Quoc Gran Tourer II gravel bike shoes review - a little more expensive than the competition but with a great range of colours

The mid market price point is highly competitive for gravel shoes. Quoc stands out with its variety of styles

Image shows the Quoc Gran Tourer II gravel bike shoes
(Image credit: Myles Warwood)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A comfortable three-season shoe at a punchy price bracket, going up against reputable names is tough for a company at the start of its second decade. The Quoc Gran Tourer II is a competitive shoe with some good features and a couple of niggles.

Reasons to buy
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    Good grip

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    Stiff sole

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    Three-season shoe

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Single dial

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    Not waterproof enough

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Quoc was founded in 2009 in London, focusing solely on high-performance, comfort-driven shoes. The Gran Tourer II shoes, Quoc says, are designed by and made for gravel cyclists. They are, as their name suggests, the second generation of the Gran Tourer shoe, which originally came with laces rather than dials.

So, how do they stack up against the best gravel bike shoes? Yes, you get plenty of traction when walking in them, a comfortable upper with little to no pinch points, a stiff sole, and a firm heel cup, and they’re comfortable all ride long.

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Myles Warwood is a cycling journalist, automotive journalist and videographer. He writes for Cycling Weekly, Cyclist and Car magazine.