brancale 2 road cycling shoes

The 2016 Brancale Dynamic II sits in front of the original 1986 edition.

The original Brancale Dynamic road bike shoe was one of the first clipless shoes available, worn by the likes of Greg Lemond when such things were new to the peloton. With the benefits over toe clips obvious, it wasn’t long before other brands hit the market, and now our options are vast. And now, thirty years after their introduction, the Brancale II is here with modern Italian microfiber materials and a carbon fiber sole to let you relive (or create your own) glory days…

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The new version uses a Lorica and Sisa upper, both being synthetic microfibers that are lightweight and durable. The Lorica replaces leather to save weight, and improve water repellency and abrasion resistance. The Sisa toe and heel cup add style. Underneath is a fully modern carbon sole with shaping to improve stiffness and power transfer, plus a small vent in front of the cleat to move a little fresh air inside.

This one adds a third Velcro strap, too, helping you dial the fit better than the original. Retail is $295, claimed weight is 280g and they come in sizes 40 through 47 in whole sizes only. Check their sizing chart on their website for US and UK conversions, which suggest they may run just a bit on the small side.

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Also available are these new socks designed after the old “combination classification” jersey of the Tour, used from 1968-1989 and combined all of the race’s various points classifications (climbing, sprint, etc).

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matt
matt
5 years ago

what are those

Scott Owens
Scott Owens
5 years ago

Autocorrect on that picture caption?

Mike D
5 years ago

Beautiful looking shoes, but there’s NO WAY I would pay nearly $300 for a shoes with 3 velcro straps! There’s a reason the lower end offerings from just about every major brand use 3 velcro straps before moving to a ratchet strap on the mid and upper end models. Even for casual riding, the benefits of a ratchet strap are a must.

Craig
Craig
5 years ago

The original shoes look way better.

Greg
Greg
5 years ago

Can they fit more Velcro on those (deleted) things?

blah blah blah
blah blah blah
5 years ago
Reply to  Greg

one day you’ll be old and then you will “get it” dude

Ken
Ken
5 years ago
Reply to  blah blah blah

Don’t get me wrong, Nostalgia is great, but those things are ugly as Sin

Jim
Jim
5 years ago

Those are disgusting. Maybe old guys will like them, but they’re really dumb looking and velcro has way too limited a lifespan to spend money on. I feel bad when a company spends money on a stupid idea, but these things happen regularly. Build a better shoe, not one that looks new while pretending to be old. Who wants to be seen with a grandpa who thinks pokemon go is neato?

Mercianrider
Mercianrider
5 years ago

> Maybe old guys will like them, but they’re really dumb looking and velcro has way too limited a lifespan to spend money on.

Funny, I own plenty of products with velcro attachments and even after decades they still work fine.

mickey mcmook
mickey mcmook
5 years ago

Really ugly retro replicas, plus are they kidding with that price?

TDO
TDO
5 years ago

Cool, a pair of shoes with a thong on the toe, just what I was looking for…

Bikethrasher
Bikethrasher
5 years ago

Refreshing to see a company using three Velcro straps opposed to buckles that constantly fail. My D2s have 3 Velcro straps and even after 10 years and 10s of thousands of miles. Mostly mountain biking. Road riding in the winter months. The Velcro still works just fine. Ratchets might look more tech but they certainly don’t perform any better.