SHIMANO SH-XC9 SHOE - Sportopia Cycles


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- dedicated Cross Country and Cyclocross no compromise racing shoe
- low stack height sole helps stabilize foot during the downward pedal stroke
- a one-piece upper, narrow bottom, rounded heel and slim toe box provide a glove-like fit
- extra-range BOA micro adjusters with instant release reels
- asymmetric eyestay pattern prevents twisting of foot under high power pedalling
- also as wide model available
- perfect in combination with PD-M9000, PD-M9020 pedals

Shimano Dynalast
The toe-spring section of a cycling shoe plays a key role in supporting efficient pedalling. Too high, and it causes increased tension in the plantar, calf, and hamstring muscles. Too low, and you get a bowlegged, inefficient pedalling form. Extensive research by Shimano's R&D experts has produced a superior shoe design with an optimized toe-spring section that promotes a smoother, more energy-efficient upstroke. Built based on feedback from pro riders, Shimano Dynalast helps reduce energy loss on long rides, letting you keep more in the tank for that final sprint to the line.

In collaboration with Michelin, Shimano developed a new sole that combines dual-density rubber & strategic lug placement pattern for better grip without compromising pedalling efficiency.

Boa closures offer infinite adjustment for a glove-like fit. On-the-fly, one-handed adjustments, secure locking and fast release. Sheds mud and water while saving weight.

S-Phyre are the new top models by Shimano in shoe wear. The SH-RC9 is the top shoe for road races with great long distance comfort and unbelievable efficiency. The main characteristics are:
High performance one piece cover:
The one-piece outer on S-PHYRE footwear is made from supple, stretch-resistant and highly breathable Teijin Avail microfiber synthetic leather with perforated dimple vents, that are even more flexible, providing a glove-like fit.
Dual Micro-Adjust Lacing: The Boa-IP1 dials allow a highly tuneable fit and the Boa power zone wire guide is adjustable to help maintain consistent tension along the top of the foot.
Asymmetric Control: Asymmetric eyestay pattern prevents twisting of foot under high-power pedalling.
One Piece Upper: One-piece upper design provides a glove-like fit.
Seamless Midsole: Elimination of the lasting board reduces weight and enables a lower stack height to help stabilize the foot and maximize power output.
Low Stack Height: Low stack height helps stabilize your foot during the downward pedalling stroke.
Carbon Outsole: Ultra-rigid lightweight carbon sole maximizes power transfer.
External Heel Cup: External curved heel cup construction suppresses foot twist and roll, stabilizes the heel and holds your foot firmly in place.
Extended Range Cleat Adjustment: Extra 11 mm of cleat adjustment range.