DMT R1 shoes review

They look distinctive with their half-coloured upper and the two Boas should give plenty of adjustment, but do DMT's top road shoes live up to their flashy image?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A quality shoe with nice features but those with narrower feet may not find the fit comfortable

Reasons to buy
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    Quality construction

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    Stiff sole

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    Distinctive looks

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Reasons to avoid
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    Quite high volume

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    Not super-ventilated

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    Some pinch from the tongue and boa

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Team Sky sprinter Elia Viviani has already taken several wins in 2016 and when he did so, his feet were clad in DMT R1 shoes in Sky’s light blue, black, and white livery. Sadly, this is a custom colour option not available to us mere mortals, but the distinctive R1 is available with its outer half in bright orange, yellow and white as well as an all-black option.

Elia Viviani wins stage two of the 2016 3 Days of DePanne. Photo: Watson

Viviani wins stage two of the 2016 Three Days of De Panne in his R1s. Photo: Watson
(Image credit: Watson)

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