zefs wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Yeah men's is RP9 it seems, which is better stiffness wise (10 vs 8 ) and has the external heel cup compared to RP5 as well as lower stack height it seems. Not sure how the fit compares to their updated RC7 but I am sure they are both good shoes.
I figured I'd update this thread a bit, since I ended up with a pair of shoes. I bought a set of Shimano RC7s, and they felt great with the exception of one thing--my foot sat too far down in the shoe and the sides of the foot opening rubbed on my ankle bones and they seemed to also pinch my achillies. I thought about buying a heel lift to put my ankle higher in the shoe, but I decided to return them rather than try to rig them up. I was googling around, and apparently, this is common issue, should've done more research.
A bit more mulling things over and googling resulted in me finding a set of leftover previous generation RP9s for $180, and they have a very similar sole profile, but the heel and ankle opening is lower and doesn't contact my ankle bone. The heel is still a little high, but I was able to use my wife's hairdryer to "heat mold" the top of the heel to not get in the way.
I've only gotten one 45 minute trainer ride in on them, but they're already more comfortable than my Giros.
Anyone want a set of sweated-in Giro Trans E70s, size 46?