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Testing…Specialized Tahoe Sport Cycling Shoes Product Review | Rutland Cycling

   Words by Aaron Scott

   on 29/08/2013 19:40:00

♥♥♥♥♥ 5/5

Guest blogger Frank Burns has already amassed well over 3000 miles this year wearing the Specialized Tahoe sport shoes. Frank could not be happier with his shoes and writes a review for the LoveCycling blog. Read on to find out why he rates these shoes a massive 5/5!

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I am not a technical expert, nor am I much interested in the ‘vital statistics’ of a product. As a long-distance cyclist, I am much more interested in the functionality of products….in other words, do they perform according to the instructions on the label?

I recently completed a 2,500 mile tour of New Zealand and Australia and, apart from a pair of flip-flops, I had only one pair of shoes, which I wore for at least 10 hours a day, for nearly two months. So the Specialized Tahoe Sport cycling shoes have been well and truly tested.

Who are they for?

These shoes are specifically designed for the kind of rider who needs both an efficient cycling shoe, along with one that is good off the bike. In other words, the sole has to be sufficiently stiff (but not too stiff) to perform well on the bike, but pliant enough to be comfortable for walking. So expedition cyclists like myself, along with commuters, day riders and off-roaders will find this type of shoe very versatile.

The cleats are embedded into a Vibram sole, which is grippy enough to give the foot purchase on slippery and gravelly surfaces.

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Their good points

They are a stylish shoe that look good both on and off the bike. The laces tuck into a little pouch on the tongue (so out of danger’s way) and are held in place by a Velcro strap, that provide a neat finish to their appearance. I personally found them very comfortable both for pedalling and walking, which meant that I only needed one pair of shoes for the entire journey.

From a style point of view, they have the narrow look of a road shoe, so do not suffer from the ‘trainer-like’ appearance of many shoes in this category.

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Any downsides?

During the first few days of the ride, I suffered a little from ‘frozen toes’……a numbness that set in after about 3-4 hours of pedalling. But it turned out not to be a shoe issue, but a fitting issue. I inserted a set of insoles and they were perfect for the rest of the ride.

I was also concerned about sweaty feet, given that I was putting in long hours on the road during the Antipodean summer (rising to 38 degrees C), but the ventilation was sufficient, and it turned out not to be a problem. However, ventilated shoes can mean wet feet when it rains, so be prepared.

Summary

♥♥♥♥♥ 5/5

You can buy these shoes with a more basic sole for £15 less, but for £80 you get an excellent all-round shoe that performs very well both on and off the bike. And for those who are concerned about style, you can wear them on your Sunday club rides with your ’roadie’ mates without a noticeable difference. These are shoes that intelligently combine practicality with style, and they are rugged. The ones you see on my feet in the photos, they already have at least 3000 miles of wear….and I think you might agree, they are weathering well.

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