Based on the SupTraction Rubber Soul CL (CL for clipless) and with an EVA midsole the Rascal offers much more than uncompromising power transmission onto the pedal: its construction combines stiffness in the longitudinal axis with flexibility in the lateral axis and the upper. This torsional construction principle helps to prevent the foot from tilting on the pedal. Special dedicated climbing and pedal zones on the tread ensure traction both on and off the pedal. In addition, the lacing, especially the Serpen Tie (Rascal only), makes sure the upper is perfectly closed, thus adapting to the individual needs and different shapes of the foot.
Toetal Protection (an injected toe cap) and No-Sew Reinforcements absorb and dissipate the forces when the foot hits a rock or roots, protecting both the shoe and its contents. The asymmetrically shaped upper as well as the Ankle Pad protect the foot on the crank side while still offering full freedom of movement. The combination of heel hold (through preshaped heel and internal padding), a supportive foot bed with a 2C (=two component) insole and cushioned midsole offers outstanding comfort. Laser cut Jet Stream ventilation holes and fabrics ensure a balanced foot climate.
SupTraction Rubber Soul CL: Click pedal sole specially developed by ION. Less profiled in the cleat area for easy clicking in and out, more profiled in the area of the toes and heels: For reliable support on foot even in slippery passages.
ToeTal Protection: Reinforced toe cap to protect the forefoot in contact with roots or stones.
Ankle Pad: Extra pads to protect the sensitive ankles.
Jet Stream ventilation holes: Lasered ventilation holes for more ventilation and more comfort.
Very nice, well-made and comfortable to wear shoe. Above all, the combination of lacing and Velcro convinced. The grippy rubber sole completes the picture. The only downside: the shoe is cut narrow, so choose a number bigger!
Sehr schöner, gut verarbeiteter und angenehm zu tragender Schuh. Vor allem die Kombination von Schnürung und Klettverschluss überzeugt. Die griffige Gummisohle rundet das Bild ab. Einziger Wermutstropfen: der Schuh ist schmal geschnitten, daher eine Nummer grösser wählen!