The Spitfire shoes have a pretty casual appearance and look great with jeans. They’re nowhere near as aggressive in traction terms as FiveTen’s Impacts and other heavy-duty shoes.
In this case, a white non-marking Stealth rubber sole is mated with a mid-height upper, offering a similar feel to the Vans Half Cab, with more support for riding. The toe and heel boxes are tough enough to take a beating and, if maximum traction isn’t what you’re after, then these could well be the shoes for you.
The Spitfires are perfect for day-to-day use as they’re comfortable both on and off the bike. They give enough grip without putting off riders who want to move their feet around on the pedals. It might just be our imagination, but the white sole doesn’t seem as grippy as the black sole that’s on the other colourways.