Overview of this review
Construction of the Mavic Allroad Pro
Road warriors who aren’t afraid to rough it up will love this Mavic road cycling trainer. It is crafted with a sleek silhouette, using an upper material that securely hugs the foot. The top is also durable, so abrasions from outdoor elements will be the least of your worries.
Meanwhile, the outsole uses a two-holed cleat system. It is also designed with aggressive treads, allowing it to tackle tricky terrains.
Stiffness. The underside of the Mavic Allroad Pro is protected by the Energy Carbon Comp Allroad outsole. This compound is very rigid. It effectively transfers the energy from the foot to the pedal, so rides are less tiring on the legs.
Traction. The outsole also features rubber pads that resemble those found in shoes for mountain biking. The pads are thicker and cover more areas, to provide shock attenuation and grip while walking on various surfaces like gravel, road, and dirt.
The Allroad Pro is fitted with a two-hole cleat system, which is typically found in mountain bike shoes. It is compatible with clipless pedals, including the Nukeproof Horizon CL, the Crankbrothers Mallet E LS, the Look X-Track En-Rage, and the Shimano PD-M820.
If you are in search of road cycling shoes with Look-style cleats, check out the Giro Factor Techlace. It has a slim silhouette, but what makes it appealing to a lot of cyclists is its closure system. The BOA dial allows for quick fit adjustments even while the wearer is on the bike. The sole unit is rigid and has rubber pads at the toe and heel sections that make walking easy.
Comfort. The top section of the Allroad Pro is crafted from Matryx. It uses Kevlar and polyamide, which means it can withstand abrasion. It behaves like knitted fabric, so it follows the contours of the foot for a snug wrap. This component is also lightweight, breathable, and if it gets wet, dries quickly.
Protection. Synthetic overlays reinforce the toe box, the rearfoot, and the eyestay. They add structure to the top and adds another layer of protection against sharp and hard elements on the road.
Lockdown. A traditional lacing system adorns the midfoot of this pair of Mavic road cycling shoes. The top material follows the foot shape, adding to the secure foothold.
The Mavic Allroad Pro uses an OrthoLite sockliner. This foam adds a comfortable layer for the foot to rest on. It is also breathable, allowing it to manage moisture and temperature.
Good to know
- Allroad Pro comes with an extra set of laces.
- The OrthoLite insole is removable, so it can be washed or replaced when needed.