Cycling shoes are one of the most important touch points for any cyclists on the road. When the time comes to purchase your first pair or upgrade an existing pair of cycling shoes the four options below are some of 2022’s top offerings in terms of performance, durability and of course, aesthetic.
SIDI SHOT 2
Sidi’s Shot 2 is the newest addition to the Italian brand’s legacy of high-performance road shoes. Sidi relies on a pair of their proprietary Tecno-3 dials for retention and an updated C-Boost SRS sole that offers a greater range of cleat positions.
Sidi Shot 2 Price: $580
The Italian-made G.STL shoes use a one-piece of microfiber upper with laser drilling to provide heat dispersion, an EPS full-carbon sole to maximize stiffness, and two Li2 Boa cable closures for a tight fit. Available in sizes from 39–47.
Gaerne G.STL Price: $449
With a 48-year legacy of subcontracting production for some “too big to name” Italian brands, Crono has proven to be a legacy of design and manufacturing in the footwear industry. Bespeckled in an eye-catching gold, the rigid microfiber upper flaunts its Italian heritage.
Crono CR1 Price: $500
When it comes to DMT shoes, we are a conflicted bunch. The 205-gram, lace-up, 3D-knit KRSL shoes are worn by one of the greatest riders in the world—Tadej Pogacar—and that’s good enough for some. Still, there are those who prefer the single Boa closure of the $299 KR3. Both are made in Italy. You choose.