DHB R1 women’s shoe review

Female-specific road shoes

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £46.99 RRP | USD $69.08
DHB R1 Ladies Shoe

Our review

Good price, but fit doesn’t seem to be women-specific
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There’s no doubting these are yet another great value product from online retailers Wiggle, and they’re also well made. But our women testers didn’t find them that comfortable for long rides.


The problem seems to be that that the heel-cup is a little stiff, while the sole flexes a bit too much along its length as you pedal – by twisting.

The features are good though, with plenty of meshed panels for cooling and a nice roomy toe-box. With an inner and an outer tongue they should be comfortable across the top of the foot, but the three Velcro straps have to be quite tight for a snug fit, which means they don’t end up as comfy as you might hope.


Fit is, of course, subjective and everyone’s feet are different shapes – so it’s also probable that many women will find what appears to be a small man’s shoe shape in pink is a perfect fit for them.

Product Specifications


Name R1 Ladies Shoe (09)
Brand DHB

Description * Cordura and Synthetic leather upper provide great breathability, durability and comfort * Stiffened Nylon midsole is lightweight and gives great power transfer with venting on the sole for superior airflow * Anatomical designed heel cup for improved fit with venting to aid breathability * Easily adjustable 3 strap velcro closure system for great fit
Available Colours White/Silver
Shoe Sizes Available 38 39 40 41 42
Sole Type Nylon
Uppers Material Cordura Synthetic Leather