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HNB Calf Leather Shoes. Made by HNB Shoe in Venice, Italy, these classic shoes have a vegetable oil-tanned calf-leather upper and a 6mm-thick leather sole. The sides of the shoes are perforated for better breathability. 129 euros; steel-vintage.com
Dromarti Sportivo. If you are looking for a classic gravel shoe, feast your eyes directly on the Dromarti Sportivo. Handmade and utilizing Dromarti’s “ultimate fit,” the Sportivos come with standard SPD compatibility, have been race tested on ’cross courses around the world and look stealth. Each pair comes equipped with a Dromarti shoe bag. £223 (GBP); Dromarti.com
Quoc Night shoes. A track-inspired road riding shoe, the Quoc Night is designed for all-day comfort and features a marbled carbon-fiber sole and a patented Lock Lace System, and it’s “100-percent Vegan.” Quoc has a variety of shoe options worth checking out. £219 (GBP); quocpham.com
Pantofola d’Oro Vuelta Pro Eroica. The wait time on these shoes is around 30 days, but they are made in a shoe factory founded in 1886 in Ascoli Piceno, Italy—so what’s a few weeks of wait time? These shoes are all handmade in Italy and feature a more modern cleat attachment for versatility. Available in black or brown (our choice). 171 euros; steel-vintage.com
Radschuhe Handgefertigt Derby 2 Sportiv. We were wandering around outside Eurobike in 2016 when we first saw these shoes. To this day, only a handful of products have earned more likes and comments on PELOTON magazine’s Instagram feed. If you are looking for a truly unique pair of cycling shoes, check out the range of handmade options from Radschuhe Handgefertigt in Leipzig, Germany. They are truly works of art. radschuhe-handgefertigt.de/