Today, the Italian cycling shoe brand UDOG announced its first gravel shoe, the Distanza. At first glance, the Distanza shoes have a very appealing look, with seemingly premium materials and nice features for adventure. These new gravel shoes have a fully laced closure system that they say features proprietary laces that are flat and pressed, eliminating the risk of getting loose while riding. The Distanza also features a generous toe box and deep heel cup, which is a good sign that these will be comfortable on the bike for long rides, as well as off the bike. The upper is made of innovative three-dimensional engineered mesh, producing a material that should be light, durable, and breathable.