From oiling chains in the kitchen to changing tyres in the bedroom, there are a thousand reasons to love having a cyclist in your home. With the festive time upon us, why not reward the rider in your life for such considerate behaviour with a gift from Quoc they can treasure for years to come? And no, we won’t be suggesting a shed, although that is certainly a good idea.
"I always thought training hard meant putting my feet through misery - then I tried the Night Leather shoe. Since then, this gorgeous, all-day ride cycling shoe has been my go-to choice for training and club runs.” ~ Darren, QUOC Logistics & Fulfilment Manager
We could give you a whole host of reasons why the Night - Leather road cycling shoes are such a perfect gift. Or, you could wait to see the face of your beloved cyclist light up with joy as they nervously open the box, catch a glimpse of the Night’s full-grain leather upper beneath crisp, Quoc emblazoned packaging, and breathe in the heady ‘Scent du Cycliste’ new shoe smell. A more beautiful road cycling shoe you may struggle to find.
Staff tip: The problem with making such comfortable shoes is that the cyclist, being more than a little peculiar in habits, may wish to wear them in bed. At this juncture, hinting to them that you may well know the actual value of a recently-arrived carbon something is a good idea; those shoes will slip right off, take our word for it.
"I love my Fixed shoes, and the new handmade in England Fixed model re-affirms the quality and heritage of the Quoc story.“ ~ Rachel, QUOC Customer Success Specialist
The Fixed model holds a special place in our hearts, for with it we first launched the Quoc brand. Over the years, the Fixed has consistently been one of the most popular shoes amongst the Quoc community, with events like l’Eroica Britannia only elevating the interest in this traditional leather cycling shoe. Recently, we were proud to announce a limited edition run of Fixed shoes, handmade in Sheffield, England.
The Fixed England does indeed exude comfort, assured quality and craftsmanship from every angle, but what we need to talk about is their patina. You may or may not have heard about the Fixed’s highly buffed, full-grain leather exterior, but if you give the gift of Fixed England this season, it may well be all you hear for weeks to come. We apologise in advance of course, but the Fixed England shoe represents the best of home-grown artisan craftsmanship, and that we feel, deserves a word or two.
“I ride in the Urbanite for my daily commute, and after three years they’re still in perfect condition. I particularly like the Urbanite’s clean shape and simple design that looks good on and off the bike. Worth every penny” ~ Kevin, QUOC Tech guy
Just like the Fixed shoes, the SPD-compatible Urbanite has been a favourite with city cyclists since day one. A classic-sneaker silhouette topped with a full-grain leather upper, the Urbanite pairs under-the-hood cycling features with a casual aesthetic that makes the transition from pedal to pavement seamless.
Staff tip : If your loved one commutes casually by bike and doesn’t want to have the hassle of changing clothes or shoes for the day ahead, then the Urbanite could be the perfect gift: a stylish and fully functional leather sneaker that happens to offer SPD compatibility. Pair it with a favourite pair of jeans, khaki, chinos, or even dress pants.
We hope that you’ve found our festive gift guide useful. But rest assured, should you need some help, then please do get in contact. From fit to sizing, we’re always on hand to make sure you select the perfect shoe.
A very merry Christmas to all, and as always, happy riding!