DMT cover top and low ends of the cycle shoe market, and here is the self titles beginner and touring shoe Aries
Unashamedly pitched as a shoe for beginners and touring riders, the Aries is more about comfort than it is competition.
The three broad Velcro straps ensure a snug fit though we found this does tend to leave a fair bit of spare strap overlapping the shoe. The uppers felt a little cardboard-like initially, but this quickly eased with use.
Out of the saddle the shoes performed surprisingly well.
Even though the sole isn’t the stiffest and there’s no mechanical retention, the heel cup did a good job of keeping the foot stable under load. Ventilation could be better, though, with heat build-up noticeable on longer rides.