Bontrager Race shoes review

Love or hate shoes

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £89.99 RRP | USD $129.00
Bontrager Race Shoes

Our review

Stiff sole and good ventilation held back by love or hate ergonomics
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With their ergonomically shaped insoles, Bontrager’s Race shoe promises customised fit and improved biomechanics.


But the uncomfortable join where the interchangeable arch support of the E-sole system meets the main insole sits under the ball of the foot of some riders. Also, the Velcro straps are too short to grip firmly and the ratchet is bulky yet awkward to release.


However, forgiving quirks in the fit becomes far easier once you factor in the light and impressively rigid carbon-reinforced sole and positively breezy feel created by cleverly placed mesh panels and sole vents.

Product Specifications


Name Race Shoes (10)
Brand Bontrager

Available Colours Black
Weight (g) 671
Features * Entry-level road shoe that shares many of the features and benefits of the higher-end models * Bronze Series Carbon outsole provides excellent stiffness for efficient pedaling * Sole compatible with both three-hole and two-hole cleat placement * External molded heel cup prevents heel-slip and provides ventilation * Simple and intuitive two straps plus buckle design for ease of use * Premium synthetic leather for comfort and air-mesh for breathability * eSoles premium insole for optimal fit and support
Shoe Compatibility 2 Bolt Cleat 3 Bolt Cleat
Shoe Closure Buckle and Straps
Shoe Sizes Available 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49