Shimano launches Limited Edition RX8 Gravel Race Shoes + Special Edition Dura-Ace, Sprint-Focused S-PHYRE & Mid-Range Road Shoes

shimano rx8 yellow gold review

Limited Edition RX8 Gravel Race Shoes

With countless podium placings at gravel races around the globe, Shimano’s RX8 shoe has proven its racing pedigree time and time again. Now, these podium-seeking shoes are offered in two limited edition colorways inspired by the golden hour rides and rocky desert landscapes that we so often find ourselves immersed in during our favorite gravel adventures. The new Bronze RX8 colorway is available as Shimano’s unisex offering while the women’s specific Yellow Gold RX8 option features a narrower fit for small to mid-sized feet.” – Shimano

shimano rx8 bronze review

“The inspiration for the new yellow gold colorway is drawn from my long-way-home golden hour commute option where gravel routes are abundant. The bronze is inspired by the vast red-rock desert landscapes that, when paired with long days in the saddle, are food for the soul.” – Jessie Gascon, Shimano’s Lifestyle Gear Product Manager

shimano rx8 yellow gold review

First introduced in 2019, the RX8 gravel race shoe blends the top features of Shimano’s premium mountain bike and road racing footwear for a perfect balance of pedaling performance and off-the-bike capability.”

shimano rx8 bronze review

The RX8 is one of the lightest off-road shoes in Shimano’s line-up, weighing in at just 265 grams (size 42), providing valuable energy savings over the thousands of pedal strokes it takes to get through a long gravel race or all-day adventure ride.”

shimano rx8 yellow gold review

“The RX8 also features a heel stabilizer, toe protector, lightweight carbon composite sole with anti-slip pad in the cleat channel, a wide pedal contact block, and TPU lugs in the heel and toe for walking grip. Finally, the supple one-piece synthetic upper with perforated venting keeps the foot snugly in place while allowing airflow to keep things comfortable, even on hot summer rides.”

shimano rx8 bronze review

The Bronze RX8 is available in sizes 38-46 while the women’s specific Yellow Gold RX8 is available in sizes 36-44.”

shimano rx8 bronze review


Still mix it up on Pavement? Meet Shimano’s New Road Shoes

Shimano’s hunt for next-level performance continues with the introduction of the track and sprint-focused S-PHYRE RC902T shoes as well as the limited-edition Dura-Ace RC902S S-PHYRE kicks. Maximizing power transfer and pedaling efficiency, these performance-oriented shoes can be spotted on the feet of the world’s best track sprinters as well as top professional teams like Jumbo-Visma, Alpecin-Fenix, Team DSM, and Arkea-Samsic. Additionally, Shimano trickles down top-of-the-line technology to its new RC702 and RC502/RC502W models, bringing premium performance and fit to even more riders.”

shimano rc902t shoe review
S-PHYRE RC902T

“For riders who demand the ultimate in power transfer and control, the all-new RC902T combines the latest S-PHYRE technologies and construction with BOA Li2 dials for the fiercest finishing sprints, track races, time trials, and criteriums. Featuring a stretch-resistant, Surround Upper to minimize foot side-to-side movement, the external heel cup comfortably stabilizes the heel to reduce twisting movements.”

shimano rc902t shoe review

S-PHYRE RC902T Track / Sprint Shoe

For riders who demand the ultimate in power transfer and control, the all-new RC902T combines the latest S-PHYRE technologies and construction with BOA Li2 dials for the fiercest finishing sprints, track races, time trials, and criteriums. Featuring a stretch-resistant, Surround Upper to minimize foot side-to-side movement, the external heel cup comfortably stabilizes the heel to reduce twisting movements.”

shimano rc902t shoe review

One low-profile BOA Li2 dial with Power Boost lace guide and a single Velcro strap provides a strong and comfortable hold while maintaining compatibility with toe straps for seamless power transfer on the track. A low stack height also brings the foot close to the pedal for added stability while Shimano’s ultra-rigid 12/12 carbon outsole is geared for maximum power transfer.”

shimano rc902t shoe review

  • Stretch-resistant, 360-Degree Surround Upper
  • Microfiber leather upper construction
  • Li2 BOA dial with Power Boost lacing
  • Toe strap compatible
  • Anti-twist heel cup structure
  • Silvadur anti-bacterial treated insole
  • Sizes: 38-48, Half-sizes 42.5-45.5
  • Available Colors: White
  • Weight: 235g (size 42)
  • MSRP: $430

Limited Edition Dura-Ace S-PHYRE RC902S

Celebrating the launch of Shimano’s new Dura-Ace 12-speed road components, the S-PHYRE RC902S special-edition Dura-Ace shoes deliver Shimano’s hallmark uncompromising performance and style. The RC9S follows the shimmery Dura-Ace color scheme with an enameled black surround wrap upper and gloss black heel cup. The dual pearl metal, low-profile BOA Li2 dials add further pop to this special edition model.”

shimano rc902s shoe review

  • Li2 Alloy Metal BOA dials 
  • Reinforced mesh and microfiber leather upper construction
  • 360-Degree Surround Upper
  • Anti-twist heel cup structure
  • Silvadur anti-bacterial treated insole
  • Sizes: 36-48, Half-sizes 39-47
  • Available Colors: Black
  • Weight: 240g (size 42)
  • MSRP: $430

Shimano SH-RC702

Echoing S-PHYRE technology, the all-new RC7 delivers smooth pedaling and efficient power transfer for premium performance at a mid-level price. The shoe features Shimano’s proven DYNALAST fit for stability and comfort, dual BOA dials for quick, micro-adjustments, and a Surround Upper for a glove-like fit. The new RC702 model also receives upgraded BOA Power Zone lacing for even more control. The new blue and red colorway are sure to turn some heads.”

shimano rc702 shoe review

  • Surround Upper
  • Synthetic leather / TPU mesh layer upper
  • Dual L6C BOA dials with Power Zone lacing
  • Sizes: 38-50, Half-sizes 41.5-46.5, 
  • Wide Sizes 40-48 (Black Only)
  • Color options: White, Blue, Black
  • Weight: 266g (size 42)
  • MSRP: $240

shimano rc702 shoe review

shimano rc702 shoe review

Shimano RC502 and RC502W

Blending performance features with all-day comfort, Shimano’s RC5 and RC5W women’s shoes combine a mesh/TPU and synthetic leather upper construction with a single BOA L6 dial and Velcro strap to accommodate a wider range of foot shapes. The shoes feature a seamless midsole for lower stack height and improved stability while the sole is rated at an 8/12 in stiffness for more comfort and compliance.”

shimano rc502 shoe review

The all-new RC5W women’s model shares the same features as the unisex version but with a women’s-specific last for a smaller and mid-sized foot.”

shimano rc502 shoe review

  • Surround upper construction
  • Synthetic leather upper
  • New seamless mid-sole construction
  • Sizes: Men’s 40-48, Wide 40-48, Women’s 36-44
  • Men’s Colors: Black, Blue, White
  • Wide Colors: Black
  • Women’s Colors: Black, White, Turquoise 
  • Weight: 241g (size 42)
  • Price: $170

shimano rc502 shoe review

shimano rc502 shoe review

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