Quoc M3 Air review: Fantastic aesthetics and on-trend right now, but is there something missing

We test the latest Quoc road offering which Geraint Thomas has just used to ride onto the podium at the Giro

Quoc M3 Air
(Image: © Tom Wieckowski)

Cyclingnews Verdict

I love the M3 Air style, if you like simple, white cycling shoes then these will be a winner. They are comfortable and stiff, but I feel the closure dial layout falls a bit short of the mark


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    If you like clean, white cycling shoes, these will be a hit

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    The simple, slipper-like design is comfortable


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    Mesh 'windows' will require extra cleaning when dirty

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    Closure dials don't offer massive adjustment or tightening

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I reviewed the Quoc Mono II cycling shoe for my first ever piece of work with Cyclingnews back in 2022, so when Quoc announced its latest high-end road cycling shoes, the M3 Air, it seemed only fitting that I should see how they compared. 

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AttributesNotes Rating
Design and aesthetics Excellent aesthetics, particularly if you like white shoes. I feel the dial location and effectiveness could be a little bit better7/10
Comfort Comfortable for me, zero issues or discomfort 8/10
Weight 264 grams for a 43 is comptetitive, slightly heavier than the Mono II on my scales8/10
Stiffness No stifness claims, but the carbon sole is going to be stiff enough for most. Uppers are fairly malleable 8/10
ValueExpensive at £320 but in line with top road shoes these days. Is the £50 jump justified? 7/10

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Tom Wieckowski
Tech writer

Tom joined the Cyclingnews team in late 2022 as tech writer. Tom has over 10 years experience as a qualified mechanic with 5 or so of those being spent running an independent workshop. Tom has ridden and raced bikes from an early age up to a national level on the road and track and has ridden and competed in most disciplines, even the odd bit of bike polo. Tom is as happy tinkering away in the garage as he is out on the road bike exploring the Worcestershire lanes.