Tag: Cycling Shoe Reviews

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Specialized S-Works Vent shoe review: Airy like Exos, with fewer compromises

These things should come with shoe covers and a warning.

Q36.5 Unique road shoe review: Q for Quirky

Definitely unique, but not necessarily always in a good way.

Specialized S-Works Exos Evo review: the lightest off-road shoe?

Built for cross country mountain bike or gravel racing, Specialized claim this is the lightest and most comfortable off-road shoe they've...

Rapha Explore Powerweave review: Threading their way toward perfection

Rapha's new Explore Powerweave gravel shoe offers superb comfort, a sense of luxury and a great first impression. How does it hold up?

Specialized S-Works Ares shoe review: A sprinter’s shoe for everyone

A novel strap layout yields an ironclad hold and surprising comfort

Shimano S-Phyre SH-RC902 road shoe review: Messing with success

Shimano’s latest flagship road shoe doesn’t really look all that different from the previous model. However, there are some very substant...

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 fair bit of that flagship model’s DNA is i...

The $200 cycling clothing challenge

Let's face it: cycling kit can be stupidly expensive. Like really, really bloody expensive. The top-end kit is nice (most of the time), b...

Vittoria Tierra gravel shoe review: OMG, that purple!

Vittoria — the shoe company, not the tire people — has been diligently making cycling shoes in Italy since 1976, with a modest, though se...

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 Explore model, yet despite supposedly fallin...

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 shoe options. If you were to draw a Venn d...

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 a decidedly halfhearted attempt; it 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 the luxurious Grand Tour road shoe, followed a few year...

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 Izumi answers the call with its X-Alp Gravel s...

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 with their seamless synthetic leather uppers ...

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 direct competitors when it comes to footw...

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 functionality is another entirely. ...

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 got away with something? Like the clerk had only charged you for t...

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 a common pun, and one I’d made myself far too many ti...

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 rear-mounted single Boa cable re...

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 new S-Phyre RC9 (RC901), an upd...