Adidas releases first road cycling shoes in 15 years


Adidas has unveiled its new road cycling shoes, its first road cycling shoe in over 15 years.

The new road shoes from the German brand will be simply called ‘The Road Cycling Shoes’. They feature the unmistakable three white stripes and is aimed at a “young and burgeoning generation of cyclists”.

Fully compatible with three-bolt Shimano or Look road cleats, the new clogs will feature a lightweight jacquard woven upper made from ‘Primegreen’ recycled material.

The plate of the shoe is said to borrow elements from Adidas’ football boot designs, “using recycled material with added glass fibre elements to provide the stiffness that road cyclists expect from their soleplate, without the added weight”.

The upper is made entirely from 100% recycled material, which the brand says is “shaped to provide an intuitive feel and function”. Completing the secure fit is a lace tightening system and toggle.

The Adidas Road Shoe comes with a price tag of €150 and will initially be available in black and white from 1 December.

Eddy Merckx wore Adidas shoes to victory in all three Grand Tours, all five Monuments and an Hour Record. The brand continued developing cycling shoes until 2005.


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