Bontrager’s New Shoe Game Is on Point

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First Bontrager brought their high-end road helmet game into play with any other helmet on the market with the Velocis and now they have landed a set of kicks worthy of shoe lust.

The XXX, XXX LE and even the Velocis are all a step in the right direction for Bontrager.

I unboxed a pair of the crispy white XXX beauties, mounted up a set of cleats with the help of my fit-wise friend, spun up the Boa dials and ran out the door for a 85 kilometer ride in the the hills of Chianti.

The fit is excellent and the Clarino microfiber upper is a beautiful mix between suppleness and toughness to make the kicks comfortable and scuff resistant.

These are not exactly designed to be cozy, but I found them to be reasonably comfortable, with excellent stiffness brought by the carbon sole.

It needs to be pointed out how many of my riding partners were jealous of my new shoes and somewhat surprised they were from Bontrager.

Bontrager is dialing in their high-end game one category at a time and we can’t wait to see where they go next.