Category: Footwear

Chrome 415 Storm Traction Boot [REVIEW]

There’s nothing worse than wet feet. I’d rather be slapped with a rusty old chain than sit in soggy socks all day. The trouble is, when you’re riding your bicycle in winter, there’s a real risk that it’s going to...

Adidas Velosamba: The Most Beautiful Urban Cycling Shoe Ever?

When you’re “surfing” the web, sometimes you come across something simply beautiful. And that’s what happened to me last week when I discovered Adidas’ reinvention of the classic Samba shoe, reimagined for urban cyclists: the Adidas Velosamba. Behold: At the...

Best Waterproof Cycling Socks [Top 4 for Dry Feet in 2023]

Whether you’re making your way through a particularly damp commute or trekking through especially sodden land off-road, no cyclist wants wet feet. They’re cold, damp and unbelievably uncomfortable to ride your bike with. Read More: So, if you’re on the...

Vaude TVL Asfalt DUALFLEX Bike Shoes – Review

If you Google the most painful things a human can experience, some of the common answers are kidney stones, childbirth and severe burns. Despite having fortunately never experienced these, I can actually confirm, almost objectively, that the most painful experience...

Cycling to the Office PART 3: Footwear

If you’re a regular reader of Discerning Cyclist, you may have noticed that I’m a big advocate for stylish clothes that have performance aspects subtly built in suited for commuting on a bicycle. However, when it comes to cycling-friendly office...


1. 🪖Fend ONE Folding Helmet
A folding helmet that actually looks good.

2. 🧥Helly Hansen Hooded Rain Jacket
Stay dry in style.

3. 🧴Muc-Off Ultimate Bicycle Cleaning Kit
Keep your bike feeling brand new.

4. 👖DUER-All Weather Jeans
Waterproof cycling jeans. Seriously.

5. 🎒Rapha Reflective Backpack
A beautiful backpack that you can't miss.