Their heritage may be steeped in the mountain bike market but recent history has witnessed Polaris diversify into road and tri. The Equilibrium is their 2011 tri-specific shoe: designed in America, made in China and sold in the UK at a mid-range price point.
It features a single reverse strap, heel loop and wide opening with no tongue to allow a wet foot to slip in easily during the rush of T1. The Equilibrium is reasonably light and ultra comfortable thanks to its wide fitting. Plus, it’s seam-free to prevent chafing. A nylon re-enforced sole isn’t going to be as stiff as carbon but, for the price, keeps the weight of the shoe down.
Niggles are that the heel loop is a touch flimsy and that the strap has no wide-end tab, so can be pulled straight through the buckle if you’re not careful. Otherwise it performs well and looks pretty bling in white and lime green.
Contact : www.polaris-apparel.co.uk