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Reviewed: Catlike Whisper road shoes

The pinnacle of Catlike’s new-to-the-U.S. shoe line impresses with its stiff grapheme-reinforced carbon fiber sole and intriguing looks.

Price:$300
Weight: 510 grams (size 43)

The pinnacle of Catlike’s new-to-the-U.S. shoe line impresses with its stiff grapheme-reinforced carbon fiber sole and intriguing looks, which take a cue from the company’s distinctive helmets. Two Boa dials and a Velcro strap combine with a well-padded tongue to help eliminate hot spots.

Venting is excellent, with large, round mesh circles and perforations on the toe to keep air moving.

Fit is right down the middle — not overly narrow, nor particularly wide. There’s plenty of room in the toe box, but we didn’t find ourselves swimming around. The heel cup is quite good, too, providing a firm hold.