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Mavic Comete Ultimate road shoe lets you change with the weather…for $1,000

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The new Mavic Comete Ultimate road cycling shoe is very clearly aimed at the spare-no-expense-for-performance crowd. Priced at $999, it’s a no holds barred exercise in both materials and construction as well as boosting human performance. The design uses separate inner and outer parts that can be swapped and replaced, and the cut is optimized to improve ankle range of motion, and the outsole to maximized efficiency. Like most outlandishly expensive technology showcases, we’re betting the key features will trickle down eventually, so step past the break to see what makes the Comete Ultimate so special…

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Part one is the carbon fiber skeleton, which builds in the sole, frame for the uppers and Mavic ERGO dial retention mechanisms.

Part two is the bootie, which will come in hot, cold and rain versions.

Put it all together and you get the complete shoe.

Vent holes underneath combine with a much thinner and more breathable bootie it enhance air flow throughout the shoe, which helps keep your feet cool and dry in summer. The “V Plate” cleat attachment system has a stack height of just 4.5mm, which is very thin. The heel pad, ERGO dials and V-Plate are all replaceable.

Mavic’s been working on this shoe for three years, and this final result is something they say will help you pump out more power more efficiently. Specifically, they’re claiming:

  • 15% energy saved: The Comete Ultimate reduces up to 15% of the energy cost of the major calf Muscles recruited during the pedal stroke:
    • 70% of testers withstood longer on an admitted exhaustive test
    • 4.2 Watts saved per pedal stroke: Less energy for the same power transfer.
  • A more efficient and increased range of motion:
    • 19% increase in available range of motion through the ankle: lower contour at the ankle leads to increased range of motion and results in riders feeling a greater degree of connectedness with the bike.
    • Greater degree of ankle angular freedom allows for better passage through the top and bottom “deadzones” of the pedal stroke
    • Immediate feeling of “rounder” pedaling

Claimed weight is 240g for size 8. The ski-boot inspired shoe will hit the US this summer with a retail price of $999.

Mavic.com

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Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
5 years ago

But it’s not April 1st yet!

typevertigo
typevertigo
5 years ago

I believe these shoes were announced in other websites at least two weeks prior.

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
5 years ago
Reply to  typevertigo

I believe that people on the internet are lacking a sense of humor. Thanks for the clarification.

paquo
paquo
5 years ago

fabulous, i just ordered a pair to go along with my 11 pound bugati

Pete
Pete
5 years ago
Reply to  paquo

At least Mavic didn’t say these were the lightest shoes “in the world”

blah blah blah
blah blah blah
5 years ago

for 1000 bucks they will sell 100 pairs but for 500 bucks they could sell thousands, ya listening mavic, coz i want a pair!

Cat 1
Cat 1
5 years ago
Reply to  blah blah blah

Yeah, seriously.. I’d buy them in a heartbeat..

me
me
5 years ago

it gave me some ideas, I’ll make one just like that in my garage…for a few bucks.

Collin Snyder
5 years ago
Reply to  me

Shimano has sandals that you can do the same thing with. I’ve heard of people using super thick neoprene socks with them for winter riding.

testjgkblog
5 years ago

“4.2 Watts saved per pedal stroke.”

Someone doesn’t know what a Watt is. Or presumes cadence at 60 or 120 rpm or something and meant Joules.

jpryder
jpryder
5 years ago

I like the idea of one pair of shoes for all seasons.

Anthony
Anthony
5 years ago

Can I wear it just as a skeleton on a aero gravel bike ?

Emily
Emily
5 years ago
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James
5 years ago

Wow, I’ve ridden in wet, muddy, dry, cold, and hot conditions for years. I’ve used 5-ten shoes and wool socks when the weather gets cold. I use SealSkin socks when it’s gunna be a wet muddy ride. I use regular socks for when the weather is optimal. Works great although this shoe sounds great and would probably simplify my life a little but not so much that it’s worth paying $1,000. This will be for a very niche market and pro athletes.

Greg
Greg
5 years ago

Mani-pedi not included

Papi
Papi
5 years ago

Under $1000. Only $999. It’s a good deal.

TruckNutZ
TruckNutZ
5 years ago

for a G-Note…I’d like to see the Hot, Cold, & Rain Bootie included

riley martin
riley martin
5 years ago

damn….those are badass. i want. but unfortunately I am 999.99 shy. anyone wanna make a charitable contribution to my charity. The Human Fund!

Champs
Champs
5 years ago

$999 is… almost reasonable? It’s three shoes in one, and all the wear items can be cleaned or replaced. Needs a Speedplay sole!

TruckNutZ
TruckNutZ
5 years ago
Reply to  Champs

It’s 3 shoes in one, if you buy the additional Booties (Cold & Rain)

Pete
Pete
5 years ago

Will the shell come in a wide width? Mavics are generally pretty narrow.

RED
RED
5 years ago

Needs more rubber on the toe to save scraping the hell out of the carbon kicking off from a stop. Replaceable heels?

Take_a_shower_frenchie
Take_a_shower_frenchie
5 years ago

A very French concept… sure to leave quite an odor-wake

Biking Beersnob (@biking_beersnob)

Hey Mavic, are you making them in yellow too? Because I’m ordering a pair if so.

lovethebike
lovethebike
5 years ago

at that price, I want full custom, perfectly molded to my foot. Full custom from NAHBS: https://www.facebook.com/david.simmons.71697/videos/1644567188893989/

OldGuy
OldGuy
5 years ago

A swappable outer shoe for rainy condition? I’m sure as hell not going to ride $1,000 shoes in the rain! That’s what my beat up 9 year old shoes are for!

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