Shimano's RP9 road shoe takes the performance of the R321 shoe and adds a dose of comfort and extra style.
The Shimano RP9: A flagship road performance shoe designed for long days on the saddle
The Shimano RP9 redefines the balance of aesthetic, comfort and power transfer. Based on the same Dynalast outsole as Shimano's premium competition-performance shoe, the R321, the RP9 boasts a more classic aesthetic and a more forgiving upper whilst retaining the same performance attributes as the footwear worn by some of the world's best riders in the World Tour.
Custom-Fit Technology: Shimano's Custom-Fit technology was designed for Pro Tour racers who demand maximum stability and power transfer, plus the comfort to endure six-hour stages. The heat-molded precision fit and pure anatomical comfort has helped pro racers mount podiums all over the world. They get a competitive edge from 3D upper patterns with glove-like ergonomics. They power up the climbs with retention-system rigidity that eliminates gaps, reduces friction, and stabilizes the foot for a single purpose: efficient power transfer. Comfort-Fit is transforming the rides of enthusiasts at every level, because everyone benefits from a perfect-fitting shoe. Optimal precision and power. Pure comfort to go the distance.
Custom-Fit heat-moldable insoles are included with all Custom-Fit-Ready shoe models and they can also be purchased separately. The insoles feature an ergonomic, heat-moldable base with a rigid high-density EVA support structure that provides instant support, comfort, and stability. Whether on the World Tour, at the World Cup, or just around town, Custom-Fit insoles will improve your ride.
Two arch pads to suit different foot shapes - Along with the customizable heat-moulded insoles, Shimano's adjustable arch pads bring the perfect shoe fit closer than ever. Depending on your foot curvature, you can choose a high-mid or mid-low arch support pad and enjoy a snug-fitting shoe with optimal pressure distribution.
Shimano Dynalast - An optimized shoe last: The toe-spring section of a cycling shoe plays a key role in supporting efficient pedaling. Too high, and it causes increased tension in the plantar, calf, and hamstring muscles. Too low, and you get a bowlegged, inefficient pedaling form. Extensive research by Shimano's R&D experts has produced a superior shoe last design with an optimized toe-spring section that promotes a smoother, more energy-efficient upstroke. Built based on feedback from pro riders, Shimano Dynalast helps reduce energy loss on long rides, letting you keep more in the tank for that final sprint to the line.
Shimano Dynalast ultra-rigid, weaved carbon fiber composite sole
Heat mouldable Custom-fit Technology on upper and insole ensures a comfortable, performance-enhancing fit
Adaptable closure system adjusts to various instep heights and shapes
Surround upper pattern provides the perfect balance of holding power and absolute all-day comfort
Air vent on toe and exhaust ports on sole help to keep feet dry and fresh
Minimalistic upper avoids the clutter of over-design with a clear focus on function performance
More About The Manufacturer Shimano
Shimano, Inc. is a Japanese multinational manufacturer of cycling components, fishing tackle, and rowing equipment.
In 2005, the company had net sales of US $1.4 billion. Bicycle components provided 75% of its sales income. Fishing tackle produced 23% of the company's sales income, while other products—including snowboarding equipment and other forged parts—produced about 2% of its sales income. Headquartered in Sakai, Japan, the company has 32 consolidated subsidiaries and 11 unconsolidated subsidiaries. Its primary manufacturing plants are in Kunshan, China; Malaysia; and Singapore.