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Vittoria Unique road shoes??

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:42 am
by cyclemanpat
anyone have any feedback on these? under 400 grams a pair!

http://www.vittoria-shoes.com/schedaPro ... D_pagina=3

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:15 am
by welcomdmat
I have worn the premium carbon before. The sole is stiff and the upper is surprisingly roomy -- the toe box seems more North American (Shimano/ Pearl) and Euro. As far as these go, I have held them but never in my size. They are light and the uppers are supposed to be very stretch resistant.

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:15 am
by Weenie

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:32 am
by bobbyOCR
They look a bit similar to Poggios. Less padding and thinner sole perhaps.

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:25 am
by ridley86
nice shoes. Like bobby said, looke like poggio/dmt

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:41 pm
by Waldo
Dang, I didn't know they were making shoes. Those look pretty spiffy; I think I'll have to check them out since I'm in the market for new shoes.

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:21 pm
by the Repeater
AFAIK, Vittoria hasn't produced their own shoes, perhaps ever.


These look just like DMTs. Worth it.... :?

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:03 pm
by STARNUT
the Repeater wrote:AFAIK, Vittoria hasn't produced their own shoes, perhaps ever.


These look just like DMTs. Worth it.... :?


Looks like they make them. Maybe they make DMT uppers?
http://www.cyclingnews.com/sponsors/italia/2008/vittoria.php
Starnut

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:55 pm
by fdegrove
Waldo wrote:Dang, I didn't know they were making shoes. Those look pretty spiffy; I think I'll have to check them out since I'm in the market for new shoes.


Hi,

They are not one and the same company.

Tyres:

Vittoria S.p.a.
Via Papa Giovanni XXIII, 1 - 24040 Madone (BG)

Shoes:

Vittoria Srl
via degli Artigiani 15
13856 Vigliano B.se (BI)
tel. +39 015 812 98 88
fax +39 015 8125 99 01

Ciao, :wink:

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:28 pm
by Waldo
Thanks, shows what I know. :oops:

Re: Vittoria Unique road shoes??

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:04 pm
by kavitator
What about Vittoria Hora?

Re: Vittoria Unique road shoes??

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:24 am
by Powerful Pete
Yup, can confirm they are two completely different companies, with a similar name :wink: . The shoe maker is based in Biella, the tire maker in Bergamo.

Vittoria (the shoe guys) were, along with Corvaro, the kings of cycling shoes in the time before clipless. All leather, really nice. Fondly remember mine. Gaerne, DMT and Sidi and all the other brands are more recent in terms of becoming major brands (and I am sure there is quite a bit of cross-fertilisation, with people leaving one company to start up the other, etc).

Vittoria have always had a very good reputation for quality here. Haven't owned a pair for over 15 years, more of a Sidi guy now. But you will not be disappointed with a set of Vittorias, IMHO.

Re: Vittoria Unique road shoes??

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:36 pm
by HammerTime2
I never heard of Vittoria the shoe guys. But back in the day, Detto Pietro was the big cycling road shoe brand in the U.S. My first 2 pairs of road shoes (late '70's/early '80s) were Detto Pietros.

Re: Vittoria Unique road shoes??

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:21 pm
by Powerful Pete
Hammertime, you are correct in that I also forgot about Detto Pietro, another venerable producer. Ooops. I am getting old. :oops:

As for Vittoria, I checked and was surprised to find out it is a company set up in the 70s.

A few of their sponsored riders from the past included Argentin, Roche, Kelly and Fondriest...

Re: Vittoria Unique road shoes??

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:36 pm
by mitre_tester
If we're on ancient shoes, Duegi were the hot item when I were a lad.

Re: Vittoria Unique road shoes??

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:36 pm
by Weenie

Re: Vittoria Unique road shoes??

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:01 am
by Wingnut
HammerTime2 wrote:I never heard of Vittoria the shoe guys. But back in the day, Detto Pietro was the big cycling road shoe brand in the U.S. My first 2 pairs of road shoes (late '70's/early '80s) were Detto Pietros.


What! :shock: Which planet were you on?

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