Giro Empire ACC reflective shoes £229.99
When light shines on these shoes, they reflect and become bright white. The reflection is only visible when you view the shoes in the same plane as the projected light, but it is impressive when you see it and it certainly increases your visibility to drivers.
Arguably most road cyclists will only ride in the dark when commuting, and I wouldn’t want to spend this kind of money on a commuting shoe. But for those that do, they are very comfortable, lightweight and stiff.
Also included is a boot bag and adjustable foot beds adaptable for your arch height. Although not quite as light and stiff as the more expensive Empire SLX, this is not an issue unless you are a particularly powerful sprinter. 215g (size 42) Oliver Bridgewood www.zyro.co.uk
Shiny shoes: these will get you noticed