Crono Futura cycling shoes

With two widths available, getting a good fit should be straight forward. Dan Baines tested the Crono Futura shoes.




  • Stiff sole
  • Heel cup held foot firmly in place
  • Two widths available


  • Pressure around the ball of the foot

Price as reviewed:


Crono has been making shoes in Italy for 40 years for some of the world’s leading brands. The Crono Futura cycling shoes come in two widths, so getting a good fit with the Futura is straightforward. This is also helped by having a slightly offset footbed and supportive arch, which makes the shoes a great shape for the majority of the population. As a result my knees tracked on a straighter line than with many shoes I’ve tried.

The 3mm carbon sole wouldn’t budge when I tried to twist it; in fact during use the shoes were so stiff that they gave the impression that there’s a lack of footbed padding. However, it’s comparative to other shoes at this price point.

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Despite the stiff soles, discomfort from road vibration wasn’t a big issue. I was aware, though, of pressure around the ball of the foot, but with the extra width, some pain-relieving movement can still occur. The heel cup gave good support and held the foot firmly in place, as did the top of the shoe, aided by a memory foam tongue.

The Futuras provide a very direct interface between you and the bike, giving a positive, solid platform from which to push against.

For more details visit the Crono website.


Solid performance and some good fitting features.


Weight : 265g (size 44)
Colours : Black, White, Red, Fluoro Green, Black/Green, White/Red
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