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Paying close to $600 is hard to stomach for a lot of things, especially for cycling shoes, but no one makes shoes quite like Sidi. The Italian brand has a rich heritage of creating some of the best cycling shoes around, and the Shot 2 represents the culmination of everything the brand has learned over the last 60-plus years. The incredibly stiff sole ekes out even more power transfer by better adapting to the metatarsal area. And the Tecno-3 Push Flex closure system provides micrometric adjustment and a pressure-pointfree fit. Adjustable heel retention also keeps the foot perfectly secured in place for an enhanced fit and even better power transfer. And thanks to replaceable parts, these expensive shoes won’t be trash the moment one piece gets busted. Other brands could learn something from that.
$580; 3 colors; ciclista-america.com