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WHAT DO YOU GET FOR $450 CYCLING SHOES?

WHAT DO YOU GET FOR $450 CYCLING SHOES?

Gaerne Carbon G.STL vs. Supacaz Kazze As one of three touchpoints between the body and the bike, every cyclist knows that shoes play a critical…

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Gaerne Carbon G.STL vs. Supacaz Kazze

As one of three touchpoints between the body and the bike, every cyclist knows that shoes play a critical role in both the duration and enjoyment of the riding experience. To that reality, it is a well-known fact that essential to one’s cycling kit is their shoe selection. Whether looking to experiment with your first pair of cycling shoes or trying to upgrade to a more performance-oriented option, understanding your foot shape to achieve a proper fit is key.

Finding a pair of shoes that not only fits and performs well but looks good and is durable has just become slightly easier, thanks to two shoes we’ve just received. Longtime Italian footwear maker Gaerne and new kid on the block Supacaz have released two premium pumps with the looks to match their performance and top-end price tags. THE TECH

Gaerne

Gaerne has been manufacturing high-performance (cycling and motorcycling) footwear in Italy for 60 years. Much of the production is done by hand in-house by lifelong employees, which we got to experience firsthand during our factory tour in 2017. Worn for decades by some of the sport’s top athletes, like Fabian Cancellara, Cadel Evans and Fabio Aru, Gaerne has a proven track record inside the pro peloton.

Gaerne’s flagship, the Carbon G.STL, came to us in a limited-edition matte black colorway. For some, the gold accents were reminiscent of the sophisticated feel of an ornamented Ferragamo loafer to add to its Italian heritage. Small, […]

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