Love road riding? Meet your shoes’ perfect match

By September 28, 2015Bike


You’ve got your shoes ready to ride. Now all you need are the perfect socks. Check out these road shoe and sock combos that go together like workouts and sweat. 

Bontrager Race Road Women’s

Purple is the color of power, and the Bontrager Race Road exudes it. This shoe includes a high performance fit designed to be slightly roomier from the ball through the mid-foot. This road shoe is the ideal blend of stiffness, efficiency and roominess for all-day riding comfort. A powerful shoe demands a powerful sock, and the ASPIRE Deep Purple demands attention and respect. Deep Purple complements this shoe’s accents perfectly.

Electric-Blue Shimano SH-R321 

The electric-blue Shimano SH-R321B is now available to everyone

Blue is the color of confidence, and these shoe/sock combinations scream confidence. The electric blue Shimano SH-R321 is designed and engineered for suburb fit, comfort, and maximum pedaling efficiency. In addition, this shoe can be heat and vacuumed molded to your foot. The inserts can also be customized to raise or lower the arch and metatarsal volume of your foot. Customize your footwear even further with the ASPIRE Hi-Vis Yellow or Fusion Blue. Go with the Hi-Vis Yellow to compliment the yellow accents or stick with Fusion Blue for an all-blue, all-confident look

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader II

Red is for passion, and these are great shoes for anyone passionate about cycling. The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader II fits well across a range of feet shapes and keeps your feet comfortable even on daylong rides. It’s designed to conform around your foot shape and reduce the chances of friction or hotspots. You can’t do something you’re passionate about halfheartedly, so go all red, all the way with the ASPIRE Razzle Red.

Giro Empire SLX

Orange is for adventures, and the Giro Empire SLX is ready to take you on one. Long before Velcro, buckles, and dials, laces were it because, well, laces were it! The laces distribute pressure very evenly across the top of your foot while also letting you make specific regions tighter or looser. In addition, this shoe is ultra light, stiff, and well ventilated. If you’re all in for an adventure, you’ve got to go all orange and pair this shoe with the ASPIRE Radar Orange.

Pearl Izumi Elite RD IV



The ELITE RD IV is a well designed, comfortable and stiff road shoe that brings high-end features to a more modest price point. This shoe has an adaptive fit system that conforms to your unique foot shape to eliminate hot spots. In addition, they have an ultra low stack height, ventilated, supportive carbon soles, and arch supports. The pink accents of this shoe make it look like it was destined to pair with the ASPIRE Crave Pink.

Which socks do YOU rock with your bike shoes?

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