SHIMANO SH-RC100 Feature-Packed Entry Level Road Shoe

(10 customer reviews)


  • Imported
  • Faux Leather sole
  • The SH-RC100 (RC1) is a high value road cycling shoe: Leading technologies at an entry level price
  • Durable & Breathable: Perforated synthetic leather uppers for long-lasting and well-ventilated performance
  • Comfortable Fit For All Feet: The wraparound upper comfortably accommodates broad feet and the BOA dial provides a custom fit
  • Walkability: Wide heel pads provide stability when off the bike for a confident stride
  • Stiff and Lightweight Sole: Fibreglass reinforced sole for optimal power transfer
SKU: B08BB6W459


Product Description

SHimano SH-RC100

Shimano SH-RC100 Road bike shoes

Feature-Packed Entry Level Road Shoe

This entry-level road shoe deserves your attention. It shares DNA with Shimano’s top-of-the-line performance road shoes but comes at a more accessible cost. The glove-like fit, stiff sole, and SPD-SL / 3-hole cleat compatibility ensure pedaling efficiency, while the construction of the upper makes the shoe supremely comfortable however long your ride.

Shimano SH-RC100 Road bike shoes

Optimal Pedaling Performance

The RC1 has three hook-and-loop straps that secure the foot while minimizing hot spots or pressure points. The stiff and lightweight fiberglass-reinforced nylon sole transfers your efforts directly to the pedals and the SPD-SL / 3-hole cleat compatibility keeps your foot in an optimal position for your best performance each time you get on the bike.

SH-RC100 road bike shoes

Long Lasting Comfort

The surround wrapping upper of the RC1 reduces overlap and provides a glove-like fit. The offset placement of the three closure straps secures the foot in place while relieving any discomfort or rubbing. Perforated synthetic construction maintains airflow as you put in the miles, keeping feet cool and happy in even the warmest conditions.


Shimano SH-RC100

Shimano SH-RC100

Shimano Sh-RC100

Shimano SH-RC100

Secure Closure

Three offset hook-and-loop straps distribute even tightening along the foot while relieving potential hot spots.

Stiff & Lightweight

The fibreglass reinforced nylon sole delivers optimal power transfer to the pedals.

Low Light Visibility

The reflective print on the straps keeps you visible during early morning, evening, and rainy rides.

All-Day Breathability

Perforated synthetic leather uppers offer ventilation to keep feet cool and comfortable.

Shimano Recommended Pedals Road Pedals

Shimano Recommended Pedals

Step into the proven platform for competitive peak performance. Shimano road competition technology has created the ultimate shoe-and-pedal combination for road racing. Pure comfort combined with low weight, stability, and the custom feel and performance of a perfect anatomical fit.

Shimano PD-RS500 Road Bike Shoes

Shimano PD-RS500 Road Bike Pedals

Perfect for the beginner road riders. A lighter tension and large entry target make these easy to use if you’re new to clipping in. The durable stainless steel body plate reduces flex, while the extra-wide platform and bearing placement increase stability and maximize power transfer.

Shimano SH-R550 Road Bike Pedals

Shimano PD-R550 Road Bike Pedals

Perfect for recreational road riders. A wide tension adjustment range and large entry target make these easy to use if you’re new to clipping in. The durable stainless steel body plate reduces flex, while the extra-wide platform and bearing placement increase stability and maximize power transfer.

Shimano PD-R7000 Road Bike Pedal

Shimano PD-R7000 Road Bike Pedals

High-performing pedal for road riding and triathlon. The light and stiff carbon-composite body is matched with an extra-wide platform for efficient power transfer. Wide bearing spacing offers even load distribution and durability. The entry and release tension settings are adjustable.

Shimano Recommended Pedals Road Pedals

Shimano PD-RS500 Road Bike Shoes

Shimano PD-RS500

Shimano SH-R550 Road Bike Pedals

Shimano PD-R550

Shimano PD-R7000 Road Bike Pedal

Shimano PD-R7000

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 13 × 8 × 5 cm
Product Dimensions

13 x 8 x 5 inches; 1.5 Pounds

Item model number




Date First Available

June 16 2020





10 reviews for SHIMANO SH-RC100 Feature-Packed Entry Level Road Shoe

  1. Jose I. Rodriguez-cruz

    I love Shimano cycling shoes!I hope this review will be short, but I have a lot to say, so here goes. I had been watching these shoes even before I bought my first road bike because I’ve had a great experience with the CT500 shoes, which are brilliant, but for a proper road bike, I needed something more suiting. Problem is that I bought a pair of shoes from Specialized, to match my bike and they turned out to be terrible for me. Even with their own brand of inserts, I was suffering during my rides. So I decided to take the plunge with these, got them used(Amazon used, which means box opened and tried on then returned) at a great price. Immediately I could sense that these shoes were going to be better than the others. Simplicity is the name of the game here, with the three straps that get the shoes to fit reasonably well, although you shouldn’t wear cycling shoes too tight because of feet’s natural tendency to swell during hard activity which ends up causing discomfort and can affect circulation. But after my first ride with these, I knew they were keepers and I’ve been ecstatic with them for over 500 miles now. I use the Specialized Body Geometry inserts with these shoes since the included ones seem too flat and unsupportive. The shoes look great and understated and while they’re not super comfortable, still feel a little pressure at times and the occasional numbness when I’m really putting down the power, I’m not complaining one bit as I love these shoes.In summary, these are great for those getting their feet wet with their first pair of road bike shoes and something that definitely won’t break the bank either. I can’t wait to wear these out and get a higher end model.Update 8/05/2022I just realized that these shoes are actually too big for me. Problem is that folks with wide feet such as me, tend to incorrectly compensate a lack of width with a longer sized shoe, and this is wrong for so many reasons. Now I know why I get the numbness in my toes while riding with these shoes and it honestly has nothing to do with the shoes, but rather the way I chose the size of the shoes. The only way to do this right is to measure your feet carefully or just getting a professional bike fit that starts with the best shoe for you.But this goes to show how good these shoes actually are in the fact that despite how terrible this size actually fits me, they haven’t caused too many problems for me in the months I’ve been using them. But now I have to replace these with wide shoes that actually fit me. Now if I’d have chosen my proper size, which is more of a 42.5-43 instead of a 44, while they may have been too narrow, the cleat location wouldn’t have been as compromised as it has been for me.So in conclusion, these are great for those who are just getting started with road shoes with delta cleats, just make sure they fit like they’re supposed to.

  2. eyetooth

    THE PROCRASTINATION IS OVERI’m a 80 year old cyclist working on 400,000 life time miles. I’ve always worn shimano cycling shoes . I Literally wear them out by almost riding 30 to 40 miles daily. However as I have gotten older my right foot hammer toes and bunion have gotten worst. Getting harder and harder to fit. The last pair bought 12 years ago where heat shrunk to my foot and bought over size to be comfortable. I bought this beginner set to tide me over until the RC7 arrive in November. To my definite surprise they where comfortable from the start. I used Shimano’s guidelines . I wore them in the house for a couple of days and then to the road for sprints and super hard Strava segments and KOMs. Never pinch or pain . The bunion in the image is after 70 miles. Looks good as a bunion can look. This pair and the RC7 will probably be my last. HAPPY FEET

  3. D. Smith

    So far they’ve been great.I ride a lot. Over 100 miles a week ago this past Saturday and two 75 mile rides earlier in the week; over 315 miles total that week after getting these shoes. No discomfort at all. The Velcro straps are stiff and not easily adjusted, but not a problem, at least so far for me. No rubbing anywhere.

  4. Chris Holt

    Great Beginner ShoeQuick shipping and product as advertised.

  5. Kevin L.

    After trying RC300 and RC502, I must say this is the best…Originally bought a rc300, but the topline on the right shoe was too tight…replaced with RC502, but it’s even worse. It kept rubbing my little toe and it was a suffer to ride with. This shoe, although it’s the ‘beginner’s choice’, feel way more comfortable while equipped with everything for a cycle shoe. Love it!

  6. Alberto Rivero

    Excelente zapatosSúper cómodos andar bicicletas


    A great shoe for the price!Force retirement of a Shimano RO85…12 years of use. This one is an excellent replacement. Comfortable, easy to adjust, no breathable. Hopefully this one will last longer than the last one. Shimano hits jackpot again!

  8. Ken Schilling

    This shoe fits my not-so-perfectly shaped feet.So far, so good. It’s got a reasonably stiff sole but is flexible and comfortable. Good buy.

  9. Kevin R

    Good valueThis is my first time using the SPD-SL cleats so I just wanted a basic shoe to let me try it out. For me, the fit was good and the shoe is very comfortable. I’ve worn them several times (and only tipped over once).

  10. Noe Flores

    Fit snug but if I got a bigger size would have been too bigVery good cuality. Great shoes

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