As the cross season beckons we take the chance to review our first Cyclocross specific product of the season – the Edge Pro 3 Shoes from Swiss Shoe Company Suplest.
Suplest pride themselves as the smallest premium cycling shoe brand on earth, yet strive to create the best performing shoes both through comfort and functionality…
The first thing to note was the price, €349 / £300 seems expensive for a pair of shoes, yet when compared to other high performance rivals the price seems on par for a ‘top of the range’ shoe and it is fair to say we felt we got what we paid for with the Edge/3 Pro shoes from Suplest!
Delivery was fast, and with a range of worldwide dealers, as well as a web shop ( http://www.suplest-shop.com ) the shoes are available across the globe and the shoes came professionally packaged.
Also included in the box was a nice Suplest Shoe bag for transport, as well as a range of studs for when the conditions turn slippy.
A stud spanner was also included which is a nice touch, however we left our test pair studless once we saw the impressive underside of the shoe, providing incredible grip even in the muddiest of conditions.
Sizing is something always debated on when purchasing a new pair of shoes, and having previously used an EU44 with both Specialized and Sidi, the 44 had a perfect fit and thanks to the closure system from Boa, we were able to obtain a snug fit in both thin summer, and thick winter socks.
The Boa dials make sure your feet are locked firmly in the shoes, and the new pull up to quick release feature came in handy when muddy hands were unable to grip the dials – a common problem with many other shoes on the market.
Structurally the shoes were extremely strong, with a unique micro-fibre material providing plenty of protection from the elements, whilst flex for running, yet the power transfer felt excellent through our small SPD cleats. The shoes weight in at a mere 330g (EU42) significantly less than other competition.
Overall we have been extremely pleased with the Edge/3 Pro from Suplest, and when compared to our previous pairs of Sidi and Specialized S-Works shoes would consider these a more than worthy upgrade. Afterall Suplest only create Cycling Shoes and strive to do so at the highest level – we feel this has definitely been achieved with the Edge/3 Pro!
Sizes: EU 39-47 including 42.5, 43.5, 44.5
Colours: Black/Red or White/Fluro
Compatibility: SPD, Look, Time and Crankbrothers
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We hope to have many more products to test soon – feel free to contact us if you would like to see your product tested 😀