Suplest is a small, almost boutique, shoe manufacturer, from Burgdorf, Switzerland, whose range is predominantly high-end road and mountain bike shoes. The Edge3 Pro Road isn’t cheap, or especially light, but it is very well appointed.
At its heart is Suplest’s Ergo 360 carbon sole, which incorporates forefoot and midfoot mesh covered vents, a decent rubber toe-bumper and replaceable heel one.
There are no stiffness ratings, I’m just informed that it’s ultra stiff, which after road testing I can confirm as true.
The microfibre upper combines the tongue in to a wrapover design that’s easy to put on and incorporates a thin layer of carbon — aptly named Carbonshield — on top, which resists tension from the two BOA IP1 dials and their laces to protect the foot from localised pressure.
As is common, the front BOA adjusts the shoe’s forefoot volume while the rear one controls fit, and I found it simple to attain a really solid feel with plenty of toe-box comfort but a firm foothold.
The heel cup is generously lined with ‘cat’s tongue’ fabric, which helps with grip, and robust Solestar insoles are provided, giving excellent arch support and foot stability.
Four gill-like vents along the instep, a mesh panel above the toes and perforations on the outer face keep things cool.
The Edge3 Pros are a superb blend of endurance comfort and electric performance, with a satisfyingly high-quality finish.
Suplest Edge3 Pro Road specifications
Upper material: Microfibre
Closure: BOA IP1 dials and laces
Outer sole: Ergo 360 carbon
Weight (pair): 655g
Size tested: 45
Sizes available: 39–47