Giro Carbide R II Cycling Shoe - Men's
The Carbide has consistently delivered the comfortable and supportive fit of Giro's premium mountain bike shoes, but in a more wallet-friendly package that leaves cash left over to fund epic riding trips and upgrades to your trusty steed. Now, Giro has updated this longtime favorite with improved breathability and lower weight. So whether you're going for a quick lap at your local trails, or embarking on a long backcountry excursion with thousands of feet of vertical gain, the Carbide R II Mountain Bike Shoe is prepared to tackle any terrain.
The Carbide R II uses the same sturdy injected nylon sole as the previous version to provide instant power transfer to the pedals, with co-molded rubber lugs that give you traction for walking on slick or loose surfaces. The difference lies in the construction of the uppers, which now have mesh panels throughout to significantly improve ventilation to your foot. Fit adjustments are made easy using three wide hook-and-loop straps, while the EVA footbed cushions your foot and supports your arch for comfort on long rides.
Giro Savix Cycling Shoe - Men's
Offering the comfort you'd expect from Giro, the Men's Savix Shoe provides you with a quick-adjusting Boa dial and set-and-forget front strap to get you in your shoe and on the road in no time. The Boa L6 dial clicks in 1mm increments to offer a precise fit, and then a macro-release strap lets you escape the shoe easily at the end of your ride. An injected nylon outsole provides you with versatile options to mount either mountain biker or road cleats, while the die-cut insole assures a comfortable fit.
Hi everyone its toby from levite. Chickaletta and today i want to talk to you about jiro cycling shoes now a bit. Of a backstory first eric horton used to have a specialized bg. Cycling shoe program and he thought that. While their shoes were really good for many reasons their design principles. Were a little bit too rigid for his liking, so he wound up in zeros hands and. They told him he can take whatever materials and whatever time necessary to make the shoe best to his liking so. These shoes their biggest selling points. Can be broken into three categories the first being engineering the second being the last and the third being support the. Big story with engineering of these shoes was that jiro teamed up with. Eastern harbin sports to design a carbon else'll specifically for this project. Now easton has a well-established and. Well-respected reputation for their design as well as manufacturer of carbon. And what they gave this project was a. Carbon outsole with the highest stiffness to weight ratio on the market one thing that strikes me about the. Soles is that the heel step as well as. The toe step are actually not replaceable so time will tell seeing how well they go about it with respect to. The upper it's made of tasia 100. Microfiber which you find in high-end nike whoo soccer shoes no what do we have to. Learn from soccer shoes well soccer. Players tend to kick run jump slide pivot go through mud basically there are. A lot harder on their gear than cyclists are so what we have here is a upper. That's actually overkill for a cyclist it's light weights very simple but. Strong and breathable the last point. With engineering is that if you look at the way the straps line up linearly. They're not in the same line so you'll never actually get hotspots to the same spot of your foot zero uses a mid volume. Last which is between the italian model on one hand which is typically very thin. Think seedy shoes and on the other hand you have the american japanese model. Which tends to have a big wide-open entry and then you have to mold the shoe. Down to your foot think of the shimano heat moldable shoes jiro went through 16 last revisions. Before they came out with launched at markets and the us comes in half sized. Greetings throughout the entire size and spectrum. The last big speaking points about these. Shoes is the support now your a-courtin. When he was with specialized thought that the foot beds did not automatically. Need a one-degree canting rather it. Would be much more important to address arch support issues so if you think about it makes a lot of sense most people have a natural arch to certain extensions and if this is your foot. Inside the shoe what's happening is when. You apply force to the pedal on the down stroke first the foot is pushing. Down to fill the volume with the shoe and. Potentially your toes move forward creating fictional hotspots and then only once the foot is completely collapsed you start applying pressure. Onto the pedals so power transference. Becomes a big issue so what they've done is with every shoe model you get a. Footed as well as three arch supports. High medium and low moving through the. Range of shoes on offer here at the top. Of the line we have the pro light sls and the idea was jira wanted to make the lightest cycling shoe on the market so. Notably they didn't actually put a buckle at the very top they found that a strap would. Weigh less and keep you equally as. Secure so the carbon outsole uses easton. Ici 90s lx carbon which is the lightest that they make yes the strongest uses the. Asian 100 microfiber upper the straps. Are all offset from each other to avoid hot spots they actually use titanium. D-ring loops as well as titanium screw. Threads for your cleats and it weighs. 205 grams next down the line we have the. Zero factor which uses easton's ec 90. Carbon outsole has the same offset. Straps aluminum dearing's. And steel screw threads but this time. They actually use an italian ratcheting. Buckle which moves one date science at a. Time so it's very good for being a micro. Adjustments well on the bike as well there's actually two positions which you can put the buckle on the shoe this shoe. Weighs two hundred fifty-five grams and almost the differences between the factor and the slx are pretty minor on. The good better massive spectrum zero. Trans represents a good it uses the east. And ec 70 carbon outsoles so it's a. Little bit heavier a little bit less stiff uses the same offset straps the. Same it's hollien ratcheting buckle with two positions but notably this is the. Aegis antimicrobial compound on his. Insole which will eventually wear off. Over time as opposed to in the upper two models there's the ecstatic antimicrobial threading the shoes weight. A little bit more to, but they have a sister model called me trane's hp which uses a high-volume. Glass and wood represents a double-wide. Shoe but not necessarily any longer zero. Cycling shoes over one year in the market have already jumped in the number three cycling shoe manufacturer, so we. Invite you to check out what it's all about.
Five Ten Freerider Pro Cycling Shoe - Men's
Stealing the throne from Five Ten's Freerider, the Freerider Pro Men's Cycling Shoe ups the ante with extra toe protection and an even faster drying, weather-resistant upper. As with its predecessor, this shoe adds subtle styling to technological features made to shred the gnarliest of trails. In a world of neon trimmings and flashy personalities, these shoes let your riding skills take center stage.
Five Ten's non-marking Stealth S1 dotty rubber outsole provides excellent grip to keep your feet securely on the pedals. It's also built to endure the prodding from the metal spikes on your pedals all day, meaning it'll outlast the gum rubber sole on a conventional skate shoe every time and stick better to your pedals.
Hey what's up guys welcome back to another episode today's episode i quickly want to discuss the importance of having the correct protection for your feet in my case i ran with the 510. Freebie pros so stay tuned it's coming up so let's quickly discuss why you. Would be wanting to ride with a mountain bike specific shoe well number one it's. Got quite a bit of rigidity in the sole. I used to ride just in normal sneakers. But going from sneakers to this. Massively grippy like rubber compound. That's on here i mean my life has totally changed this guy you stick it. Down in your pedal you really have to look at your foot off the pedal and put it back down on the pedal to actually readjust your foot because once this is done and the grub screws have dug into the base of this these guys aren't going. Anywhere the one thing that I've noticed to three days after the famous crash. Yes yeah that crash right there I've. Noticed that if i was not wearing the. Shoes because of the rigidity of the sole my foot i don't know exactly what happened but if this was my foot it kind. Of rolled something to that extent. So i think if it was not full for these. Shoes i would have most likely broken about two or three of my toes yeah. Luckily i didn't break anything my foot is blue slightly swollen but. Right after the crowd so i could walk it off i think if i wasn't wearing these free ride shoes the damage could have definitely been a hell of a lot worse cost a bit of money these shoes are expensive but if you. Think about how long they're gonna last if you think about how much money in the long run these will save you in hospital bills broken bones that kind of thing the. Issues are definitely worth it i think. They come in today at about two and a half thousand ram but it's a one sort of purchase and you can ride for several years with these shoes considering you. Now if you're an adult and you're not still young lad or lady out there these will. Definitely work yeah if you're a parent watching this you have a kid out there on the trails riding well. Mom and dad i think if you can kind of. Like you gets a bus together get the youngsters some good solid protection because it will save you down the line. And some hospital bills yeah as always. Say if you treat the sport with a little. Bit of respect in the right kind of gear you can make it a very safe sport. So this is the 510 free ride pro chute i. Will leave a link down below in the description you can definitely go ahead and check these art if you would like some more information about those the shoe has definitely changed my life. Added grip added power delivery because. There's no real give in the sol compared. To a sneaker these guys are a monsters. Out on the track this brings me to the end of my protection series for this week next week I'll be back with a fortunate designing of that kitchen at. The back getting ready for easter weekend to hit the trails so that's it. For me for this week guys so as always stay safe on the trails look after yourselves and I'll see you guys next week peace out
Five Ten Impact Pro Cycling Shoe - Men's
Five Ten was the first brand on the market with a sole that gripped like crazy to your flat pedals, seeing they used climbing-inspired Stealth rubber on the bottom of the original Impact Shoes for sticky traction. After varying redesigns addressing issues of overall durability, the Impact Pro Shoe is back to solidify Five Ten's dominance in the world of aggressive all-mountain and gravity disciplines with its stout and sturdy design, complete with Stealth rubber that originally made it famous among riders using flats.
If you're going to ride with flats, then this is the shoe to have, at least if you don't want to slip off your pedals at an inopportune moment, only to fly off your bike at high speeds or suffer a painful pedal shot to your shin. That's because the newest version of the Impact Pro is using a Stealth S1 outsole with traction bumps throughout to dig into your pedals without slipping, even if it's wet and muddy on the trail. The upper is reinforced too, with a Poron XRD foam toe cap taking the sting out of slamming your toes on a fall or bashing the front of the shoes into a sharp rock.
Giro Chamber II Cycling Shoe - Men's
Building off the successful design of the original Chamber used by professional enduro and downhill racers, the Giro Men's Chamber II Cycling Shoe provides a stable pedaling platform with plentiful grip that comes in handy when you're placing a foot down over sketchy terrain. It takes the form of a skate shoe, but it's reinforced with a Vibram sole and rubberized heel and toe overlays. Traditional laces sit alongside an ankle strap that stabilizes these shoes when you're pedaling swiftly down the trail and hitting the jump line in the bike park.
The Vibram Megagrip sole is a favorite for all-mountain, enduro, and downhill pursuits, seeing it's extremely grippy and works with both flats and clipless-style pedals. Instead of the traditional cleat placement, Giro uses a 10-millimeter setback that's tailored to the needs of enduro and downhill racers. If you're not aware, many gravity and all-mountain riders use a cleat setback to conserve energy by using your quads instead of your calves, as well as stabilize your foot on the middle of the pedal. This way, you can conserve precious energy and retain a secure, well-balanced feel while pummeling over technical terrain with sudden drop offs, rock rolls, and loose rocks strewn across the trail.
Giro Riddance Mid Cycling Shoe - Men's
Flat pedals win medals they say, and if you're in the camp of death before clipless, the Men's Riddance Mid Cycling Shoe might just be your new flat pedal trail shoes of choice. It has a host of features providing you the confidence needed to progress your trail or park game in any condition.
Giro has a long relationship with the technical rubber experts at Vibram so it wasn't a surprise to see Giro calling it up and asking for the rubber needed on the stickiest sole it's ever launched. This new Megagrip ISR rubber not only sticks to your pedals with impressive tenacity, it helps dampen vibrations that lead to sore feet and fatigue. Rubber toe and heel reinforcements further increase durability while the gummy rubber with optimized tread design mates to the Riddance’s full-length EVA midsole that soaks up the hits on stomped landings or if you have to land sans bike.
The upper is constructed from a durable, supple, and water-resistant microfiber that's breathable, easy to care for, and looks great. A lace closure offers a near custom fit while the hook-and-loop strap offers additional support and hides the laces from hungry chains. This mid-top version adds a little more coverage for protection against your bike's frame, wheels, pedals, and cranks, as well as the trail and ramps and more support to prevent rolled ankles.
Giro Privateer R Cycling Shoe - Men's
The Giro Privateer R Men's Shoe fulfills the duty of hardworking trail blazer within Giro's line, offering the rugged durability, micro-adjustable fit, and grippy traction desired by singletrack connoisseurs. Functional updates improve the shoe's traction when you're forced to dismount and hike over unruly stretches of trail. Most notably, the previous sole featured harder lugs that felt slippery across slick rocks, roots, and steep inclines. Completely overhauled, the redesigned sole uses high-traction rubber lugs that are much softer, so you'll have no trouble gripping onto a variety of terrain features in the forest, desert, and mountains.
The remainder of the shoe stay's true to the original Privateer, and that's a good thing if you're seeking a well-rounded performer that eagerly accompanies you on singletrack adventures and weekend races. Plenty stiff without being unrelenting like a race-specific shoe, the co-molded nylon sole efficiently harnesses your power into forward locomotion. And for racers dismounting on mucky courses, the sole accepts toe spikes that prevent slipping on mud and wet ground.
Along the shoe's upper, supple microfiber wraps your feet in cloud-nine comfort, with perforations throughout for ventilation. Two hook-and-loop straps secure tightly, with the mid-foot strap offset to relieve pressure points. The upper strap sports a micro-adjustable buckle that prevents heel lift for greater pedaling efficiency. As a fresh-wearing bonus, the shoe's interior benefits from Aegis antimicrobial, which keeps funky odors from taking residence.
Hey guys this is dan from level 9 sports. Calm today have here the giro privateer. Our mountain biking shoe tell you a little bit about it this kind of falls in the middle of the range as far as shoes go they're not super lightweight leather tons of ventilation a nice grip. See anything you do get off your bike. You can walk a little bit two velcro straps and snowboard style ratchet strap. To lock in your ankle all around a great. Shoe from zero alright so this is the giro privateer our shoe from zero great. Mountain biking shoe if you're looking to get into clip less and can check out these shoes and more at level 9 sports puck.
Northwave Sonic 2 Plus Wide Cycling Shoe - Men's
Packing Northwave's SLW2 closure system, the Men's Sonic 2 Plus Wide Cycling Shoe wraps your foot like a glove with its micro-adjustable dial and nifty release mechanism that are extremely quick and intuitive to operate, even while you're pedaling. The shoe itself is built on a wider last that won't pinch or bind bigger feet like a traditionally shaped cycling shoe.
The SLW2 upper adjustment system evenly distributes pressure with lacing guides, so you're not plagued with pressure points that make your feet scream in pain. Not only does it allow for precise tightening inputs like other dials on the market, but it features a handy release tab that opens the entire shoe in one lifting motion and loosens it in tiny increments with the downward push of a button, in case you over tighten it.
Besides its ingenious closure system, the Sonic 2 Plus Cycling Shoe uses NorthWave's Thermowelded Layer Construction process, which seamlessly welds a lightweight microfiber to large mesh vents that disperse heat as you start to sweat on brutal climbs and strenuous sprints. You'll find this construction not only keeps your feet pleasantly dry and cool, but it masterfully conforms to the shape of your foot without bunching and creating pinch points. For even greater foot retention, Northwave's integrated heel system sucks your heel in place to maximize power transfer and reduce the rubbing that only leads to irritation.
Seeing it's designed for discerning roadies, the Sonic 2 Plus Cycling Shoe comes with an NRG Air Carbon Reinforced sole that lays down serious power when speed and efficiency are paramount. The sole is ventilated in multiple areas to disperse excess heat inside the shoe and accommodates both standard 3-bolt road and SPD-style cleats (cleat plate is not included for SPD cleats). SPD compatibility means you can also wear it while training and racing on your cross-country bike.
Hello I'm christopher jones from bicycles network australia and in this episode we're looking at two north waves. Road cycling shoes the first shoe is the. Sonic 2 plus which i have here in my. Hand on the first look we can see that it's kind of covered with a mesh on the. Outside so it is a breathable shoe because if i look closely in between i can see a lot of holes and gaps now. That's going to help keep my foot nice for cool look at the fastening system. I've got velcro theto and then I've got the sl w which is the speed lace wind so. A nice little dial to tighten the shoe i. Can then back it off using this little metal tab i press down actually press. Down and it will back off the laces step-by-step now if i pull back completely then it i could actually. Release entire lacing pull on here and it completely dials out so this is a very. Very comfortable system especially what a sight and i just need to back it off just a little bit if the shoe feels a little tight we'll have a look at the sole it's a compass a sole with fiberglass and carbon that means that we. Have a relatively lightweight shoe quiet. Stiff but it also keeps a price down compared to a full carbon shoe so it's a. Nice mix there to keep it on the affordable side on the base I've got a. Molded heel and toe at the top and my. Standard fittings for shimano spd sl and. The likes of just speed play etc let's. Look at the next shoe the next shoe is. Called the evolution plus also from north way of another black shoe but the immediate difference i notice is that the upper is a complete leather upper. And they call it a bio dynamic fit which. Means it they're saying with this design. And the way they computer control and. Design is I'm going to get a much better fit for my entire shoe which is going to. Then equate into performance looking at. This shoe I've got two of these slw this. Be nice one too, and they have exactly the same function with the step in and then pulling back I've also got the little. Tab so if i want to pull the laces all. The way back in fact they are all the way back but then if i pull all the way. Back and then i can completely release the laces so it doesn't have any. Velcro or other fasting system look it has nice detail such a little italian. Flag which i appreciate nice attention to detail just to make me smile and moving to the bottom this is a. Closer to a carbon fiber so it's more of. A it's also a composite style but. It is and not a full carbon but closer to that and i can actually see some of the the pattern of the carbon fiber within the base now one of the features i do like of this too compared to the. Sonic 2 plus is that i have from screwing for the heel for the toe i. Don't but what it means that if I'm walking around i can i know where this down means i had the ability to just. Simply replace that part without having to think about replacing the entire shoe just like the other shoe of water got some air vents on the bottom and this. Also comes with an adapter for speed. Speed play pedals which means i can actually reduce the profile and also the. Weight of the speed plate adapter down by using this so yeah these are two north way of cycling shoes I'm going to. Take one pair and give it a bit of long-term test and as you see how it performs I've been riding north wave. Shoes for quite some time been very happy with the style and the performance these shoes features some up the updated. Type of bow or speed lace winch system. Which I'm looking forward to just see how that performs I'm going to assume it's a little easier I'm also interested. To see how well it fits my shoe i have a. Wider foot is it comfortable for me or. Do i need to go for a more compliant shoe so stay tuned to our bna videos if. You subscribe then you'll be informed. When we have new videos and i look forward to seeing you next time. You.
Giro Cylinder Cycling Shoe - Men's
Your riding takes you all over the mountain, so why wear a shoe that limits you to one discipline? In the Giro Cylinder Mountain Bike Shoe you'll find versatile comfort that offers lightweight breathability for banging out miles of XC singletrack, and stiff, rugged support that has no problem blasting through rock gardens and weaving through techy tree lines. New to Giro's lineup, the Cylinder takes queues from the Privateer, utilizing a co-molded nylon and rubber outsole for superior grip that doesn’t weigh you down, and stiff responsiveness that doesn't bend under pressure.
Unlike the Privateer, the Cylinder is created with a lighter weight upper construction. It features a combination of synthetic leather and mesh, allowing for unsurpassed breathability for moisture transfer and ventilation on warm days. The toe and heel feature reinforcement to protect you from trail debris when the singletrack gets a little wild. The upper secures your foot into place with an L6 Boa system, offering 1-millimeter adjustment increments when tightening, so you can perfectly dial in your fit, and a macro-release function for easy removal. On the inside, a die-cut insole adds just the right amount of cushion to your arch and heel, keeping you comfortable during long miles in the saddle.
The co-molded nylon and rubber outsole accommodates steel toe spikes for solid grip on foot in variable conditions, if the beefy lugs aren't enough to keep you planted on the trail. While admittedly less stiff than a carbon fiber outsole, the nylon provides significant rigidity for committing power, but allows just a touch of flex where you want it when you have to hike a bike. The outsole is graced with additional guard to shield your arch from chunky rocks and fallen branches in the mid foot area, so you can stay confident when the singletrack starts to get a little hairy, and the trail ahead offers little forgiveness.
Gyro cylinder cycling shoes men's blue /. Black 45 your writing takes you all over the mountain so why wear a shoe that limits you to one discipline in the gyro. Cylinder mountain bike shoe you'll find versatile comfort that offers lightweight breath ability for banging out miles of xc single track and stiff rugged support that has no problem. Blasting through rock gardens and weaving through tetchy tree lines new to. Garros line up the cylinder takes cues. From the privateer utilizing a co molded. Nylon and rubber outsole for superior grip that doesn't weigh you down and stiff responsiveness that doesn't bend under pressure unlike the privateer the cylinder is. Created with a lighter weight upper construction it features a combination. Of synthetic leather and mesh allowing for unsurpassed breath ability for moisture transfer and ventilation on warm days the toe and heel feature. Reinforcements to protect you from trail debris when the single track gets a little wild the upper secures your foot. Into place with an l 6 boa system offering one millimeter adjustment. Increments when tightening so you can perfectly dial in your fit and a macro release function for easy removal on the. Inside a die cut insole adds just the. Right amount of cushion to your arch and heel keeping you comfortable during long miles in the saddle the co molded nylon. And rubber outsole accommodates steel toe spikes for solid grip on foot in. Variable conditions if the beefy lugs aren't enough to keep you planted on the trail while admittedly less stiff than a. Carbon fiber outsole the nylon provides. Significant rigidity for committing power but allows just a touch of flex where you want it when you have to hike a bike the outsole is graced with additional guard to shield your arch from chunky rocks and fallen branches in. The mid foot area so you can stay confident when the single track starts to get a little hairy and the trail ahead offers little forgiveness upper. Material body synthetic leather heel /. Toe micro fiber closure boa hook and. Loop straps footbed die cut sole co-molded nylon and rubber cleat compatibility tubule mountain for more info and special discounts please click the link below.
Shimano SH-XC7 Wide Cycling Shoe - Men's
The SH-XC7 Men's Wide Cycling Shoe isn't the top model in Shimano's cross-country line, but it does represent the greatest leap forward in a function to price ratio. In this regard, it's similar to the XT M8000 groupset, sacrificing a few grams of weight and some high-end features to XTR M9000 but so far ahead of the next closest competitor that everyone from seasoned racers to aspiring recreationalists find that it's just the right fit. By making the SH-XC7 available in a wide last, Shimano also ensures that the versatile shoe's appeal is more all-encompassing than ever.
Wide last aside, the XC7 Wide is the same as the standard XC7. That means it rides atop a sole comprising multiple strata of different materials. Given that the XC7 is a race-ready shoe, the carbon-reinforced midsole is the most important of these layers as it places the XC7 near the top of Shimano's stiffness hierarchy. It clocks in at nine out of 12 on Shimano's stiffness scale, and the only Shimano XC shoe that's stiffer is the S-Phyre (11/12). This is made all the more impressive when you realize that only three of Shimano's road-specific shoes are stiffer and the next stiffest XC shoe ranks a lowly five.
Though it's not as stiff as the S-Phyre, the XC7 does feature a more robust complement of lugs, so it's better suited for navigating sloppy run-ups or trails on foot. The rubberized outsole also features toe spike mounts for days when not even the lugs are enough, and the compound comes from the experts at Michelin. Michelin uses two different durometers throughout the soles, targeting different qualities of grip and durable depending on how the lugs will contact the ground—just like with the brand's tires.
As with its standard model, Shimano builds the wide last with its proprietary Dynalast construction, a design that increases pedal efficiency by a claimed .56% on each stroke. While that doesn't seem like much at first blush, any cyclist who's ridden for longer than two hours understands the importance of marginal gains like this. They can be the difference between finishing at the front or struggling to hang on. Dynalast involves lowering the toe-spring and heel section in relation to the arch and metatarsal areas. This creates an optimal pedaling angle on either side of the up-swing, so the dead time spot is shortened.
The upper is secured with a BOA IP1 dial and a single hook-and-loop strap over the forefoot, letting you quickly dial fit across the midfoot while leaving ample room for metatarsal expansion while mashing out of corners or jockeying for position during a bunch start. This is especially important for cyclists with wider feet. It envelopes your foot rather than simply strapping it down, creating more uniform support and further reducing pressure points.
Shimano SH-XC7 Wide Cycling Shoe - Men's
The SH-XC7 Cycling Shoe - Wide might sit just below the XC9 in Shimano's hierarchy of cross-country shoes, however, it does offer a performance to dollar proposition that's hard to ignore. We'd compare it to its XT M8000 groupset, sacrificing a few high-end features to XTR M9000 yet it's still plenty capable for most folks and we'll happily pocket the cash saved for future upgrades or travel expenses later. This particular version of the SH-XC7 comes with a wide last that's a blessing for those of us with higher volume feet and receives the latest updates including the addition of a second BOA dial versus the hook-and-loop strap of the previous model.
Wide last aside, the XC7 Wide is the same as the standard XC7 meaning it rides atop a sole comprising of different materials. Given that the XC7 is a race-ready shoe, the carbon-reinforced midsole is the most important of these layers as it places the XC7 near the top of Shimano's stiffness index. It clocks in at a nine out of 12 on Shimano's stiffness scale, and the only Shimano XC shoe that's stiffer is the S-Phyre (11 out of 12). This is made all the more impressive when you realize that only three of Shimano's road-specific shoes are stiffer and the next stiffest XC shoe ranks a lowly seven.
Though it's not as stiff as the S-Phyre, the XC7 does feature a more robust complement of lugs, so it's better suited for navigating sloppy run-ups or trails on foot. The rubberized outsole also features toe spike mounts for days when not even the lugs are enough, and the compound comes from the rubber experts at Michelin. Michelin uses two different durometers throughout the sole, targeting different qualities of grip and durability depending on how the lugs contact the ground, just like with the brand's tires.
As with its standard model, Shimano builds the wide last with its proprietary Dynalast construction, a design that increases pedal efficiency by a claimed 0.56% on each stroke. While that doesn't seem like much at first blush, any cyclist who's ridden for longer than two hours understands the importance of marginal gains like this. They can be the difference between finishing at the front or struggling to hang on. Dynalast involves lowering the toe-spring and heel section in relation to the arch and metatarsal areas. This creates an optimal pedaling angle on either side of the up stroke, so the dead time spot is shortened.
The upper is secured with two BOA L6 dials, letting you quickly dial in the fit on the fly as needed. This is especially important for cyclists with wider feet. It envelopes your foot rather than simply strapping it down, creating more uniform support and further reducing pressure points.
Shimano SH-RP3 Cycling Shoe - Men's
If your shopping for your first clipless road shoes, look no further than Shimano's SH-RP3 Cycling Shoe. It’s a no-frills road offering with a lightweight nylon sole and fiberglass reinforcement rewarding you with some efficient pedaling while keeping some money in your wallet. The high-density synthetic leather upper gets a multitude of perforations that not only helps improve the fit, but it also keeps your feet cooler on those long summer rides. Compatible with three-bolt road cleats, these shoes will work with almost any road pedal system on the market.
The SH-RP3 uses an offset strap with a buckle closure at the top of the foot and two hook-and-loop straps that pass through a D-ring at the midfoot and closer to the toes for impressive stability and on the fly adjustability while minimizing pressure points across the top of the foot. The super low profile buckle is out of the way when you don't need it but easily accessible when you do.
Sidi SD15 Cycling Shoe - Men's
Designed to be as adventurous as you are, the Men's SD15 Cycling Shoe from Sidi combines the performance of a mountain bike shoe while on the bike with a hiking shoe anytime you're scrambling off your bike. These shoes are a bike packing and backwood trail rider's best ally and its beefy and soft rubber outsole offer plenty of grip on wet rocks, slimy roots, and dry slickrock alike while offering a slight amount of flex to making walking natural. Combine this with Sidi's renowned fit and build quality and you have a shoe that can handle anything you can throw at it.
Dial closures are pretty commonplace on cycling shoes these days and Sidi was one of the first to employ them with its Techno-3 System, which makes an appearance here, and with the hook-and-loop lower strap, they easily adapt the upper to a variety of foot shapes for a near custom fit. The dials resist binding and offer adjustments on the fly and are also user serviceable and replaceable, so if something breaks or wears out, you can replace the offending part and be back on your way. A reinforced heel cup anchors the heel in place whether you're on or off the bike and the heel pull tab makes getting the shoes on an easy affair for the long day ahead. The upper is comprised of Sidi's tough Politex synthetic upper with mesh inserts. It stands up to tearing, stretching, and fading while remaining environmentally friendly and allows your feet to breathe so they stay cool.
Scott Road RC SL Cycling Shoe - Men's
Tipping the scales at a paltry 245 grams (for a size 8.5), the Scott Men's Road RC SL Shoe satisfies the most discerning of cyclists with its minimalist design philosophy, plus the incredible power transfer of an HMX Carbon sole. Occupying top status in Scott's hierarchy of cycling footwear, the Road RC SL Shoe caters to professional racers and competitive cyclists seeking the best in comfort and a seamless fit, all while shaving every last gram in the name of go-fast efficiency.
The RC SL Shoe places emphasis on a glove-like fit with dual Boa IP-1 dials wrapping the upper precisely around your foot without pressure points plaguing you throughout your riding efforts. The upper is comprised of Carbitex fabric, which uses a woven carbon structure to increase its overall stiffness and support, but without adding much in weight. And seeing that Carbitex isn't breathable, Scott places airy mesh panels in strategic locations to prevent overheating.
Continuing its carbon-stacked construction, the RC SL Shoe places an HMX carbon sole underfoot for unrelenting power transfer and lightweight efficiency. Unlike much of the competition's offerings, this carbon sole features a Corecell foam core that reduces weight from the carbon itself. This foam core sole proves just how far Scott has gone to shave weight from this shoe, seeing a full carbon sole wasn't light enough for their tastes.
Lake CX145 Cycling Shoe - Men's
If you plan to avoid starting from scratch next spring and ride through winter with some outdoor road cycling, we'd highly suggest investing in some shoes like the CX145 Cycling Shoe from Lake. With an upper constructed from waxed canvas, leather, and a waterproof membrane, you have a shoe that will keep your feet dry and protected from winter's elements and make riding outside a whole lot more enjoyable. Add to that a taller ankle for more coverage and dual side mounted BOA IP1 dials for easy entry, exit, and adjustments on the fly and you get a shoe that might actually have you looking forward to riding during those character-building weather conditions.
The outsole of the CX145 consists of Lake's Competition fiberglass-injected nylon sole that accommodates 3-bolt road cleats. It's plenty stiff for pedaling efficiency yet not overly so like many carbon soles so you can still get in those long base mileage days and avoid hot-spots and numbness associated with pool table stiff soles. Further comfort is afforded by its Sport last that holds the foot securely in place with its precise fitting toebox, preventing any unwanted movement.
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ION Raid AMP II Bike Cycling Shoe - Men's
You like to ride on flats, but you don't want to sacrifice performance. The grip, power transfer, and durability of the Raid AMP II Bike Shoe balances the needs for usability and style. Underfoot, Ion's Pin Tonic technology combines a soft EVA midsole with a durable, grippy rubber outsole. The outsole features changes in tread that optimize zones for pedaling and walking. ToeTal Protection forms a barrier between your toes and the rocks on the trail that threaten you with painful stubbing, while the pre-shaped heel cup helps hold your foot in position. The asymmetrical shaft features an Ankle Pad on the inside of the ankle to protect you from your cranks.
Gaerne G. Kona Shoe - Men's
Call us biased, but we think the best leg of a tri is between T1 and T2. The cycling portion is where a race can be won or lost, and if you're looking for some lightweight, tri-specific kicks, have a look at the G. Kona Shoe from Gaerne. The brand was founded in Italy in 1962 by Ernesto Gazzola and Gaerne still builds its shoes in the old world way using the skills and traditions of expert craftsmen while utilizing modern materials. Its shoes are renowned for their durability, high quality, and technical innovations which have made it a favorite amongst triathletes.
The G. Kona is Gaerne's only tri offering, however it shares similar details to its road offerings. It uses double hook-and-loop closures for quick adjustments on the bike and makes getting into and out of the shoes quick and easy during transitions. Additionally, a rear loop allows for quicker entries and exits and comes in handy after the swim and before the run.
For breathability and water evacuation, the upper is crafted of a soft microfiber with laser-drillings. The one-piece frontal section also minimizes stitching for a more comfortable fit. On the internal in-step, a mesh insert provides additional ventilation without sacrificing stability and support. It's all-new injection molded anti-slip heel-cup anchors your heel in place during out of the saddle pedaling efforts and will not deform or weaken over time. It claims that this anti-tendonitis form allows for the best foot stability and control. For the footbed, Gaerne uses its lightweight Transpirant Insole which offers great comfort and is replaceable. Like the upper, the insole is perforated for maximum breathability.
For the sole, the G. Kona uses its EPS Light Evolution Sole made of nylon for cost savings and achieves a 6.0 out of 12.0 on its stiffness scale. It's light and thin, so your foot sits close to the pedal spindle for maximum pedaling efficiency. And to keep you from slipping anytime you're not clipped in, the sole has an anti-slip insert at the toe and heel. Lastly, reflective inserts provide maximum visibility in low-light conditions.
Pearl Izumi Tri Fly Elite V6 Cycling Shoe - Men's
Speedy transitions, sockless comfort, and unrelenting power transfer are the hallmarks of the Pearl Izumi Men's Tri Fly Elite V6 Shoe. This race-specific cycling shoe is best suited for experienced triathletes seeking the very best in pedaling efficiency, as backed by its Carbon Power Plate that's the stiffest sole in Pearl's triathlon line. To ensure speedy transitions, the Anatomic Tri Closure comfortably secures without fumbling with complicated lacing systems.
The seamless composite upper comfortably wraps around your foot, regardless if you're wearing socks or not on the race course. This 3-layer upper feels supple and smooth, conforming to your foot shape without nasty pressure points holding you back. Mesh vents prevent perspiration build-up and help to disperse moisture, should you get leave the swim stage with your feet still damp.
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Sidi Dragon 5 Mega Cycling Shoe - Men's
The Sidi Dragon 5 Mega Mountain Bike Shoe offers the same features as the standard Dragon 5, but is built with Sidi's Mega last for a higher volume fit. The Mega fit is 4mm wider across the ball of the foot and has a higher instep and a wider heel cup to accommodate riders needing some extra room for their feet. The Dragon 5 Mega happens to be Sidi's top mountain bike offering that's available in the Mega fit, and is the descendant of the highly-successful Dragon 4 Mega. The new Dragon 5 Mega sees revised uppers, a more breathable tongue, a new heel cup, and a sleeker Soft Instep Closure Strap. The SRS Carbon Composite sole remains the same though, providing the stiffness you need for putting power to the pedals but with a bit of engineered flex that makes these shoes more comfortable to walk in than Sidi's top-tier shoes with a full carbon sole. This makes the Dragon 5 Mega better-suited to adventurous riding that may require dismounts, as well as cyclocross racing.
The Dragon 5 Mega shoes are constructed using Sidi's Techpro Microfiber uppers—an eco-friendly synthetic leather that's incredibly durable, lightweight, water-resistant, and offers comfortable support for your foot. The uppers are also mated to a redesigned heel cup that improves heel retention while saving weight over the previous version, as well as a new tongue that's more ventilated to improve the shoe's breathability. The uppers come in new matte colorways, and feature a reinforced toe guard to protect against rock strikes.
Additional updates include the Soft Instep 4 Closure System, which uses a sleeker and lighter upper strap that's adjustable side to side so you can center it across the highest part of your foot. The strap fastens down using Sidi's Tecno-3 Push Dial, letting you make micro-adjustments in order to dial in the perfect tension for this critical area. An additional Tecno-3 dial below the strap allows further adjustments, and paired with the padded tongue provides exceptional comfort for the top of your foot. The toe box is adjustable as well using a High Security hook-and-loop strap.
Of all the technologies Sidi built into the Dragon 5 Mega in order to help it withstand on-trail abuse, the Sole Replacement System (the SRS in SRS Carbon Composite sole) may be our favorite. SRS is simply the ability to replace the lugs and guard plates on the outsole, refreshing the shoe's grip so they can continue to last season after season. The SRS system also accommodates two toe spikes for extra traction when conditions are especially slick.
Northwave Core Plus Cycling Shoe - Men's
The Core Plus Cycling Shoe from Northwave represents an excellent pair of road shoes for the beginning cyclist. You'll be rewarded with a pair of kicks that fit well and make your cycling more efficient while not breaking the bank.
For the upper, Northwave uses a seamless, unibody construction that keeps the shoe light and reduces pressure points as you pedal. Four breathable mesh inserts and perforations across the surface let your feet breathe and ensure optimal ventilation, a boon on those stifling summer rides. The closure consists of a hook-and-loop strap across the forefoot and an SLW2 dial offering step-by-step and full release in a single button to achieve the perfect fit.
Down below, an NRG Air Carbon Reinforced sole gets more power to the pedals with its stiffness index of 8.0 out of 15 of the Northwave scale and continues the venting theme with 5 available helping to increase the airflow. The shoes work with 3-bolt road pedal cleats and an SPD cleat plate (sold separately) allowing you to use 2-bolt cleats too if needed.