DMT Aries

DMT cover top and low ends of the cycle shoe market, and here is the self titles beginner and touring shoe Aries




  • Stable
  • Secure


  • Build up of heat over time
  • Take a while to wear in

Price as reviewed:


Unashamedly pitched as a shoe for beginners and touring riders, the Aries is more about comfort than it is competition.

The three broad Velcro straps ensure a snug fit though we found this does tend to leave a fair bit of spare strap overlapping the shoe. The uppers felt a little cardboard-like initially, but this quickly eased with use.

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Out of the saddle the shoes performed surprisingly well.


Even though the sole isn’t the stiffest and there’s no mechanical retention, the heel cup did a good job of keeping the foot stable under load. Ventilation could be better, though, with heat build-up noticeable on longer rides.