Suplest has significantly redesigned its mountain bike shoe offering.
The Swiss brand is known for producing high-end cycling bike shoes which combine advanced materials with ergonomic fit principles. For 2020 it has added refinements to the material matrix of its shoes and added an entirely new enduro model range.
Riders familiar with Edge+ range of shoes will know that its Carbonshield upper is a feature that Suplest prides itself on. This material mix, which contains a thin trace of woven carbon-fibre, spreads the lacing load, thereby preventing hot spots and pressure points, for riders who like using a lot of securing tension through a Boa system.
For 2020 Suplest has made the Carbonshield on its Edge+ Crosscountry Pro shoes even lighter and thinner, which improves fit comfort without reducing functionality.
The Edge+ Crosscountry Pro also gain a composite sole, for excellent power transfer. Suplest designers have been mindful of the issues that riders might encounter, walking on off-road terrain, with a composite sole.
To ensure slip and stumbling mitigation the Edge+ Crosscountry Pro has a comprehensive rubber coating along all the contours of its sole. Supplied by Swiss rubber blending specialist, SUPtraction, this should prevent a nasty slip when you are dismounted.
Suplest claims a weight rating of 340g for the Edge+ Crosscountry Pro shoes and they are being marketed at €359. If you find the design appealing and are willing to have only one Boa instead of two, sacrifice some stiffness and don’t mind a slightly heavier shoe, there is the Performance version, for €249.
Beyond the updated Edge+ range, Suplest has also launched its first flat pedal shoe, as part of the new 2020 model range.
There are very few flat pedal shoes with the anatomic fit properties of a Boa lacing system. Suplest has certainly identified an opportunity in the market with its Flat Pedal Pro shoes, combing a Boa fit system with an innovative sole, again supplied by SUPtraction.
With a predominantly polyurethane synthetic upper, the Flat Pedal Pro weighs only 380g.
The Flat Pedal Pro’s sole features a variable dot structure, in areas which are most likely to have pedal contact, thereby creating an even more secure interface with your pins. Suplest are pricing the Flat Pedal Pro at €169