Rapha has always been immersed in the performance bike market, with clothing and accessories. Now, they have some snazzy shoes, available in April. The Rapha Grand Tour Shoe is made from a full Yak upper, the first shoes in the industry to use this material. Yak leather is lightweight & water resistant, and boasts three times the tensile strength of cow leather. The sole is a 6.5mm thick Easton brand unidirectional carbon. Leather straps, a machined aluminum buckle with titanium D rings secure the feet. Rapha went with a cork footbed that molds to your foot over time and provide with the shoes three different arch supports.
From their material: The Rapha Grand Tour shoes will be available on April 10, 2012 in European sizes 39 to 48 (whole and half with the exception of 47.5) and priced $450 / £350 / €360. The shoes are delivered in individual shoe bags and with after care cream developed specially for Ecco leathers. US made cedar shoe trees are also available separately. The shoes can be purchased exclusively from www.rapha.cc , www.giro.com and select Rapha retail partners.
Click through the break to see the Rapha shoe in white along with a ‘this Friday only’ sale on TwinSix Yeti Betty Shirts…
In support of the Yeti Beti women’s mountain bike team, Twin Six is offering a line of shirts on pre-order today. Sales support the Beti Bike Bash event, an all women race. Pricing is $24 S-XXL. Shirts available for both women and men.
• Shirts will ship the first week of April
• Black T-shirt
• Red and White Graphic
• 100% Super Soft Cotton
• Made in the U.S.A
Check out the Yeti Beti race and scheduling here.