Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12.00pm
By Neil Pedoe, Cycling Plus
If Darth Vader had a pro team then you could be sure his domestiques would wear this shoe – though perhaps in a ﬂat white rather than this pearlescent ‘ﬂip’ that makes these shoes shimmer in bright light.
There’s only padding where it’s needed, giving a tight, supportive shape. A big vent under the toes gives an airy toe box with plenty of meshed panels providing venting for the upper too.
The nylon sole is ﬁbreglass reinforced and impressively stiff for the shoe’s overall light weight, and makes for responsive, high-performance pedalling.
The unobtrusive, tidy tightening lever and quick-release button on the top strap is gloved-ﬁnger friendly and easily operated with one hand. Make sure you try before you buy because our size 44 test shoe came up a fraction short.
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