Cycling shoes are a great way of expressing your own style but it is important to get a pair that you’re comfortable with as cyclists spend a long time in them. We’ve searched for the best cycling shoe deals available now.
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. This is where deals come in and we’ve done the hard work finding the latest and greatest deals from the thousands of online shoe discounts.
To compose this list of bargains, we have selected shoes that we have either ridden, or brands that we trust. With summer just around the corner, 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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Best cycling shoe deals
Diadora Vortex-Comp Road Shoes were £199.99, now £59.99
The Diadora shoes come with a carbon sole which sits at 8/10 on the brand’s own stiffness scale. The closure system is controlled by a Boa dial, with velcro at the front and the kicks come in at 259g.
Giro Empire SLX road shoes were £289.99 now £199
Buy now: Giro Empire SLX review
The Giro Empire SLX shoes are some of the finest looking kicks on the market. However, they’re also extremely comfortable thanks to their soft Evofiber upper. As you’d expect from top end shoes they have a stiff carbon sole for that extra performance kick.
From our experience, we recommend going up one size in Giro shoes
Fizik R5 Tempo Overcurve Road Shoe were £139.99, now from £100
Foot shape varies a lot between riders, but Fizik’s ‘Overcurve’ shoe uses an asymmetrical construction which confirms to the foot and provides comfort for a range of riders. The outersole is a nylon composite construction, which will be a little less rigid than a full carbon version.
Fizik R1 Infinito road shoes were £329.99, now from £230
The R1 Infinito road shoe is Fizik’s top end road shoe and comes with plenty of performance features, including a full uni-directional and vented carbon sole. The shoes are finished with two Boa Dials and are closed using the brand’s Infinito Closure System which is offers an even spread of tension.
Shimano RC9 S-Phyre Carbon Sole road shoes were £319.99, now from £255
Read more: Shimano RC9 S-Phyre review
The S-Phyre shoes are some of favourite high end cycling shoes available, proving that comfort and performance are compatible. The shoes use a full carbon sole and a synthetic leather upper that’s fastened via two Boa dials.
We highly recommend the white pair for its colour for their great looks.
Giro Empire ACC road shoe were £259.99, now from £129
Read more: Giro Empire ACC review
The Giro Empire ACC is a timeless classic in a world of techno slippers and was the originator in the resurgence of laces in modern cycling shoes. Lightweight and with a thoroughly modern Easton EC90 full carbon sole it still is a solid choice for a wide range of riding.
Fizik R3 Aria cycling shoes were £264.99 now from £145
The R3 Aria shoes use much of Fizik’s best tech, including two Boa dials for a secure, microadjustable fit. There’s a stiff carbon sole too and quoted weight per shoe for a size 42.5 is 243g, making them lightweight as well as functional. Plus they’re available in half as well as full sizes and lots of colour options.
Or you can get Fizik’s top end R1 Infinito Knit shoe from £250 – a £110 saving.
Gaerne Carbon Stilo+ Road Shoes were £329.99, now £164.99
Read More: Gaerne Carbon Stilo+ Road Shoes
The only thing which we could mark these down for was the price, which when not on a discount is over a staggering £300. However, Wiggle now has them on sale saving you 50 per cent of the retail price.
This is of course the top end option available from Gaerne and you’ll see these shoes on many pro’s feet. Lightweight, stiff, well vented and topped with a comfortable upper, you can do much worse than these.
Look out for more great deals on your riding essentials selected by the team here at Cycling Weekly.