occasional road cycling.
Rigid nylon sole guaranteeing excellent energy transfer. Sock liner offers excellent support thanks to a pre-formed heel. Easy to pull on and off thanks to three rip-tab fasteners.
My first pair of cycling shoes.Started using the shoes and it feels really good while doing my morning practice.
The quality is good
The price is on the high side.
I've used these for 3 months with SPD SL pedals. When I ride more than 20-30 minutes, my toes go numb. They are correctly sized shoes, and I do not overtighten them. A bit of internet investigation suggested that I move the cleats further back to just behind the ball of my foot. If the cleats are too far forward, they can cause too much pressure just in front of the ball of the foot, causing numbness. The problem is, there is no more adjustment possible as the cleats are as far back as they can go and the pedal axle is still in front of the ball of my foot. I don't think my feet are much different than the average foot so this is pretty poor for a cycling shoe that states compatibility with SPD SL. I am now going to have to replace the shoes as I cannot use them for anything longer than a commute.
I can wholeheartedly sympathise with you. Numb feet can be very uncomfortable. Whilst it is true that moving the cleat back could help in some cases, it is also true that in doing so, you can alter your position on the bike thus making the pedal stroke less effective. Have you tried adjusting the angle of the cleat? This may help and I think that this film made by Cycling Weekly covers the main points very well: http://www.cyclingweekly.com/videos/bike-fit-and-maintenance/cleats-explained-how-to-set-them-up-cor... . Following any adjustment, it will be necessary to address your position on the bike (saddle height/reach). It may also be the case that this shoe simply does not suit your feet.
Either way, if the shoe is not the right one for you, please feel free to return them to us with you receipt.
Peter Lazarus, National Cycling Manager, DECATHLON
I've been using these pair since April and they haven't let me down once. I will admit that the size seemed a bit too big for my comfort, which would result in a loss of power, sadly. They're definitely great if you want to get into road cycling and wanted to buy something if you're at a beginner-to-intermediate level. I'm a bit picky when it comes to grip and these velcro straps aren't the best out there, but that's just based on my opinion. Other than that, I definitely recommend these shoes!
These are my first pair of cycling shoes. I don't have any issues with them comfort wise. So i can't fault them.
I would thoroughly recommend these pedals to those wanting to start using clip-in pedals. I've been commuting almost everyday for the past 6 weeks 11 miles everyday and these shoes coupled with the 500 pedals have made getting there and back a breeze. I don't know how I went without them for 6 months! The staff at the store even fitted the pedals and cleats to the bottom of the shoes (cleats provided with purchase) so I didn't have to do any of the fitting. All in all they are comfortable on long rides (1-3+ hours) and still look brand new after using shoe covers all winter. They're fairly quick to get used to, as clipping-in and out is easier than it sounds!
Good value for your money
Fitts well and comphertable to ride with