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Fizik Vento Infinito Carbon 2 Wide review: Finally, shoes for the rest of us

Fizik’s new Wide option is offered across three distinct road shoe models, and should fit a heck of a lot more people.

Northwave Celsius XC Arctic GTX winter shoe review: Solid fit, toasty toes

Northwave ditches the XC ski boot model for a more cycling-specific one that offers better foot holding and feel.

Specialized S-Works 7 Lace shoe review: Classic form, more modern function

The same lace-up quirks as usual, but with an updated fit and racier feel (and, unfortunately, more weight, too).

45NRTH Ragnarok Tall winter shoe review: Warmer than expected, but a sloppy fit

There’s enough insulation for most, though the high volume and wide heel cup makes for a vague feel on the bike.

Review: The new Specialized S-Works Recon Lace off-road shoe

Laces are back for Specialized with the high-end, technicolour S-Works Recon Lace gravel/MTB shoe.

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...