2015 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Cycling Shoes

Bont Riot TR

$150, Bont.com
The draw: Best value, hands down

The heat-moldable Riot TR has a carbon composite sole and an airy upper that make it one of the lightest tri shoes on the market. The bathtub-style sole wraps up over the bottom of the shoe so your foot sits inside the rigid carbon sole. Trying the shoes on for the first time feels strange but becomes natural after a few hours on the road. Molding the shoes helps dial the fit, but be aware of the high arch construction, which doesn’t decrease, even after multiple sessions in the oven. This shoe runs small, so size up a half size.

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