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In a sport that so often controls exactly how and what pros ride in, shoes (and sometimes eyewear…) are often the last frontier for individuality. Sure, some teams enforce the use of a specific brand, but the majority let their riders walk their own path in finding a shoe that fits their feet and desired style.
Here we wrap up the best kicks of the 2019 Tour de France, mostly as worn by race favourites and big names. Some riders are treated with a pair of fresh custom shoes for the big event, while others stick with old faithful. Regardless of the brand used, there is one common theme: dials are very much in vogue.
Caitlin Fielder’s work is becoming an increasingly common sight. Here is Michael Matthews’ custom pair of S-Phyre RC901s. According to Caley Fretz, Matthews was not wearing these at the start of Stage 5, and we’re unsure if he’s worn them at all so far.
Similar to Dan Martin, Romain Bardet is also wearing a custom pair of Mavic Comete Ultimates. It is one of the more premium shoes in the peloton and offers a unique two-piece construction that effectively combines a carbon shell with a soft material liner. A non-custom pair will set you back €700 (~AU$1,130 / ~US$790).