Suplest Introduces S8+ Road, XC Shoes & New All-Mountain X.1 Trail Shoe

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Adding to their already extensive line of Swiss-designed cycling shoes, the new Suplest S8+ is the creme of their crop. Available in road and mountain bike versions, it comes in very light without sparing any features.

The upper is a seamless microfiber piece that’s pulled together with Atop ratchet dials over their breathable Air Vent tongue. The forefoot has two mesh vents heat welded into place, and the sole gets two vents to move air across the bottom of the foot. Inside, the heel gets an antislip material to prevent your foot from pulling out, and a lightweight, premolded EVA insole cushions your foot against the stiff carbon sole. Rubber bumpers on the heel and toe provide a bit of traction on the road version.

Step on down more colors and models…

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Claimed weight for the S8+ Street Racing (road) shoe is just 235g for size 42.

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Available in white, red and green, though only green’s shown on their website at the moment.

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The S8+ Cross Country has all the same features but adds a reinforced toe box and firm TPU treads and coating on the bottom. Claimed weight is 335g for size 42.

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The X.1 Trail is an all new model for them, blending their more comfortable Trail shoe uppers with a nylon shank in the sole for better pedaling performance. It’s aimed at the all-mountain crowd. It also gets a reinforced toe box, but uses their grippier SupTraction tread material for better hike-a-bike action.

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Comments

Rico - 08/05/14 - 9:58pm

D*mn those S8+ are pretty nice looking. It’s all about the last/fit with road shoes though. How do they compare to a Sidi Wire fit wise?

Dave - 08/05/14 - 11:07pm

Where are the shoes made? Switzerland or Asia? There web-site shows that these shoes are quite expensive.

While I have never tried these on I will stick with Sidi. They just fit like a glove and are the most reliable and best made shoes on the market.

Al Boneta - 08/05/14 - 11:33pm

Is there US Distribution for these shoes?

ShortandStocky - 08/06/14 - 12:45am

Hey Al, I contacted them in June and was told by Daniel that they had zero US distribution.

jon jon - 08/06/14 - 1:09am

Specialized should trademarked the design of 2 boas up top, and velcro at bottom. Bontrager, Pearl Izumi…everyone is doing that design these days

Lawyerknowitall - 08/06/14 - 2:11am

Boa laces are on tons of shoes and the design is common amongst many companies. Specialozed would be spinning their wheels pursuing any property rights (again). Get it….spinning their wheels….

Jamy - 08/06/14 - 8:44am

The shoes are designed in Swtzerland but made in Asia, please correct it.

Tyler Benedict - 08/07/14 - 5:07pm

All – confirmed, they’re made in Asia but designed and developed in Switzerland. Serfas had a US distribution deal with them at one point, but sounds like that’s no longer the case.

Alex - 08/08/14 - 7:11am

I ride Suplest shoes and they are the best and most comfortable shoe I’ve ever tried for MTB. Love them!

K11 - 08/09/14 - 11:15am

i wanted to get my hands on one of their pairs of mtb shoes last season for a possible new “xc” shoe when doing that type of riding. BUT, they are near impossible in the USA to get. There was only one source i could find, and there was a fair amount shipping charge, full retail, plus if they didn’t work out, return shipping. (who know if there was a restocking fee)

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