Suplest Crosscountry Pro gravel shoes review

Performance oriented off-road shoes which can also handle big miles

Suplest Crosscountry Pro
(Image credit: Stefan Abram)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Suplest Crosscountry Pro off-road shoes are principally performance oriented, with a price tag to match. But although the stiff soles offer great power transfer, they aren’t harsh and can be ridden long distances, which opens up their versatility. They are a little on the narrow side, though, so it’s worth trying a set on before you buy.

Reasons to buy
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    Stiff sole

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    Grippy heel cup

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    Easy to walk around in

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    Good water resistance

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    Tacky sole provides grip on hard surfaces

Reasons to avoid
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    A little narrow in the toe box

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    Not very grippy in sloppy mud

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Although the “Crossountry” moniker may have echoes of mountain biking, efficient power transfer through stiff soles and ease of movement off the bike are both qualities which can be fully appreciated by gravel riders.

The Suplest’s Crosscountry Pro gravel cycling shoes sit at the top of the Swiss brand’s range and, naturally, promise superlative performance in both of those areas. 

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Weight818g (size 43, measured)
Sizes39, 40, 41, 42, 42.5, 43, 43.5, 44, 44.5, 45, 46, 47

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg