Shimano releases elite-level road and mountain bike shoes

By Stephen Frothingham

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano on Tuesday announced a new line of top-end road and mountain bike shoes, called S-PHYRE.

The shoes were designed for lightweight, low aerodynamic drag and refined efficiencies. The new shoes are shipped with matching socks the company said maximizes the performance of the shoes.

The one-piece outer is made from Teijin Avail microfiber synthetic leather with perforated dimple vents. The company said the upper better accommodates a wider range of foot shapes, enabling up to E+ wide widths in a standard size.

Two independent Boa IP1 dials with Powerzone wire lacing allow for quick and precise micro-adjustments. A new outsole construction technique eliminates the lasting board, reducing weight and stack height for improved stability and increased power transfer. An external heel cup suppresses foot twist and roll, which Shimano said allows for maximized power output through the carbon sole.

The S-PHYRE RC9 is the road model. It weighs 232 grams in a size 42 and is available in sizes 36, 37-47 in half sizes; and size 48. Wide sizes are available in size 40-48. Colors: blue, white, yellow and limited edition black. The MSRP is $400.

The S-PHYRE XC9 is the mountain bike shoe. It contains …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News