Who is it good for? The Shimano RP501 could perfectly match road riders who favor comfort and ease while on the saddle. It can also suit beginner road cyclists due to its relatively flexible soles.
What is it good for? This model can be used best for leisurely road cycling sessions or for the beginning stages of training for a race.
Balance between rigidity and flex. The Shimano RP501 cycling shoes employ a nylon composite sole. This means that nylon has been injected with a bit of carbon fiber to enhance stiffness.
The shoe has a stiffness rating of 8 out of 12 in the brand’s index chart. This means that it yields an adequate amount of rigidity while remaining flexible for comfort.
Air pockets. This Shimano road shoe allows ventilation in all angles thanks to a couple of ventilation ports placed in the sole.
The RP501 features the traditional road cleat system, which has three holes. Pedals that work well this shoe are Shimano Ultegra 6800, Look Keo Blade 2 CR, and Ritchey WCS Carbon Echelon.
Wider cleat adjustment. This footwear provides a total of 22 mm cleat adjustment versus the traditional 11 mm. This offers the rider more space and options to achieve their optimal cleat positioning.
Comfort. The Shimano RP501’s upper is constructed with a seamless, wrap-around, one-piece design. This prevents any chafing and rubbing.
It is crafted from supple synthetic leather that shapes after the foot.
Easy to use retention system. Equipped with a Velcro strap to govern the forefoot area and a BOA L6 dial to secure the midfoot and upper part of the foot. Both are easy to adjust even while on the bike.
Clean design. The shoe’s minimal aesthetic can easily be paired with most cycling outfits. It could also stand the test of trends.
Ths Shimano RP501 employs the brand’s Dynalast technology. This innovation took the traditional toe spring section and improved it. Instead of the usual high design of the said section, Dynalast features the ideal height for a smoother and more energy-efficient pedal stroke.
This cycling shoe utilizes a basic insole design that is crafted from comfortable foam.