Rapha Pro Team Powerweave shoes review

It's not knit, it's Powerweave. Rapha claims it's lighter, stronger and infinitely customisable, but does it actually make a difference?

Rapha Pro Team Powerweave shoes
(Image: © Josh Croxton)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Comfortable, light, durable and stiff, in 1500km of testing the Rapha Pro Team Powerweave shoes are, as yet, infallible

Pros

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    Lightweight

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    Out-the-box comfort

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    Extreme stiffness

Cons

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    The new Rapha Pro Team Powerweave shoes were launched today, and their arrival marks Rapha's arrival on the scene of WorldTour race-ready shoes, with the new shoes already being piloted by EF Pro Cycling riders Neilson Powless and Lachlan Morton at the Tour Down Under. 

    Of course, Rapha has done shoes before, with a former collaboration with Giro and their more recent launch of the Classic and Explore footwear but, with the Pro Team Powerweave, this could be the first time they've really cracked it. 

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