Alba Carbon Cycling Shoe is perfect if you’re in the market for your first pair of road cycling shoes or anyone looking for some value-packed shoes for putting in long-distance training, and even toeing the line at your first race.
The upper consist of a material known as Politex and it fits your feet like only a high-end pair of shoes from an Italian footwear firm can. Its construction features several overlapping layers with different properties that are compacted into two fabrics, a knitted fabric and felt, that’s then dyed for long-lasting colour retention. In addition to fitting well and providing excellent breathability, Politex is very durable and resists ripping, tearing, stretching and fading.
Two hook-and-loop straps near the front of the foot combined with Sidi’s Tecno-3 retention system makes it easy to tighten up the kicks just before the county line sprint. The Tecno-3 system is very similar to the dials featured on other high-end shoes with micro-adjustable widgets adapting the upper to the shape of the foot for a customized fit. The wire material is non-binding for quick and effortless adjustments on the fly. Sidi is well known for serviceability and the buckles are replaceable if needed.