DISTANZA is the first ever gravel off -road shoe that features an innovative rubber outsole which wraps over the toes for increased durability and protection.

DISTANZA gravel /off-road shoe incorporates an innovative, crag inspired outsole that wraps over the toe and around the heel for increased durability, protection and distinctive design.

This outsole, built around a carbon composite core, features a moulded sticky rubber which winds over the toe and around the heel to create a rugged look. The super stiff carbon sole performs the best possible power transfer, while the innovative rubber molded construction is designed with large lugs that provide traction, protection and unparalleled walking comfort.

Like the UDOG road model TENSIONE, the DISTANZA gravel shoe incorporates the UDOG patented Tension Wrap System (TWS). The dynamic system is made of TPU laminated straps which wrap the insole from one side of the shoe to the other. This unique system hugs the metatarsal area of the foot from the instep to the bridge delivering an optimum fit and matchless ride-feeling throughout the entire pedal stroke. The hybrid lace-up closure structure provides 16 points of contact between foot and shoe upper, holding the foot for complete support while riding, hiking and walking. Distanza also features extra webbing eyestays to ensure greater comfort and closure possibilities.

Developed with comfort in mind, DISTANZA is shaped to offer a generous toe box and a deep heel cup. The shape of the shoe and the light upper provides a unique comfort whether on adventure, long days in the saddle, or bikepacking and travels.

The hybrid lace-up closure system allows UDOG to use upper materials that are lighter and more comfortable when compared to a standard cycling shoe while minimising stitching. The upper is made of innovative three-dimensional engineered mesh, producing a material that is not only light and comfortable but also durable and breathable.

This shoe was designed and tested by the team at UDOG in Veneto, Italy. This region’s vast diversity from the Adriatic coast to the rugged Dolomites, passes through cities and never-ending gravel riverbanks and has served as an inspiration for the designs. To create this unique shoe, the team rode the region's favourite trails from coast to crag, through cities and countryside to connect with the environment and understand how it can inform brand gear and how to use it.

Available to pre-order from MC today. 

About UDOG

UDOG is the bold new Italian company born from the idea of Alberto Fonte, previously brand manager at fi’zi:k and sales&marketing director at Pinarello and Kask. He’s a passionate cyclist and avid competitor with a true love for the sport.

After fifteen years in the industry working for some of the most iconic brands in cycling, Alberto decided to create a new and unique brand. The name UDOG stands for Underdog, the English expression that identifies an athlete in competition who is popularly expected to lose, but everyone roots for, and on their day can cause and upset and win against the odds. The Underdog - UDOG - seeks to prove that, with a drive to succeed and hard work, anyone can achieve their goals in cycling as in life. We are all Underdogs, UDOG is for all of us.