June 21, 2012
Literally honored to be the first to review this shoe. Speechless would be my first impression. A head above the rest. The BOA technology provides literally a perfect fit, as if the shoes were cast from a mold of your own foot. Designed to eliminate hotspots.
If you can afford these, it's a no brainer. I am running them with SPD, but I'm sure they would shine with any pedal/cleat system. Here are the details that make it so amazing:
Designed for the demands of World Cup XC racers Christoph Sauser and Burry Stander, this ultra-light and stiff carbon shoe offers Body Geometry performance and Boa dial adjustability. The S-Works MTN shoe is the pinnacle of cross-country performance.
Light and stiff FACT carbon midsole runs the full length of the shoe, with thermoplastic replaceable tread for confident traction: 11 stiffness index
Full BG features in outsole and BG High Performance Footbed combine to reduce hot spots and improve knee/foot alignment
Lightweight Boa S1-M incremental zonal closure allows on-the-fly adjustments for a dynamic fit; L/R shoe forward rotating
Four times more micro adjustment than a standard buckle closure
Replaceable high-strength braided steel lace
Open-back lace guides for easy on/off
Engineered Micromatrix upper is light, durable and supple fitting, with welded reinforcement on medial heel for durability
Ultra-vented tongue for breathability
Velcro front strap adjusts forefoot width and volume