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Introducing our much anticipated S-PHYRE Elite footwear

S-PHYRE high-end cycling shoes just raised the bar - a truly perfect shoe for every type of ride and rider.

We proudly introduce to you our S-PHYRE shoes, the pinnacle of competition footwear created for pure performance. After an extensive development and design process and thorough testing with professional riders on the World Tour road and cross country circuits, our flagship road and MTB shoes are now ready for their official debut.

Proven Success

These high-end cycling shoes have already proven victorious, to includewith a stage win at this year’s Tour de France while strapped onto the feet of Orica-BikeExchange’s Michael Matthews.

No Watts Left Behind

As cyclists ourselves, our goal was to offer a shoe that directly turns advanced technology into performance. To us, this means no watts should be lost. Every drop of power should count. This shoe connects you with a unique linkage effect that transfers every last watt. Hence,  zero power loss.

Perfection Piece by Piece

We’ve achieved our goals with extreme care and attention to detail.  A key component in our success was to wrap the foot securely and in a uniform method using a supple, stretch-resistant, highly-breathable one-piece synthetic leather upper. This provides you with an incredibly comfortable shoe with direct power transfer. 

We took it a step further with our anatomically designed closures via offset straps on our RC9 road shoes and Cross-X strap system on the XC9 MTB shoes. These unique closure systems reduce pressure and tension on the highest points of the foot. The Cross-X straps also  reduce pressure when off the bike.  The Boa top closures offer infinite adjustment so that your shoe actually fits like a glove. 

Its incredibly low stack height further ensures efficiency of effort by stabilizing your downward pedal stroke.

S-PHYRE RC9 Road Competition Shoes

Our RC9 road shoes may be very stiff, stable, and sturdy but they barely tip the scale at a scant 243g per shoe (size 42). It sports a rounded heel cup for rear foot stability, anti-slip heel lining, and high density insole with adaptable arch pads. Encounter a heatwave or a rainstorm? No worries as its upper is made with highly-breathable Teijin microfiber with dimple perforated drainage/vent holes. 

S-PHYRE XC9 MTB Competition Shoes

While very similar to our RC9 road version in terms of stiffness, power transfer and comfort, as well as upper material function and design, the XC9 MTB shoe does have a few off-road-specific perks of its own. Aside from its innovative closure system, the greatest standout feature is its  Michelin rubber outsole with unique mud-shedding tread pattern that provides high traction, giving you confidence on any surface. 

Its ergonomically-optimized Dynalast sole shape supports efficient pedalling. With these exceptional features combined, you’ll find it child’s play to glide over that bed of roots and rocks, bunny-hop those barriers or run up that slippery slope. At a featherweight 330g per shoe (size 42), the uphills will feel easier as well.

In following with everything we do at Shimano, these technologically advanced shoes will not only give you that edge over your competition, but you’ll look very stylish as you pass them by. 

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