The Quoc Grand Tourer XC. © C.Lee/ Cyclocross Magazine Cycling fashion is big business in every aspect of the sport. However, function and performance drive cycling fashion, so it is not purely fashion for the sake of style. I like fashion and appreciate style.
Quoc Pham is a shoe designer in London with a passion for cycling. He combines these passions to create beautiful, functional cycling shoes. In 2009 the Quoc Pham brand started with a shoe inspired by the road cycling shoes worn by the cycling legends riding with toe clips and straps. Beautifully crafted in leather with a flat rubberized sole called the Fixed, it appealed to fixed-gear cycling fashionistas. Alongside it was the Touring model with a lugged tread and provision for a 2-bolt cleat. I saw these in a San Francisco boutique cycling store and wanted them, but never pulled the trigger. The lust-worthy original Ouoc Pham Touring shoe with a supple leather upper. © C.Lee/ Cyclocross Magazine Limited distribution of Quoc Pham shoes in the United States makes them elusive until now. Re-branded Quoc Shoes, new designs with emphasis on fit and performance as well as construction and style are now available in North America with a new distribution network. I saw Quoc shoes at the Sea Otter Classic in April 2023 and had a chance to meet Quoc Pham and see the new shoe line . We review Ouoc’s newest shoe introduced this Spring at the Sea Otter Classic 2023, the top model in […]