- - Rapha Unveils New Pro Team "Powerweave" Cycling Shoe

Rapha Unveils New Pro Team “Powerweave” Cycling Shoe

Rapha has unveiled its latest Pro Team cycling shoe, offering what the British brand describes as a “glove-like” fit thanks to the shoe’s unique woven, synthetic fabric called Powerweave.

According to Rapha, after experimenting with a number of available microfiber and knit fabrics, they decide to develop their own Powerweave, which comprises a matrix of both horizontal and vertical fibers to create a one-piece upper that significantly reduced stretch. Moreover, the polyester yarn that’s used in the Powerweave, combined with additional hydrophobic fabric, makes the shoe water-resistant, while fit comes courtesy of a twin-dial Boa IP1 retention system.

Other features that highlight the Pro Team Powerweave are a new full-length, uni-directional carbon sole for optimal stiffness and power transfer,  as well as an in-molded TPU rubber toe protector and a replaceable rubber heel tread. 

The new Pro Team Powerweave road shoe sells for £260, which is available in a range of sizes from 36-47, with half sizes from 40-46, along with color options in black, white and a dazzling purple and blue that’s currently being worn by the EF Education First team.

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