2016年02月22日

Reflective sheos

The winter cycling shoes Specialized Defroster offer comfort, warmth, feet dry on the long winter outings in rainy or even snowy cold. A good cut, a larger rod system closures with leaves to fold well designed, clamp BOA L4 is a very good model.
Good design, but dark!
The winter road shoe at Specialized therefore called Defroster. From a design point of view, it will therefore cut back on air aesthetics (light) compared to a summer shoe, although Defroster does not come out too bad.
It is not too big and lighten reflective clothing cuts lines somewhat style. The neon deco sole and lettering on the stem is pretty, confirming that axis. Only regret that a rod that could be fluorescent or showy, just as the road versions were Specialized S-Works 6. This in order to increase the visibility of the cyclist at the expense of the fastest dirt, certainly! Certainly the reflective tape posted on the stem is effective and well play their part (see photo).
The seams (waterproof) are clean, the shoe is finished, nothing to say. We appreciate the enhanced protection in head vamp and heel well secures the walking movements, limiting the damage to these areas. Since the sole is sealed, no possibility here to change the running stubs. Note that, on balance, our pair 42 without spacers weighs 815 grams. Budget side, it will cost 209.90 Euros.
For mounting shims, again, we regret a version of outer sole breakthrough only three screws (not versions of four holes to catalog Speed play for example). Obviously if you performed a Body Geometry Fit with your summer shoes, it is advisable to have the same approach with winter versions. This drives up the price if it is not at the same time. So remember that holds setting criterion impact on your position / comfort. Although here the winter shoe is looser than a version was in turn more adjusted to the foot and therefore less tolerant. Also remember that the sole finds the classic clean virus the American brand.
Bike shoe designed Specialized Defroster sees wider than conventional shoes. So if you want to reproduced the positioning of your spacers, compared to your summer shoes, it will be sure to give a little more of Q-Factor so that the kick does not rub on the crank at each turn of the pedals.
The design is well thought out with a very wide opening collars assumed by a game and well thought flaps. Moreover we find the BOA clamping system that allows a wide window for the foot. Then just tighten the BOA L4 and come back the broad leaves of the stem on each other. They are also very well in hand. These are held with strong Velcro. You will perform this operation in two parts: the top of the foot and ankle.
Moreover, we appreciate the presence of the BOA tightening which adjusts the tightness along the way. Another positive result of a more robust shoe, this is the one to walk in water or snow without worry of damaging the boot.
It is a high boot; mean by that it covers the ankle. Its stem is designed with insulation Thins late 400g, an inner boot waterproof with taped seams and reflective heat shield to reduce loss through the sole. Neoprene collar and flap are adjusted to retain heat and prevent moisture from penetrating. The insole is a Body Geometry standard.
I evolved with these shoes in multiple conditions: For cold wind, sun, rain and snow with temperatures ranging from 10 - 5 ° C on swinging sessions between 2 and 3 hours, here are some quick tangible points.
The first sensation to wear is good, if you are used to a model of shoe was light and stiff, you feel here immediately the difference in comfort! It is warmer and wider. Wider to make room for insulation, but you can also put your winter thicker socks.
As the kilometers it is obviously the heat which is very nice feet. For my part on sessions of 3 hours a snowy and cold weather, I have not had one time print or feeling cold. I feared the rain because it is one of the only ways in which water could enter the long hot tack in the reflective shoe. It has produced nothing of this, yet I have not spent time in rainy conditions. Similarly, the cold wind did not come to the end of the thermal layer, feet moving warm inside and the ankle is well hidden!
To have rolled in small passes within 10 kilometers if the impact is less in cold weather, it feels as temperatures are warmer and the sun heats the shoe. It's hot inside (black shoe as well). Certainly there are small vents below the outsole, but not enough to ventilate as much as on summer models. That may include playing on the wearing of lighter socks.
  


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