Low weight, lossless power transfer and comfort - the winning trifecta for any pro-level road cycling shoe. The DMT KR0 Shoes have all this and more, which is why they're the Italian brand's flagship shoes and the footwear of choice for a who's who of Tour-level pro cyclists.
The big-ticket draw of the DMT KR0s is how they bring together a sensationally comfortable (and still supportive) 3D knit upper with an anatomic carbon sole and a genuinely hassle-free BOA fit system. The combined effect? Resting tigers. Pick them up (crazy light) and pull them on (plush, plush), and you'll forget you're wearing shoes, let alone elite-level cycling footwear. But drop the power, and you'll soon realize why the KR0s are frequent visitors to the pro podium. They don't hold back.
Knitted uppers are not new in other sports, but they are a recent arrival to the world of cycling, thanks in part to DMT debuting the world's first fully knit cycling shoe back in 2018. Knit cycling shoes are popular because they allow for a lighter, more comfortable and breathable silhouette without compromising foot support. They fit so well because the knit material allows the shoe's uppers to conform to each rider's foot shape in a way that microfibre never could. Downsides? With such a breathable upper, they're naturally better suited to good weather, but you could argue that's why overshoes were invented.
I've always struggled with cycling shoes because I have quite wide feet. But while the DMT KR0s aren't especially wide, the knit upper makes them way more comfortable than anything else I've tried. And they look awesome, which is why we first got them in the door! Also, if you've ever used BOA dials and found you needed to crank them to get a secure fit, you'll find the KR0s a refreshing change - the dials are really only there to help on the upstroke if you are pulling a sprint, otherwise you don't need to twist them much to feel perfectly secure. That's the knit working its magic again. Oh, and they're crazy light, too!
Chad Nordwall - Co-Founder
Features & Details
- Fully Engineered 3D knit upper with ultralight construction
- Variable thickness and knit structures for ultimate comfort
- Integrated webbing
- BOA® Fit System with double Li2 dials
- Anatomic Carbon SL outsole
- 8mm front-rear cleat adjustability
Shipping & Returns
We ship the same day for everything other than entire bikes if you order before 11 am P.S.T. But if it's the weekend, we'll be out riding, and your order will leave Monday. Shipping costs are detailed on checkout, but we offer a few different services depending on your preference for speed. So if you need those new shoes for next week's ride or tomorrow's - we got you. And returns are easy, too. Send us a mail if something doesn't work out, and as long as it's unused and in its original packaging (naturally for apparel and footwear, you can try things on at home), we'll happily take it back within 30 days of your order.
If you have any questions or just want to say hi and talk about bikes, drop us a line.