GRAVEL SHOES COLLECTION
Gravel and bikepacking are popular today for a lot of really good reasons: they combine elements of road cycling, mountain biking and adventure touring and especially appeal to road cyclists looking to get outdoors and away from motorised traffic, but not give up the occasional paceline and familiar riding position. Gravel racing as a category has exploded, too, with events like the Dirty Kanza 200 and Atlas Mountain Race redefining bicycle racing for a new generation of riders.
The best shoes for riding gravel and bikepacking will consider that a significant amount of time will be spent with riders pushing their bikes over terrain that is too rough or steep for riding. Because of this, gravel cycling shoes should be made comfortable with the proper outsoles to handle challenging stretches of “hike-a-bike”— which sometimes might even include adventures like free-climbing with the bike over your shoulder. Situations such as these are why our shoes are made with pronounced treads on the heel edge and toe sections to allow for greater performance in mud and rocks, a design based on feedback and input from some of the world’s leading gravel riders.
But of course, most of the time, riding gravel means pedalling in the saddle, and that’s why our shoes are made with stiff carbon-injected soles for efficient power transfer. Because after all, if roadies are going in for off-road adventures, they will want to do it as quickly as possible. The breathable, protective uppers are designed for ventilation and durability, harmonising with laterally stiff, lightweight outsoles for solid good looks from which to deliver measurable power transfer for modern gravel racing and riding performance.