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Shimano RP9 SPD-SL Road Bike Shoes - 2018
  • Supple, microfiber synthetic leather with perforated venting for superior fit
  • Light carbon composite outsole for optimized long ride stiffness
  • Micro-adjustable Boa® IP1 dial with hidden wire routing
  • External curved heel cup secures the heel and foot
  • Durable, wide heel pads provide walking stability
  • Optimum linkage of air flow over upper, insole and outsole
At first I wasn't 100% sure about these shoes. I tried on some Shimano Rc7's in 45. They fitted perfectly. But the Rp9 in 45 was a bit bigger than the Rc7. Toe box is also very voluminous. As someone with very high arches I also found Shimano's included arch support to be inadequate. However! Not all hope is lost! Once I added some level 3 (green) specialized BG insoles, I was infinitely more comfortable in these shoes! These shoes are amazing! Stiffness is great and so is the comfort! However I would advise that if you have high arches I would recommend you get the correct hight insoles!