2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Cycling Shoes

  • By Christopher Kautz & Aaron Hersh
  • Published Apr 12, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:37 PM UTC

Specialized Trivent Expert $175
The Specialized Trivent Expert’s secure but roomy fit is comfortable from the second you slip it on. Unique features such as a fully perforated insole for exceptional drainage, replaceable heel tread fixed with bolts accessed from inside the shoe and chrome composite sole intended to deflect road heat are some of the Expert’s defining features. The sole has an integrated varus wedge, which tilts the foot 1.5 degrees to the outside and, according to Specialized, improves alignment for most but not all athletes.

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