A decent pair of cycling shoes with a quality fit and a good construction can make you want to ride your bike non-stop. 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 Black Friday almost upon us, now is a great time to bag a bargain and upgrade your old shoes to some serious racing slippers.
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.
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Giro Empire E70 knit road shoes
£219.99 £164.95 from Wiggle
A couple of summers ago, Giro launched the E70 knit to much fanfare. It offers a cool new look, good ventilation and an impressive DWR coating that keeps out the water. The knitted upper is paired to an Easton EC70 carbon sole for that performance kick.
Giro Prolight Techlace
£349.99 £135.09 from Wiggle
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 lightweight mesh construction that makes them perfect for long climbing days or rides in very hot weather.
Specialized Torch 3.0 road shoes
£220 £170 from Tredz
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 people’s use.
Giro Factor Techlace road shoes
£299.99 £155.69 from Wiggle
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.
Giro Women’s Empire shoes
£259.99 £114.39 from Wiggle
Another pair of superb Giro shoes that have now got a tidy discount on them. They’re amazingly good looking, keeping all of the chic that we’ve come to expect from Giro shoes. Those good looks are matched by the performance ethic that these shoes embody, and the Easton carbon sole keeps things stiff underfoot whilst the laces offer comfort.
Fizik R1 Infinito road shoes
£329.99 £206 from Evans Cycles
Fizik’s best hit, the R1 is the top racing performance shoe. Rigid, light and sleek, this bright red shoe is perfect for race day or chasing those Strava KoMs.
Shimano RP9 road shoes carbon sole
£219.99 £151.99 from ProBikeKit
The main performance shoe by Shimano, designed to perform but also be comfortable with those long days in the saddle. Light and cool, this is the perfect shoe for a hot day in the mountains.
dhb Aeron Carbon road shoe dial
£110 £77 from ChainReactionCycles
Coming in at a cheaper price, you do get a chunkier looking shoe. But the Aeron is designed for performance, much like the shoes above. Both lightweight and stiff they’re ideal racing shoes, with the stiffness allowing all the power to reach the peddles and not get lost in the shoe.
Fizik R4B road shoe
£175 £99 from ProBikeKit
Made in collaboration with some of the top WorldTour and Olympic riders, the R4B shoes are superb performance racing shoes. Available in four colours, as you can see in the picture.
Sidi Ergo 5 Matt Limited Edition road shoe
£260 £182 from Evans Cycles
These shoes look fantastic but also they are light, stiff and durable. These limited edition shoes come in two colours, both look a touch on the medical side of the colour spectrum, but are still stylish.