If you’ve been in the industry for any length of time, you inevitably fall into a product overload meh-laise. Product releases devolve into an expected laugh fest of proprietary techno-babble. You handle $8K bikes with nearly the same indifference as you would a $1K starter. Where once there was joy there is only ennui. And then something like the Rapha Grand Tour Shoes ($450USD) arrive and like a bidon full of water splashed upon the face on the blazing hot switchbacks of l’Alpe shocking you into focus, reminding you you’re tete de la course on the way to a win. Multiple layers of amazing await your discovery merely by opening the box. Once again, you’re enthralled by a product and you haven’t even turned a pedal in anger with them yet. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Related P. Müller There is no need to wait for your review. This shoes are rubbish, after only some weeks of using them they are full of scratches and scars! Stu Power Would be good to read the review if you managed to test these out… Cycleboredom It’s in the queue, but it’s a loooong queue.