Photo: Oliver Baker

Shimano TR9


$200, Trivillage.com

The draw: Luxe comfort for long distances

As close to heaven as your feet will ever get on a bike ride. A super soft, well-cushioned interior made these bright blue beauties the most comfortable we tested. They were also the fastest to get on and off and worked well for flying mounts. Perfectly stiff out of the saddle, they also felt a bit heavier than the rest, so we recommend them for long courses where comfort is key.