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Specialized Recon 2.0 gravel shoe review: S-Works on a budget? Not quite

Specialized says its Recon 2.0 XC/gravel shoe is "inspired by S-Works Recon", which suggests a…

The $200 cycling clothing challenge

Let's face it: cycling kit can be stupidly expensive. Like really, really bloody expensive. The…

Vittoria Tierra gravel shoe review: OMG, that purple!

Vittoria — the shoe company, not the tire people — has been diligently making cycling…

Rapha Pro Team road shoe review: Nailed it

Rapha’s new Pro Team road shoes debuted less than a year after the company’s gravel-specific…

Shimano RX8 gravel shoe review: Not just mountain bike kicks

Shimano’s new gravel race shoe, the RX8, fills a somewhat unexpected void between its existing…

Fizik Vento Powerstrap R2 Aeroweave shoe review: Perfect for summertime heat

Fizik’s first attempt at road shoes made of non-traditional materials, the Infinito R1 Knit, was…

Review: Exploring the highs and lows of the Rapha Explore gravel shoe

Rapha’s not new to cycling shoes, having entered the market way back in 2012 with…

Pearl Izumi X-Alp Gravel shoe review: A slipper-like fit with boot-like grip

Gravel this, gravel that. It seems everything has a "gravel" variant these days, and Pearl…

Bontrager Ballista Knit shoe review — knit done right

I wasn’t a huge fan of Bontrager’s standard Ballista road shoes. Although they looked sleek…

Shimano S-Phyre XC9 vs Specialized S-Works Recon off-road shoe review

A battle of the Big S’. While these two mega-companies typically work closely together, they’re…

Specialized S-Works Exos road shoe review: Ultralight, but not for everyone

Making a road shoe that’s lightweight is one thing; making one that’s lightweight without sacrificing…

Pearl Izumi Tour shoe review: Solid performance, classy styling, great value

Have you ever walked out of a store after a purchase and felt like you…

Giant Surge Pro road cycling shoe review: Kicks with a twist

“Those are some Giant shoes.” So said yet another random cyclist in passing. It was…

Bontrager Ballista shoe review: The look of laces; the convenience of Boa

The Bontrager Ballista road shoes are undeniably sleek, what with their ultra-smooth exterior and simple…

Shimano S-Phyre RC901 vs RC701 road footwear review

Shimano’s S-Phyre range of racing-focused cycling footwear has been heavily revised for 2019, including a…

Garneau Course Air Lite II shoe review: One shoe, multiple widths

French-Canadian brand Louis Garneau might not immediately spring to mind when you think about top-tier…

CT Recommends: Our favourite road cycling shoes

Welcome back to CT Recommends, a new series where we take the experience of our…

Knit Knockout: Giro Empire E70 Knit vs. Fizik Infinito R1 Knit road shoe review

Knit materials are supposed to be the next big thing in cycling footwear. They’re highly…

Shimano XC5 multi-surface SPD shoe review

When it comes to riding gravel, shoe and pedal choice is wide open (much like…

A tale of two lace-ups: Giro Empire ACC and Quoc Night shoe review

Giro’s Empire re-ignited interest in lace-up cycling shoes when it was unveiled in 2012, and…

Specialized S-Works 7 road shoe review: Same performance, more comfort

By most accounts, Specialized knocked it out of the park with its S-Works 6 road…