Liv Macha Pro review: I just can’t stop looking at my feet

Liv's new flagship shoes are super stiff, lightweight and so very eye-catching

Image shows the Liv Macha Pro shoes
(Image credit: Anne-Marije Rook)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Super stiff, lightweight and so very eye-catching, the bold purple Liv Macha shoe ticks all the boxes for a performance shoe. The supreme stiffness and locked-in feel may not work for everyone, though.

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight

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    Super stiff

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    Excellent power transfer

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    Boa Li2 work great, easy to use

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    Stunning colorway

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    Tunable arch support

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    Good ventilation

Reasons to avoid
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    Whole sizes only

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    Limited colorways

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    Supreme stiffness may not be for everyone

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    Heel and toe pads not replaceable

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Launched alongside Giant’s Surge Pro shoe this spring, the Liv Macha Pro is a top-end race shoe as seen on the WorldTour worn by members of the Liv Racing Xstra or BikeExchange-Jayco teams.

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