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Sombrio's Shazam Mid is a premium, competition ready shoe with a lace cover and extra support for high-speed downhill riding. The Shazam uses a proprietary molecular structure developed specifically for use with flat pedals. This high-friction compound with FS Performance technology not only offers incredible grip to pedals and terra firma, its durometer also helps it conform to pedals and provide a tangible interface.
You'll know exactly where your foot lands for unmatched sense of position. The soles' shape and sidewall is also slightly rockered for an enhanced connection to the pedal-to-shoe interface. With that much attention given to the compound and sole shape, one might think the logo'd lugs are just an embellished afterthought. However, Sombrio found that the lugs, when cast positively, hooked traction pins.
The added connection to the pedals reduces the chance for a slipped foot. Sombrio didn't stop there either. The outsoles are void of catch points -- it's the same pattern throughout. This provides a consistent feel for excellent foot position and dexterity to the pedals. Heel and arch support is provided by a molded perforated polyurethane insole, what Sombrio calls Dura4rm. The inserts are antimicrobial, breathable, and lightweight.
Most importantly though, the shock-absorbing Dura4rm absorbs impacts to help avoid injury on bailouts, and it prevents heel lift when pedaling. Crashes are inevitable, and the Shazam's leather uppers are tough enough to take a beating.
The Sombrio Shazam Mid Shoes are available in the colors white or Electrocuted Lemon.