Leisure shoe looks with SPD performance, but lack of adjustability in the fit ...
The Jetlags are another offering from casual SPD shoe specialist DZR. Marketed as women's specific, it's good to see another design available on the market for people who want the performance and security of SPDs, without the geeky looks of a cycling shoe.Design
Depite my initial enthusiasm about this being women's kit in proper non-gender stereotypical colours, I found the style a little underwhelming. Aside from a limited run of knee high boots, the Jetlags are the only women specific shoes in the range (although the other designs are marketed as unisex). In fact, the design is exactly the same as DZR's Nero shoe. Presumably the women specific aspect is to do with fit.
There are some nice touches: a reflective design element in the shape of an inset chainlink on the heel, and thick vulcanised rubber buffers on the toe and sides, which will ensure your feet are protected.Function
The idea here is a 'performance casual shoe', and the Jetlags are certainly a world away from standard trainers: the soles are surprisingly stiff on the bike, and the increased power transfer and foot stability was noticeable over riding with flexy trainers or everyday footwear. A shaped heel cup and padded edging around the ankle worked adequately to keep my heels in place, though there was a little heel slip when walking off the bike.