Shimano launches new S-Phyre shoes at 2022 UCI Road Worlds


The 2022 UCI Road Worlds are about to drop, and some of the race’s top contenders will be getting a brand new pair of Shimano shoes. Several top pros will put the Shimano S-Phyre RC903 road shoes through their paces, including Mathieu van der Poel, Primož Roglič, Romain Bardet and Lorena Wiebes, to name a few.

The latest iteration of the shoes aims to give the rider more power transfer, as well as increased comfort, all with reduced weight. The shoes feature an anti-twist heel that will hold your foot firmly in place, even when the going gets really tough.

Slipper-like fit

Extensive testing by Shimano engineers has resulted in a shoe designed around how force is applied to each pedal stroke. With 3D data, the analysis revealed areas where pressure can be applied differently across the entire shoe. Using this information, the design of the shoe has been fine-tuned to ensure the best power transfer, while guaranteeing maximum comfort.

Using two BOA dials and a new cross lacing pattern, the shoes can be adjusted while riding to ensure the perfect fit. In addition to the improved heel cup, the foot remains perfectly static even during sprints or difficult climbs.

The RC903W shoe features a specific fit for women. The shoe has a tight fit that is designed to be more in line with the shape of women’s feet.

Main characteristics

• Low profile cross lacing pattern
• Light and breathable microfiber leather
• Secure anti-torsion stabilizer heel
• Refined adjustment of the toe box

Weight: 225g (size 42)
Men’s colors: White, blue, red, black
Men’s sizes: 40-48 (half sizes available 40-46.5)
Large sizes: 40-46
Women’s color: white
Women’s sizes: 36-44 full sizes

Shimano RC903, US$450


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