A Les Deux Alpes (French), on the occasion of the first Crankworx European, we had the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Teva and its products 2013. Teva Shoes and a brand of sports shoes, nato in Arizona (United States) toward the goal of the eighties. The objective of its creator, a local guide, was to produce high quality shoes for outdoor sports.
Recently entered the market for mountain biking thanks to some products made with team of professional athletes, composed among others by Cam McCaul, Sam Pilgrim, Kurt Sorge and Jeff Lenosky.
Teva offers a wide variety of sandals and open shoes, ranging from casual of all the days in technical products for kayak or anyway for sports where it is constantly in contact with the water; and no less carefully the section dedicated to mountain biking.
The models for mountain biking are five. For the 2013 the brand has created shoes exclusively for flat pedals. Unfortunately The 2 Alps was not exposed to the full range 2013 and the bike was only a model, but they made sure that the import Italy is provided on all catalog 2013. We do, however, a roundup of the American brand produced by bike.
We begin with Links, shoes designed in collaboration with Jeff Lenosky. They are characterized by the sole PedalLINK, a specially reinforced heel and flexible. With the technology Shoc Pad impact will be only a distant memory, and through technology Ion- mask the shoe is completely waterproof. Technology Ion-mask prevents the absorption of water by all the materials of this shoe, not only the outer part. This addition to keep your feet dry in wet weather, allows you to wash away the mud without having to then wait for the shoe to dry.
The sole PedalLink and consists of three areas. The tip has a particular profile, designed for easy grip uphill; the bead has the same design but in reverse order to facilitate the grip down more impervious, while all the middle and was designed specifically to interface with the pedal and is made with a special rubber, called Spider365, able to provide maximum grip in all conditions.
The Links also have a particular internal padding, call Mush Infused Insole that gives comfort equal to what you feel wearing flip flops. Weigh 420 grams, are available in two versions with a colorful classic yellow / blue, and the other all-black.
Sisters of Links are the Links MID, ie the same shoe but highest. The MID come to the ankle and have all the features and technologies to the exclusion of the low version 'Ion-mask. At the ankles, and used a highly breathable to prevent accumulation of heat. Same sizes of Links and slightly higher weight (470 g).
For all those riders who want a shoe that is dirt or freeride performance, technological, attractive but that does not have the classic characteristics of a technical shoe mtb, there are the Crank also in MID. With the sole PedalLINK and Spider365, certainly will not have much grip on the pedals, wet roots or rocks! The structure of the shoe, and stiff enough for pedaling smoothly, but at the same time and not very comfortable for slaughtering the foot in case of falls or shocks. With Version MID is added protection to the ankle.
Do not want to change the boots riding with more than casual, Having finished filming? When you step on the podium, you do not want people to see your “boots”? Tranquilli, now there are Needles!
With the technology Spider365 and PedalLINK, the grip of these shoes comfortable and guaranteed. In addition to ensuring the best possible comfort is also used technology ShocPAD. Two colors available, black / gray and brown / gray, and a weight of 370 grams.
Currently we are testing for you a couple of Links MID and we can not nasconderi that first impressions are very positive. Soon we will make a thorough test.
And waiting for any further information visit the official site teva.com. Our trusted informants, also, have assured us that the 2013 will come also a very intriguing new shoe… stay tuned!