Vittoria Lorica 1976 Cycling Shoe - SPD Sole

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A re-introduction of the original Vittoria 1976 Shoe by the Vittoria shoe company, founded by former professional rider Celestino Vercelli, the Vittoria Lorica 1976 Cycling Shoe is an SPD compatible road or city cycling shoe, ideal both off the bike and on.  

Made completely by hand in Biella, Italy by Vittoria, the 1976 shoes use Lorica uppers uniquely peppered with air holes for breathability. The sole is rubber with an SPD recess centred around ruggedised grips for all weather traction whilst off the bike.

Product features
  • Open Road
  • City
  • SPD Style Pedal
In Detail
  • Nylon sole with tread
  • SPD, Crank Bros compatible
  • Microfibre upper
  • Lace closure system
  • Made in Italy
  • Throwback style married to modern performance
  • Perfect partner for the vintage steel city cruiser or tourer
  • SPD practicality with plenty of grip
  • Ideal summer road shoe thanks to enhanced breathability
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  • Britishjasper United Kingdom 03•09•2012
    Britishjasper United Kingdom 03•09•2012
    Great to see these hard-to-get shoes now available from Alwaysriding. I was first attracted to these by their retro looks but appearances aren't everything... These are the best cycle shoes I've worn. I usually wear velcro-closed MTB or touring style shoes. In comparision Vittorias are super light and fit like a glove, yet the stiff sole is fine for walking on say in the evenings if used on tour. The shoes are perforated - which probably really helps the lack of sweatiness and general comfort from the man-made uppers. Not so good in winter obviously! The uppers are super supple - which is probably a key part of their comfort. Fit I would say is very accurate - but bear in mind these are close fitting shoes. Like a tailored shirt they are meant to be snug. I have a narrow-to-mid foot. Wide feet might want to try a size up? So, I take 10-10 1/2 and the 45 was spot on. And they do look great too!
    6 out of 6 riders found this review helpful.
  • nas United Kingdom 17•06•2013
    Age: 37-47 Gender: Male Rides: Road
    nas United Kingdom 17•06•2013 Age: 37-47
    Gender: Male Rides: Road
    Truly. They are. Stylish and classic. Every detail exudes quality. I wear them to commute and I feel fantastic! As always, the service was impressive.
    2 out of 2 riders found this review helpful.
  • aslongasicycle United Kingdom 30•10•2012
    aslongasicycle United Kingdom 30•10•2012
    Is this the endless search that ends? Casual but stylish cycling shoes I can wear in normal society? Well, yes and no. No, because they're patent shiny white leather, which was rather to my surprise, and perhaps a little too showy for me. But yes, because they are understated, gorgeous, classic, comfortable, have enough room for an insole (I use Specialized BG inserts for my high arches) and lovely.
    I'm a Specialized 45, and these were too. They are quite roomy, so ideal for thick socks or insoles. A bit chilly for Winter, but hell, they're going to be awesome when its warmer. maybe that patent leatheryness will have dulled a bit by then too!
    2 out of 2 riders found this review helpful.
  • Jeffrey Forrester United Kingdom 31•05•2014
    Jeffrey Forrester United Kingdom 31•05•2014
    As a classic size 11 I panicked when I saw the box, but the size is perfect and the style is just what I expected. The only complaint I have with the shoes is that the inner sole is creased in a number of places (sort of one size fits all , or does not!). The creases make the shoe uncomfortable, I hope it smoothes out with riding. I would have expected better considering the price.
    1 out of 1 riders found this review helpful.
  • stuart webb United Kingdom 30•04•2014
    stuart webb United Kingdom 30•04•2014
    An Italian design classic. They look and feel great. The length was true to size, i am a 43. They are a slim fit shoe, there is some adjustment with the laces but if you need a wide fit these shoes are not for you. I love these shoes and the Always Riding service was excellent. Happy riding :-)
    1 out of 1 riders found this review helpful.
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Vittoria Lorica 1976 Cycling Shoe - SPD Sole
Size Chart
This is the brand’s general size chart, use this to get an idea of which size is right for you.
Shoes EU UK US
37 5 4.5
38 5 5.5
39 6 6.5
40 6 7
41 7 8
42 7.5 8.5
43 8.5 9 / 9.5
44 9 10
45 10 11
46 11 12
47 12 12.5
48 12.5 13.5

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UK Free, or £3 for Tracked 48 DPD Next Day (Mon-Fri), £5.00
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REST OF WORLD Up to 14 working days, from $10 3 day, from £20

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