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Best Bike Shoes For Triathlon Review 2011

| Bikes & Cycling Gear | Gear | 12/09/2011 08:00am
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We’ve reviewed 15 of the best bike shoes for triathlon to see which pump up your pedal power

Find more group tests from Triathlon Plus in our other best triathlon gear reviews.

 

Pearl Izumi Tri Fly III

£79.99

Weight (per pair, size 44) 548g

Sizes 39-48

www.madison.co.uk, www.pearlizumi.com

Pearl Izumi’s affordable Tri Fly III shoes were one of the best-liked on test, making them a top comfort bargain. There’s good support on the sole and arch, and while the heel cup is comfortably soft rather than hard plastic, it’s deep enough to hold the foot in place, even when straining a big gear. The main strap is broad to ensure comfort, even when cranked up, and the lower toe strap ensures the forefoot stays comfortably in place. The notched strap doesn’t hold the shoe open wide, but it’s fast to shut. The fabric heel tab gives an easy grab, and it’s reflective. Open-top design with a single mesh-covered drain vent under the toes feels fresh. Sole stiffness is good for the height and price, and there’s a solid carbon-soled version for £169.99.

Verdict

Excellent, supportively comfortable fit and full tri feature list, at a bargain price.

Performance 4/5

Value 5/5

Overall 4/5

Triathlon Plus Top Value Award, issue 31

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