One of the smaller players in the cycling shoe market, QUOK have been gaining solid traction over recent years. Here we test their new all-road offering plus a work boot!
Adventure shoes seem to be one of the fastest growing sectors of the cycling footwear market with more new offerings, better inclusions and improved features headlining each regular release.
Today we are riding and reviewing a new model from UK-based QUOK, their updated Grand Tourer gravel shoe.
Replacing the original lace up version, the Gran Tourer II now features a BOA style dial closure along with a stiffer sole, improved weather sealing and increased overall comfort. For traditionalists, the company still offer the lace up option in the new mark II, but for this review we are riding the dial up version.
Unashamedly QUOC, the shoes are stylish and quite different to look at when compared to the increasing number of gravel and bike-packing options out there.
And similar to the companies Mono II road shoe, there’s somewhat of a serious demarcation between the business-like bottom-half and comfort-oriented upper.
Starting from the underside, and the shoe features a rugged and aggressive tread constructed of a proprietary rubber compound the company call ‘GravelGrip’. This, say QUOC, is designed for the multi-day rider keen to carry just one pair of shoes.QUOC have gained a strong reputation for offering high-performance shoes with a surprising level of comfort. Having worn these shoes for the past few weeks we can attest to the company’s design notes of ‘a supple, […]