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RCC Climber's Shoes

CAD$500.00 (incl. import duty)

RCC Climber's Shoes is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 42.
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Shoes to be seen in. Worn by Team Sky riders in the world’s greatest races, the Climber’s Shoes are now available in a highly reflective version with a contrast pink sole, exclusive to Rapha Cycling Club members.

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Be more visible when riding at night

The Reflective Climber's Shoes are made with low weight and ventilation as priorities, at the same time as providing high levels of visibility through fully reflective uppers.

The uppers are constructed with a reflective mesh-backed synthetic leather, chosen for its low weight and exceptional breathability. Retaining the tensile strength required to support a foot during intense efforts, the mesh lining also allows sweat to evaporate from inside of the shoe. The leather’s perforations enable fresh air to circulate, leaving the foot feeling cool. Reflective low-profile hook and loop fasteners are chosen for their simplicity and minimal bulk. The three straps allow the rider to easily adjust tension across the foot.

The EC90 SLXII sole is an evolution of that found on the Rapha GT Shoes. It keeps weight and stack height to a minimum, incorporates a replaceable heel protector, and is shaped to complement Giro’s SuperNatural Fit™ footbeds that allow riders to choose their preferred level of arch support. In contrast pink, the sole completes the RCC livery.

Please note: If you already own a pair of Climber’s Shoes, the reflective material used in the Reflective Climber’s Shoes is slightly stiffer, and will require a longer bedding-in period.

Worn by pros

Developed with experts in biomechanics and footwear design, the Rapha Climber's Shoes have been rigorously tested by the best riders in the world.

Team Sky riders have worn the Climber’s Shoes in all weather conditions, clocking up countless kilometres in the process. The result is a shoe that has become a staple item of Team Sky kit, providing exceptional performance and optimum power transfer in challenging mountainous terrain.

FEATURES

  • EC90 SLXII sole
  • ProLight™ SN footbeds
  • Fully reflective perforated synthetic leather uppers
  • Replaceable heel defenders
  • Lightweight and low-profile fasteners
  • Weight of size UK-9/US-9.5/EU-42.5: 215g

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wipe clean with a damp cloth
  • To dry, remove footbed and dry naturally
  • Do not expose to heat source
  • Do not fully immerse in water
  • Full care guide included with shoes

SIZE CONVERSION

EU UK US JAPAN
39 24
39.5 24¼
40 24¾
40.5 25
41 7 8 25¼
41.5 25¾
42 26
42.5 26¼
43 26¾
43.5 9 10 27
44 10½ 27¼
44.5 10¾ 27¾
45 10 11 28
45.5 10½ 11½ 28¼
46 11 12 28¾
46.5 11¼ 12¼ 29
47 11¾ 12¾ 29¼
48 12½ 13½ 30

BRAND SIZING:

Rapha/
Giro
Sidi Shimano Mavic Specialized Bont Fizik
39 38 38 38 37.5 38 37.5
39.5 38.5 38.5 38.5 38 38.5 38
40 39.5 39.25 39 38.5 39.5 38.5
40.5 40 39.5 39.5 39 40 39
41 40.5 40 40 39.5 40.25 39.5
41.5 41.5 40.5 41 40.5 40.5 40
42 42 41 41.25 41 41 40.5
42.5 42.5 41.5 41.5 41.25 42 41
43 43.5 42 42.5 41.75 42.5 41.5
43.5 44 42.5 43 42 42.75 42
44 44.5 43 43.25 43 43 42.5
44.5 45.5 43.5 44 43.25 44 43
45 46 44 44.5 43.5 44.25 43.5
45.5 46.5 44.5 45 44 44.5 44
46 47 45.25 45.5 44.75 45.5 44.5
46.5 48 45.5 46 45 46 45
47 49 46.5 47 46 46.5 45.75
48 50 47 47.5 46.5 47 46.5
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful craftsmanship These are a beautiful fit and are a great addition to your attire. AmazImg reflection of light and will help any other road users be aware of your presence. If anything - Rapha need matching toe covers to protect the front of them and protect the toes from the cold as they give excellent ventilation.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dazzling performance. Nothing quite prepares you for when sunlight first shines on these shoes. The reflective coating glows white quite remarkably and, although an obvious safety feature, is also seriously cool! Couple this with light weight, stiff soles and Velcro straps; then you've got a winning design.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Can't say enough nice things about these shoes. Same sizing as my Sidi shoes.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light as a feather Took the plunge and replaced my sidi's excellent fit light as a feather with a very stiff sole
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful things! These are stunning shoes. Always been a Sidi user but these are super light, great fit and an amazing reflective silver in certain light. Beautiful upper material and sole is incredibly stiff. Couldn't quite believe it!
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shoes in the world! These were on my Wish List for a while as they are pricey. So as a birthday treat to myself I thought go for it, why not. Absolutely delighted with them, they are well worth the investment. They look very stylish and are so comfortable. I have wide lumpy feet so I went up half a size. The reflective material is ideal for my early morning and evening rides, a great safety feature.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RCC Climbing shoes These have been amazing! They look great and are my early morning riding show of choice. They are super high vis and I always get comments about how awesome they look. Good to see Rapha making them available in other colors.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reflective shoes Bought these to replace a pair of Fizik R1s. These are lighter and more confortable with the option to change the instep support to match your feet well. Can feel a bit of a pinch at the front when walking but not noticed this when cycling. Look epic in reflective and always get positive comments.
Date published: 2016-11-18
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Hi, do you know how these compare size wise to the Giro Trans with the EC70 sole, should I order my usual Giro size? 

Asked by: GeeCee
Hi, we recommend you order the same size as you wear in Giro shoes.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-31

Is the shoes waterproof ? how can i clean/maintenance after bike riding ? please advise. Best regards, Anne

Asked by: Ann Paweena
Hi, these shoes are not waterproof. Please follow the care instructions on the product page to ensure longevity of the shoes.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-09-01

Hi Rapha, these shoes are marked as NEW. What exactly is new about them comparing to the old ones? I bought the white wit grey velcro en black with pink velcro two years ago.

Asked by: BertJanss
Hi, the shoes are exactly the same as the previous model apart from the reflective treatment. The fit and sole are as the versions you mentioned.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-07-28

Do these have the same fit as the GT shoes? Currently I'm a 43.5 in them but I also have Giro Empires and I'm a 44 in those, so I just want to make sure. Thanks.

Asked by: Ea1980
Hi, for any given size the GT Shoes and RCC Climber's Shoes are made with an identical Giro last.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-07-28

Hi - are these OK to use with Speedplay's

Asked by: Paulmk
Hi, yes the RCC Climber's Shoes are compatible with Speedplay.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-06-20

Hi, I've got the current Giro Empire ACCs & V90s in size 46. Since those shoes have same EC90 sole as the climbers I assume I should order the same size? Thanks

Asked by: Justin Baum
Hi, yes, the Climber's Shoes will fit you in the same size as your Giros with the EC90 sole.
Answered by: Rapha_PM
Date published: 2016-05-05

How does the sizing compare to Specialized?

Asked by: BradTipp
Hi, the fit is similar to Specialized so please order the same size as you would in this brand.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2017-04-04
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