By far the most fashionable concept in cycling right now is aero. Bikes, helmets, clothing – everything has taken on a sleeker profile over the last few years and it was only a matter of time before someone made some aero shoes. Well, Mavic have gone there.
And what they’ve come up with is a set of shoes that look unbelievably fast. Seriously, if you could win a prize for the fastest-looking piece of kit while standing still, Mavic would have the competition well and truly won with the CXR Ultimates. And it wouldn’t even be close.
The concept is actually very simple. You basically take an already excellent shoe, like Mavic’s own Cosmic Ultimates, for example, and build in an aero cover to the shoe, creating a similar effect to wearing standard shoes with aero covers. Mavic call the inbuilt covers the CX Aeroflap which you fasten and undo using the central zip, allowing you to tighten the dials.