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Cafe du Cycliste steps it up with new road, gravel cycling shoes

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Cafe du Cyclist has expanded their fashion-forward cycling collection to your feet with two new shoes. The Outlands is aimed at offroad adventures, maybe a bit too pretty for MTB, but, you know, gravel…and the simply named Road Shoes are for asphalt adventures.

Both feature “racing grade” carbon fiber soles for maximum power transfer, and breathable Solestar insoles. Both are unisex design and fit, too.

cafe du cycliste gravel bike shoes

The Outland has a flexible leather upper with laser-cut perforations. The hiking boot inspired D-ring eyelets and laces pull easily for an even tension across the foot, and they lend a rugged appearance that’s supported by the abrasion protection and gum-colored treads. A stretch lace loop keeps the bow in place when riding.

cafe du cycliste gravel bike shoes

The inside heel has a one-way slip fabric to make them easy to get on, but prevent upward heel slip during hard efforts.

The custom-designed rubber outsole sits atop a 3K carbon sole and, made with Swiss SUP Traction rubber, they’re grippy for hike-a-bikes and worn-smooth cobbles. Mounts for mud studs/spikes are there if you need them. Claimed weight is $370g (size 43), available in whole sizes from 37 to 47. MSRP is €300.

Cafe du Cycliste Road Shoes

cafe du cycliste road cycling shoes

The Road Shoes get a lighter weight microfiber upper with perforations, also with the abrasion protection coating surrounding the bottom half. The laces here are inspired by classic sneakers, snaking through traditional holes. They get a stiffer UD carbon fiber sole.

cafe du cycliste road cycling shoes

The heel cup is lined with the same anti-slip fabric, but the outsole has just two small non-slip bumpers so you can gently walk to and from your bike. Available in 37 to 47, whole sizes only, and only in white, claimed weight is 250g (size 43). MSRP is €290.

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Collin Snyder
Collin Snyder
1 year ago

Have any of these companies ever done gravel races. I have done plenty where by the end, my black shoes are completely covered in mud. To have them in any color other than black or perhaps dark brown, these things will look horrible after a month.

Jaap
Jaap
1 year ago
Reply to  Collin Snyder

I don’t think their main audience is amateur and pro racers.

I think 99% of my gravel rides don’t include any mud.

Grillis
Grillis
1 year ago
Reply to  Jaap

I’m neither amateur nor pro, and 99% include some mud.

Cricri
Cricri
1 year ago
Reply to  Collin Snyder

Café du Cycliste has a gravel team and the designers are/were fearless competitors in Road MTB and Gravel events. My point is they know what they are doing. Thanks for your concern XD

Yannick
Yannick
1 year ago
Reply to  Collin Snyder

I ride gravel/mtb almost every day (200-500km per week), and my 2,5 year old white shoes are still white. They’ve been through a lot. 12 hour mtb race in the pouring rain for instance.
White shoes are not as bad as it sounds.

Don Goddard
Don Goddard
1 year ago

Cafe du Cycliste lost me as a customer. I was in Majorca on vacation and waited 2 hours past their store’s supposed opening time and no one showed up. There is a very friendly Rapha store right across the square. They were open and serving good coffee and got a few hundred dollars of my business that day.
I emailed Cafe du Cycliste about this afterwards and never got a reply.
They are a bunch of dilettantes pretending to be a business. I have no further time for them.

Customer Service
1 year ago
Reply to  Don Goddard

Hi Don, we’re so sorry to hear about this and would love to have the chance to chat with you about your experience – I promise it’s really unusual. You can reach us anytime at service-clients@cafeducycliste.com.

Ben
Ben
1 year ago

Quocs FTW!

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