Your legs might fall short but at least your feet can imitate Fabian Cancellara or the Schleck brothers, as Northwave introduces a limited, Leopard- Trek team edition of its range-topping Evolution SBS shoes, available from July.
Coordinating with the team by sporting the same, moderately effeminate design, the shoe is constructed from lightweight Microfibre, with super-light straps and a stiff, three-layer carbon sole.
The Evolution SBS has proven itself good enough for some of the most powerful legs in the business, but its exclusivity is a ‘Wood Lasting Insole’.
Northwave claims the treated water and perspiration resistant wooden laminate insole, is flexible where the foot requires and stiff at the core to benefit power transfer, while significantly improving vibration damping and preventing heat build-up.
Noticeably cheaper than top-end shoes from brands like Shimano and Sidi, £204.25, while an unusual price, appears good value, given Northwave’s renowned quality. Available in sizes 39-48.