The rising popularity of bike touring is bringing about some changes to cycling catalogs across the world, with a focus on function and style that's just as at home on the open road as it is when you stop at the local roaster. The Shimano Men's SH-RT5 Cycling Shoes blend the efficient power transfer you need to move forward with much-appreciated walkability and understated throwback styling that'll have your ride mates asking where to find a pair.
Shimano fashions the RT5's upper out of synthetic leather and adds three hook-and-loop straps for an easily adjustable and customizable fit. Perforations throughout add texture to the styling while also increasing ventilation for an added bit of comfort. Underfoot, a glass fiber reinforced shank stiffens the sole for effective power transfer without getting in the way of walkability while a full length rubber outsole provides sure grip on tile, pavement, and other smooth surfaces. As a final touch, reflective hits across the shoe provided 360-degree increased visibility to other road users as you navigate the scenic route home.
- A stylishly functional shoe for commutes and bike tours
- Glass fiber reinforced nylon sole shank balances comfort and stiffness
- Rubber outsole provides grippy walkability
- Soft, comfortable, and durable synthetic upper
- Three hook-and-loop straps dial in fit
- Compatible with 2-bolt cleats
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 45
I wear these on my ~20 mile each-way commute and for weekly rides. The rubber outsole is grippy and quiet, but still has the form of a regular road shoe that can still fit under shoe covers in cold weather.
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