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Introducing the X-ALP Elevate and Summit MTB Shoes

I love the new X-ALP Elevate because it
really represents what modern mountain biking is all about. I mean, mountain bikes have progressed and really transformed mountain biking and we needed a shoe that really kept up with the technology in the pace of innovation. The Elevate, like all of our X-ALP
shoes does two great things: It maintains pedal stiffness where we want it around the ball of the foot in the cleat zone and
then great traction and durability and flexibility. So whether you’re on or off
the bike this thing’s gonna perform. The lug designs are a radical departure from
traditional mountain bike footwear and we really drew inspiration from
mountaineering and trail running. Using the chevron-style trail design,
gives the rider great traction in the forefoot and awesome braking in the heel area. The compound on the Elevate is the Vibram® Megagrip™ and that is their best compound for durability and wet weather traction with no compromises. The upper of the X-ALP Elevate, like all of our shoes is our seamless upper technology. It really
provides a seamless interface to the foot so no hot spots form. We paid special attention to the fit in the performance in the forefoot of the shoe
and so we feature in all of our new model year ’18 shoes a full ‘D’ width in a
men’s shoe and extra toe protection. Not only does the tongue mounted BOA System provide great protection from trail hazards but it gives a really nice clean uniform fit. The Summit uses the same outsole and midsole as the Elevate, but with a ratchet instead of a BOA System. Both of these shoes are aimed at the enduro and
all-mountain rider and whether you prefer a traditional ratchet system or a more advanced BOA closure system, we’ve got you covered.

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