Here’s a few of the latest road cycling shoes that have caught our eye. From big name brands like Shimano and Sidi to more niche Italian names like Northwave and DMT here’s a round-up of cutting-edge cycling shoe tech for the upcoming 2023 season of riding.
Shimano carries on their World Championship-winning legacy with the revamped S-Phyre RC 903 road shoe that is now available in an all-white women’s-specific edition. In addition to black, there’s also a brilliant blue and red option to liven up any group ride. The anti-twist stabilizing heel cup and dual BOA dials ensure a tight fit.
From Tour de France winners to the group-ride rookie, the venerable Italian brand has been dedicated to designing performance footwear for over five decades. The Fast has an anatomically shaped heel cup and a single Tecno 3 closure dial for a snug fit during big-ring efforts.
Topped with a perforated microfiber upper for a cooler ride and an anatomical insole for increased support, the G.Fuga also uses a dual BOA dial closure, and you can choose between either a carbon or nylon sole ($60 upgrade) for the level of stiffness desired.
The Revolution uses a Morph carbon insert at the cleat position to optimize stiffness. Available in ten sizes and three colors.
Famous as the shoe-brand choice of two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar, DMT continues the Italian tradition of designing performance-oriented shoes with plenty of style and comfort. Especially in the bright coral color option, the 456-gram shoes will stand out on any group ride.