Shimano RC3 Road Cycling Shoe-Wide

shimano rc3 cycling shoes

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  • Synthetic leather composite upper with perforations to allow for good breathability
  • Micro-adjustable Boa L6 dial for secure and precise fit
  • Lightweight glass fiber-reinforced nylon sole is stiff but has enough give provide comfort on long rides
  • Low stack height midsole to stabilize feet
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Wide cycling shoe
  • Comparably affordable
  • Perforated upper for good ventilation
  • Boa closure system
  • Durable
What needs improvement ...
  • Not ideal for intense rides
  • Runs small
  • Shallow heel cup

Product Summary

The Shimano RC3 Wide Road Cycling Shoes are specifically designed for wide-footed road cyclists seeking an affordable shoe with solid performance. This mid-level cycling shoe features a fiberglass reinforced nylon sole and a rubber XC racing pattern which results in improved and reliable pedaling efficiency. According to reviews, the RC3 provides just the right amount of flex and stiffness.

The RC30 Wide uses a Boa L6 dial cinch for incremental adjustments and the leather upper is engineered with laser-cut perforations for both front and side ventilation. The stack height on the RC30 is noticeably low and several reviewers found the heel cup shallow. Shimano recommends sizing up as these shoes run small. The RC30 Wide is also compatible with only three-bolt cleats.



32–51 EU


245 g


Boa L6 dial

Cleat compatibility




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      The Shimano RC3 Wide Road Cycling Shoes are a mid-range shoe designed for wide-footed cyclists seeking a budget-friendly but high-performing shoe.