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Reviews Exustar E-ST213

Exustar E-ST213

Amongst the more expensive shoes we’ve recently tested, the Exustar is equipped with a high-quality and very stiff carbon sole. But this is where the positives end.

The shoe’s been lined for sockless use, but where this adheres to the stiff synthetic outer it becomes very rough. This, in turn, makes for a painful riding experience. The join between the mesh liner and the stiff outer then makes for some sharp and obtrusive edges that cause blisters when cycling. Another flaw is the main strap undoes to the inside so, if you have your shoes pre-clipped in, there’ll be a lot of tangling with the crank.

The heel loop is so small that it’s near impossible to get your finger in quickly, and the sides tend to pinch the top of your foot when you tighten them also. One saving grace is that they’re quite easy to get on!

Contact : RSI 0208 965 2510 www.exustar.com

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.

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