Shoes Reviews and News


Giro Factor Techlace shoe combines laces with Boa dial

Giro is aiming for the best of all worlds with its new Factor Techlace road shoe. This high end $350 lightweight number utilizes a single Boa dial at the top of the instep along with a pair of Techlaces over the forefoot. This new patent-pending closure system utilizes replaceable laces attached to Velcro straps.

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New Shimano road and triathlon shoes

Shimano has expanded its line of road cycling shoes, adding the new Road Performance line to its already expansive footwear offerings. These new mid-tier priced kicks are designed for the needs of Gran Fondo and sportive riders seeking performance and comfort.

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Mavic Cosmic Ultimate shoe review

Key criteria for a high end road cycling shoe? Low weight, stiff sole, ease of adjustment, secure fit — and of course comfort and good looks. These premium priced shoes get high marks across the board — if you like bright yellow. Find out more in our full review.

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DMT brings high end Italian style to the US

DMT is an Italian brand with a new distributor in the US (Alé Bike Wear). Check out these highlights from their 2016 collection featuring high-end Italian style with race ready features.

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First Look: DZR H2O shoes

Bay Area-based shoe maker DZR has a new offering that will keep you dry (and looking cool) during your next commute. Meet the DZR H2O, which is being billed as the first fully seam sealed waterproof SPD compatible sneaker.

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How To: Buy road cycling shoes

Understanding footwear technology means keeping track of a lot of features and buzzwords. To help you cut through the clutter, here is a primer on key considerations when buying a new pair of road cycling shoes.

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Hit List: This week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel

Specialized’s Tarmac Di2 Disc road, Michelin 28c Endurance tires, Mavic Cosmic Ultimate II shoes, and the Suunto Ambit GPS watch are among our picks for this week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel.

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Hit List: This week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel

Knight’s 35mm carbon wheels, Specialized S-Works Turbo tires, Shimano Dura Ace pedals, Bontrager XXX road shoes, and the Polygon Bend CX cyclocross bike are among our picks for this week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel.

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First Look: Sidi Kaos Air Carbon and Level Carbon women’s shoes

Two highlights from Sidi’s 2016 collection with high tech features. Sidi also shows their support for Breast Cancer awareness month. Check it out.

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10 things you need to know about Boa Technology

By now most cyclists have at least heard of Boa Technology. In the last few years, the Denver, Colorado-based company that makes wheel-based closure systems primarily for shoes has become a significant player in the two-wheeled world.

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Where to spend your money on cycling apparel

Get the most out of your kit with the least abuse on your wallet by following this buying guide.

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Giro Chrono apparel line launched

On the eve of the Eurobike trade show in Germany, Giro has pulled back the curtain on its new Chrono line, a collection of high performance apparel for men and women.

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Giant launches new line-up of road and MTB shoes

The world’s largest bike maker is getting into the shoe business. Giant is introducing a new line of performance footwear, featuring what it calls Motion Efficiency System.

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Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS launched

Specialized’s new “aerodynamic ecosystem” includes bike, wheels, tires, skinsuit, shoes and helmet. Claims to save rider more than 5 minutes over 40km time trial.

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Shimano offers limited edition SH-R321B road shoe

Electric blue colored kicks will be available in limited quantities for $380.

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How To: Clean your cycling shoes

What’s the best way to clean a pair of cycling shoes? Grab a bucket, some warm soapy water, a sponge, and soft bristle brush, and check out this How To video from our friends at the Global Cycling Network.

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Review: Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Barrier WxB shoe covers

Easy to put on — and they keep feet warm, dry and comfortable.

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Product highlights and photos from the SF Bike Expo

New products from Suture, Grit, ABUS, DZR and more are highlighted as well as photos of the rail jam and bike swap vendors.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

This week we pay homage to the coming winter months and focus primarily on gear designed to keep you pedaling even when it’s snowy and cold out. Coming soon we’ll have reviews on mud tires from Vittoria, Michelin, and Vee, Lake winter boots, a Bell helmet, and more.

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New Gear: Rapha launches lightweight climber’s shoe

Mesh-backed synthetic leather upper has dotted design that’s nod to the polka-dot climber’s jersey of the Tour de France, and the once common practice of racers drilling holes in components in order to shed weight.

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New Product: veloToze short and tall shoe covers

Novel design of slip-on foot protectors eliminates zippers and velcro. Claims to keep feet warm and dry.

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Review: Lake MX 331 Cross cyclocross shoe

Lightweight modular ’cross shoe ideal for serious racers who demand top-tier performance and aren’t scared away by top-shelf price.

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Review: Lake CX402 customizable carbon road shoes

Heat moldable soles deliver custom fit for outstanding power delivery. But are these high end shoes worth the high end price?

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Interbike: Lake offers toned down MX331 Cross

Black version of modular cyclocross shoe added to expansive line-up.

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Eurobike: Shimano unveils top-tier road shoe, new alloy TT bar

Shoe’s upper incorporates new materials and additional custom fit features claimed to provide better fit, extra comfort and increased pedaling efficiency.

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