Reflective Climber's Shoes


Reflective Climber's Shoes is rated 4.909090909090909 out of 5 by 11.
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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.

Reflective Climber's Shoes£280.00

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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.

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.


  • 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


  • 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


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


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 Very special shoes! I'm very happy with these shoes. Immediately from the unboxing you get a sense that they are special. The design and texture are extremely visually/textually appealing. A major reason I bought these shoes is because of their visibility out on the road and I feel as though they have met my expectations in this regard. I hope to see continual innovation from Rapha when it comes to this feature. The shoes have a nice fit, however, maybe not quite as ergonomic as my previous s-works road shoes. I do believe that they will continue to mould to my foot over time though.
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, Light and Comfortable On my third pair of Rapha shoes, have the GT shoes and now 2 pairs of Climber's shoes, wanted to try the reflective color for night rides. I don't think you can beat a basic three strap shoe like the these, super light, breathable and comfy. The insoles are nice with three different arch heights to choose from. Favorite shoes I've used over my 20 years of cycling.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome shoes Great shoes, lightweight and very comfortable straight out of the box. The sizing was on the small side so had to go for a full size larger than my fiziks.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Raffa's usual exellence As well as great fitting shoe gives the extra reassurance on safety with the reflective ability... available in blue and yellow will it be also coming out in also in white?
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super lightweight and stiff This is my second pair of climbers. I bought one half size larger mostly because I found the Velcro straps on the smaller size to be slightly too short
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Butter These are some the best shoes I've ever worn...The face that they are now reflective is outstanding.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product by Rapha Rapha has always been my choice in cycle wear. Will always be a returning customer
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT SHOES Not only they are nice but very combortable and stable enough for fast climbing...
Date published: 2016-08-07
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I had a dirty ride with a lot of rain and I need to clean my shoes. I read the care instructions and aren't waterproof. How can I clean them? I really need help to care them. Do I need to buy the cream shoes?

Asked by: Joy2404
Hi, please do not worry too much. The shoes are not waterproof but it is no problem to use them in the wet. Please clean your shoes with water and damp cloth or a very mild wipe, such as baby wipes. You do not need to purchase the shoe cream, this was designed for use with the GT shoes.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-03

I have sidi 43.5 megas that fit great. Would the 44's be right?

Asked by: Wannarka
Hi, we would recommend you purchase a size 43 in the Climber's Shoes. As always we do have a free 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-09

Is the sizing for men's sizes?

Asked by: Jennifur
Hi, the sizing is for Men's sizes.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-07

What type of leather is this shoe made off?

Asked by: Irwan
Hi, as mentioned in the product description the shoes are made from a synthetic leather.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-09-01

Using 45 in Gaerne - what size for the climbing shoe?

Asked by: Snowball
Hi, we don't have specific guidance for conversion from Gaerne shoes but I would recommend you try the same size in the Climbers Shoes as you currently have in Gaerne. If the fit is not correct, we offer a 90 days free return policy.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-07-29

Why wouldn't you put a reflective strip on the back of the shoe as well?

Asked by: MooGoo
Hi, the entire shoe is reflective so you'll be very visible.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-07-29
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