breathable microfiber leather upper
• Secure anti-twist stabilizing heel cup
• Refined toe box fit
Weight: 225g (size 42)
Men’s Colors: White, Blue, Red, Black
Men’s Sizes: 40-48 (half sizes available 40-46.5)
Wide Sizes: 40-46
Women’s Colors: White
Women’s Sizes: 36-44 full sizes
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