Weight: 930g / Nubuck and mesh uppers / Lace fastening / Integrated lace tidy in tongue / Reflectives front and rear / Reinforced deep tread rubber outsole / 7.5-14 (US sizes)
Contact: Cannondale +41 61 487 9380, www.cannondale.com
A padded and very comfortable upper looks good for walking in and, combined with a very chunky and grippy sole, the Roams would appear to be a comfy pair of leisure shoes. But look under the bonnet and you will find an extremely stiff sole for pedalling efficiency. This makes for a shoe that pedals relatively well but walks without the sole flexing, which is required for really gripped hoofing. Strangely, though, it adds up to a really nice package that does neither exercise too badly, and both with extreme comfort. The deep recesses in the chunky sole tended to pack up with mud in poor conditions, but that slick tongue-mounted lace retainer is just genius!
MBR RATING: 8/10