Gravel Specific Cycling Shoes, Really? │ Quoc Gran Tourer Gravel Bike Shoes │ Long Term Review

Gravel Specific Cycling Shoes, Really? │ Quoc Gran Tourer Gravel Bike Shoes │ Long Term Review

0:00 – Intro & Background on my use of these shoes
1:09 – Shoe Construction
2:09 – Sizing & Fit
3:43 – Overall Impressions: The Positives
7:42 – Overall Impressions: The Negatives
9:42 – Do You Need Gravel Specific Cycling Shoes?

Back with another Lanky’s Gear Guide video! Today, I’m doing a long-term review of my gravel specific cycling shoes–the Quoc Gran Tourer gravel bike shoes. I’ve owned these shoes for two years, and I have used them for a combination of road, gravel, and mountain biking. Since selling my road bike a year ago, these are my primary cycling shoe.

In terms of sizing and fit, Quoc only sells in half European sizes which can make finding the right fit a bit tough. They also tend to fit a bit smaller than other shoes, but I have found my 42.5s tight but very comfortable. They can be a bit difficult to put on, but I really like the double-lock lacing setup which allows me to cinch the shoe tightly around my relatively narrow feet.

In terms of positives, the Quoc Gran Tourers are classy looking, super comfortable, stiff enough for the majority of riders, and extraordinarily durable. I can’t stress enough the comfort of these shoes. For tourers, explorers, and commuters, you will greatly appreciate the comfort these shoes provide while walking. Fortunately, this comfort does not come at the expense of performance.

On the negative side, these shoes retain water. The shoe deflects light road spray very well and the cleat area is sealed against the elements. However, if water can’t get in, it also can’t get out. Once water gets in the top of the shoe, it’s hard for the shoe to dry out during your ride. These shoes are also quite expensive, coming in at 219 GDP or $300 USD. I haven’t had any issues with breathability, but I could see individuals who run hot possibly having some issues with shoe temperature on a hot day.

Overall, I really like these shoes. They’ve held up well through two years of abuse. While I don’t think gravel specific cycling shoes are necessary, these will make your gravel adventures significantly more enjoyable. Enjoy Your Ride!

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  1. Tim Fitzwater on August 18, 2022 at 12:37 am

    This is definitely the kind of shoe I would want if I do ever end up going clipless. Being able to walk is huge for gravel and touring. $300 doesn’t sound as bad when you are going to get that much use and longevity out of them. Great review.

  2. roger hart on August 18, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Thanks again for excellent and informative video.

  3. Outer Space on August 18, 2022 at 1:05 am

    which pedals did you use?

  4. samuraioodon on August 18, 2022 at 1:11 am

    I like the pink funkiness.

  5. Elevation Every Weekend on August 18, 2022 at 1:13 am

    Those look good. I have a couple sets of Shimano clipless pedals NIB, need to get them on some bikes😬

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