2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Cycling Shoes

Photo: John David Becker

Giro Inciter Tri

$130, Giro.com
The draw: Top-end fit
Don’t be deceived by the price—this shoe has no weakness. It has a nylon outsole instead of carbon, and while power transfer doesn’t suffer noticeably, it does add a few grams. The airy upper features mesh panels and perforations that help increase airflow; the industry-standard two-strap closure system is effective at holding the foot in place. The molded footbed offers above-average arch support. Size runs true and the shoe is shaped for medium-width feet.