Dromarti ‘Black’ Race Shoes review

Handmade Italian leather race shoes

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4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £149.99 RRP | USD $198.44
Dromarti 'Black' Race Shoes

Our review

Classy looks, great shape and surprising performance...
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Just because they’re black doesn’t mean these classy handmade Italian leather racing shoes are shy and retiring.

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The leather uppers are stitched with red thread that matches the hot red inners, and – like a flashy tailored suit with a colourful silk lining – this inner is hidden once you’re wearing it, but still leaves a nice flash of red around the rim to frame your foot.

Under the traditional upper is a modern carbon resin sole which is impressively stiff without a big weight penalty, and comes with the standard three-bolt cleat fixing points and rubber heal and toe bumpers for safe walking.

The shape and cut of both upper and sole is a revelation for what you presume to be an ‘old-fashioned’ shoe.

What’s more, it will improve with time and wear. There are numerous round ventilation holes punched into the sides of the upper, and two under the toe box.

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What’s not to like? Laces – anything else wouldn’t look right, but fiddling with them makes you long for Velcro.

Product Specifications

Product

Name 'Black' Race Shoes
Brand Dromarti

Available Colours Black Brown
Shoe Compatibility 3 Bolt Cleat
Shoe Sizes Available 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47
Uppers Material Leather