Best deals on cycling shoes: upgrade your riding kicks in time for summer

We've rounded up some of the most tempting offers available right now

Cycling shoes are a must have for any cyclists, it is what ultimately connects you with your bike and can be worn for well over six hours at a time if you are keen. So it is very important to get the right pair for you. Yes, that includes looks as well.

However, cycling shoe prices seem to be ever increasing, with newer, stiffer, lighter, and occasionally more comfortable designs constantly aiming to reach superlative status in the category.

Which is where deals come in. You could find yourself in the latest and greatest pair of cycling shoes with some rather enticing deals out on the market at the moment.

Here, we’ve found the best deals on a selection of shoes that we have either ridden, or we know the brand and trust in the quality of its product. With summer just around the corner, now is a great to bag a bargain and upgrade your old shoes to some serious racing slippers.

>>> Best cycling shoes: a buyer’s guide

The products featured have been chosen because we know they’re good quality and are an excellent offer at the price we’ve included (at the time of writing). Our tech team have unrivalled expertise and years of experience testing new products, so you can trust our recommendations – and we also know what represents a good deal.

With each product is a ‘Buy Now’ link. If you click on this then we may receive a small amount of money from the retailer when you purchase the item. This doesn’t affect the amount you pay.

Eight best cycling shoe deals

Giro Factor Techlace road shoes were £299, now £194.99

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Giro Factor Techlance cycling shoes

Read more: Giro Factor Techlace review

With the Factor Techlace, Giro set out to create a shoe that found the perfect medium between comfort, performance and weight.

It comes with one Boa Dial and a Velcro-lace setup so it’s easy to get foot hugging retention on the heel without hotspots across the top. We’ve reviewed these shoes and our favourite thing about them was the comfort – it’s impressive for a race dedicated pair of shoes.

Buy now: Giro Factor Techlace road shoes at Chain Reaction Cycles from £194.99

Giant Surge Elite HV road shoes were £195, now £156

Giant Surge Elite road shoes

Read more: Giant Surge PRO review 

With much of the trickle down effect happening with the Giant Surge Elite HV from its more expensive sibling the Giant Surge PRO. What you lose in the Elite over the PRO is weight, mostly thanks to a step down in sole technology. However, you don’t lose out in terms of comfort or performance.

In fact, check below for a discount on those high end Giants.

Buy now: Giant Surge Elite HV road shoes at Rutland Cycling for £156

Giant Surge Pro road shoes were £275, now £247.50

Giant Surge Pro cycling shoesGiant Surge Pro cycling shoes

The new Surge Pro continues to use Giant’s independently developed and highly innovative ExoBeam system that featured in the original Surge, launched in 2015, whereby the heel and forefoot are connected by a beam of carbon rather than the usual flat midsole.

Our size 44s came up small compared to other brands’ 44s, and they’re on the narrow side, despite Giant only offering the HV (high volume) version in the UK. However, after a couple of hundred miles the upper ‘gave’ very nicely and the Surges now supply a snug fit that’s perfect for short-distance time trials.

Buy now: Giant Surge PRO road shoes at Cycle Store for £247.50

Fizik R5B Mens road shoe were £139.99, now from £84.99

Fizik Rb5 road shoe

Read more: Fizik RB5 review

Fizik has been producing great cycling shoes over the last few years, especially at the more wallet friendly price point. The styling has been the best point and for a shoe around the £120 mark, you can’t argue its great looks. Fit is generally ok. The single Boa dial wraps around the top of the foot neatly and the Velcro strap helps grip the toes.

Buy now: Fizik R5B Mens road shoe at Evans Cycles from £84.99

Bont Riot + road shoes at Chain Reaction Cycles from £104.99

Bont Riot + road cycling shoes

Available in a range of colour ways – from this line green to understated grey

Read more: Bont Riot + road shoes

The £149.99 price tag might have many disputing the entry level claim from Bont. But, in defence of the Aussie company, for the money you’ll be getting as much technology and performance as many rivals offer at a much higher price point.

Being able to heat mould the Bonts makes fine tuning the fit of the shoes nice and easy, and you can do it as many times as you need if you feel like you can’t get it spot on. However, we’ve been very happy with them straight out of the box and that continues with the Bont Riot Road+’s.

Buy now: Bont Riot + road shoes were £149.99, now from £104.99

Specialized Comp Road Shoes were £150, now £74.99

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Specialized is renowned for its Body Geometry technology, which in its shoes primarily helps correct knee tracking for comfort on the bike and injury prevention. At the ‘Comp’ level, you get all of this at a more affordable price point thanks to a nylon sole. Boa dials still allow quick and easy adjustments, and an extra 50 per cent off can’t hurt either.

Buy now at the CycleStore for £74.99

Bontrager Specter Road Shoe were £129.99, now £71.99

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A nylon and fibreglass sole comes with Boa dial for performance without a massive price tag. We just hope you like yellow…

Buy now: Bontrager Specter Road Shoe at Evans Cycles for £71.99

Giro Prolight Techlace were £349.99, now £261.99

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Read more: Giro Prolight Techlace review

Giro’s latest and lightest (152g for a pair of size 42!) have now been discounted by 25% at Evans Cycles. These shoes have a super light weight mesh construction that makes them perfect for long climbing days or rides in very hot weather.

Buy now: Giro Prolight Techlace at Evans Cycles for £261.99

Specialized Torch 3.0 Limon was £199, now from £109.99

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Read more: Specialized Torch 3.0 review

We’re such big fans of the Specialized Torch 3.0 shoes that we awarded them a spot on our Editor’s Choice List this year. The supple upper is paired with a composite sole that’s plenty stiff for most peoples use.

Buy now: Specialized Torch 3.0 at Cyclestore for £149.99

Plenty of women’s Specialized Torch 2.o shoes (also very good) are available for £109, that’s down from £149.99.

Buy now: Women’s Specialized Torch 2.0 shoes at Cyclestore for £109.99

Mavic Cosmic Pro road shoe was £225, now £185

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Buy now: Mavic Cosmic Pro road shoe at Chain Reaction Cycles for £185

We’re big fans of Mavic here at Cycling Weekly, and we’re as equally impressed with the brand’s shoe offerings as we are with its wheels.

These Cosmic Pro shoes are a premium offering at a price of £185 (down from £225). For that price you get two Boa dials, a micro-fibre upper and a carbon sole providing plenty of stiffness when you want get hard on the pedals.