Bontrager Street Road Shoes - Men Shoes

4.6/5 (5 Reviews)


Product Description

From manufacturer's website: "Everyone who rides a bike can benefit from the comfort and efficiency of a cycling shoe. But not everyone needs a super-stiff, treadless outsole. Enter the Street: a performance shoe for both road and pavement that strikes the perfect balance between on-bike comfort and off-bike walkability. Comfortable and stylish like a street shoe; efficient and supportive like high-performance cycling shoe. Looking good and feeling good has never been easier."


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AllisonWunderland a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2011

Strengths:    Comfort, fit, able to walk in these shoes. Cleats mount flush, simple mounting. Cleat position readily adjusts. Price point. Bontrager warranty.

These are NOT "racing shoes" -- that said, they do what they're designed to do and do it well.


Weaknesses:    They're heavier than the road shoes I've raced with. But they're designed for recreational riding and do that very well.

Bottom Line:   
We've been riding clips and straps since circa 1962, racing as a younger person, now riding recreationally for fitness. I have several recreational road bikes (Trek 1500, Schwinn 564), and was riding these with Schwinn Paramount shoes, clips, straps -- and developing knee pain from alignment issues. (Old age?)

The Bontrager Street shoes are much heavier than the Paramount shoes, and that put me off initially. Then I realized they're designed for a different function -- to allow walking in them.

Stiff soles! Full support on the pedals. I like the fit (I have a EEEE width foot). I can adjust the closures to support my foot adequately.

The sole cut-out for mounting SPD cleats was simple. (I hesitate to take a knife to new shoes! It's simple! Accurate!)

I don't use cycling shoes for walking. But I can walk in these shoes! That's a nice option.

Nice design, comfortable, work well with my pedals. Decent price point -- We're not racing, and don't require race equipment.

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Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Bikes & Beyond, Asto

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Paramount shoes, some Italian leather shoes/cleats from circa 1965. Avocet MTB shoes.

Bike Setup:   Trek 1500, Schwinn 564, Bob Jackson w/ Campagnolo Record Group (1964) -- Also Nishiki MTB, Trek Beach Cruiser, Schwinn Spin Bike (stationary)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tedgrant a Commuter

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2010

Bottom Line:   
simply the most stylish shoe one can mount an spd cleat to. I have worn these with a suit... they also function great as actual riding shoes


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by scale a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2010

Strengths:    price

Weaknesses:    not sure yet.

Bottom Line:   
well....

they felt great in the store. Thats about all i can say so far. Ive got them on around the house and appear to be too narrow from the ball of the foot forward as the other reviewer stated. Not sure but im hoping that gets better as they break in.

one of the esoles (the left one) feels alot different then the right. Not sure what that is about. YOu can buy replacement esoles for different foot beds but i dont really want to fork out more money just becase one feels weird. It is almost like it is digging into the bottom of my foot near the ball. The right one feels fine. I didnt buy them to walk in so once i ride them for a while i guess ill know more.

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Favorite Ride:   anywhere

Price Paid:    $79.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   shimano



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2010

Strengths:    As indicated above. Light and reasonably priced as well.

Weaknesses:    Absolutely none.

Bottom Line:   
An extremely comfortable.Running shoe comfort, with a sole still enough for high level performance. Real easy to walk in. A very practical shoe for competitive club riders, who do get off the bike to walk before, after, or during a ride break.

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Price Paid:    $99.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by fuzzmartin a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2009

Strengths:    Sizes match up to US equivalents. Easy to walk in. Comfortable.

Weaknesses:    Too pointy from the ball to the tip of the toe.

Bottom Line:   
There are three things that I really like about the Bontrager shoes: 1) Although they are measured in Euro style, they have American equivalents on the box that are pretty much dead on. My Barney Rubbles are pretty big and the 47's (US 13s) fit perfectly. 2) They are easy to walk in - hence the whole 'street' thing. The sole is still stiff enough to be effective, though. 3) The insoles are nice and comfortable.

My main concerns with the shoe, so far, are that the toes are too pointy. The shoe is nice and wide at the ball of the foot, but then it points in at such a great angle that it is kind of unnatural.

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Favorite Ride:   Long, Rolling Hills

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   I tried on a bunch of Shimano shoes.

Bike Setup:   Trek FX 7.3 w/Shimano PD-A520 pedals.



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