Weight: 915g / Action leather and TeKtile synthetic leather and mesh upper / Three-strap Velcro fastening / Reinforced heel and toebox / Competition mountain rubber outsole / Sizes 39-48
Contact: Moore Large 01332 274200, www.moorelarge.co.uk
While these are styled as a racing shoe, with Velcro strap closure and a rock-hard sole for power transfer, they did show more than a nod to comfort. Padding round the heel gave a more luxurious feel than, for example, the back-to-basics Polaris, but they really didn‘t feel any less efficient in the pedalling department. There is also a superb plastic heel cup and toebox for more protection if the stones start flying or there is some rocky clambering to be done. We also liked their fast-drying characteristics, and there’s a softer rubber tread than usual racey shoes, which made walking not too bad at all. Sporty and efficient, but with some welcome home comforts which add a bit to the weight.
MBR RATING: 9/10