Best gravel shoes 2024: Top options for every style of gravel riding

Gravel shoes are now a well-established segment; long gone are the days of putting up with footwear designed for MTB. The best gravel shoes take the majority of their design notes from the best road bike shoes but are overbuilt to some degree to take on the varying challenges that gravel riding offers. Given how diverse gravel riding has become, encompassing everything from what is basically road racing to carrying your bike up a mountain, it's no surprise to see that diversity is now reflected in the available options on the market, almost mirroring the best gravel tyres for diversity. 

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Will Jones
Tech Writer

Will joined the Cyclingnews team as a reviews writer in 2022, having previously written for Cyclist, BikeRadar and Advntr. There are very few types of cycling he's not dabbled in, and he has a particular affection for older bikes and long lasting components. Road riding was his first love, before graduating to racing CX in Yorkshire. He's been touring on a vintage tandem all the way through to fixed gear gravel riding and MTB too. When he's not out riding one of his many bikes he can usually be found in the garage tinkering with another of them, or getting obsessive about tyres. Also, as he doesn't use Zwift, he's our go-to guy for bad weather testing... bless him.

Rides: Custom Zetland Audax, Bowman Palace:R, Peugeot Grand Tourisme Tandem, Falcon Explorer Tracklocross, Fairlight Secan & Strael