Gaerne G.Chrono Plus road shoes review

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Hitting the top of the high-end road shoe market the Gaerne G.Chrono Plus road shoes need to deliver at the £280 price tag

Cycling Weekly Verdict

I never experienced heel lift, even when sprinting hard, and I never experienced any hot spots across the foot despite having them fastened good and tight, only a slightly flat insole blotted their copybook. Sure they aren’t cheap but they compare well with their rivals and look pretty classy in the matt black or white colour schemes. Overall one of the best race shoes this tester has ever used.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent fit

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    Secure boa system

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    Keeps feet cool well

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Reasons to avoid
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    Not much

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The G.Chrono Plus shoes sit at the top of the range of Gaerne’s cycling shoes and are pretty feature-packed.

The ‘EPS Carbon Fibre Sole’ is incredibly stiff and very thin, which coupled with a slim insole makes for a minimal stack height which is good for increased pedalling efficiency.

The microfibre upper is well ventilated and very light and the Boa L5 fastening system allows a very even and infinitely adjustable fit.

In use, the light (556g per pair for the size 43) G.Chronos were as stiff and as comfortable as you would expect of a top-end race shoe.

The carbon heel cup is very deep and, with the Boa lacing, provides an excellent fit.

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