What is the difference between the Cadomotus cycling shoes and those of other brands?
Cadomotus has been making carbon shell sole shoes since the mid-1990s. At the time, clap skates caused a major revolution in the speed skating world, allowing skaters to break the 60km/h mark. However, to be able to take turns at such high speeds, skaters needed harder and stiffer boots for more stability and control. Skates are an extension of the body: athletes deliver a power of 2200 Watt, which is transferred to the ice through a 1.1-mm skate blade. The very same know-how and technology allowing such power transfers were applied for the creation of our triathlon cycling shoes, which are unmatchable on the market today.
Moreover, skating is known for its aerodynamic innovations. In fact, air resistance is the biggest opponent that skaters have to overcome. Thus, skaters were already wearing lycra suits when cyclists were still riding in wool jerseys.
For further improvements, it is all about knowing the characteristics of the different materials used to produce the newest and fastest speedskating suits, let’s say lycra rubber for example. Different materials are used on different body parts in order to reduce drag. Following the same logic, speedskate boots themselves have a smooth aerodynamic finish.
With this knowledge, Cadomotus designed the Chronos Aeroshoe, a shoe with a shape as smooth as can be, creating a laminar airflow around it in order to enhance your wind-resistance performance.