- Click here to see more images of the Mele and other tri shoes.
- Easton EC70 carbon/fiberclass sole.
- The sole has markers to ensure proper cleat position.
- The upper is intentionally less breathable than many tri shoes.
- Large heel loop to slide into the shoe and small loop to mount the rubber band.
- This scuff pad protects the heel when the shoe is being dragged into T2.
- Click here to see more images of the Octane and other tri shoes.
- Pearl designed the sole to resist pedaling flex while allowing a little lateral movement.
- The Octane is highly ventilated.
- Large heel loop.
- Light weight and lots of ventilation go well together.
- The ridges add to the sole's stiffness.
- These two vents at the front of the sole are larger than vents on most tri shoes.
- Click here to view more images of the T3.
- The Sidi T3.6 SP's Speedplay-specific cleat mount.
- The platform must be almost perfectly flat.
- This design allows for a slightly reduced stack height.
- Click here to see images of the Trivent Terra and other tri shoes.
- The sole is protected with rubber bits that also add grip.
- The plate is replaceable.
- The upper is highly ventilated.
- The front strap can be set once to alter the forefoot fit and then left in place without interfering with transition.
- Click here to see images of the Tri Carbon and other tri shoes.
- Ample heel loop, but it doesn't hold itself open.
- This is Scott's stiffest sole.
- The closure strap folds away from the center of the foot.
- Also very ventilated.
Tri-specific shoes get lighter and more versatile for 2012.
Sidi has revamped their entire triathlon shoe line without changing the Italian company’s signature slim and snug fit. Their 2012 shoes are still built around the exact same lasts as the 2011 models, but the soles and uppers have been updated. Most notably, Sidi now offers soles with a cleat bolt pattern specifically for Speedplay pedals. Nearly all pedals other than Speedplays have a 3-bolt triangular pattern to attach the cleats to the shoes and until now Sidis have been constructed specifically for those cleats. Speedplay riders had to use an adapter plate to ride these fine Italian shoes. Sidi has now designed a sole platform specifically for Speedplay’s 4-bolt pattern along with help from Speedplay founder Richard Bryne. This shoe is called the T3.6 SP and it reduces stack height by 4mm, which means your back and head sit 4mm lower into the bike. It sells for $360 and will be out next month.
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