Quoc Escape Off-Road cycling shoes review - undercutting Giro and Fizik's mid-range models

These shoes aren't perfect, but they do deliver a solid performance for less than the big-name brands

Quoc Escape off-road cycling shoes
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

If you want a good value pair of gravel shoes these are comfortable and easy to live with. Yes, the pressure across the foot from the laces isn't as evenly distributed as you can get from a shoe with two BOA dials. But then again, the Quoc Escape Off-Road Shoes are cheaper than those more premium shoes which have that feature. Overall, these shoes are a great option for the price point.

Reasons to buy
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    Premium feel

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    Great value

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    Easy to walk in

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    Great cleat adjustment potential

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    Stay quite cool even in warmer temperatures

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    Easy to clean

Reasons to avoid
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    Single dial doesn’t distribute pressure as well as dual dial

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    Very little arch support

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    Some flex during very hard efforts

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    Slight pinch on the inside of the ankle

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    No half sizes

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Quoc was founded in 2009 as an independent British brand balancing performance comfort with its shoes. The brand is environmentally focussed and uses eco-friendly materials. It also works with Tree Nation to plant a tree for each shoe made. 

The Escape Off-Road Shoes are the brand's gravel-oriented model, and are pitted to go toe-to-toe against the best gravel shoes at the mid-range price point. I have a few criticisms, but overall they stack up well - let's jump into the details.

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