Suplest launches $420 Cancellara limited-edition road shoe

New Edge+ shoes are a claimed 11% stiffer and 5% lighter than outgoing model

2020 Suplest Cancellara shoe

Premium Swiss shoe brand Suplest’s 2020 shoe range is topped by a black and gold Fabian Cancellara limited-edition of its new Edge+ road shoe.

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The colour scheme has been developed along with Cancellara, who is an ambassador for the brand, with the gold theme referencing his two Olympic gold medals and numerous Classics wins. With just 250 pairs on offer, a set of the kicks will cost you £335 / €379 / $420.

Team sponsorships meant that Cancellara was never able to wear Suplest’s shoes during his pro career. But now that he’s retired, he’s keen to promote the brand, which is local to his base in Bern, and he was on hand for the global launch of the 2020 range at Sigma Sports.

“It’s not money-related,” he says, “I’m proud to represent a Swiss brand and to showcase it to the world. And they’re not just marketing-driven, but have their feet on the ground.”

The Cancellara shoe is based on Suplest’s new Edge+ Pro road shoe, which uses an asymmetric design with two Boa IP-1 dial closures. The heat-welded upper is made of Japanese microfibre that’s reinforced with a separate carbon fibre layer under the closures to help prevent stretch and distribute pressure over the top of the foot.

As you’d expect, the new sole unit is carbon fibre, but with a foam core to keep weight down. Suplest says this sole is 11 per cent stiffer and 5 per cent lighter than its predecessor.

The Solestar insole is structured for foot stability and to help prevent pressure points. Sizing is from 39 to 47 with half sizes from 42.5 to 44.5.

The shoe is also available in three other colour options: anthracite/red, white/black or black/silver, with availability expected from early 2020, although you can pre-order from Sigma Sports.

The cheaper road shoe options in the new 2020 Suplest range are the Edge+ Performance and Edge+ Sport.

At £220, the Edge+ Performance comes with a carbon/fibreglass composite outsole and a single Boa IP-1 dial closure. The Edge+ Sport uses a nylon composite sole unit along with a single Boa IP-6 dial and is priced at £150.

Not only road shoes

Suplest’s range extends to mountain bike shoes too. Based on the same last and a single Boa upper design, the Edge+ Performance Crosscountry shoes (£220) take a two-bolt cleat and wrap the carbon composite sole unit with rubber grips. There are mounting points for studs if you need more grip.

Finally, there’s a new flat sole design for flat pedal users and downhill riders.

Suplest 2020 Edge+ Cancellara road shoe

2020 Suplest Cancellara shoe
Brand ambassador, Fabian Cancellara, has collaborated with the brand to produce a line of limited-edition shoes.
  • Size range: 39-47 (half sizes 42.5-44.5)
  • Color: Black-gold
  • Upper: Japanese Microfiber
  • Closure: 2x Boa IP-1
  • Insole: Solestar insole
  • Outsole: Ergo360° Carbonsole with SL foam and SUPtraction rubber studs
  • Price: £335 / $420 / €379 – Cancellara edition limited to 250 pairs worldwide

Suplest 2020 Edge+ Crosscountry shoe

Suplest Edge Crosscountry shoe
The Suplest Edge Crosscountry shoe.
Suplest
  • Size range: 39-47 (half sizes, 42.5 – 44.5)
  • Colour: Anthracite-silver
  • Upper: Japanese Microfiber
  • Closure: 2x Boa IP-1
  • Insole: Solestar insole
  • Outsole: Ergo360°Carbonsole with thin SUP traction rubber profile. Additional metal studs for wet conditions.
  • Price: £220 / €359 / $TBC

Suplest 2020 Flat Pedal Pro shoe

Suplest flat shoe
This is the brand’s first-ever flat shoe.
Suplest
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  • Size range: 36-47 
  • Colours: Black-fir green / black-red plum
  • Upper: Resistant Fabric with Non-Saw and Heel Pad
  • Closure: Boa L6
  • Insole: Solestar insole
  • Outsole: BEAR PAW 5 – Flat Pedal outsole Rubber from SUPtraction
  • Price: €169