LoreOne 3D-printed custom carbon road shoes updated with improved retention, $2k price!

The fully-custom fit 3D-printed carbon exoskeleton LoreOne road shoes have been wild and intriguing since we first laid eyes on them… even if their exorbitant cost priced them way out of the budget of the vast majority of cyclists. But while they haven’t come down in price (the opposite, in fact), Lore has continued to refine the concept…

LoreOne 3D-custom-fit carbon road shoes

LoreOne 3D-printed custom carbon road shoes, riding

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Lore is now calling their LoreOne 3D-printed custom carbon road shoes, “Ready For Liftoff”. What that means is that the 2 1/2 years of pre-production teases and inaugural limited editions of their almost two thousand-dollar custom shoes are behind them. Now the design kinks have been ironed out, and the claimed “world’s fastest cycling shoe” adds new user-friendly retention mechanisms to make them easier to get in & out of for your everyday road rides.

What’s new?

LoreOne 3D-printed custom carbon road shoes, new Atop Boa-like dials

The same continuous carbon fiber exoskeleton custom encircling your foot and custom-shaped 3D-printed TPU lining/padding is still effectively the same.

LoreOne 3D-printed custom carbon road shoes, new Voile-like strap

But now they get two Boa-like dial & wires and a Voile-ish upper strap to make it faster to open up the clamshell CarbonAirFrame (CAF) exoskeleton. And of course easier to secure it back together for the perfect fit and maximum in pedaling efficiency.

Tech details & availability

LoreOne 3D-printed custom carbon road shoes pair

This latest generation of the fully-custom Lore One carbon road still have the uniquely organic exoskeleton shaping, and the slightly rough-around-the-edges finish that comes from the continuously-printed carbon filament construction vs. conventionally molded shoes. They also are pretty light at a ~315 per shoe (size 43), although they prioritize being ultra-stiff over ultra-lightweight.

LoreOne 3D-printed custom carbon road shoes, iphone custom fit scan

Lore says they’ve been again ramping up production capabilities, and will shorten delivery times starting in November. But as it stands, the California-printed LoreOne shoes still have a current lead time of around 4 months once you submit the iPhone 3D scans of your feet.

LoreOne 3D-printed custom carbon road shoes

The shoes now retails for $1969, with the option for either classic 3-bolt Look-style or 4-bolt Speedplay cleat compatibility, and including global “carbon neutral” shipping. There’s also the option to split that into 4 interest-free payments, because these shoes cost more than some bikes. The tailor-made AeroCover shoe covers that were included with the Founder’s Edition, are now $90 a piece in three versions – waterproof, aerodynamic, or insulated.

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Mr. Pertsch
Mr. Pertsch
1 month ago

They don’t look good and not very aero. Like a barefoot water shoe….

blablabla
blablabla
1 month ago

It looks as if Croc’s designer had a stroke… 😛

Billy
Billy
1 month ago
Reply to  blablabla

I get a kick out of the fact that I’m not the only one who instinctively thinks “Crocs” when I see these.

Roger Pedacter
Roger Pedacter
1 month ago

It’s like they took all the features of a nicely made lightweight aero road shoe and said “You know what? Let’s do NONE of that.”

Daniel Torres
Daniel Torres
1 month ago

My Shimano SPD Sandals offer more ventilation and are a fraction of the price.

Dinger
Dinger
1 month ago

Well that’s attention getting.. Neat that they can print to a custom fit and control where the support is. That ankle hold-down strap looks curiously out of place. Seems like if you have custom fit, rigid/strong support and Boa, why would you need that wonky strap that’ll probably do its best work cutting off the circulation to the rest of your foot (this is a problem area in ski boot fit..)?

Astro_Kraken
Astro_Kraken
1 month ago

Sometimes I wonder what I’m missing by not getting custom shoes but at 2k I guess I’ll never find out.

satanas
satanas
1 month ago

Maybe the ugliest shoes ever, Kiss stage attire possibly excepted…

Todd Taylor
1 month ago

Bummer about the price as it looks like the only road shoe I’ve seen that has a foot-shaped toe box instead of a pencil shaped toe box.

D.J.
D.J.
1 month ago
Reply to  Todd Taylor

Bont has the same toe box shaping for waaaaaay cheaper!

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

good god, those things make you look like Predator from the Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. At least they make up for the bad looks with the price…oh wait. At least they use premium materials, like Atop instead of Boa…oh wait.