DMT Radial road shoes review£159.99

Properly race stiff

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Before ratchets and the Boa lacing system, three Velcro straps (as opposed to two) were once the mark of a high-end shoe. However, the Radial now looks dated without some mechanical foot fixing system.

Lack of a buckle keeps the weight right down though, and the straps can be hauled tight, albeit without the progressive accuracy of a ratchet or Boa dial. The carbon soles are properly race stiff and a pleasure to stamp on.

The fit is on the narrow side, with little arch support but good heel retention, and the shoes stayed comfortable over a long ride, with no hotspots making themselves known. The Radial is also offered in black.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine – the manual for the modern road cyclist. Try your first five issues for £5 when you subscribe today.
  • Discipline: Road
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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