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Cyber Monday cycling shoes: 56% off Sidi, 70% off Giro, 44% off S-Works and more

Cheap cycling shoes
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When it comes to finding cheap cycling shoes, you typically have a choice: either you can opt for the more budget-level options in manufacturers' ranges or you can shop around and look for deals. 

Here in our roundup of the best cheap cycling shoes, we've provided the best of both worlds. It's always nice to get more for your money, so to begin with, we've handpicked our selection of the best deals on cycling shoes available today, but if none of these are right for you, we've also run through our picks of the best budget-level cycling shoes. 

Cycling shoes are an entirely personal item and, due to fit requirements, what works for you might not work for the next person. To really decide what works for you, you need to use them, and to use them, you need to pay for them. That potentially makes finding the best cycling shoes an expensive endeavour, which is where the deals come in. 

As part of our efforts to bring you the best cycling deals, we've rounded up deals on road, mountain and gravel bike shoes from around the world, all organised by budget. 

Where to find cheap cycling shoes

USA: 

🚲 Competitive Cyclist: Save up to 56% on shoes from Sidi, Giro, Shimano, Pearl Izumi, and more

🚲 Jenson USA: Up to 67% off shoes from Sidi, Giro, Mavic, Time, and more

🚲 Amazon: Save on Giro cycling shoes

🚲 REI: Save on Pearl Izumi, Shimano and Bontrager shoes

🚲 Chain Reaction Cycles: Save on shoes from dhb, Gaerne and Leatt


UK:

🚲 Wiggle: Up to half-price shoes from Leatt, dhb and Gaerne

🚲 Sigma Sports: Up to 62% off shoes from Mavic, Fizik, Specialized, Bontrager, and more

🚲 Chain Reaction Cycles: 43% off Northwave winter boots, 50% off Gaerne road shoes & more

🚲 Tredz: 28% off S-Works Ares road shoes

🚲 Rutland Cycling: Save on Shimano, Giro, Specialized and more

Cycling shoe deals USA

Under $100

dhb Dorica | up to 40% off at Wiggle

dhb Dorica | up to 40% off at Wiggle
Was $113.00 | Now from $54.00
With a choice of black, white or grey, and sizing from EU39 - EU48, there will be a pair of shoes here to match the majority of your wants and needs. 

Sidi Studio Air | 56% off at Competitive Cyclist

Sidi Studio Air | 56% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $169.99 | Now $74.96
If you wear a size 38 and need some indoor-specific cycling shoes, these Studio Air shoes from Sidi are designed for breathability and cooling, making them perfect for the pain cave.

Shimano SH-RP7 Cycling Shoe | 55% off at Competitive Cyclist

Shimano SH-RP7 Cycling Shoe | 55% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $200.00 | Now $89.96
For those with small feet (size 36 to be precise) you can get yourself a serious bargain on these three-figure road performance shoes. The RP7s feature a micro-adjustable Boa dial with hidden wire routing for quick and easy adjustments, an external curved heel cup for security and heel lift prevention, and a perforated high-density synthetic leather upper that offers superior fit.

Giro Empire ACC Women's | up to 55% off at Competitive Cyclist

Giro Empire ACC Women's | up to 55% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $299.95 | Now from $134.96
We'll quickly caveat that the biggest saving to be had by far is on the White Reflective colourway in size 41. However if this isn't right for you then there are still some other sizes and colour options with 50% off.

dhb Dorica Carbon | 30% off at Wiggle

dhb Dorica Carbon | 30% off at Wiggle
Was $132.00 | Now from $92.39
The white colourway is discounted, with most sizes between EU 39 and 48 available, there will be a pair of shoes here to match the majority of your wants and needs. 

Pearl Izumi X-Alp Peak MTB Shoes | 35% off at REI

Pearl Izumi X-Alp Peak MTB Shoes | 35% off at REI
Was $150.00 | Now $96.73
These shoes were made for walking, according to Pearl Izumi. The X-Alp Peaks are designed to help you tackle both on- and off-bike sections. Currently sizes 39-40.5 are discounted at REI in Black/Shadow Grey.

Giro Empire ACC | 67% off at Jenson USA

Giro Empire ACC | 67% off at Jenson USA
Was $300.00 | Now $99.97
This is a great deal on the Empire ACC shoes if you have small feet, with the silver option being available in EU 39.5 and 40.

Under $200

Giro Factress Techlace Women's | 70% off at Competitive Cyclist

Giro Factress Techlace Women's | 70% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $349.95 | Now $104.95
The women's version of the Factor Techlace, the Factress is a high-end road-race shoe designed specifically for women, and combining an Easton carbon sole with synthetic microfiber upper for support and breathability. Currently available in 37.5, 38, 39, and 40.

dhb Aeron Carbon Road Shoe Dial | 29% off

dhb Aeron Carbon Road Shoe Dial | 29% off
Was $159.00 | Now $112.50
You can save big on these carbon road shoes from dhb's Aeron range, with a wide range of sizes and two colourways to choose from.

Bontrager Cortado Road Bike | 20% off at REI

Bontrager Cortado Road Bike | 20% off at REI
Was $160 | Now $127.93
Similarly to the Sonic listd above, the Cortado shoe is also created around an inForm Race last to create a roomy fit for comfort and high performance. The Cortado also boasts a stiff-yet-walkable rubber outsole, making it a great choice if you enjoy regular cafe stops.

Giro Republic R Road Cycling Shoes | up to 22% off at ProBikeKit

Giro Republic R Road Cycling Shoes | up to 22% off at ProBikeKit
Was $191.49 | Now from $149.99
While it's not a huge discount, every little helps when you want to save money. These Republic Knit shoes feature Giro's engineered Xnetic Knit technology, developed for a supple and superior sock-like comfort. 

Fizik R5 Artica Road Shoes | 26% off at Jenson USA

Fizik R5 Artica Road Shoes | 26% off at Jenson USA
Was $200.00 | Now $149.00
Recently rated highly in our Fizik Artica R5 Winter Cycling Boot review for their easy-to-clean uppers, ease to get on and off, comfortable-yet-secure lace retention, and the impressive warmth and water proofing, if you're in the market for winter shoes, you can't go too far wrong with these at this price. 

Giro Empire VR70 Knit | 40% off at Competitive Cyclist

Giro Empire VR70 Knit | 40% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $249.95 | Now $149.95
These off-road shoes are popular among XC and cyclo-cross racers for their impressive levels of comfort, light weight and walking grip. They feature a knitted upper with lace-up retention, a carbon fibre sole, and rubber bumpers front and rear to keep them from damage when racing.  

Shimano RP9 | 50% off at Competitive Cyclist

Shimano RP9 | 50% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $300.00 | Now from $149.95
The navy colourway in sizes EU 38-40 is currently discounted the most, with the white options being half-price.

Sidi Genius SR7 Shadow Women's | 40% off at REI

Sidi Genius SR7 Shadow Women's | 40% off at REI
Was $260.00 | Now $155.83
Stock is very low, and the only sizes remaining are 37 and 38.5. The Sidi Genius SR7 Shadow shoes are lightweight, with carbon soles and ratcheting buckles for a precision fit. Constructed with a women-specific last, it's been designed to support a narrower heel and a more tapered foot shape.

Specialized Recon 3.0 Mountain Bike Shoe | 20% off at Competitive Cyclist

Specialized Recon 3.0 Mountain Bike Shoe | 20% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $225.00 | Now $180.00
Featuring trickle-down tech from the S-Works Recon, these Recon 3 shoes are a still impressive pair of off-road kicks. They feature a dual Boa retention system, a stiff-but-walkable outsole, and Specialized's renowned SlipNot rubber to provide traction when walking or running with your bike. 

Time Osmos 10 | 25% off at Jenson USA

Time Osmos 10 | 25% off at Jenson USA
Was $250.00 | Now $187.00
Time was, Time was a big name in pro-level cycling shoes, with Greg LeMond a wearer. The Osmos looked to relive those glory days, with a stiff carbon injected sole and single Boa closure. It's available in black or white and a wide range of sizes at Jenson USA.

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader v4 | 42% off at REI

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader v4 | 42% off at REI
Was $350.00 | From $199.73
These lightweight, stiff and breathable performance road shoes from Pearl Izumi feature seamless uppers that minimise pressure points for a comfortable fit. Discounts available in black and yellow and there are lots of sizes still in stock.

Giro Prolight Techlace | 50% off at Competitive Cyclist

Giro Prolight Techlace | 50% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $399.95 | Now $199.95
If you wear a size 46.5 - specific, we know - then you've won a lottery of some kind and can save a whopping $200 on these pro-level featherlight racing shoes.

Under $350

Gaerne Carbon Stilo+ | up to 55% off at Chain Reaction Cycles

Gaerne Carbon Stilo+ | up to 55% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
Was $477.00 | Now from $214.00
If the original price was too eye-watering for you, take advantage of this half-off discount. Three colours are available still in a range of sizes between EU 39 and 47, with white being the most widely available (and slightly more expensive at $257).

Mavic Cosmic SL Ultimate Cycling Shoe | 40% off at Backcountry

Mavic Cosmic SL Ultimate Cycling Shoe | 40% off at Backcountry
Was $359.95 | Now $214.95
If you wear a US size 8 then you're in luck, as you can save big on these lightweight and stiff race-ready shoes from Mavic. Their carbon Energy SLR outsole transfers power efficiently, while the mesh panels bonded to the TPU frame provide support and ventilation, keeping your feet cool and dry.

Bont Helix Road Shoes | Up to 37% off at ProBikeKit

Bont Helix Road Shoes | Up to 37% off at ProBikeKit
Was $472.50 | Now from $283.00
The Bont Helix is available in an array of sizes, with discounts varying. Grab yourself a lightweight and stiff carbon race shoe while the going's good.

Time Osmos 15 | 25% off at Jenson USA

Time Osmos 15 | 25% off at Jenson USA
Was $400.00 | Now $300.00
The Osmos 15 was Time's range-topping, pro-level shoe, made in Italy and with two Boa dials and loads of venting in its uppers. You can grab a pair in black or white and a good range of sizes.

Specialized S-Works 7 Cycling Shoe | up to 20% off at Competitive Cyclist

Specialized S-Works 7 Cycling Shoe | up to 20% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $400.00 | Now from $320
Straightaway we need to let you know that this deal is only available for the small-footed, namely those who wear a size 37. If this is you, then you can save a wad of cash on a pair of the Black/Red S-Works 7 shoes, which we found to be immediately comfortable, lightweight and breathable, meets their brief with absolute excellence.

Shimano S-Phyre RC902 | 25% off at Competitive Cyclist

Shimano S-Phyre RC902 | 25% off at Competitive Cyclist
Was $430.00 | Now $322.50
The Shimano S-Phyre RC902 shoes are the very best road cycling shoes to come out of Shimano's range. They feature the latest Boa Li2 dials, an uber-stiff carbon fibre sole, an impressively low weight and good levels of breathability. They're available in a host of colours and sizes, but we don't expect that'll stay the case for long. 

Cycling shoe deals UK

Under £100

Pearl Izumi Select Road V5 | 50% off at CycleStore

Pearl Izumi Select Road V5 | 50% off at CycleStore
Was £99.99 | Now £49.99
Another black and white set of road shoes, these very stylish V5s from Pearl Izumi are still available in sizes EU 40 and 41.

Specialized Sport Rbx Road Shoes | 50% off at CycleStore

Specialized Sport Rbx Road Shoes | 50% off at CycleStore
Was £99.99 | Now £49.99
The RBX Road shoes from Specialized are ideal for commuting or road cycling for those who are new to the sport. Only sizes 36, 44 and 46 are still in stock though, so hurry.

dhb Dorica Road | 28% off at Wiggle

dhb Dorica Road | 28% off at Wiggle
Was £70.00 | Now £50.00
Add a touch of class to your cycling wardrobe with the lace-up dhb Dorica shoes, available in black, white and grey, and with a full range of sizes in stock and on sale.

Shimano IC100 Indoor Cycling Shoes | 17% off at Tredz

Shimano IC100 Indoor Cycling Shoes | 17% off at Tredz
Was £69.99 | Now £58.00
If you're into indoor cycling, now's a great time to save some pennies on a pair of indoor-specific cycling shoes. These from Shimano have mesh uppers to help keep your feet cool as you up the watts on the turbo.

Specialized Torch 1.0 Road Cycling Shoes | 31% off at Sigma Sports

Specialized Torch 1.0 Road Cycling Shoes | 31% off at Sigma Sports
Was £100.00 | Now £69.00
The entry-level shoe from Specialized has always represented good value, so to find it with over 30% off is even better. All sizes are available, and while the best deal is on the yellow colour, there's a still-healthy 28% off in all the other colours.

Shimano RC1 road shoes | 22% off at Tredz

Shimano RC1 road shoes | 22% off at Tredz
Was £89.99 | Now £69.99
Available in a range of sizes in both Navy and Black colourways, the Shimano RC1s are an excellent entry-level shoe for anyone who's just getting into road cycling for the first time, or looking to upgrade to clipping in. They feature a synthetic leather upper with mesh texture for a comfortable fit, and three durable hook and look straps for closure.

Bontrager Circuit Road Cycling Shoes | up to 38% off at Sigma Sports

Bontrager Circuit Road Cycling Shoes | up to 38% off at Sigma Sports
Was £129.00 | Now from £80.00
Available in four colours and a multitude of sizes, there's a bargain to be had on these comfort- and performance-focused road shoes aimed at intermediate riders. They're built around Bontrager's inForm Race last for a comfortable fit, feature a perforated synthetic mesh and TPU upper for superior breathability, and a Boa L6 dial for precision fit adjustments.

SIDI Genius 5 Fit Carbon | 46% off at Tredz

SIDI Genius 5 Fit Carbon | 46% off at Tredz
Was £150.00 | Now £80.99
If you wear a size 36 then you're in luck, as you can save almost half price on these super stiff carbon shoes from Sidi.

Lake CX176 Wide Fit Road Shoes | 39% off at Sigma Sports

Lake CX176 Wide Fit Road Shoes | 39% off at Sigma Sports
Was £135.00 | Now £82.00
The Lake CX176 shoes are a wide-fit shoe, so won't be for everyone. They offer a retro leather aesthetic, a Boa dial for retention and a fibreglass-injected nylon outsole for stiffness. They're available in all sizes in either Black or white.

Fizik R5 Tempo Powerstrap | 30% off at Sigma Sports

Fizik R5 Tempo Powerstrap | 30% off at Sigma Sports
Was £119.00 | Now £83.00
With five colours to choose from, treat yourself to a sub-£100 pair of R5 Tempos with Fizik's innovative Powerstrap enveloping structure for even pressure distribution.

Pearl Izumi Elite Road V5 Road Shoes | 52% off at CycleStore

Pearl Izumi Elite Road V5 Road Shoes | 52% off at CycleStore
Was £179.99 | Now £84.99
Three colourways are still available in a range of sizes, so act fast to not miss out on grabbing these road shoes for less than half the retail price.

dhb Aeron Carbon Road Shoe Dial | 29% off at Wiggle

dhb Aeron Carbon Road Shoe Dial | 29% off at Wiggle
Was £120.00 | Now £85.00
Save £35 on these carbon road shoes with Atop dial adjuster from dhb's Aeron range, with a wide range of sizes and two colourways to choose from.

Fizik Tempo R5 Overcurve | up to 36% off at Sigma Sports

Fizik Tempo R5 Overcurve | up to 36% off at Sigma Sports
Was £149.99 | Now from £95.00
With a single Boa IP1 dial closure and carbon reinforced sole, the Tempo R5 is well featured. It also uses Fizik's asymmetric Overcurve design for the upper, for a firm, comfortable fit.

Fizik Tempo R5 Overcurve | 33% off at Wiggle

Fizik Tempo R5 Overcurve | 33% off at Wiggle
Was £149.99 | Now £99.99
In addition to the deal above, you can grab a pair of Tempo R5 Overcurve shoes in Gunmetal Grey from Wiggle with a similar discount.

Under £150

Giro Republic R Knit | 28% off at ProBikeKit

Giro Republic R Knit | 28% off at ProBikeKit
Was £139.00 | Now £100.00
There's a whole range of sizes still available in the Black/Charcoal colourway, while the Midnight Blue colour is only available in size 48.

Fizik Terra Powerstrap X4 | 28% off at Sigma Sports

Fizik Terra Powerstrap X4 | 28% off at Sigma Sports
Was £149.00 | Now £108.00
Making use of Fizik's unique Powerstrap closure system, the Terra X4s are gravel-specific shoes with a comfortable, secure and enveloping fit, with a nylon outsole and durable upper.

Pearl Izumi P.r.o Leader V4 Road Shoes | 56% off at CycleStore

Pearl Izumi P.r.o Leader V4 Road Shoes | 56% off at CycleStore
Was £249.99 | Now £109.99
There are massive savings to be had here, with the Black/Lime colourway having the most sizes available still.

Shimano RC7 SPD-SL Road Shoes | 39% off at Sigma Sports

Shimano RC7 SPD-SL Road Shoes | 39% off at Sigma Sports
Was £179.00 | Now £110.00
As a mid-tier shoe, the RC7 comes with a carbon fibre sole, twin Boa dials for retention and a lightweight overall construction. They're currently available in all sizes except EU47, in both Black and White. 

Bontrager Velocis | 40% off at Sigma Sports

Bontrager Velocis | 40% off at Sigma Sports
Was £189.00 | Now £114.00
Claimed to be the Goldilocks combination of lightness and stiffness, the Bontrager Velocis road shoes have a perforated upper for ventilation and a Boa IP1 dial for two-way adjustment.

Lake CX218 | up to 38% off at Pro Bike Kit

Lake CX218 | up to 38% off at Pro Bike Kit
Was £190.00 | Now from £116.49
With its carbon sole and Clarino Microfiber upper, the CX218 is a modern take on retro style, featuring a BOA dial for retention and velcro for forefoot security. There's even a venting hole on the outstep for breathability. 

Northwave Raptor Arctic GTX Winter Boots | 42% off at Wiggle

Northwave Raptor Arctic GTX Winter Boots | 42% off at Wiggle
Was £209.99 | Now £119.99
With the neoprene cuff and waterproof upper, the Raptor Arctic GTX winter boot is designed to see you through the coldest and wettest conditions in comfort. At this price, they're currently available in sizes ranging from EU42 to EU46. 

Specialized Torch 2.0 Road | 30% off at CycleStore

Specialized Torch 2.0 Road | 30% off at CycleStore
Was £175.00 | Now £122.50
These shoes are all about comfort and performance, designed to carry the necessary stiffness for efficient power output, while also cupping and supporting your foot in a way that's comfortable and sustainable over a long day in the saddle. Combining Body Geometry sole construction and the medium-stiffness FACT carbon sole, the Specialized Torch 2.0 road shoes are currently a bargain.

Fizik X5 Terra MTB Shoes | 21% off at Sigma Sports

Fizik X5 Terra MTB Shoes | 21% off at Sigma Sports
Was £159.00 | Now £126.00
For your gravel adventures, treat yourself to a pair of Fizik's X5 Terra shoes, with their top quality construction, flawless fit, and mud-friendly tread for surefooted hike-a-biking.

Giro Empire | 49% off at Wiggle

Giro Empire | 49% off at Wiggle
Was £274.99 | £137.50
Giro's original lace-up cycling shoe brought the format back into fashion and it's still an efficient, lightweight, comfortable option, with a quoted weight of 450 grams a pair. There's a stiff Easton sole with low stack height, replaceable heel protector and adjustable arch support.

Specialized Torch 3.0 | 39% off at CycleStore

Specialized Torch 3.0 | 39% off at CycleStore
Was £230.00 | Now £138.99
If you're a fan of screaming hi-vis yellow, you can nab a pair of Specialized Torch 3.0 shoes for under £140, saving yourself over £90 on Specialized's top-of-range Torch shoes with two Boas.

Northwave Revolution 2 | 20% off at Tredz

Northwave Revolution 2 | 20% off at Tredz
Was £174.99 | Now £139.99
With two colourways and several sizes available between EU 37 and 47, there's bound to be something here for most.

Specialized Torch 3.0 Road | 39% off at CycleStore

Specialized Torch 3.0 Road | 39% off at CycleStore
Was £230.00 | Now £139.99
If you don't fancy the screaming yellow option above, there's still a decent saving on the black version of the Torch 3.0, although available sizes are more limited.

Under £200

Gaerne Carbon Stilo+ | Up to 49% off at Wiggle

Gaerne Carbon Stilo+ | Up to 49% off at Wiggle
Was £329.99 | £165.00
Get a pair of these top-spec shoes, made by Gaerne in the home of Italian shoemaking in the Venito. You get two Boa dials on top and Gaerne's stiffest sole on the bottom for fast, efficient pedalling and a weight claimed by Gaerne to be under 600g a pair.

Fizik R3 Aria | 34% off at Sigma Sports

Fizik R3 Aria | 34% off at Sigma Sports
Was £265.00 | Now £174.00
Fizik's R3 Aria shoes are designed to create an almost seamless connection between you and your bike, made with high-quality materials that can endure over long-distance rides.

Specialized Torch 3.0 Road | 20% off at Cyclestore

Specialized Torch 3.0 Road | 20% off at Cyclestore
Was £230.00 | £184.00
The same shoe as the Torch 3.0 above, but it's also available in white, with a slightly smaller discount.

Under £300

Mavic Cosmic Ultimate III Road Cycling Shoes | 38% off at Sigma Sports

Mavic Cosmic Ultimate III Road Cycling Shoes | 38% off at Sigma Sports
Was £350.00 | Now £217.00
There are plenty of sizes and colours available, so don't dawdle in case you miss out on a steal. Mavic's Cosmic Ultimate III road shoes are designed to be high-performing while comfortable, and feature Mavic's patented Matryx technology upper with Kevlar weaved into the material, which offers comfortable and efficient foot mapping support.

Specialized S-Works Recon MTB XC Shoes | 40% off at Sigma Sports

Specialized S-Works Recon MTB XC Shoes | 40% off at Sigma Sports
Was £370.00 | Now £222.00
As the top-tier race-ready XC / gravel shoe from Specialized, the S-Works Recon is based around the brand's popular S-Works 7 road shoe, but with a treaded sole, SPD compatibility and durable bumper at the front. It's rare to find this shoe discounted, but all of the whole-number sizes are still available in black and red, so act now if you want to treat yourself. 

Specialized S-Works 7 Vent Road Cycling Shoes | 39% off at Sigma Sports

Specialized S-Works 7 Vent Road Cycling Shoes | 39% off at Sigma Sports
Was £399.00 | Now £242.00
Pretty much all sizes are currently available from 36-48 in the white colourway, so be sure to grab a bargain while it's still around. These premium road shoes from Specialized S-Works certainly won't hang around for long.

Specialized S-works 7 Road Shoes | 32% off at CycleStore

Specialized S-works 7 Road Shoes | 32% off at CycleStore
Was £370.00 | Now £248.99
If you wear a size 38-40, you're in luck. Save big on these premium shoes from Specialized, renowned for their exceptional power transfer and comfort.

Specialized S-works Exos Road Shoes | 44% off at Sigma Sports

Specialized S-works Exos Road Shoes | 44% off at Sigma Sports
Was £450.00 | Now £250.00
Act quickly to grab yourself a serious bargain here, with all three colours still in stock with select sizing available, especially smaller sizes.

Specialized S-works Exos Road Shoes | 44% off at CycleStore

Specialized S-works Exos Road Shoes | 44% off at CycleStore
Was £450.00 | Now £250.00
If you run out of luck at Sigma Sports, Cyclestore is also offering the same discount, with select sizes in all three colours still in stock. Don't hesitate, they won't be around for long.

Specialized S-Works Ares Road Cycling Shoes |  28% off at Tredz

Specialized S-Works Ares Road Cycling Shoes |  28% off at Tredz
Was £375.00 | Now £269.99
Specialized's S-Works Ares shoes are WorldTour-developed and provide impressive comfort and fit, while boosting power transfer and all-round performance. They feature the class-leading twin Boa Li2 dials retention system, a tongueless sock system for the best fit, and a non-slip replaceable heel pad. You can grab a pair now in select sizes in all four colourways, just don't think they'll wait around for long.

Sidi Sixty | Up to 20% off at Wiggle

Sidi Sixty | Up to 20% off at Wiggle
Was £330.00 | Now from £264.00
Sidi has a justified reputation for making great cycling shoes and the Sixty celebrates the brand's 60 years in the market. You get a full carbon sole and the latest version of Sidi's own dial closure system - itself a first when the original came out.

The shoe is also available on Wiggle in a limited edition shiny finish, priced at under £200.

Giro Imperial | 25% off at Tredz

Giro Imperial | 25% off at Tredz
Was £374.99 | Now £280.00
Top of Giro's shoe range, the Imperial sits on an ultra-stiff Easton carbon sole with low stack height. It's Giro's first shoe to use Boa closures - two of them - and boasts great ventilation as well as adjustable arch support, with three insert heights for ultimate ride comfort.

Looking for more than shoes in the cycling sales?

If you're shopping for something specific and haven't found it here, don’t worry, Cyclingnews has loads of great cycling buying advice. We also have a number of deals roundups, where you can find deals on road bikes, e-bikes, helmets, turbo trainers and more:

Best budget cycling shoes

If you've worked your way through the deals above and didn't find the best cheap cycling shoes for your needs, then fear not, as we have even more great options for you. 

Rather than more deals, this section covers our pick of the best budget-level cycling shoes. They forego some of the high-performance tech from the best cycling shoes, but more importantly, they also forego the high price tags. 

Cheap cycling shoes: Bontrager Circuit

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Bontrager Circuit

Best for beginners

Specifications
Cleats: Two-bolt, three-bolt
Retention: Boa, Velcro
Sole material: 85% Nylon, 15% Fibreglass
Reasons to buy
+
Two and three-bolt cleat compatibility
Reasons to avoid
-
Only two colours to choose from

With its two- and three-bolt cleat compatibility, the Circuit shoes from Bontrager are great for beginners who might prefer the easier clipless action of two-bolt SPD pedals (mountain bike) vs the more secure hold of three-bolt SPD-SL (road).

The two colour choices might be a little limited, but both offer a stylish aesthetic at what is a reasonably affordable price point. The fibreglass-and-nylon-mix sole will offer a combination of comfort and stiffness, and the velcro strap combines with a Boa L6 dial to provide a secure, yet comfortable fit. 

Cheap cycling shoes: Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5

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Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5

Best for style

Specifications
Cleats: Three-bolt
Retention: Velcro
Sole material: Carbon reinforced nylon
Reasons to buy
+
Comfortable multi-wrap velcro
Reasons to avoid
-
Only two colours to choose from

Trickling technology down from the type of shoes worn by Fizik's sponsored team Movistar, the Tempo Powerstrap R5 shoes offer a great deal of that premium aesthetic at a surprisingly affordable price. Looks aren't everything though, so it's reassuring to know that, thanks to the wrap-over velcro straps, the Fizik shoes are super comfortable for most foot shapes. 

These cheap cycling shoes are anything but cheap when it comes to build quality, and the only shoe in this lineup to use carbon fibre in the sole, it's unsurprising to see the Fizik shoes tip the scales at just 255 grams. Not the lightest here, but not far off. 

There are four colours to choose from, and sizes range from a dainty EU36 to a plenty-big-enough EU48. 

Cheap cycling shoes: Mavic Cosmic

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Mavic Cosmic Boa

Best for light weight

Specifications
Cleats: Three-bolt
Retention: Boa dial
Sole material: Nylon and fibreglass
Reasons to buy
+
Weight of 250g (claimed)
+
All four colours are nice
Reasons to avoid
-
Narrow profile

Tipping the scales at a meagre 250 grams, the Cosmic Boa is a lightweight, narrow shoe with a well-ventilated sole and a breathable upper. 

Retention is actioned by a single L6 Boa dial, which operates a lace-like closure across the forefoot for increased comfort. This comfort is complemented by an Ortholite insole and a roomier toe-box to prevent squashed toes.

The outsole is constructed from a mix of nylon and fibreglass, which combine to offer a comfortable platform without a loss of power transfer. 

Available in four colours to satisfy all style requirements. 

Cheap cycling shoes: Shimano RC5

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Shimano RC5

Best for comfort

Specifications
Cleats: Three-bolt
Retention: Boa dial, Velcro
Sole material: Nylon and fibreglass
Reasons to buy
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Weight of 250g (claimed)
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Lots of cleat adjustability
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Comfort

Shimano really knows how to make a great pair of cycling shoes. The Japanese components brand may be better known for its groupsets, but it came out on top of our recent gravel shoes grouptest, and received a strong 4.5 stars in our recent Shimano S-Phyre RC9 shoes review

The RC5 features plenty of trickle-down technology from the upper echelons of the range including a Boa dial and Velcro strap for closure, the highly adjustable cleat positioning, and specifically placed padding for improved comfort. 

Cheap cycling shoes: Specialized Torch 1

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Specialized Torch 1.0

Best for stiffness

Specifications
Cleats: Three-bolt
Retention: Boa dial, Velcro
Sole material: Injection-molded nylon
Reasons to buy
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Body Geometry comfort considerations
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Reflective heel

Makers of some of the most popular shoes in the WorldTour and amateur scenes, Specialized sure knows what it's doing when it comes to footwear. The Torch 1.0 road shoes offer an injection moulded sole for increased stiffness and efficient power transfer. The Boa dial is paired with a velcro strap like a few of the other shoes featured here, and the heel cup features reflective detailing for increased low-light safety. 

Rated at 6/15 on the stiffness index, the Torch 1.0 shoes are plenty responsive when it comes to jumping on the pedals, yet the slight flex and Body Geometry sole and footbeds will combine to offer increased comfort for longer days. 

The older Torch 1.0 shoes - which feature three velcro straps instead of the Boa dial - are still sparsely available, often with huge discounts, so if you're not sold on the Boa dial for retention, a discount might be available. 

Josh has been with us as Senior Tech Writer since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Team Tor 2000. He's always keen to get his hands on the newest tech, and while he enjoys a good long road race, he's much more at home in a local criterium.