Adidas The Gravel Cycling Shoe review - three-striped style turns to the trail

Adidas go full-on gravel chic with a new off-road shoe

Adidas Gravel Cycling Shoe
(Image credit: Rachel Sokal)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Adidas Gravel Cycling Shoe is one for those idyllic long, dry and dusty gravel rides in the summer sunshine where as much importance is put on coffee shop style as riding performance. They're lightweight and comfortable, easy to walk in and heavy on style. On the downside, there's no water resistance and the sole easily clogs with mud which makes them unsuitable for all year round riding.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfort for all day rides and walking

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    High proportion of recycled materials

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    Gravel fashion points

Reasons to avoid
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    Not water-resistant

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    Sole retains mud

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Based the design on the recently relaunched Road Shoe, the Adidas Gravel Cycling Shoe has a two-bolt cleat box, a walking-friendly sole and ankle cuff to keep out the stones.   

In designing the Gravel Cycling Shoe, there’s no doubt that Adidas have given at least as much thought to the modern gravel riders’ fashion needs as their riding ones. All important stuff when it comes to choosing your best gravel bike shoes.

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