Meet the new S-phyre Cycling shoes from Shimano

After months of testing with professional cyclists from road and MTB cross country World Tour, Shimano reveals the name and characteristics of the new cycling shoes that everyone is talking about. This is the new line of elite cycling shoes, S-phyre, reaching the ambition of the Japanese brand to create the most advanced technology in cycling shoes.


The concept of S-phyre has a definite goal: maximizing power transmission in cycling, delivering better performance and making more efficient use of the connection between bike shoe, cycling movement and your muscles. The line will be available with a variety of performance shoes in combination with socks for road cycling, cross-country and cyclocross.

Shimano S-phyre RC9

RC 9 sneaker for road cycling is the pinnacle of this concept, having been tested thoroughly in 2016 by Team Team Skil-Shimano, LottoNL-jumbo and cyclists  Michael Matthews of Orica-BikeExchange. The single piece outer part is made of flexible material resistant to tearing and highly breathable microfiber synthetic leather – Teijin with perforated corrugated vents that provide a fitting sleeve type.


The locking mechanism operates with two disks type Good IP1 with wire loop to allow fast and precise micro adjustments. An external heel support, together with the elimination of the edge of the foot frame helps in reducing 232g allowing an increased discharge power by means of a sole rigid ultra carbon. Available in blue, white and yellow, with a good range of sizes and widths including half measures.

Shimano S-phyre XC9

Moreover, the shoe XC9 combines the benefits of power transfer from road shoes to the robust qualities that are needed for off-road racing. The outsole minimizes weight of 325g (size 42) and offers greater traction over rocks and roots and adherence to SPD pedals. Latches shaped, asymmetrically positioned, help provide adhesion, increasing the winning combination of XC9 in extreme conditions. Available in blue and yellow, sizes between 36-48 and width adjustment options.

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To increase the transfer of energy and power between the footwear and the pilot, the S-phyre RC9 and XC9 shoes are sold in colors that match long stockings used on a professional level.

These socks are designed with unique ventilation to control temperature damping with comfort in pressure areas, anatomic construction Contoured fabric in ankle guides, stability in the heel with anti-slip technology, with a high handle that ensures that half did not get off at leg.

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