High-pro, for high flow
As bipedals, ankle injuries will not only put a damper on your riding, it'll also mess up day-to-day activities. The Sombrio Slats Hi-Top Shoe helps prevent said injury with a removable ankle strap. And, that's just the start of this shoe's featured packed, flat-pedal optimized gravity offerings.
Sombrio established themselves by producing innovative and functional riding clothing, and now it's taking the MTB shoe market. Using the same formula, extensive R&D guided with input from professional riders that rocketed them to the forefront of mountain bike apparel, Sombrio is proud to have developed new rubber compound.
This compound has a proprietary molecular structure developed specifically for use with flat pedals. It is a high-friction compound with FS Performance technology to not only offer incredible grip to pedals and terra firma, its durometer helps malleability to provide a tangible interface. You'll know exactly where your foot lands for unmatched sense of pedal 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 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 Slats' leather uppers are tough enough to take a beating.
The Slats Hi-Top Shoe's available in Black or Navy and Orange.
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Nice Winter Shoe
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
The Shoe is vinyl so it can be a bit hot. but it is very water proof. I found the seam across the toes gave me a blister at first, but it broke in after some good hiking days. Very Stylish, and durable. I have the all vinyl charcoal or carbon ones and they don't breath very well, if I drive up skiing, I change my socks before my ski boots or they will be moist (but i usually do that anyway)