Triathlon Magazine Canada - - SWIM BIKE RUN TRANSITION -

FOR TRIATH­LETES SEEK­ING a com­fort­able, in­di­vid­u­al­ized fit they can find in their triathlon cy­cling shoe, Scott’s Road Tri Pro is worth a look. It has all the fea­tures you’d want in a high-end shoe – it is stiff, light and easy to slip on and off in tran­si­tion. It also uti­lizes a spe­cial Er­go­logic in­sole that lets you cus­tom­ize your arch sup­port. There’s also an ad­justable metatarsal but­ton that en­sures an ex­tremely com­fort­able fit, which is a joy for long rides.

The shoe’s thick up­per straps help hold the foot in nicely. The tongue-less syn­thetic up­per con­forms to the foot nicely and the mesh above the toes, as well as in lit­tle win­dows on the sides, pro­vides all the ven­ti­la­tion you need for hot days. For es­pe­cially cool days you’ll want to add an ex­tra layer (ei­ther an ex­tra sock or booty) as the foot is ex­posed on top. We found the shoe to be com­pletely com­fort­able without socks for all types of rides.

Like all good tri shoes, the Tri Car­bons have a loop at the back to help you slide it on and off eas­ily in tran­si­tion. While a larger and more struc­tured loop would be help­ful, there’s so much else to love about th­ese shoes. With a stiff­ness in­dex of 7, we found it to be more than stiff enough to op­ti­mize power trans­fer.

Weigh­ing just 260 g this is a com­fort­able shoe that will serve you well both in train­ing and in a race.—cd

Scott Road Tri Pro $229

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