- - Rapha Launches Special "Climber's" Shoe

Rapha Launches Special "Climber's" Shoe

The ever popular British brand of cycling togs, has launched a special edition "climber’s" shoe, that’s designed for – well climbing.

According to Rapha, "lightweight and ventilation", are the key features that punctuate the new shoe. But, if you ask us, the color is what drives them home. Dig ! 

Technical cycling shoe designed for climbers

The Rapha Climber’s Shoes are available online only. This is a limited pre-sale of the White/Grey and Black/Pink colourways only. A restock of these colours and the launch of the Blue/White Climber’s Shoes will occur later in the season.

Using materials and construction techniques that prioritise low weight and ventilation, the Climber’s Shoes offer cutting-edge performance and an understated, classic aesthetic.

The uppers are made from a mesh-backed synthetic leather, chosen for its low weight and exceptional breathability. Retaining the tensile strength required to support a foot during intense efforts, the mesh lining also allows sweat to evaporate from inside of the shoe. The leather’s perforations enable fresh air to circulate, leaving the foot feeling cool. Low-profile hook and loop fasteners are chosen for their simplicity and minimal bulk.

The EC90 SLXII sole is an evolution of that found on the Rapha GT Shoes. It keeps weight and stack height to a minimum, incorporates a replaceable heel protector, and is shaped to complement Giro’s SuperNatural Fit™ footbeds that allow riders to choose their preferred level of arch support.

Key features:

  • EC90 SLXII sole
  • ProLight™ SN footbeds
  • Perforated synthetic leather uppers
  • Replaceable heel defenders
  • Lightweight and low-profile fasteners
  • Weight of size UK-9/US-9.5/EU-42.5: 215g

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