The smart choice.
The Aksium line up from Mavic has always represented equipment for the working cyclist's, be it wheelsets, clothing, or shoes. It simply represents an excellent value and benefits from Mavic's extensive know-how that trickles down this technology into products we can trust without blowing the kid's college funds. The men's Aksium Cycling Shoe import that stable reliability from the world of two wheels to that of two feet, designed to provide a superb fit and efficiency for long-mile comfort season after season.
Mavic forgoes the carbon fiber found in the more expensive Cosmic and Comete shoes, and the Aksium features a sole of nylon reinforced with fiberglass. It's a little heavier and a little less stiff than carbon, but it's a lot more forgiving for a cyclist that is seeking endurance rather than flat-out speed. The additional flex gives the feet a little more reprieve over brutally stiff full carbon soles. It also allows some engineered flex while walking for a more natural gait while navigating bike, coffee, or sandwich shops all of which tend to have slick unforgiving floors. Don't be fooled, the Energy Comp Outsole still provides plenty of rigidity and a low profile for efficient pedaling and if this is your first foray into clipless shoes and pedals, you'll quickly reap the benefits.
The uppers consist of synthetic microfiber with ventilating mesh inserts near the toes, and they're secured with lace closures offering near custom adjustments and modish styling. Elastic on the tongue keeps the laces in place throughout your ride. In conjunction, the uppers and enclosure system secure your foot to Mavic's OrthoLite insert, who's strategically layered padding, arch support, and breathability reduce hotspots for comfort during your entire ride. Reflective highlights near the toes and heels add additional visibility for those nabbing a ride in before work or heading home as the sun is setting.
- All-day comfort and efficiency in this stylish road shoe
- Nylon reinforced fiberglass adds stiffness and efficiency
- Lace closure allows for customizable fit
- OrthoLite insole is supportive over the long miles
- Synthetic upper conforms to foot and mesh allows for adequate ventilation
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