The latest addition to Crankbrothers’ footwear range is the Crankbrothers Candy Lace, which they’re calling the perfect companion for adventurous all-day rides. Find an introduction to their feature-packed new lace-up kicks here…

Announced today, the all-new Crankbrothers Candy Lace shoes are the seventh model in the California brand’s growing footwear line. Landing squarely on the sportier end of their shoe offerings, the Candy Laces feature a clip-in design with a stiff, fiber-reinforced nylon shank to improve power transfer, a full MATCH rubber outsole with toe and heel lugs positioned to provide traction on hike-a-bikes and while walking around off the bike, a PU-reinforced toe box with a raised front outsole to protect against impacts, an extended 35mm cleat track for extra adjustment, and good old-fashioned laces with a retention loop for a reliable and fine-tunable fit.

  • Crankbrothers Candy Lace
  • Crankbrothers Candy Lace

The Candy Laces sport a synthetic upper constructed from water-resistant materials with perforations for added breathability. Inside, an EVA insole helps absorb vibrations. They have a relaxed fit that Crankbrothers says makes for all-day comfort, writing, “Whether logging gravel miles, bikepacking across continents, or embarking on singletrack missions deep into the hills, The Candy Lace is the perfect companion for those long, adventurous rides.” We haven’t had a chance to test them ourselves, but the combination of lace-up closure, a relaxed fit, and a relatively burly looking rubber outsole is intriguing. It checks a number of bikepacking-friendly boxes, at least on paper.

Crankbrothers Candy Lace
  • Crankbrothers Candy Lace
  • Crankbrothers Candy Lace
  • Crankbrothers Candy Lace

The Crankbrothers Candy Lace shoes tip the scales at 340 grams per shoe in size 9 US. They’re available in Black/Gum, Navy/Light Blue, and White/Grey in US men’s sizes 5 to 15 and are priced at $159.99. The full range of sizes and colors are available now.

You can find complete details and order a pair over at

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