While they began in skateboarding, Etnies footwear has been within the BMX scene because the 90’s, and later joined the MTB world by sponsoring slopestyle rulers Brandon Semenuk and Emil Johansson. Just this week, they’ve leapt into the clipless shoe recreation with their new Camber CL MTB shoe.
Designed for enduro and downhill MTB, the Camber CL goals to supply sturdiness and safety in key areas whereas remaining light-weight and breathable. The footwear function a few of Etnies’ confirmed applied sciences constructed round a new-for-the-brand clipless building.
The Camber CL’s uppers are created from a fabric known as Exo-shield, which is mild and breathable but additionally sturdy. The uppers are additionally handled with a water resistant Repel coating. The shoe’s uneven ‘Lace Lock’ lacing is designed to guard the laces out of your pedals, and a Velcro Power Strap ensures a safe and simply adjustable match. Reflective panels on the heels improve your visibility when using to and from the trailhead.
Inside the shoe Etnies makes use of their STI Evolution foam for the midsole, which offers loads of cushioning (I’ve owned their skate footwear, they’re all the time tremendous cozy) however resists packing out over time. They’ve additionally included a System Flo2 Compression tongue, which helps preserve your toes from overheating and retains filth and particles from getting into the shoe. Pull tabs on the heel and tongue make it simpler to get your foot into the sock-like compression tongue.
The Camber CL’s outsole is created from Formula G, a rubber compound that Etnies says is twice as sticky as commonplace rubber. The tread sample was particularly designed to supply a pedal pleasant mid-section, with grippy areas on the toe and heel for off-bike traction. Inside the Formula G sole is a Nylon pedal shank to supply help and pedalling effectivity.
Check out this edit with Baxter Maiwald displaying you the Camber CL’s in motion!
The Camber CL MTB shoe is now accessible in most international locations globally, however received’t make it to Europe till March. They are bought by way of choose Etnies retailers and on-line for $185.99. The Camber CL is available in Black solely, and sizes vary from (US) males’s 5-14.