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Quick Look: Bontrager Velocis Cycling Shoe

Bontrager’s lightweight, eye-catching new road shoe has high-end features with a reasonable price tag.

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Bontrager’s lightweight, eye-catching new road shoe has high-end features with a reasonable price tag.

Bontrager Velocis

(Women’s version: Meraj)
$220, Bontrager.com

You can stand out with this bold color (men’s version pictured) or go more subtle with the all-white or all-black options. Note: The women’s version, called the Meraj, comes in white.

The Velocis has a synthetic upper with ventilation panels on each side of the arch as well as vents on the tongue and toe box for better breathability.

The Boa closure system offers a precise fit, with a two-way dial so you can tighten or loosen the fit in incremental steps. Considering the mid-range price of the shoe, Boa’s top-level system is a definite highlight.

The sole is made of a carbon and fiberglass composite, making it stiff enough to power through climbs and sprints yet comfortable on long training rides. On Bontrager’s stiffness scale, it rated 10 out of 14.

Considering Bontrager’s shoes range from $90–$400, the Velocis is a solid option for a rider who wants stiffness and a precise fit in a shoe without breaking the bank.

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