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NIMBL Air Ultimate Cycling Shoes - White

NIMBL Air Ultimate Cycling Shoes - White

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We are short of superlatives. At 165 gram (true weight in size 42!), the AIR ULTIMATE are amongst the lightest shoes on the market, yet they are built around the ultra-stiff carbon chassis, nimbl is known for. The consequential unmatched pedal efficiency make the AIR ULTIMATE the tool for climbers and other lightweight fetishists alike looking for a noticeable performance edge in a lace-up model. Thoroughly tested in the World Tour, we present you the AIR ULTIMATE.

We have gone to great lengths to shave off further weight from the AIR without sacrificing performance. By applying the learnings from the ULTIMATE, translating them to the AIR model, and then taking it to further extremes, we have been able to create lace up shoes that are amongst the lightest performance shoes for everyday use at 165 gram in size 42.
The AIR ULTIMATE are manufactured in laboratory like circumstances, hence by nature of the production process, the AIR ULTIMATE are amongst the most exclusive shoes available on the market today.

Our proprietary, in-house manufactured carbon sole is ultra-stiff. Its stiffness comes from the carbon material applied, the fact that we only apply continuous carbon fibres in the manufacturing process, and the structural strength that is derived from the shapes applied. Its stiffness in combination with lightweight and style is why the AIR is such a popular shoe in track racing, especially Keirin, where powerful athletes can appreciate the sensation of direct translation of their power into forward movement. The carbon sole for the AIR ULTIMATE has a specific lay-up which is weight optimized.

Unlike all other cycling shoes with a flat sole, our carbon platform covers the heel and sides of the foot. It nicely ´hugs’ the foot, and in the process does two things: it allows for a larger contact surface between foot and shoe to better apply power; and it keeps the foot firmly in the right position as it moves through the pedal stroke. The result: an unmatched pedalling efficiency, which is immediately felt when nimbl shoes are worn on the first ride.

Differences vs the AIR
So which model should you chose? Our AIR model are a benchmark for stylish, Italian handmade lace-up shoes and will continue to be a staple product for us. The AIR ULTIMATE however further ups the performance. The main upgrades vs the AIR is a 20 gram weight saving. The shoes feature more exposed carbon and a more technical design including a new comfort tongue. The ULTIMATE shoes have a different sole finishing, now including the same nose cap as the ULTIMATE model and a lightweight heel piece. The trade-off for this increased level of performance is slightly less durability and slightly less stiffness.

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