Verdict from 5 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Almost all of the users of Bontrager Sonic say it is very comfortable.
  • A lot of the owners delight at this road bike shoe's BOA L6 retention as it allows precise and easy-to-use adjustments.
  • Several cyclists point out the power transfer and comfort that its nylon composite sole provides.
  • The Sonic's materials and construction are of excellent quality, according to a good number of wearers.
  • Some consumers love the pair's design and style.
  • The shoe's 2- and 3-bolt cleat compatibility offers versatility, say a couple of riders.
  • It cleans up easily, a few reviewers say.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several buyers gripe about how the 2-bolt attachment isn't included upon purchase.
  • Some shoppers express their desire for more colorway options.
  • A commenter warns that the SPD cleats aren't hidden in the sole, which could feel unusual compared to MTB-specific shoes.

Bottom line

The Bontrager Sonic is a women's exclusive road shoe that offers the perfect mix of comfort, looks, and affordability. It features elements usually reserved for models that are twice its price point.

The shoe is fitted with a BOA closure system, which is seldomly found at this price. Moreover, its looks and excellent fit have appealed to many. In all, it is a competitive shoe that performs way over its cost.

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