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Welcome To Cycling!

Say hello to the newest members of our cycling shoe family.

We all started out at some point

Starting out in a new sport like cycling, or going a little further outside of your comfort zone, canbe quite intimidating. There's a lot of stuff to get comfortable with, like the bike, the components, the tech and of course those shoes. For most cyclists, putting them on is the final step before getting on the bike to enjoy that feeling of freedom. For all riders that are new to cycling or want to go just that bit further, SHIMANO has developed serious shoes at a very friendly price point.

Made for your firsts

We want more people to enjoy cycling, so we focused on day-to-day comfort while developing our four latest shoe models. The Road RC1 and RC3 for road cycling and the  MTB XC1 and XC3 for off road cycling, like gravel riding or mountain biking. They're designed and constructed around the notion that being comfortable is the most important thing during those first rides, trips or adventures abroad. And all four come packed with features from shoes we made for pro riders. Trickle down technology isn't just limited to components at SHIMANO, we apply it to all of our products.

"SHIMANO IS ONE OF THE FEW BRANDS THAT OFFERS AN EXTRA WIDE VERSION OF AN ENTRY LEVEL SHOE."

Entry level, premium performance

At SHIMANO entry level doesn't mean basic. Even our most affordable shoes like the RC1 and XC1 offer optimal performance, with a focus on comfort and ease of use. Both shoes feature triple velcro straps for an adjustable fit that doesn't get in the way of enjoying the freedom of cycling. A breathable (and optionally high viz) upper shell keeps your feet in place without putting too much pressure on it. The sole is similar to the RC3 and XC3 models and is stiff enough to get you going but flexible enough to help you find your optimal position when you are still trying things out. We feel that it is most important to be able to relax and not having to worry too much about dialing in or measuring watts. Both new '1' models offer the best mix of day-to-day ease of use, comfort and value for money.

Shimano RC1

Shimano XC1

The next step

Both the RC3 and XC3 are aimed at cyclists that are more comfortable cycling a bit further or faster, and are looking to boost their performance and also at athletes that are new to cycling, but are focusing on performance. The surround wrapping upper provides added comfort while the single, central BOA dial and low stack mid sole provide that extra stability and control when the speed goes up. The new XC3 features extra toe protection and will shrug off all the dirt and mud you can throw at it. The RC3 takes entry level comfort to the next level with a seamless midsole construction and glass fibre reinforced nylon sole. Both models offer plenty of features that have trickled down from our premium models. The '3' series is known for finding that sweet spot between comfort for bigger rides and efficient power transfer when you want to put the hammer down.

"ALL NEW SHOE FAMILY MEMBERS BENEFIT FROM OUR TRICKLE DOWN PHILOSOPHY, OFFERING PREMIUM FEATURES AT A VERY ACCESSIBLE PRICE POINT."

Shimano RC3

Welcome to cycling

All four new models come in specific men’s and women’s versions and SHIMANO even offers an extra wide model for all of these entry level shoes. Besides different colourways and a slightly different fit for the women’s models, every model shares the same technical features. With these additions to our shoe range we are welcoming more cyclists to our beautiful sport, whether your ride off or on the road. Because we believe the freedom of cycling should be accessible to everyone.

Shimano XC3

The New Road RC and MTB XC shoes will be available from September onwards.