Obviously these chaussures de vélo are already legend in the peloton. The past couple of years have seen team kits fantastically contrasted by Mavic’s Zxellium Ultimate shoes ($475USD). Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Boredom’s doing some testing.
Marcus Burghardt depends on more than aesthetics on steroids to put power to his pedals and the Zxelliums come fully stocked with a veritable tome of technical buzzwords. Full carbon outsole, carbon upper frame, and carbon heel counter all bearing the moniker Energy make the stiffness. And where there’s no carbon, there’s yellow.